Join us for a family-friendly drop-in event at the Downtown Chandler Library on Saturday, Apr. 16 between 12:30 and 3 p.m., and experience Mexican culture in two different ways. Ballet Folklorico Quetzalli-AZ will be performing dances to celebrate the “colorful tradition of Mexican folkloric dance,” and the amazing Kathy Cano-Murillo of Crafty Chica fame will show us how to make colorful pop-up cards.
Ballet Folklorico Quetzalli-AZ is based in Mesa, AZ, and teaches all ages the dances and associated history from various regions of Mexico. Kathy Cano-Murrillo is a local maker/artist, published writer, and creativepreneur with a website, CraftyChica.com, to inspire through DIY, crafts, culture, and more.
Want to learn more about Mexico and the Latin American world? Check out our Hispanic Heritage Month booklist for recent fiction and nonfiction about Latinos and Latino Americans. Log in to Kanopy for streaming video including documentaries and independent film. Check out Global Road Warrior for travel and cultural information. Don’t forget about browsing the shelves! Visit the nonfiction number 972 for books about Mexico and its history, or 917.2 for travel guides.