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Georgetown Public Library and Courageous Conversations Partner for Hispanic Heritage Month Program Series

In partnership with Courageous Conversations, Georgetown Public Library invites you to join us for a series of programs in acknowledgement of Hispanic Heritage Month 2017.

 Book Discussions:  The Distance Between Us, by Reyna Grande

Reyna Grande’s memoir explores the effects of her parents’ emigration from Mexicoo the united States on Grande’s childhood.  Left in the care of family in Mexico, Grande experienced growing up with the absence of parents, and the jarring shift in her life that accompanied their reappearance and her own emigration to the United States.  Please join us for two discussions of themes explored in The Distance Between Us.

Sunday, October 1 at 1 PM:  Discussion will focus on the new immigrant experience in the United States, as portrayed in The Distance Between Us

Sunday, October 15 at 1 PM:  Discussion will focus on the effects felt by loved ones left behind when family emigrates.

 Round Rock Ballet Folklorico

Sunday, October 8 at 2 PM, in the Library Lobby

Founded in 1988, the Round Rock Ballet Folklorico is dedicated to promoting authentic Mexican folklore.  Founder and Director Yolanda Sanchez will discuss some of the themes and music of traditional Mexican Dance, followed by a lively dance performance.

 Which Way Home Screening and Discussion

Saturday, October 21 at 5 PM

Award-winning documentary Which Way Home chronicles the story of young, unaccompanied children traveling from Central America to the United States in hopes of making new lives for themselves here.  These children face numerous dangers, from the perils of catching freight trains, to predatory adults, and, ultimately, the risks inherent in becoming an undocumented immigrant to the United States.

A discussion will follow the screening.