Elvira: A Mexican Immigrant Woman Book Signing

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"The Compelling Narrative of a courageous Woman who Prevails in a Land once Alien, now Native

The Life History of a Girl whose Family fled the Violence of the Mexican Revolution. The author relates poignant descriptions of an immigrant family as railroad workers in Texas, as meat packers in Kansas City, and their fateful move to Scottsbluff, Nebraska.

They endured privation, illness and death, domineering men, and a dismal existence as laborers in the sugarbeet fields.

After the loss of her beloved husband, Elvira draws on her inner strength to become a passionate advocate for migrant farm workers and the leader of a group of women seniors"

 

Author Eduardo Hernandez Chavez will give a brief talk about the book, his grandmother Elvira's memoir, with a Q&A session at the end. Copies of 'Elvira: A Mexican Immigrant Woman' will be available for purchase. This event will be hosted in the activity center.

KIDS IN THE LIBRARY

Story times- Tuesday mornings 10:15-10:45

Each Tuesday morning a staff member will present a variety of stories and crafts for preschoolers. This story time is geared towards 3-5 year olds capable of participating independently of their adult caregivers. Caregivers are welcome to join in until the child is comfortable.

 Charcoal and Quill Guild- Thursdays 4-5pm

A group for creative teens to share their works, get support, and discuss what they do. Drawing, painting, writing poetry and short stories, even video editing! We drink tea and discuss our creative works. Sharing is not mandatory but encouraged.

See our previous works here

Free Build Fridays- Fridays 2-4pm

Free build Fridays: Encouraging kids to be creative and thoughtful with tinkertoys, Legos, circuit boards and other assorted fun stuff.

This group meets in the Wyoming Room.

Favorite Author Quote for the Moment

 When I get a little money I buy books; and if any is left I buy food and clothes.

Desiderius Erasmus