Know Mexico

Posted By:  Liz Goodrich
Date Posted:  8/22/2012

Know Mexico

Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month at Deschutes Public Library by getting to Know Mexico during the month of September. From tamale making classes to presentations about the history and music of Mexico, your local library branch has something exciting going on. Unless otherwise noted, all programs are free and open to the public.


Learn to make tamales with Domestic Goddess Ahja King. Class size limited to twenty participants. Register online.

September 8, 2012 - 12:00 noon
Redmond Public Library

September 12, 2012 - 12:00 noon
La Pine Public Library

La Guitarra in Mexico
Appropriations and Transformations
This lecture-demo with Freddy Vilches of Lewis and Clark includes classical and popular repertoire, and showcases Mexican variations of the guitar used in different regions and styles of music.

September 8, 2012 - 3:00 pm
Downtown Bend Public Library

September 9, 2012 - 2:00 pm
Sisters Public Library

Maps of Early Mexico
Conquest and Resistance
Professor Stephanie Wood from the University of Oregon on European maps of the Americas from the Age of Exploration. Such maps eventually came to include Mexico.

September 13, 2012 - 6:30 pm
East Bend Public Library

Myths and Realities of the Spanish Conquest of Mexico
Mexico Historian Robert Haskett explores what really happened after Hernando Cortés landed on that fateful day in 1519.

September 14, 2012 - 12:00 noon
Sunriver Area Library

Dear Diego
Letters from Diego Rivera’s Mistress
COCC instructor Robin Martinez explores how the despair of famed Mexican artist Diego Rivera’s Russian mistress, Angelina Beloff, led to a rediscovery of artistic independence and creative will.

September 29, 2012 - 2:00 pm
East Bend Public Library

For more information about this or other library programs, please visit the library website at People with disabilities needing accommodations (alternative formats, seating or auxiliary aides) should contact Liz at 312-1032.

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