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Pueblos: Celebrating Childhood Across Cultures Workshop for Library Staff


Pueblos Celebrating Childhood Across Cultures Workshop for Library Staff 

Join Irania Macias of Criss Cross Mangsauce as she walks library staff through Pueblos: Celebrating Childhood Across Cultures.

Pueblos is a fun workshop for librarians to implement with parents and caregivers to recover their cultural heritage by rekindling their memories of oral traditions, such as childhood songs, folktales, poems, riddles and more, and bringing them to life in a manner that they can easily share with their own children. This program increases the awareness of authentic poetry, folklore, music and storytelling among parents as a whole, connecting diverse communities culturally through the performing arts. 

This workshop will be held at the Chapel Hill Public Library, on Nov. 3 from 1:00 - 4:00 PM. Registration is limited to 30 participants. 

About the Presenter

Irania Macias is a dynamic speaker, award-winning author of children’s literature, storyteller, and educator. For more than 20 years, she has worked in the field of outreach programming, arts integration, and inclusion in education for libraries in the US, Spain, and Latin America. She is the co-founder of Criss Cross Mangosauce, an edutainment company for kids, and the founder of Gates for Healing, a company that fosters social-emotional learning in educational settings. Irania holds a Master of Literature from La Universidad Autónoma de Barcelona, Spain, and Teaching Artist Certifications from Wolf Trap and The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. Since 1997 Irania has worked for the Charlotte Mecklenburg Library as a Bilingual Outreach Specialist developing programs for at-risk communities.

This project is made possible in part by the federal Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) as administered by the State Library of North Carolina, a division of the N.C. Department of Natural and Cultural Resources (IMLS grant number LS-253645-OLS-23).