Immerse Yourself in a New Culture
Join our new multicultural program for adults!
Cafecito Amigo, a new multicultural participatory program with Douglas County Libraries, will hold its first session of 2014 on March 4 from 6:30 – 8:30 PM at the Lone Tree branch.
Cafecito Amigo, which translates to “Friendly Coffee,” aims to bring together both native English Speakers and English Language Learners who are interested in learning about the culturally and linguistically diverse individuals who are our neighbors. Participants are encouraged to come to the event prepared to both listen to and/or share stories, conversation, and even recipes.
Each Cafecito Amigo program will have a theme. On March 4, the theme will be the Oral Tradition and Storytelling. Volunteer Marta Pardo will open the event with a discussion of oral traditions in Latin America. Attendees on March 4 will delight in an Indonesian folk tale being told by Parker resident and native of Indonesia, Angeline Mujadi, as well as being enchanted with a Colorado folk tale as told by storyteller Ann Neal, one of Douglas County Libraries’ Spellbinders. Participants will then be invited to share their own tales from their cultural backgrounds and to mingle and meet new friends. High-beginning to advanced learners and native speakers of English will be more than welcome to share a tale with the group or to simply listen and make new friends! All are welcome!
The concept of the Cafecito Amigo program aligns with the Core Values of Douglas County Libraries. At Douglas County Libraries we aim to create meaningful connections that engage the community and foster growth and trust as we explore and discover together.
And, of course, a little coffee, tea and light refreshments will be available to participants.
Cafecito Amigo dates and locations are as follows:
- March 4 at the Lone Tree Branch
- June 2 at the James H. LaRue Branch in Highlands Ranch
- September 9 at the Parker Branch
- December 9 at the Philip S. Miller Branch in Castle Rock
All Cafecito Amigo programs meet from 6:30-8:30 PM.
Registration is required. Participants can register online or call the library at 303-791-7323.
The program is the creation of Spanish teacher Marta Pardo and Douglas County Libraries' Adult Literacy Specialist, Tiffany Curtin. Questions may be directed to Tiffany Curtin, 303-688-7646 or email@example.com.