Immerse Yourself in a New Culture

Cafecito Amigo, multicultural program

Join our new multicultural program for adults!

Cafecito Amigo, a new multicultural participatory program with Douglas County Libraries, will hold its Fall program of 2014 on September 9 from 6:30 – 8:30 PM at the Parker branch. The theme of the Fall Cafecito will be “The Expressions of Cultures through Traditional and not so traditional Arts and Crafts.”

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.Storytelling is always encouraged and each Cafecito Amigo has a theme. People learning English are most welcome and encouraged to attend or participate.

Douglas County Libraries is seeking volunteers who would like to bring samples of their art or craft. We would welcome artists and crafts persons who would like to demonstrate or bring samples of Chinese character writing, hand-made toys, traditional dress, traditional musical instruments, paintings, quilts, baskets, drawing, etc. Volunteers are encouraged to share a short story about the cultural history of their art with other participants. Short demonstrations are also encouraged! Individuals who are learning English are strongly encouraged to apply and participate!

This program is intended for an adult audience but we encourage you to bring your entire family! Participants do not need to bring a craft, all are welcome to learn and make new friends in the community.

And, of course, a little coffee and light refreshments will be available to participants.

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.

The program is the creation of Spanish teacher Marta Pardo and Adult Literacy Specialist with Douglas County Libraries, Tiffany Curtin. Questions may be directed to Tiffany Curtin, 303-688-7646 or

Volunteer artists can register on Volunteer Connect.