Immerse Yourself in a New Culture

Cafecito Amigo, multicultural program

Cafecito Amigo – Food, Folklore, and Friends

Cafecito Amigo, a multicultural and participatory program with Douglas County Libraries, seeks recipes and stories from all different cultures. We welcome everyone from English Language Learners to those who have been in the US for generations to get to know one another and share recipes and stories! The program is intended mainly for an adult audience, but families with children are welcome!

Cafecito Amigo will hold its winter program of 2014 on December 9 from 6:30 – 8:30 PM at the Philip S. Miller Library in Castle Rock. Dates in 2015 will also be held in Parker and Highlands Ranch. Participants are invited to bring in a recipe and or story about food to share with others. If you do not have a recipe or a story in mind, please come just for the conversation and light snacks, including chips and Salsa from La Casita in Parker! Everybody eats and makes new friends!

All who attend will enjoy learning about traditional Indonesian food from Angeline, Colombian cuisine and traditions by Marta, and enjoying a guitar and singing performance by Alejandro. Those who attend will also enjoy listening to a few of the Douglas County Libraries Spell Binders with some folktales and stories about food to share!

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 comprise our community. People learning English are most welcome and strongly encouraged to attend or participate.

If you would like to volunteer to present your story, song, poems or recipes with the group, please sign up on Volunteer Connect or contact Tiffany Curtin directly.

Those attending do not need to bring a recipe. All are welcome to come and listen and learn about different foods and recipes and diverse cultures!

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

People can register to attend the event without presenting a story or recipe by calling the library at 303-791-7323 or on-line at Registration is recommended but not required.


Branch Map, Dates & Time

James H. LaRue Library in Highlands Ranch

Thursday, March 12, 2015 - 6:30-8:30pm

Philip S. Miller Library in Castle Rock

Thursday, June 11, 2015 - 6:30-8:30pm

Parker Library

Thursday, September 10, 2015 - 6:30-8:30pm

Philip S. Miller Library in Castle Rock

Thursday, December 10, 2015 - 6:30-8:30pm