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Immerse Yourself in a New Culture

Cafecito Amigo, multicultural program

Cafecito Amigo – Food, Folklore, and Friends

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 in our community. Participants are encouraged to come to the event prepared to both listen to and/or share stories, songs, and enjoy friendly conversation – and DANCE!

Participants of all backgrounds are encouraged to perform, teach or learn a dance. Dances may be representational of different regions around the world or even particular to parts of the United States. We are currently looking for volunteer presenters who know dances such as Salsa, Flamenco, Hip Hop, Hopak, Bharatnatyam, Waltz, Square, Circle, and more! Dance presentations can vary from 8-20 minutes. No professional dance experience is required or expected.

We also welcome storytellers at every Cafecito. If you have a story that has dance as a central theme, please consider signing up and sharing your story (true or fictional).

Community members from all backgrounds who wish to present in are encouraged to contact Tiffany Curtin or register as a performer on Volunteer Connect by June 5. Participants who are shy about their dancing skills are welcome to just watch and socialize.

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. Participants are also welcome to bring a dish to share if they wish.

Other Cafecito Amigo dates and locations are as follows:

  • September 10 at the Parker Library
  • December 10 at the Philip S. Miller Branch in Castle Rock

All Cafecito Amigo programs meet from 6:30-8:30 PM.

Registration is recommended. 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 tcurtin@dclibraries.org.

 

Branch Map, Dates & Time

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