September 2018

A Celebration of Mexican Culture

September 13, 2018

For Immediate Release
A Celebration of Mexican Culture at the East Chicago Public Library
            EAST CHICAGO (September 13, 2018) – The community is invited to join the East Chicago Public Library on Wednesday, September 26th for a free program highlighting East Chicago’s Mexican heritage.  Held in conjunction with the library’s observance of Hispanic Heritage Month, the program is set to begin at 5 to 7:30 p.m. at the Main Library, 2401 E. Columbus Drive.
            The event will feature a special presentation by “Ballet Folklorico Mexico Lindo,” Mr. Joseph Verduzco, former folkloric dance instructor, is the featured guest speaker and Ms. Eve Gomez, Community Leader/Radio Personality,
will serve as the Mistress of Ceremonies for the evening.
            Guests also are invited to tour the current exhibit in the Main Library’s Templeton Gallery, titled “Mexico en la Piel.”   A variety of costumes and artifacts are featured in the festive display. Refreshments will be served.
            Area residents may view the exhibit through October 15 during regular library hours.  The Main Library is open from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 9 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Friday and Saturday. The program is sponsored in part by the Foundations of East Chicago.

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Latonya Hicks
East Chicago Public Library Dept. Head/Public Relations Dept.
2401 E. Columbus Drive
East Chicago, IN 46312
Ph: 219.397.2453 Ext. 17 Fax: 219-397.6715

Closed Labor Day

The East Chicago Public Library system will be closed Monday, September 3, 2018 in observance of Labor Day.
The closing applies to both the Main Library, located at 2401 Columbus Drive, and the Pastrick Branch Library, located at 1008 W. Chicago Ave. The closing also applies to the library reading rooms located in the community centers: Marktown and Owens.
Regular library hours will resume on Tuesday, September 4, 2018. Main and Pastrick Branch hours are from 9 A
.M. to 8 P.M., Monday through Thursday, and 9 A.M. to 5:00 P.M., Friday and Saturday.  Please call the library for hours of service for the reading rooms in the community centers.