The month of August is Library Month so there will be special activities in the David Kitson Library to recognize this. A dramatization of a children’s story will be presented to the Children’s Book Clubs by the people who took the course in Reading Outloud in June.
July was also filled with activities. Nearly one hundred people heard Dr. Marino Protti, Costa Rican earthquake expert, speak during two days of lectures at the library. On Tuesday, July 16th, 40 English-speaking adults attended Protti’s lecture on the seismic condition of Costa Rica and Guanacaste. Wednesday, the library was filled to capacity with Costa Ricans who attended the lecture. The question and answer sessions following each presentation were lively and hopefully calmed people’s fears through understanding.
Diego Lasso was a guest speaker to another group of Ticos on Friday, July 19. He helped his audience to appreciate the natural artistic beauty that surrounds us in nature and which is reflected in manmade creations, as well as encouraging people to create a more balanced green world in which to live.
Guanacastequidad was the theme of the week July 22 to 26 with a great variety of activities to celebrate the annexation of Guanacaste. The dance group of the Library Seniors Club was the featured act in four different presentations during the week’s celebrations. That is a lot of dancing for the Golden Age folk, but they were very well received so it was worth the effort.
Tuesday, July 29, Camile Gledhill lead a workshop on “Your Favorite Children’s Book” with a group of children from Serapio Lopez School. Camile is a ten-year-old Girl Scout who is here for the summer months with her family. This workshop of reading and artwork will fulfill the requirements for her bronze award in scouting. When she goes back to her home in Virginia she will raise money to send a small collection of books to the library for the children. This is another example of how the two cultures in our community work together in the library.