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Health Literacy Month: Hoopla Movie Event -- Forks Over Knives

Forks Over Knives DVD coverGlenarden Branch
Thursday, October 2, 4 pm

Forks Over Knives traces the journeys of a nutritional biochemist and a former top surgeon who conducted several groundbreaking studies. Research led them to the same conclusion: degenerative diseases like heart disease, type-2 diabetes, and several forms of cancer could be prevented or reversed by eating a whole-foods, plant-based diet. The idea of food as medicine is put to the test. Cameras follow "reality patients" who have chronic conditions, such as heart disease and diabetes. Doctors teach these patients how to adopt a healthy diet, while the challenges and triumphs of their journeys are revealed. (Length: 96 minutes; Director: Lee Fulkerson) Click play icon to view trailer.

One Maryland One Book 2014 -- The Distance Between Us: A Memoir by Reyna Grande

Reyna Grande author of The Distance Between UsThe Distance Between Us book cover
In its seventh year, One Maryland One Book is designed to bring together diverse people in communities across the state of Maryland through the shared experience of reading the same book. The 2014 theme is The American Dream. Heartbreaking and lyrical, this year’s One Maryland One Book selection, The Distance Between Us, is a poignant memoir of life before and after entering the U.S. from Mexico as an undocumented immigrant. Reyna Grande vividly brings to life her tumultuous early years in this "compelling....unvarnished, resonant" story of a childhood spent torn between two parents and two countries. Grande reminds us that the joys and sorrows we experienced in childhood are imprinted on the heart forever. They call out to us of those places we first called home. Reyna Grande is the recipient of a American Book Award, the EL Primeo Aztián Literary Award, the Latino Book Award, and a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Awards. (Grande Photo: Imran Chaudhry) Source: Maryland Humanities Council 
Join us for this dynamic community read discussion at one of our following branches:La Distancia Entre Nosotros
Bowie Branch                               Wednesday, Oct. 8, 7:15 pm
Greenbelt Branch                         Tuesday, Oct. 21, 7 pm
Hillcrest Heights Branch               Saturday, Oct. 18, 3 pm
Hyattsville Branch                        Saturday, Oct. 4, 3 pm
Largo-Kettering Branch               Saturday, Oct. 4, 11 am
Laurel Branch                               Tuesday, Oct. 28, 7:30 pm
Oxon Hill Branch                          Tuesday, Oct. 14, 2 pm
New Carrollton Branch                Saturday, Oct. 11, 3 pm (in Spanish / en Español)
Surratts-Clinton Branch              Tuesday, Oct. 14, 2:30 pm
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Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month @ the Library

English/Spanish Storytime/Lectura de Cuentos en Español e Inglés

Hyattsville Branch
Saturdays, 11 am/Sábados 11 am
Stories, songs and other activities in English and Spanish. For children aged 3 to 5. / Cuentos, canciones y otras actividades en inglés y en español. Para niños de edad 3 a 5.

Uno, dos, tres con Andres performance - Andres is whispering to children helping him perform on stageUno, Dos, Tres con Andrés

Bladensburg Branch
Saturday, October 11, 4 pm
Bienvenidos! Join this celebration of Latin culture for kids and families in honor of National Hispanic Heritage Month. 

Celebrate Hispanic Heritage!/Celebremos la Herencia Hispana

Hyattsville Branch
Monday, October 13, 7 pm/Lunes 13 de octubre 7 pm
Special storytime celebration. Hear great songs and stories, make a craft, and enjoy refreshments. Ages 5-12.
Le invitamos a nuestra celebración especial. Escuche historias y canciones y participe en la elaboración de manualidades. Se ofrecerán refrescos. 5-12 años.

Musician Cantasu sitting on the floor surrounded by different instruments and a map of Latin America


Hyattsville Branch
Saturday, October 18, 12 pm/Sábado 18 de octubre 12 pm
Join us in honoring the traditions and heritages of our Hispanic/Latino neighbors with the music of Cantaré. You will be introduced to the beautiful songs and rhythms of Latin America in an exciting interactive performance. Share the fun of breaking a piñata after Cantaré’s performance.
Acompáñenos a celebrar la herencia cultural de nuestra comunidad Latina a través de su música. El grupo musical Cantaré nos llevará por un recorrido de la rica expresión musical Latinoamericana en una presentación para toda la familia. Acompáñenos a romper una piñata luego de la presentación de Cantaré.


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