1 Library Plaza
New Rochelle, NY 10801-6346
Sun, Stone, and Shadows
Jorge F. Hernández
The Brown Bag Book group will discuss "Sun, Stone and Shadows" with members of our local Mexican community. Copies of the book, in English and in Spanish, are avaible at the Registration desk a month prior to the discussion.
Event Location: 1 Library Plaza, New Rochelle, NY 10801-6346
Everyone is invited to New Rochelle's Big Read Kick-off: a family-friend, large-scale fiesta. Library Green will be transformed into an art center-market place, as local artisans demonstrate traditional Mexican crafts, vendors sell Mexican wares and foods, and family craft-making booths provide opportunities for all ages to create take-home projects. The event will include live performances by members of the acclaimed Ballet Folklórico Mexicano de Nueva York, accompanied by a 5-6 piece ensemble of Mariachi Tapatio de Alvaro Paulino -- remarkably talented musicians with an immense desire to promote the beauty and splendor of mariachi music. Selections of the book will be presented by NRPL’s Teen Reader’s Theater Troupe. Copies of Sun, Stone, and Shadows in English and Spanish, and dual language children’s books, will be available.
Event Location: Library Green, Huguenot and Lawton Streets, New Rochelle, NY 10801-6346
Picture books in English and Spanish that celebrate Mexican culture will be featured at this weekly program for children ages 3 - 5 years and their parent or grandparent. Stories, music and craft instruction will be presented in English and Spanish, with themed refreshments. Children wil be given free dual language books and the adults will receive copies of Sun, Stone and Shadows with information on English-Spanish book discussions.
Event Location: New Rochelle Public Library, 1 Library Plaza, New Rochelle, NY 10801-6346
Rabbi Amiel Wohl will lead the discussion of Sun, Stone and Shadows. Refreshments will be served.
Event Location: Temple Israel, 1000 Pinebrook Boulevard, New Rochelle, NY 10804
Luis Bunuel's classic 1950 film, LOS OLVIDADOS will be presented, followed by a discussion led by Dean Defino, PhD, Associate Professor of English, English Department/Film Studies, Iona College.
Event Location: Romita Theater, Ryan Library, Iona College, North Avenue, New Rochelle, NY 10801
J. Manuel Gomez, PhD, Assistant Professor of Spanish, Foreign Languages Department, Iona College, will lead a discussion of Sun, Stone and Shadows. Refreshments will be served. Free parking available in Campus Lot.
Event Location: Romita Auditorium at Ryan Library, Iona College , North Avenue, New Rochelle, NY 10801
The Sisterhood's "Book & Bagel" group will coordinate an event for the public, including: a presentation, "New Rochelle: A City Built by Immigrants", by City Historian Barbara Davis; a performance of the stories by the Big Read Reader's Theater Troupe; kosher Mexican foods; and a discussion of the book.
Event Location: Beth El Synagogue, Northfield Road, New Rochelle, NY 10805
Librarians will lead a dual language discussion of Sun, Stone and Shadows, in the comfort of the lovely atrium of the Virginia Fesjian Pavilion at Sound Shore Hospital Medical Center. Members of the NRPL Big Read Readers Theater Troupe will also perform a selection from the book. Refreshments will be served,compliments of SSHMC.Free.
Event Location: Virginia Fesjian Pavilion for Ambulatory Surgery at Sound Shore Medical Center , 23 Washington Avenue, New Rochelle, NY 10801
Sergio Troncoso the acclaimed author and sought-after speaker will provide a powerful exclamation point to our 2012 Big Read of Sun, Stone and Shadows. In his keynote presentation, Mr. Troncoso will reveal how his Mexican heritage shaped his remarkable life and works. The son of Mexican immigrants, he grew up in the unincorporated neighborhood or colonia of Ysleta on the outskirts of El Paso, Texas. His parents built their adobe house, and the family lived with kerosene lamps and stoves and an outhouse in the backyard during their first years in Texas. Mr. Troncoso graduated from Harvard College, studied international relations and philosophy at Yale University, and won a Fulbright scholarship to Mexico. He is the author of four award-winning books: The Last Tortilla and Other Stories, Crossing Borders: Personal Essays, and the novels The Nature of Truth and From This Wicked Patch of Dust. Free. Open to the public.
Event Location: Linda Kelly Theater at new wing of New Rochelle High School, Braemar Road and North Avenue, New Rochelle, NY 10801
The “Day of the Dead” Exhibit and Program originally scheduled for November 1st at New Rochelle High School has been re-scheduled for Thursday, November 15th. The free public program will be the finale for New Rochelle’s Big Read of Sun, Stone, and Shadows: 20 Great Mexican Short Stories. The event is a free celebration of an exhibit inspired by the traditions of “Day of the Dead” (El Día de los Muertos), the festive observance from Mexico that commemorates the return to earth of deceased family and friends each year. The exhibit was created by over 700 New Rochelle High Schools, working in conjunction with a group of local artists who have fashioned annual Day of the Dead exhibits in the New Rochelle Public Library since 2007. 100 PAVE art students read "Sun, Stone, and Shadows and illustrated the stories in the book for the exhibit. 5:30 – 6:45 pm: Light refreshments from Mexican restaurants and bakeries and craft projects for children in Pre-K – Grade 5. 6:30 – 7:10 pm: Atl-Tlachinolli, a group in colorful regalia and headwear of giant feathers, will perform Aztec ceremonies in the exhibit space, moving into the Linda Kelly Theater for a program of Aztec dance. 7:10 – 8:45 pm: The acclaimed troupe of Ballet Folklorico Mexicano de Nueva York, also in full costume, will conclude the program with a dance program specific to Day of the Dead. A mariachi group will perform during intermission. 100 free copies of Sun, Stone, and Shadows will be distributed to parents, and bilingual titles for children will also be given to those involved in the craft projects.
Event Location: New Rochelle High School, New Wing, Braemar Road and North Avenue, New Rochelle, NY 10801