Our latest Beanstack challenge is all about Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead). The challenge will be available through the Beanstack app or website. Learn more about the celebration by participating in the challenge running from October 16-November 8. We’ve carefully curated a list of books and movies that celebrate the cultural significance of this holiday. You can also earn badges by participating in our Recuérdame Picture Frame program, Dia de los Muertos Celebration, or if you came last week to The Book of Life movie night. One book, movie, or program is all it takes to complete the challenge. When you do complete, you’ll receive an assortment of Mexican candy and other small prizes (available beginning November 2). Additionally, you will be entered into a raffle to win a gift card to No Manches Mexican Grill in Carpentersville.
Also be sure to check out our traditional Mexican altar for the Day of the Dead, which will be erected for the first time at the Dundee Library. This community ofrenda (offering) is intended to honor loved ones that we have lost and keep their memories alive in our hearts. Our ofrenda will feature orange and yellow marigolds, candied skulls known as calaveras, vibrant paper decorations, and photos of departed loved ones. All are welcome to visit the ofrenda exhibit on the main floor of the Dundee Library from October 25 to November 8. Bring your whole family!