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Archived News Release from 2004

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Artists and Authors at the Redwood City
Public Library in November

Redwood City, CA - October 28 , 2004 - The Redwood City Public Library and the non-profit Friends of the Library are offering a variety of special, free programs for all ages during the month of November.

On Monday, November 1st artists from the state of Puebla, México will demonstrate techniques for making sugar skulls, discuss the tradition of the Day of the Dead, and tell fascinating stories for adults and children. The presentation will be in Spanish and English, and is scheduled for the Fair Oaks Library at 3:30 p.m., and in the Main Library’s community room at 7:00 p.m.

Then, on Wednesday, November 3rd, the community is invited meet local author Inés Villafañe-León at 7:30 p.m. in the community room of the Main Library, for a book signing and discussion. The author will talk about her recently-published novel in Spanish, Viento Del Sur and her bilingual collection of stories, A Story for All Seasons: Un Cuento Para Cada Estación.

This Chilean-born author narrates her own life experiences through Viento Del Sur’s main character, Alma Luz. " Alma is a passionate woman who breaks barriers that halt the search for her true self by empowering others. Her quest brings her from the Southern lands of Chile to the United States and Europe". A Story for All Seasons: Un Cuento Para Cada Estación written in English and Spanish, is a collection of short stories about people of all nations. Ms. Villafañe-León was a resource teacher at Woodside High School for over 20 years, where she ran the Newcomer Center for students learning English as a second language, and currently resides in Palo Alto.

The Redwood City Public Library offers many free programs for children, adults, and families, and helps our community to “understand the past, prepare for the future, and thrive in the present.” For more information about library events and services you may pick up a calendar in any Redwood City library, visit the library’s home page at, or call 780-7026. Visit Redwood City’s award-winning website at for information about the City and its services, the community, recreation programs, education, City government, and local business.


Celia LaRiviere
Resource Development Supervisor
(650) 780-7045



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