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Archived News Release from 2010

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Renowned Children’s Author to Perform at Fair Oaks Library Family Day Cultural Festival

Redwood City, CA - August 2, 2010 - The Redwood City Library Foundation is proud to announce that Jose-Luis Orozco, a nationally-recognized children’s author, educator, songwriter, performer, and recording artist, will be the headliner for the free Family Day cultural festival at the Fair Oaks Branch Library.

  • Wednesday, August 11th
    10 am to 1 pm
    Jose-Luis Orozco’s special performance is at 10:30 am
    Fair Oaks Branch Library, 2510 Middlefield Road, Redwood City

Throughout the event, fun activities for all ages will take place inside and outside the Library, including great food, remarkable dance performances by Ballet Folklorico viva Mexico, and lots of family fun with creating handcrafts such as Mexican paper flowers and maracas.

Jose-Luis Orozco has performed before millions of children, and his books and music are used by tens of thousands of teachers in America. He has recorded 13 volumes of Lirica Infantil, Latin American Children’s Music, and written three award winning books on music for children. As an acknowledged expert in children’s music, he is often a featured speaker and presenter at educational conferences and seminars for teachers, parents, librarians and childcare providers who use music as an important learning tool in multicultural classrooms.

The Family Day celebration is hosted by the Redwood City Library Foundation whose mission is to increase financial support for the services, collections and programs of Redwood City’s four libraries. The Foundation’s current campaign is to raise funds for new children’s books for the Fair Oaks Branch Library. With this Family Day event, the Foundation hopes to bring attention to the wonderful resources provided to the community at the Fair Oaks Branch Library, and to the community support needed for increasing the Library’s collection to keep up with the dramatic increase in visitors and usage.

Sponsors of the family cultural day are the Redwood City Civic Cultural Commission, Friends of the Library, the David B. and Edward C. Goodstein Foundation, and San Mateo Credit Union.

The Fair Oaks Branch Library focuses on family literacy, supporting school success, and access to computers, serving the predominantly Latino North Fair Oaks neighborhood. The Library serves four elementary schools where 94% of the students are designated as socioeconomically disadvantaged, and is one of the few public spaces in the neighborhood.

For more information call the Library Foundation office, (650) 780-7045, and visit the Foundation’s website at

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Georgi LaBerge
Redwood City Library Foundation
(650) 780-7045


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