Exhibit: Contribute to the Glen Park Branch Library Ofrenda

Wednesday, 11/1/2023
12:00 - 8:00
Glen Park General Floor Area
Glen Park

2825 Diamond Street
San Francisco, CA 94131
United States

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Help us celebrate those who have passed by contributing anything that serves as a remembrance for a loved one to our community ofrenda for Día de los Muertos.

Bring flowers, photos, letters/notes, sealed food/drink or any small keepsake or trinket that serves as a remembrance to your loved one. Our community-built ofrenda will be on display through November 7th.

About Ofrendas (Day of the Dead Altars)

Day of the Dead is celebrated on November 1st and 2nd. On this holiday we celebrate and remember the lives of those loved ones we have lost. Day of the Dead celebrations take place in cemeteries, public spaces and residences in Mexico, Mesoamerica and in now throughout the US as well. Altars to the dead are made at home and in community spaces in order to welcome and remember our departed. An altar is an offering to them and includes all the things they loved when they were alive. The creation of an ofrenda (or offering) is very special to families and communities. Death is seen not as “the end” but as a transition.  The brightly colored smiling skulls are a playful reminder of the inevitability of death and the importance of living life to the fullest.

Text from Anita De Lucio -- San Francisco artist, dancer and cultural educator

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This program is sponsored by Friends of the San Francisco Public Library.

Attending Programs

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Notice: This event may be filmed or photographed. By participating in this event, you consent to have your likeness used for the Library’s archival purposes and promotional materials. If you do not want to be photographed, please inform a staff person or the photographer. A sticker will be provided to help identify you so that we can avoid capturing your image.

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