Library Fall Book Sale

Friends of the Library Fall Book Sale

Date: 10/9/2014 9:00 AM – 7:00 PM

Cost: free entry

Location: Chatham Community Library
197 NC Highway 87 North
Pittsboro, North Carolina 27312

Thursday, October 99 am to 7 pm
Friday, October 109 am to 7 pm
Saturday, October 119 am to 2 pm

Admission is free, and purchases may be made by cash or check (no credit cards).

On Thursday, most hardcover books are $3, trade paperbacks are $2, and small paperbacks are 50¢. Sales of $200 or more earn a 20% discount (Thursday only). On Friday, all books and materials are half price, and on Saturday anyone may purchase a grocery bag of books for $5, with no limit on the number of bags.

The “Collectors’ Corner” offers rare and special books for $15 and up. A listing of these books may be found on the Friends of the Chatham Community Library website:

All proceeds from the book sale are used to benefit the library for underwriting programs; purchasing needed books, materials and equipment; and improving its technology and services.

For more information about the sale, call the library at 919-545-8084.

ESL Computer Literacy Graduates

Here are the August graduates and their PPP final projects. Great job, guys! Your presentations ROCK!Computer class group 1

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“Monster in the Closet” “El Monstruo en el Ropero”

Promoting peaceful homes and safe

Promoviendo Hogares pacíficos

Present – Presenta

Play – Drama

“Monster in the Closet”

“El Monstruo en el Ropero”

A provocative play, portrays the alarming impact of domestic violence on families and children, as seen through the eyes of children. Una obra provocativa, retrata el impacto alarmante de la violencia doméstica en las familias y los niños, como se ve a través de los ojos de los niños.

Viernes 26 de Sep. – Friday Sept. 26th

6:00 pm

At Jordan Matthews High School Auditorium

Patrocinado por – Sponsored by Family Violence and rape Crisis Services of Chatham County
With the support of: the Art Class, Dual Language and Drama class of Jordan Matthews High School

With the support of: the Art Class, Dual Language and Drama class of Jordan Matthews High School

ESL Class in Pittsboro

I really enjoyed watching Lori’s class last night. Her students were working on goals, vocabulary and a city project. I left the classroom with a big smile after seeing how much students have accomplished and what a wonderful job Lori and Nancy are doing :)


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Hispanic Heritage Festival in Downtown Siler City

What: 3rd Annual Hispanic Heritage Festival at the 3rd Friday ArtWalk

When: Friday, September 19, 2014 6:00 – 9:00 pm

Where: Downtown Siler City – Corner of Second and Chatham Ave., Siler City

Siler City, NC: In a community of approximately 50% Hispanic residents, September’s ArtWalk will be an exciting celebration of diversity. Members from the Hispanic Liaison, the Family Violence and Rape Crises Center, Child Care Networks and Communities in Schools are partnering with the NC Arts Incubator and Courtyard Coffee to showcase Hispanic art and culture during the September 19th ArtWalk in downtown Siler City.

The celebration will include the performance by the Salvadorian Duo Krisia Duran y Alexander Ernesto Molina, and other dancers will be there to surprise the audience too. There will be arts and crafts and live music. There will be a variety of Hispanic foods. There will also be cultural tables representing many nations in Central and South America, so visitors can stop by and have a glimpse of the overall richness of Latin America.

The NC Arts Incubator is proud to present a show by Jasmine Villabobos in the PAF Gallery. Jasmine is a tremendously gifted artist that maintains a studio at the Incubator. She is originally from Costa Rica and has honed an outstanding style for expressing her amazing gift. Jasmine paints predominately in coffee; the contrast she achieves through the use of a unique medium displays a dynamism that is rare in the art community.

Jon Spoon, Executive Director of the NC Arts Incubator said “We are excited to be putting on the Hispanic Heritage celebration in Siler City for the third year. The Hispanic community here has such a strong presence; this is a wonderful opportunity to celebrate the diverse and rich cultural makeup of Chatham County.”

Rachel Cone, Executive Director of the Hispanic Liaison in Siler City, added “We are happy to partner with other local organizations to host the 2014 Hispanic Heritage Art Walk. This is a fun event for Hispanics and non-Hispanics to come together for a celebration of Hispanic history and culture. We hope you will join us!”

La Fiesta del Pueblo in Raleigh


Sunday, September 21, 2014. Domingo, 21 de septiembre del 2014.

12-7 pm.

City Plaza, Fayetteville Street, Raleigh.

Rain or Shine. Con lluvia o sol.


La Fiesta del Pueblo celebrates Latino art and culture, informs participants about services and issues, and encourages participants to take action in the community. The event showcases popular and folk music and art, dance performances, educational booths, children’s activities, and food from different regions of Latin America. La Fiesta del Pueblo celebra el arte y la cultura latina, informa a los participantes acerca de los servicios y los problemas y anima a los participantes a tomar medidas en la comunidad. El evento exhibe música, arte, espectáculos de danza, ferias educativas, actividades para niños y comida de diferentes regiones de América Latina.

For ore information on this event click here:

A Night of Celebrating Hispanic Heritage in Greensboro

September 5, 2014, 6-8pm the International Civil Rights Center & Museum as part of Greensboro’s First Friday will host “A Night of Celebrating Hispanic Heritage with Dance, Music, and Photography”. Mr. Alfonso Tobar will exhibit his photo project STRANGERS INTO NEIGHBORS – THE LATINOS AND HISPANICS IN ALAMANCE COUNTY, NC.Followed by Ms. Emonie Whitley, of the Vinmark International Dance Academy, teaching dances within the Hispanic cultures. This is a FREE event and open to the public!

International Civil Rights Center & Museum
134 South Elm Street
Greensboro, NC 27401

Jisselle’s Class Wins Video Contest!

I am happy to announce that Jisselle Perdomo and her class won the Oxford Picture Dictionary “Tell The Story” video contest with more than 400 votes from viewers!! BRAVOOOOOOOO!!!!
She has been awarded a trip to TESOL Conference in Toronto, Canada, and her students have won many prizes for their great effort and participation.



She has been awarded a trip to TESOL Conference in Toronto, Canada, and her students have won many prizes for their great effort and participation.
I am soooooooo happy for her initiative, effort, and this deserving prize. Que orgullo! Thanks for your votes and support.

Click on the picture to watch the video again :)

OPD Video Contest 2014