It's time for books, stories and fun, with laughing skulls, lively music and mask-making amidst fluttering butterflies. Dia de los Muertos is a time to remember, a time to laugh at death and dance with our skeleton family, and especially a time to enjoy and have fun with our loved ones.
The Austin Public Library will be having a series of Dia de los Muertos celebrations throughout October and early November, so come enjoy a great fiesta, dance, be merry and make your calaca (skull) mask!
Dia de los Muertos festivities will be held at 11 locations around Austin. The family literacy-based art program is for people of all ages. All events are free and open to the public.
Twin Oaks Branch, Thursday, Oct. 12, 4 p.m.
Windsor Park Branch, Monday, Oct. 23, 5 p.m.
Pleasant Hill Branch, Tuesday, Oct. 24, 3:30 p.m.
Manchaca Road Branch, Thursday, Oct. 26, 6:30 p.m.
Recycled Reads Bookstore, Friday, Oct. 27, 3:30 p.m.
Ruiz Branch, Tuesday, Oct. 31, 4 p.m.
Dove Springs Recreation Center, Tuesday, Oct. 31, 6:30 p.m.
Cepeda Branch, Wednesday, Nov. 1, 6 p.m.
Willie Mae Kirk Branch, Thursday, Nov. 2, 6:30 p.m.
Central Library, Friday, Nov. 3, 10:30 a.m.
Hampton Branch at Oak Hill, Friday, Nov. 3, 3:30 p.m.