Day of the Dead Community Celebration

On Saturday, November 3rd, the Tiverton Public Library invites you to celebrate your loved ones who have passed and learn about the Mexican tradition of Day of the Dead. Day of the Dead is a festival in which we welcome the souls of the dead to return and enjoy the pleasures they enjoyed in life. It is a celebration of honoring and remembering those we love who have passed on.

An array of craft activities for all ages will be available from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm throughout the library, with two presentations geared towards adults throughout this time (details below), and the movie Coco will show at 1:00pm in the Community Room.

Bring an item of memorabilia to place on the community ofrenda, or alter, to honor and remember your loved ones. Items could be a picture, a favorite item, or anything that makes you think of the person (or animal!). Please no valuable items, as the library cannot guarantee return of the items.

Join us at 11:00am in the Community Room for an Archival Presentation by Technology Librarian, Patrick Elliot. Patrick will discuss how to scan photos into high resolution digital copies to your computer. The public is invited to bring up to 5 photos they wish to create digital copies of in a hands-on how-to. Please also bring a USB to keep the files on.

At 12:00pm, Marjory O’Toole, the Executive Director of the Little Compton Historical Society will give an exciting presentation about the many local historic gravesites in Tiverton and Little Compton. Then, she will discuss how to clean and maintain historic gravestones. Individuals interested in assisting Marjory in the effort to restore historic gravestones in the area will have the opportunity to learn more about how to get involved.

Program is for all ages, with crafts, activities and events for kids, teens, and adults.