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Author Event for Families: Susan Hood and Ada's Violin

Author Susan Hood will share the story of how she researched and wrote Ada's Violin: The Story of the Recycled Orchestra of Paraguay, a moving and TRUE story of children who play instruments made from trash. Come learn about this amazing story of hope through music. A book sale and signing will follow the presentation.

This special author event is recommended for families with children in grades 3 and up, and will have appeal for older children, teens, and adults, too!

Ada Ríos grew up in Cateura, a small town in Paraguay built on a landfill. She dreamed of playing the violin, but with little money for anything but the bare essentials, it was never an option...until a music teacher named Favio Chávez arrived. He wanted to give the children of Cateura something special, so he made them instruments out of materials found in the trash. It was a crazy idea, but one that would leave Ada—and her town—forever changed. Now, the Recycled Orchestra plays venues around the world, spreading their message of hope and innovation. (Amazon.com)

Date:
Friday, May 5, 2017
Time:
7:00pm - 8:00pm
Location:
Community Room A & B
Categories:
Adults Books & Reading Children Performances & Special Events Teens (gr.6-12)

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