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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)

Friday, May 5, 2017
7:00pm - 8:00pm
  Adults     Books & Reading     Children     Performances & Special Events     Teens (gr.6-12)  

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