Posts by Mary Marques (10)

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Sharing cross-cultural stories is so important to developing civic engagement and participation in our communities. Creating safe environments is essential to discovering, exploring, and learning… continue reading Multicultural Fair: Empowering Communities, Quilting Stories

By written by Mary Marques    November 5, 2019    1

"A community is healthy when relationships are felt deeply, when there are histories of trust, a shared sense of mutual belonging, norms of mutual commitments, habits of mutual assistance,… continue reading Book Fiesta Strives to Connect Libraries and Communities in South Philadelphia!

By written by Mary Marques    October 8, 2019    1

A Voice for Peace, Concord, and Harmony: XIII International Poetry Festival in Philadelphia will congregate poets from Latin America, Spain, and the United States in an evening of verse and music… continue reading Poetry Reading Circle: Celebremos Global Peace!

By written by Mary Marques    April 12, 2019    2

¡Hola! My name is Mary and I will be your host on this extraordinary adventure. We will be flying for eight hours from the United States to one of the most historic countries in South… continue reading The World Traveling Trunk viaja a Sudamérica: ¡Bienvenido a Perú!

By written by Mary Marques    March 15, 2019   

The World Traveling Trunk Project was officially launched in June 2018 during Immigrant Heritage Month , when “Every voice is unique, Every story is powerful.” Since then,… continue reading Blueprint for Collective Unity: The World Traveling Trunk Project

By written by Mary Marques    October 12, 2018   

The Danza Azteca del Anahuac is an indigenous Mesoamerican prayer dance that evokes spiritual and religious ritual movements, with interwoven narratives, creating sacred spaces to contact the life… continue reading Danza Azteca del Anahuac: Evoking a Mesoamerica Prayer Dance to Honor the Guardian of Nature

By written by Mary Marques    May 10, 2018   

Sing, read, play, write, and talk with the World Traveling Trunks —cultural-themed toolboxes that celebrate cultures around the globe while enriching our local communities throughout… continue reading Fly with Your Imagination: The World Traveling Trunks Connect Families, Cultures and Stories

By written by Mary Marques    May 7, 2018    8

The Parkway Central Library will present A Voice for Peace, Concord, and Harmony: XII International Poetry Festival in Philadelphia during the global celebration of poetry in the month of… continue reading A Voice for Peace, Concord, and Harmony: XII International Poetry Festival in Philadelphia

By written by Mary Marques    April 24, 2018   

This year the Free Library of Philadelphia is participating in Welcoming Week: Connecting Neighbors, Serving Communities , taking place September 15 through 24, with a variety of cultural events… continue reading Welcoming Week 2017: Connecting Neighbors, Serving Communities

By written by Mary Marques    September 6, 2017    1

In an informal conversation with Marianne Banbor, Branch Head of the Independence Library , and Sara Palmer, Children’s Librarian at the Ramonita G. de Rodríguez Library , I asked… continue reading Curious about the Free Library of Pride?

By written by Mary Marques    April 20, 2017