Day of the Dead Storytime

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Event Details

CALL, PCI, and Creando collaborative event
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(A recording will be available under the CALL Academy People Connect Institute category one week after delivery)

Learn more about the joyous Mexican Festival of Day of the Dead (Dia de Los Muertos), which is celebrated each year on November 1st & 2nd, and be prepared to conduct a Day of the Dead Storytime for various age groups using materials your library has or can order.

Learning Outcomes

Webinar participants will learn:

  • Tips for acknowledging Day of the Dead with a special storytime

  • How to choose and share authentic, culturally appropriate books true to the spirit of Day of the Dead, both bilingual and in English only

  • Resources that children and their families will be able to enjoy on their own

Note: This session is in English and will focus on English-language storytimes. This program is part of PCI’s collaborative learning project with California Libraries. (CALL).


Ana-Elba Pavon ~ Biography

A librarian for over 30 years, Ana-Elba Pavon has worked at public libraries throughout the Bay Area, including San Francisco, South San Francisco, San Mateo City and County, and Oakland. A Spanish-Services and Children's Specialist, she has provided service to a wide variety of populations of all ages in English and Spanish.

Programming has been one of Ana’s fortes, and she co-authored a book about children's crafts and related programming. Ana has taught Spanish for Non-Spanish Speaking Library Staff at the Oakland Public Library, is active in REFORMA, having served as its National President, and is an Elizabeth Martinez Lifetime Achievement Award recipient.

CALL Training Partner for this Event: PCI Webinars


Additional Information

Enrollment Statement

I understand that a space will be reserved for me in this learning opportunity at a cost to CALL, and if I am unable to attend this learning opportunity, I will cancel my enrollment as soon as possible and before the start date. 

Recording in CALL Academy

The recording for this session will be made available in CALL Academy approximately one week after delivery.