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Celebrate Puerto Rican Heritage Month

Author Visit & Book Discussion Adriana Erin Rivera’s Paloma's Song for Puerto Rico: A Diary from 1898 November 16th at 4:30 pm For 3rd – 5th Graders Location: Galaxy Hall Join Author, Adriana Erin Rivera for a book discussion for 3rd through 5th graders celebrating November as Puerto Rican Heritage Month! We will be reading Ms. Rivera's book, Paloma's Song for Puerto Rico: A Diary from 1898, speak with the author about her book, and enjoy snacks. The first eight to register will receive a free copy of the book. Please include your name, phone number and email when you
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Categories: Library News.

People & Stories Oral History Project: Shirley Acevedo Buontempo

Shirley Acevedo Buontempo, Founder and Executive Director of Latino U College Access, is People & Stories' first multi-lingual oral history!  Below are interviews conducted by Ben Himmelfarb and Mariel Perez–one in English, one in Spanish. In both interviews, Buontempo discusses emigrating from Puerto Rico to the Bronx at age ten.  Education and service have always been important to Buontempo, and when she attended Pace University she was introduced to White Plains (through trips to the Galleria!).  She had a career in advertising focused on reaching Latino people, and developed an interest in connecting Latino youth with higher education through her
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Categories: Local History and Oral History.