Bilingual Storytime at the Lewes Public Library


Join us for a special bilingual storytime at the Lewes Public Library on Friday, December 20th at 10:30 AM.

Steve Marz, Director of the Delaware Public Archives and Charito Calvachi-Mateyko will read from her book “Navidad Latinoamericana/Latin American Christmas”.

They will read stories and discuss holiday traditions of different Latin American countries during this special time of year. Local students will dress in traditional costumes and reenact “Las Posadas.” Light refreshments will be served. This program is sponsored by the Delaware Heritage Commission.

Stephen M. Marz, Certified Archivist, State of Delaware Archivist and Director of the Delaware Public Archives earned his master’s degrees in Social Work and History at the University of Maryland. Prior to assuming the position of State Archivist, Mr. Marz served as Deputy Director for the State of Delaware Division of Historical and Cultural Affairs. A resident of Sussex County, Mr. Marz is an advocate for the protection and conservation of the documents and photographs that provide the framework for the
history of the First State.

Charito Calvachi-Mateyko is an author and storyteller. Her book, “Navidad Latinoamericana/Latin American Christmas,” brings readers through a truly multicultural experience celebrating Christmas traditions of twenty-five Latin American countries.

Written in both Spanish and English, the book contains stories and illustrations and includes a CD with Latin American Christmas songs and music.