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October - December 2008     VOLUME 12 ISSUE 4
 
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City of Tavares Public Library Receives Caribbean Cultures Grant

The City of Tavares Public Library has received a grant from the Florida Humanities Council to bring caribbean cultures programming to the library. The programs will be centered around Trinidad and Tobago, Jamaica, and the Dominican Republic. Programs will include Sounds of the Caribbean, a steel drum preformance with Terry Baber and Ernie Hahn evoking the breezy, mellow sounds of the islands on Sunday, October 12th. Jamaican author, Geoffrey Philp, will read from his poetry and children's books and be available for a book signing on Sunday, November 9th. A Caribbean Christmas will feature the parang music of Trinidad and a potluck meal with foods from the islands prepared by the community on Sunday, December 14th. February 8th will feature a learn to dance program with a demonstration and instruction by Dancin II Dance Studio. The series will culminate on April 12th with a tasting of foods from our featured cultures provided by local businesses.  Guest scholar, Dr. Harry Colverston will speak on the culture and history of each featured island prior to the performances. All programs will be held in the Tavares Civic Center, 100 E. Caroline St. (directly behind the library) at 3:00 pm. As usual, all of our programs are FREE and open to the general public. Bring the whole family for an afternoon of fun and food!