Redlands Library celebrates families with fiesta, free books and more – Redlands Daily Facts
The AK Smiley Public Library celebrated families with a fiesta on Saturday morning, October 8, featuring an appearance by renowned children’s book illustrator Rafael Lopez, free books, music for lunch and more.
African Drums with the University of Redlands was to kick off the 19th annual Family Day and Book Day, with a free book for each family, followed by musical performances inspired by works illustrated by Lopez. The Cope Middle School Jazz Band, singer Ana González de Jorgenson and guitarist Joshua Brown, La Luce String Quartet and Mountain Top Strings of California were all scheduled to perform.
Families were to enjoy a free lunch and a variety of activities — from a book signing with Lopez to theatrical performances of Stars of Tomorrow to storytime with various city and library officials .