Are you focused on October 31 and Halloween? Well there is more going on just after that day that celebrates life and death, not just how much candy you can eat.

It is Dia de los Muertos, the Day of the Dead. It is a celebration of life and living, it is also the celebration of death. The celebrations take place on November 1, and in some places continue for a few additional days as well. The tradition of celebrating life and loved ones who have passed started in Mexico, but it marked all throughout Latin America.

The lives of the young ones who have passed are celebrated on November 1, and those who are older and have passed are celebrated on November 2.

The Poughkeepsie Public Library has many events that will take place the first week of November to not only mark the days and help people to celebrate. It is also holding these events to educate and bring incite into an annual cultural tradition.

In addition to exhibits that are located in the library itself, there will also be exhibits located throughout the City of Poughkeepsie. There is even a 'passport' that you can get to mark off all of the exhibits that you make it to. To get the passport, and to ask questions, head into your local library branch. 

In addition to the art exhibits that you can see throughout the City of Poughkeepsie, the library will also be holding information and creative participation programs for all. To participate in the special events, you will need to RSVP to attend. Full details about the programs and the entire Dia de las Muertos Library Celebration can be found by clicking here.

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