The Lectures Series is back at Merida English Library!

At MEL, they are kicking off the Lectures Series season this week (virtually), and they have a couple of speakers already scheduled with topics that you won’t want to miss. 

October 21st: “Habanero Pepper: Tears, Fears, and Flavors.”About the speaker: Dr. Tomás González-Estrada, a native of Mérida, holds a Ph.D. in Crop Biotechnology from the University of Guelph, Canada.

He is the former director of CICY (Centro de Investigación Científica de Yucatán) and has written extensively on the Habanero pepper.

October 28th: “The colorful story of the Tehuacana dress and it’s presence in our contemporary History.”About the speaker: Dr. Marina Aguirre is an archaeologist, ethno-historian, and doctor of history.

Check her complete bio on her website: can I watch the lectures? Go to our Facebook page and watch a new one every Wednesday. Some lectures will be live-streamed, so you’ll be able to ask questions to the speaker in real time!

Remember, lectures are free to watch! However, with your donations, you help us maintain the library during these times of hardship.

In the works…

Hanal Pixán is coming! MEL is putting together a Day of the Altar. We will invite members from our community to bring a copy of a photo of a loved one that passed away and place it on the altar as a way to pay tribute to them. It is believed that during Hanal Pixán, the dead come back to be with their loved ones, to eat their favorite foods and to rest from the long journey, and eventually go back to their mythical resting place again.
Stay tuned and keep an eye on our website and social media pages to know when the altar will be ready! Use of face masks and social distancing will be required when bringing a photo of your loved one. 


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