A new program for children ages 5 to 7 called “Introduction to the Spanish Language for Kids” will be held at Howland Public Library, 313 Main St., in Beacon. Five sessions will be held every other week, 4:30 to 5:10 p.m., beginning Monday, May 5 (continuing sessions: May 19, June 2, 16, 30).

Native Argentinean and local, published poet Judith Filc, will present an educational and fun language program. The course aims at offering children a first contact with the Spanish language and exposure to Latin American culture. Filc received a Ph.D. in literature from the University of Pennsylvania. She is also the mother of an elementary school age child.

Children will learn basic Spanish vocabulary and information about culture and customs. They will sing songs … and maybe dance, too.

Register for this free class by contacting Ginny Figlia at [email protected] or 845-831-1134, ext.103 (class limit: 12). Visit beaconlibrary.org.

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