Thursday, July 9, 2009

Swift Cloud Drum

Swift Cloud Drum, representing many Native American Indian nations, will present a free performance on Monday, July 13 at 7:00 in Central Park Pavilion., the fourth in the Santa Clara City Library's series of summer multicultural programs for families.

Billy LeBeau, from the Cheyenne River nation, will be leading the drummers and commenting on the symbolism of the dances and chants that will be performed by authentic Native American dancers in traditional costumes. Swift Cloud Drum performed to enthusiastic crowds in 2007 and 2008 in the Library Redwood Room. One of the drummers is Kevin Guerito, from the Dine' Nation (Navajo), who is also a Santa Clara City Library Assistant in the Circulation Department.

The Santa Clara City Library Foundation and Friends sponsor the multicultural programs in Central Park and all of the exciting Summer Reading Program activities that are underway in the Youth Services Department. There's still time for the children and teens in your family to sign up for our annual Summer Reading Club. Just click on the link above, register for the program, print your reading log and make reading part of your summer fun.

The Foundation and Friends have enabled us to offer a special program for teens: If you're a teen reader, in 7th through 12th grade, you can earn a $10 gift card to Borders just by enrolling in the program and reading 5 books before the end of August. The last day to enroll is July 18.
posted by jtb