Friday, May 5 @ 7:00 – 8:00 pm
Community Room A & B
Author Susan Hood will share the story of how she researched and wrote Ada’s Violin: The Story of the Recycled Orchestra of Paraguay, a moving and true story of children who play instruments made from recycled trash. Come learn about this amazing story of hope through music. A book sale and signing will follow the presentation.
This special author event is recommended for families with children in grades 3 and up, and will have appeal for older children, teens, and adults, too!
Ada Ríos grew up in Cateura, a small town in Paraguay built on a landfill. She dreamed of playing the violin, but with little money for anything but the bare essentials, it was never an option…until a music teacher named Favio Chávez arrived. He wanted to give the children of Cateura something special, so he made them instruments out of materials found in the trash. It was a crazy idea, but one that would leave Ada—and her town—forever changed. Now, the Recycled Orchestra plays venues around the world, spreading their message of hope and innovation. (Amazon.com)