Spanish Story-time

  • Ongoing: until Monday, May 20, 2013
  • Monday: 10:30am
  • Monday: 4:30pm
  • Saturday: 10:30am
  • Where: Bud Werner Memorial Library, Steamboat Springs
  • Cost: Free
  • Age limit: 3+

Spanish Story-time: Cuentos españoles — Story-time Room at Bud Werner Memorial Library, 10:30 a.m.
For Spanish and English speaking children and a parent or caregiver. Stories and songs will be led by Alejandra Segovia, from Colombia. FREE. Todos lunes a las 10:30 am en la sala de cuentos se invitan a los niños de todas las edades, con un padre o tutor, al programa de cuentos en español de la biblioteca Bud Werner. "Cuentos y Canciones" sera ofrecido para los niños que hablan Espanol e Ingles. Sera dirigido por Alejandra Segovia de Colombia. GRATIS.

This event was posted March 14, 2011 and last updated Jan. 30, 2014

Comments

Scott Wedel 2 years, 6 months ago

They are learning English. Just a chance for the kids to hear some Spanish in an entertaining and education forum.

The SB schools very much get the kids speaking and writing in English. There is no way a kid could progress through SB schools without being proficient in English.

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sledneck 2 years, 6 months ago

I used to read a magazine on flights to the east coast. It ran an article written in english on one page and the indetical article in spanish on the next. I used it to become more proficient in spanish. It was great. I wish the pilot would do something like that. It might be surprising how many hispanics (and americans too) would use it to improve their second language.

I am all for anything that improves communication, whether thats me knowing more of someone elses language or them knowing more of mine.

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sledneck 2 years, 6 months ago

I'm way ahead of you, YVB. I can fumble my way through the spanish speaking third of the world. I think thats an asset.

Any soldier worth his salt will tell you there are 3 essential things you must be able to do to prevail on the battlefield: Move, Shoot and Communicate. When you can no longer do those things you are ready to lose the battle. Speaking the other persons language (whether friend or foe) puts me at an advantage.

I do not advocate accomodating people who refuse to learn english but anything that lets us all communicate better is a good thing.

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addlip2U 2 years, 6 months ago

What about the other non-native English speakers living and visiting this county? I support teaching and practicing foreign languages, plural. The library and its staff should diversify and not cater to only one "nationality", after all it is our tax dollars supporting this program.

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Matt Helm 2 years, 2 months ago

YVB showing ignorance again, as usual... You do know that the U.S. does not have a national language, since it was founded by many different countries. "the United States has never had an official national language -- and throughout its history many languages have been spoken along with English." http://ask.yahoo.com/20011107.html

Most americans would be lost in non english speaking countries, and would probably just speak louder english to make them understand... yeah, that works!

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Matt Helm 2 years, 2 months ago

I meant to say the U.S. was founded by people from many different countries who spoke many different languages.

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sledneck 2 years, 2 months ago

Addlips comment tells us why we are doomed. Take a innocent idea and attach everyones "rights" to equal treatment under the law and you are left with two choices... Force everyone to use english only or fund the tower of Babel.

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jerry carlton 2 years, 2 months ago

RWD Were you there illegally, working illegally, smuggling drugs into the country and sending most of the money you made back to the United States? Were you asking for college tuition cheaper than some legal residents of the country? If you were doing these things I expect some of the residents of the countries you were in might have had a problem with you no matter what language you spoke.

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