June 19, 2024

At the library...

On display now through the end of May at the Osceola Public Library is the Clarke Area Arts Council’s ‘Cinco de Mayo’ themed cabinet display.

Cinco de Mayo is the holiday that celebrates the Mexican army’s May 5, 1862, victory over France at the Battle of Puebla during the Franco-Mexican War.

Items on display in the cabinet include:

• Handmade ceramic coil bowl with bird ornaments.

• Star pinata.

• Our Lady of Guadalupe prayer candle.

• Natural gourd bowl with turquoise beads.

• Mexican folk art double spout ceramic pitcher.

• Wooden floral design platter.

• Oaxaca wooden animals.

• Aztec sheep bowl.

• Woven straw deer (popotillo art).

• Mexican serape.

• Ceramic Madonna.

• Tin angel (hojalata tin art).

• Straw figure (popotillo art).

• Mexican fighting rooster.

• Fiesta maraca.

• Ceramic talevera candlestick.

• Straw Mexican sombrero.

• Molcajete (mortar and pestle) made of lava.

Books already found in the library added to cabinet:

• Los Cuatro Acuerdos.

• Spanish-English pocket dictionary

• Real Mexican Food