Arts Discovery, Music, Theater

Arts Discovery Educational Series presents

Tomás and the Library Lady


  • Mon, October 23 at 10:00am
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    Performance Length: 60 minutes

    A bilingual musical based on the beloved book about the true story of the Mexican-American author and educator, Tomás Rivera.

    Tomás loves stories. As the young son of migrant farm workers, he spends the summer with his family following the crops north from Texas to Iowa, passing long days in the fields listening to his grandfather tell stories. Before long, Tomás knows all of Papa Grande’s tales by heart….

    When a chance encounter brings him to the local Carnegie Library, he meets the Library Lady who recognizes his thirst for knowledge and encourages him to read. His delight in books is equaled by his pride in teaching Spanish to the Library Lady, trading knowledge and respect between generations and cultures.


    Curriculum Connections: Theatre Arts, Literary Classic, Musical Literacy, World Languages, Communication, Language Arts

    All Durham Public Schools reservations will be made by the school-designated Arts Liaison. The Arts Liaison was appointed by each school principal to coordinate this effort. Please contact your principal for further action.

    Online reservations end five days prior to a performance date. Please email us for availability at

    This performance has the option to add on a Durham Arts Council Creative Arts in Public and Private Schools Program (CAPS) workshop or residency.

    “Learning Through Stories in Motion” workshop presented by Learning Through Stories in Motion.

    Book this CAPS program by emailing