Contribute to Our Community Ofrenda

In celebration of Día de Muertos, AAPLD invites you to contribute to a community ofrenda to be housed in the display case on the main level of the Harnish Main Library.

On Día de Muertos, the Day of the Dead, it’s believed that the border between the spirit world and the real world dissolve. During this brief period, the souls of the dead awaken and return to the living world to feast, drink, dance, and play music with their loved ones. In turn, the living family members treat the deceased as honored guests in their celebrations and leave the deceased’s favorite foods and other offerings at gravesites or on the ofrendas built in their homes.

Ofrendas show the souls their way home and remind them that they have not been forgotten. Beginning October 9, AAPLD invites the community to bring photos, messages, and symbolic items to the Adult Services Desk at the Harnish Main Library to be added to our community ofrenda which will be displayed from October 23 to November 10. Your mementos will be kept safe and returned to you on November 13.