Get In the Game: Beisbol & the Dominican Republic – a bilingual family event

Viva Beisbol!Spring is finally here and many New Englanders are out and about enjoying green grass and the great outdoors. After spending the late winter following spring training reports from Florida, and living vicariously through the players from tropical places, library staff have been inspired! We did what any inspired librarian would do…we researched! We visited CultureGrams to learn more about the Dominican Republic, home of David Ortiz and Hanley Ramirez, among others. We read Matt Tavares’ new book, Growing Up Pedro. We found out that Major League Baseball has a site dedicated to Dominican players and resources. And we met local families from the Dominican Republic.


Growing Up Pedro by Matt TavaresYou can see the results of our research on Saturday, May 30th from 10-11am when we explore Carribbean culture with the help of several Attleboro families. Volunteer Nurys Keane will share stories of baseball and warm, sunny days spent outside with friends and family. Crafts, games and trivia created by local students will also be a part of the morning’s program.


Registration is required, so simply call the Augat Children’s Room at 508-222-7820 or visit us online at


Can’t make it on Saturday? Stop in any time to browse our collection and the many displays celebrating America’s favorite pastime! You can also take in game by using the Library’s discount pass to watch the Pawtucket Red Sox!On display in the Augat Children's Room

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