COUNTY NEWS RELEASE
The staff at Mesa Public Library, in partnership with the New Mexico Humanities Council, presents La Llorona: The Wailing Woman live at Fuller Lodge on Thursday, Oct. 13 from 7 to 8 p.m. This free public program is being offered in hybrid format with online or in-person attendance options. See below for details.
La Llorona, the famous ghost from Spanish folklore, is known throughout the world for her eerie, spine-chilling cries. She wanders endlessly through the night, often near riverbanks, searching for her darling, lost children. Early Spanish settlers knew of La Llorona—her folk story was ancient in European mythology. But in New Mexico, it’s said she lived next door or that an ancestor actually knew her.
Hispanic history and traditions are brought to life with the popular performance and songs of Rosalia Pacheco, a multi-talented actor and vocalist. Pacheco is from a family of accomplished visual and literary artists, and she loves teaching New Mexico history to student audiences through stories and song.
This is the first of two programs that will be held at Fuller Lodge this month in collaboration with the New Mexico Humanities Council. The second, Chester Nez: WWII Navajo Code Talker, will take place on Oct. 27 from 7 to 8pm and will also offer hybrid attendance options. For more information about how to attend either of these programs, patrons are encouraged to visit the event calendar at LosAlamosLibrary.org or call (505) 662-8257.
This program is free to the public and is made possible by the generosity of the New Mexico Humanities Council and Friends of Los Alamos County Libraries.