Community Ofrenda

Community Ofrenda

Oct 01 - Oct 30, All Day

Council Bluffs Public Library


A central component of the Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) celebration is the ofrenda, an altar where a collection of significant objects are placed to celebrate the lives of loved ones who have passed.  October 1-30, we invite you to bring photos of deceased loved ones to the Youth Desk.  While you wait, we will make a color copy of your photo and return the original to you.  The photocopy will be placed on our ofrenda.  You may bring in pre-packaged, store bought canned or boxed food items to place on the ofrenda with your photos.  If you do not have a photo, we have a  memorial you can write your loved one’s name on that will then be added to the ofrenda. The ofrenda will be on display October 15- November 11 in the atrium of the Library.