Monday, October 22, 2007

Long Island Hispanic Business Roundtable

It's Party Time! LIHBR will celebrate with a Happy Hour at Casa Vieja Restaurant This will be a great business networking and social event. Join us to:

*Celebrate the LIHBR's 4th. Year Anniversary.
*Interact with other professionals and business owners
*Catch up with old friends and meet new acquaintances.

Cost (pay at the door at the event):
$10 - LIHBR Members
$15 non-members
Includes Casa Vieja's famous appetizers, your favorite Drink, and a great networking opportunity. (cash bar after first drink) If you are interested in attending please call 631.521.70.13 or e-mail:

It will be so much fun! Don't forget to extend this invitation to other professionals.
Long Island Hispanic Business Roundtable

Thursday, October 18, 2007

Economic Impact of Hispanics on Long Island

According to "Economic Impact of Hispanics on Long Island" (a study published by the Horace Hagedorn Foundation):

Hispanics add $5.7 BILLION to the Long Island economy, in consumer spending.
Hispanic businesses contributed nearly $2 BILLION dollars in sale, in the last year posted (2002).
Hispanic residents contribute $614 more to local government budgets than they receive in benefits.

For more interesting facts about this subject, see the full report at the following link:

Wednesday, October 10, 2007

ESL Website

Project Wombat, a list-serv for librarians, recently posted the following site in response to suggestions for good esl learning and teaching resources. It's rich and well-organized! Give it a try!

This is a wonderful, prize-winning site.
Adult Literacy Program
Hutchinson Public Library
Hutchinson, KS

Tuesday, October 9, 2007

Unbroken Agony: Haiti from Revolution...

Book TV, as always, has something of "multicultural" interest again this week!

An Unbroken Agony: Haiti, From Revolution to the Kidnapping of a President
Bookmark Program
Author: Randall Robinson

Saturday, October 13, at 7:30 PM
Sunday, October 14, at 4:30 PM

Randall Robinson talks about the history of Haiti and the Haitian people from the arrival of Columbus in late 1492 to the ouster of President Aristide in 2004. Mr. Robinson spoke at Hue-Man Bookstore in Harlem.

About the Author--Randall Robinson, founder and past president of TransAfrica, is the author of several books, including "The Debt" and "Quitting America." For more, visit

Monday, October 8, 2007

Cultural Event

Ballet Folklorico de Mexico At the Staller Center!

Friday, October 12, 2007 at 8:00 pm Main Stage - $37 Sponsored by Times Beacon Record Newspapers

In a quest to keep alive the ancient dances of Mexico, Amalia Hernández founded a magnificent corps de ballet that has garnered international acclaim. Impeccably orchestrated choreography and exquisite costumes create fireworks of rhythm and color on stage. The present fades in a journey through the past where the Lords of Heaven and Earth come back to life. Music, melodies and poetic songs express emotions of vitality, grace, humor, deep sensuality, and the joy of life of the Mexican People.

“…a fast-paced entertaining show that can make viewers want to rush right off to Mexico.” -The New York Times

I saw them years ago, in Mexico City. It was fantastic!

Friday, October 5, 2007

2009 Diversity Visa Lottery

The United States Department of State Web site for the 2009 Diversity Visa Program (DV-2009) is now open. The application submission period for DV-2009 is from 12:00PM EDT (GMT -4) on October 3, 2007 to 12:00PM EST (GMT -5) on December 2, 2007. The application form will only be available for submission during this period and this period only. Applications will not be accepted through the U.S. Postal Service. For further details and instructions click on this link: .

Please Note: There have been instances of fraudulent websites posing as official U.S. Government sites. Some companies posing as the U.S. Government have sought money in order to "complete" lottery entry forms. There is no charge to download and complete the Electronic Diversity Visa Entry Form. The Department of State notifies successful Diversity Visa applicants by letter, and NOT by email. To learn more see the Department of State Warning and the Federal Trade Commission Warning.

Thursday, October 4, 2007

Library Newsletter in Spanish

I know that you are all interested in improving your English. That said, the Brentwood Public Library Newsletter is now available in a Spanish language translation. To check it out go to: