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McAllen Public Library is thrilled to announce its fourth annual World Languages Festival at Main Library on Saturday, March 23rd from 12-3PM! This award-winning international celebration promises a delightful array of cultural experiences, including delicious food, community organizations, visual displays, interactive activities, vibrant music, market vendors, and captivating performances.

This festival is a tribute to our World Languages Collection, which includes materials in Korean, Tagalog, and Hindi, enhancing our diverse collection alongside English and Spanish. Don't miss out on this cultural event!



World Languages Festival has garnered recognition through several prestigious awards, including:


  • 1st Place: Best Community Program, Texas Association of Fairs and Events
  • Gold: Best Community Outreach Program, Texas Festival & Events Association


  • 1st Place: Best New Program, Texas Association of Fairs and Events



Storytelling by





  • Master storyteller Kim Lehman, leading an interactive session of stories and songs from around the world
  • French storyteller Irina Armianu, from UTRGV’s Department of Literatures & Cultural Studies


Cultural Dances by



Music by





  • Korean Percussion by Dr. Oh-Villarreal, from UTRGV’s Asian Studies Department



Saturday, March 23, 2024


Main Library
4001 N. 23rd St.
McAllen, TX 78504


  • Fares │ Arabic
  • UTRGV Asian Studies │ Korean
  • ViVa (Village in the Valley) │ African American
  • The Young Center


  • Sabor de Michoacan
    Barbacoa and Birria
  • Zamora's Food Truck
    Tacos, enchiladas, flautas, sweet tea, aguas frescas
  • Fares
    Arabic food
  • Kuisina
    Filipino food


As part of the World Languages Festival lineup, we're introducing an interactive art display crafted by YOU, the community. This unique opportunity allows you to contribute to a collaborative masterpiece that will be showcased at the Library, celebrating diversity and creativity. Let your imagination soar as you add your personal touch to this captivating showcase of multiculturalism. Don't miss this immersive cultural experience at the library!






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