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‘The Latino List: Part One’ playing at the library Feb. 7 

HBO documentary film The Latino List

–The Paso Robles City Library is pleased to invite the public to a film viewing and lively discussion on Thursday, February 7, from 6-8 p.m. in the Library Conference Room.

The Cuesta Book of the Year Selection, Black Dove by Ana Castillo, explores themes of racial profiling, police brutality, feminism, and motherhood as defined by the Latino experience in America. The HBO documentary film The Latino List attempts to answer the question, “What does it mean to be a Latino in the 21st century?” Through interviews with 15 prominent Latino men and women, including Gloria Estefan, John Leguizamo, Sandra Cisneros, Armando Christian Perez (Pitbull), America Ferrera, and Juan Antonio “Chi-Chi” Rodriguez, the documentary explores the great achievements, struggles, and identity crisis that surrounds the Latino experience. Director Timothy Greenfield-Sanders says he hopes audiences will “leave with the feeling that they have learned a lot and that they look at Latinos in a different way.” Following the film, there will be an engaging discussion.

For more information, contact Adult Services Librarian, Karen Christiansen at (805) 237-3870.

Registration is not required. This event is for ages 13+. Children under 13 must be accompanied by an adult at all times.

The Paso Robles City Library is located at 1000 Spring Street and is open Monday – Friday 10-8, and Saturday 10-5. For more information on library programs and events, call (805) 237-3870 or visit

Related: ‘The Latino List: Part Two’ playing at the library Feb. 28

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