Artist and author Simon Silva will give an inspirational presentation in Spanish at the Pasco branch of Mid-Columbia Library, 1320 W. Hopkins St., from 5:30 to 7 p.m. today.
Silva grew up in Mexico but moved with his family to California to begin working in the fields at age 8.
Art became his escape from a life of drudgery and was a way for him to earn positive recognition at school.
"Art was very special for me because it nurtured my self esteem. It was basically all I had," he said.
Silva will talk about the importance of education and how it helped him succeed.
High school students are invited to attend.
The free program will have parents from the Migrant Council and Sol Tutoring programs in attendance.
Activities will be available for younger children in the library while parents attend the program.
For more information about the library and its programs, go to midcolumbialibraries.org.