Día de los Muertos, or Day of the Dead, demonstrates love and respect for deceased family members. It's a celebration that unfolds over two days in an explosion of color, laughter and joy, and last weekend, Springfield celebrated in style.

Above, Guest speaker Yuyi Morales tells stories in front of a diverse crowd during the Springfield Public Library's Day of the Dead Celebration on Saturday, Oct. 26. Morales is a Caldecott Medal recipient and has won multiple Pura Belpré Awards for her illustrations and written works.

A young fan clutches her copy of ”Just in Case” while sitting in the front row during Morales' speech at the Springfield Public Library.

Eugene's El Taller de Son Jarocho plays traditional music of Southern Veracruz, Mexico, while two young performers dance on a tarima: a wooden platform. Members of the audience were welcomed to participate in the dancing.