Make a kumihimo bracelet or suminagashi paper/fabric
at one of our free Crafty Minnesota library classes! Great gift idea!
The following are a just a few suggested ways to commemorate this historic month: Research your Native American ancestry
! Check out a book about the Native American Experience
! Attend a free program about the history of American Indian Games
! Learn about Native American history
is a great readers resource! Looking for nonfiction about other cultures? Check out the Black Voices
, GLBT Voices
and Native American Experience
book lists. Want something lighter? Read fiction from around the world with US and World Authors
Researching other countries, cultures and histories? Try the CultureGrams
, Lands & Peoples
and U.S. History in Context
Tell Me More
provides language instruction in English, French, German, Spanish, Latin American Spanish, Italian and Dutch. Quickly learn words and phrases in over 70 languages with Transparent Language Online. Learn while having fun--Zon
is a multiplayer virtual environment designed to teach Chinese language and culture through gameplay.
This summer, Hosmer is hosting a World Concert & Film series
. Everyone is welcome to attend.
Hennepin Gallery Exhibit
- May to June 12, 2013
Hennepin County is home to 28 percent of Minnesota’s Asian population. Who are they and where are they from? This exhibit
offers a glimpse into the lives of Asian communities within the county. It includes artifacts, jewelry, traditional clothing, traditional cooking utensils, pottery, materials and more on loan from: Hmong
ABC Bookstore, St, Paul; the Chinese Heritage Foundation; the Korean Service Center; and the personal collection of Hennepin County Library—Augsburg Park Librarian Phuoc Tran.
Early literacy for children of all cultures is cause for celebration! Children's Book Day events at eight libraries are a collaboration with community partners to raise awareness of the importance of children's reading. ¡Fiesta!
On April 13, 2013-Noon to 4 p.m. at the Minnesota History Center
, join Chinese, East Indian, Hawaiian, Hmong, Indonesian, Japanese, Karen, Korean, Thai and Vietnamese people as they engage in traditions that emphaszie connections not only to each other, but to the broader communities in which they live, work and play. Highlights include dance performances by the Japanese troupe Sansei Yonsei Kai and the Karen of Minnesota; demonstrations in Japanese calligraphy; Thai fruit carving; Hmong and Korean cooking; and hands-on art activities.
Listen to Celtic songs and music that will transport you to the Emerald Isle with our Global Folk: Ireland
series! Registration required.
Kick off the Year of the Snake. Celebrate Tet: Vietnamese New Year
at various library locations. Learn unicorn moves and drumming to drive off bad luck. Listen to zodiac tales, watch and dance along with a cultural dance group, and enjoy a martial arts demonstration. Feel free to attend in traditional clothing. This project is funded with money from Minnesota's Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund. Presented in collaboration with Hung Vuong Association of Minnesota.
December is bursting with multicultural holidays: Interfaith Calendar
provides calendar dates, while Beliefnet
has information about the holidays of the world.
From the menu to the guests, learn the real story behind this national holiday from the Baltimore Sun
, the Oyate Web Page
and NPR's All Things Considered
. For further history, the Native American Experience
database is a rich source of information.
features Native American author talks, documentaries and dancing. Now through December 15.
Learn more about GLBTQ history through our Cultures and Diversity subject guide
, or select a book from BookSpace's GLBTQ Voices
Join us as we celebrate Vietnamese history through the arts
at the Mall of America®. Enjoy photo and art exhibits, music, cultural performances, cooking demos, storytelling, a dragon dance, hands-on activities, a talent show, and mid-autumn festival!
Celebrate September 15 - October 15 by attending one of the many library events
or by learning more about Latin
Smithsonian Global Sound
is the largest streaming audio collection of world music with over 42,000 tracks. Listen to music from virtually everywhere in the world, every ethnic group, and on any instrument imaginable. Browse lists of folk music, blues, American Indian traditions, world traditions by continent, jazz, spoken word, sounds, children's recordings, and more!
Sit back and philosophize with your friends and neighbors at one of the many meetings
this summer. The topic is decided by popular vote at the beginning of each meeting. Everyone is welcome to attend.
Minnesota's signature arts festival
for children and families-and one of the only of its kind in the nation-features artists hailing from all around the globe, telling stories about different cultures through the uniting power of the performing arts.
Urban Expedition: LIBERIA!
Musser Cortile; 1 to 3 pm; FREE
Travel the world without leaving St. Paul! This program will feature the music, dance, food and crafts of Liberia. Featuring main stage performances by Universal Dance Destiny. For more information call 651-292-3267
Dates: April 14, 2012 ; Time: Noon to 4 p.m.
Fee: $11 adults, $9 seniors and college students, $6 children ages 6-17; free for children age 5 and under and MHS members.
Highlights of the event at the Minnesota Historical Center include a fashion show sponsored by the Center for Hmong Arts and Talent; performances by the Tibetan American Foundation of MN dance group and the Vietnamese Hoang Anh dance group. Demonstrations and mini-classes in Laotian weaving, Thai and Nepali/Tibetan cooking, Thai fruit carving, Oriental paper crafts and Philippine combat.
The Vietnamese Community of Minnesota proudly announces the 2012 Vietnamese Tet
New Year Festival – The Year of the Dragon on Saturday, January 21, 2012, from 10:00A.M. - 4:00P.M. at Kennedy High School
, 9701 Nicollet
Ave, Bloomington, MN 55420. The event is free and open to the public!