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First of the One Book special programs is announced

October 18, 2011 by sdc

Our special programming is falling into place for this year's One Book - One Lincoln themes. Here's our first confirmed event:

Ethiopian Cuisine

Sunday, October 30th, 2011 - 2:00 p.m.
Walt Branch Library
6701 S. 14th St.

Experience the taste of Ethiopia!

Roy Ruei of Lincoln's African Restaurant will share the flavors and culture of his home country, Ethiopia, the setting for much of the 2011 One Book - One Lincoln selection, Cutting for Stone.

Come learn about the ingredients, spices and traditions of Ethiopian food and enjoy samples of injera bread, meat, and vegetarian dishes!



Tagged in: OBOL, "One Book One Lincoln", cuisine, culinary, cooking, food, culture, Ethiopia, African Restaurant, Roy Ruei,
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Upcoming Event: World Day On The Mall

September 14, 2009 by willa

Join us Thursday, September 17 for World Day on the Mall. This event will take place on Centennial Mall located at 15th and M Streets in front of the State Office Building. The event is designed to honor the contributions of state employees and celebrate the diversity of cultures in Nebraska. Ethnic food, music and entertainment will be in abundance. Presentations about cultural awareness and sensitivity will be given and information about community resources will be available.
The event will last from 10am to 2:30pm, so stop by for lunch or on your break. If you try some yummy food or hear some music you like, click the highlighted number below next to the word “comments” to let us know.
For more information about this event, go to: www.nebraska.gov/worldday

 



Tagged in: culture, diversity, ethnic, food, entertainment,
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National Hispanic Heritage Month

September 09, 2009 by willa

Bring out the Piñatas and the tres leches; it’s time to celebrate National Hispanic Heritage Month! From September 15 to October 15 Americans celebrate the history, culture and contributions of Latin-American citizens. It is a good time to stop and appreciate Hispanic influences in your own life. What with my husband’s virtually exclusive Hispanic heritage, this influence in my life is huge. I eat some form of Mexican food at least three times a week, and often hear Spanish spoken in my home. One of my favorite activities is watching Spanish Language films with my husband. Here are a few of our favorites that you might like to try as well: Pan’s Labyrinth, The Orphanage and Volver (directed by Pedro Almódovar). I am proud to say that Lincoln City Libraries owns all these movies. Oh, and if you only see one Spanish language film this month -see Pan’s Labyrinth.

Follow these links to learn more about National Hispanic Heritage Month and Hispanic Heritage:
To learn about the history behind Hispanic Heritage Month go to:

www.loc.gov/law/help/commemorative-observations/hispanic-heritage.php

To learn about Hispanic history and culture and to find teaching resources visit:

www.nea.org/tools/16772.htm

www.nclr.org/section//hispanic_heritage_month/




Tagged in: hispanic, Spanish, films, movies, culture,
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Fusion Lunch and Learn series

January 14, 2009 by Sheila

Lincoln is home for numerous immigrants and refugees. 

From January through April 2009, the Lunch and Learn Series will
include speakers from around the world who will address
an assortment of topics.  Following is additional information
about the series:

Join us for a series of FREE cultural education lunch and learns. 
This series will host a panel from some of the larger refugee
populations in Lincoln.  They will talk a little about a lot of
different topics to spark your interest and leave you wanting to
learn more.

January 23, African
February 27, Middle Eastern
March 27, Asian
April 24, Eastern Europe

All programs will be at the downtown Lincoln Community Foundation
building, 215 Centennial Mall South, 5th floor.  11:30a.m.-1:00p.m.

For more information contact the Fusion Project Coordinator at 477-3446



Tagged in: African, Fusion Project, Lunch and Learn, refugees, culture, Middle Eastern, Asian, Eastern Europe,
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Tet Festival

January 14, 2009 by Sheila

Tet festivities             Tet Festival

             Asian Community

                2615 O St.

             Friday, January 30th, 2009

                                                                  5:30-8:00p.m.

     

Chúc Mu

ng Năm Mo'i!*

Come join us at our annual

Têt Festival

sample traditional food,

Tet festival food

learn to make egg rolls

&

enjoy entertainment!

*

402.477.3446

Happy New Year in Vietnamese
and Cultural Center


Tagged in: Tet, Asian New Year, culture,
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