With the recent memory of Chinese New Year still dancing through our thoughts and the phrase "Kung hei fat choi" echoing through our minds, the Library! at Hillcrest wants to continue the Chinese momentum. On Thursday, Feb. 18, library staff will delve deeper into the exploration of Chinese culture by hosting a program called China: Changing times in an ancient culture, Chinese immigrants speak. The evening will begin with a Chinese children's dance, followed by a slide show and then a panel discussion with Chinese immigrants, who will discuss religion, medicine, arts and the astonishing recent changes happening daily in China.
This event is part of the Boise Public Library! at Hillcrest's Worlds Connect program, which has the mission of "exploring the rich palette of cultures that creates the wondrous colors of the Boise Bench community." Worlds Connect launched in spring 2009 with Get Loud at the Library, an event that brought together local artists and craftspeople from a variety of cultures to explore their various expressions of creativity. That program was followed by last October's event Afghanistan: The Culture and the Conflict. The third installment of Worlds Connect starts at 7 p.m. at The Library! at Hillcrest, situated in the Hillcrest Shopping Center at Orchard Street and Overland Road.
Thursday, Feb. 18, 7 p.m., FREE, The Library! at Hillcrest, 5246 W. Overland Road, 208-562-4996, boisepubliclibrary.org.