On Saturday, October 22, 2011 we celebrated the third year of Taste of Cultures at Forest Lawn Library. In partnership with the Bridge Foundation's In-School Settlement Program, City of Calgary Community & Neighbourhood Services, and the Calgary Chapture of the United Nations, Taste of Cultures is a dynamic event aimed to connect neighbours of all cultural backgrounds in the Greater Forest Lawn community.
Taste of Cultures is an excellent example of how Forest Lawn Library aims to be an inclusive and active centre for the community of Forest Lawn. If you ever thought that the public library is a dusty, stuffy place where noise is shushed away by stern librarians, Taste of Cultures definitely challenges that assumption! On Saturday, the library was vibrant with food, musical entertainment, dance performances, calligraphy demonstrations and even a group Tai Chi lesson by the New & Notables! We had much of the world represented through information tables and artwork, including Korea, Mexico, Iraq and China.
Taste of Cultures is part of The Refugee Experience Series of programming at Forest Lawn Library. For more information and registration details please call 260-2070.