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Community Cultural Celebration and Expo 2020

2020-03-07 10:00:00 2020-03-07 14:00:00 America/Chicago Community Cultural Celebration and Expo 2020 Downtown Library

Saturday, March 07
10:00am - 2:00pm

Add to Calendar 2020-03-07 10:00:00 2020-03-07 14:00:00 America/Chicago Community Cultural Celebration and Expo 2020 Join us at the 2020 Community Cultural Celebration and Expo! Downtown Library

Downtown Library

Beems Auditorium A/B

Join us at the 2020 Community Cultural Celebration and Expo!

Community organizations and cultural groups from across the area will come together to share what makes them unique and to increase awareness of the diversity we find around us.

A variety of special performances and demonstrations will take place throughout the day. Over 20 exhibitors will be on hand to display their goods, share their cultural influences and history, and provide hands-on activities for families.

Schedule of Events:

In the Commons

10:00 am          Mayor Brad Hart, Opening remarks and Proclamation

10:15 am          Scottish Pipes Processional

Performances in Whipple Auditorium: 

10:30 am          Amen Choir – Pan-African Gospel Music

11:15 am          Bahri Karacay – Turkish and Sulfi Folk Songs

12:00 pm          Champagne Academy of Irish Dance – Traditional Irish Step Dance

12:45 pm          Iowa Kyudo – Traditional Japanese Archery Demonstration

1:30 pm            Baile Latino- Latin American Dance Party

Children's Program Room:

"Celebrate Us" Story Time at 10:30 am AND 11 am

UnConference Room: 

Travel the World Virtually - Explore the world using virtual reality from 11 am - 1 pm

Cultural Table Games – Around the Library

Canasta (Uruguay), Checkers/Draughts (Mesopotamia), chess (ancient India), Chinese checkers/Stern-Halma (Germany), Cribbage (U.K.), Mancala (Ethiopia), Rubik’s Cube (Hungary), Rummikub, (Israel), Tic Tac Toe (Ancient Egypt)

There is no fee to attend and activities are family friendly. All are invited to join us for this special community celebration!

 

AGE GROUP: | Everyone |

EVENT TYPE: | Connect |

TAGS: | families | education | culture | community cultural expo | community | arts |

Downtown Library

Phone: 319.261.READ

Hours
We're closed Sunday April 12
Mon, Apr 06 Closed
Tue, Apr 07 Closed
Wed, Apr 08 Closed
Thu, Apr 09 Closed
Fri, Apr 10 Closed
Sat, Apr 11 Closed
Sun, Apr 12 Closed

About the library

The Downtown Library is located at 450 5th Avenue SE, in the heart of Downtown Cedar Rapids. It is a 94,000 square foot building with a variety of civic spaces and a vibrant collection of library materials. Special features of this location are the Whipple Auditorium, a 200 seat auditorium overlooking Greene Square; and the LivingLearning Roof, a green roof with public seating and space to hold special events. Greyhound Café is located in the Downtown Library, providing a full service coffee shop for visitors, as well as catering for meetings and special events.

Upcoming events

Canceled
Thu, Apr 09, 6:00pm - 7:30pm

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Thu, Apr 09, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Tap Room

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Fri, Apr 10, 9:30am - 10:30am

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Fri, Apr 10, 10:00am - 11:00am

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Fri, Apr 10, 2:00pm - 4:00pm

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Fri, Apr 10, 2:00pm - 4:00pm

Rescheduled
Sat, Apr 11, 10:00am - 2:00pm
New date Saturday, September 26, 10:00am - 2:00pm

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Sat, Apr 11, 10:00am - 11:00am

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