Celebrate diverse cultures

Join us this winter—and all year round—for activities that can help foster empathy in our community.

On Wednesday, December 12, discover world holidays through crafts, games, books and artifacts from the Multicultural Collection at Holidays Around the World from 4 to 5 pm at Dole Branch Library.

And join members of the community to celebrate Kwanzaa, a celebration of family, community and culture, on Sunday, December 30, from 2 to 5 pm at the Main Library

Plus, kids can create an artifact-inspired craft at upcoming Multicultural Crafting events.

  • Wednesday, November 28, 3-4 pm, Dole Branch
  • Thursday, November 29, 4-5 pm, Maze Branch
  • Thursday, December 6, 4-5 pm, Maze Branch

About the Multicultural Collection

Most of the collection, housed at the Dole Branch Library and including thousands of items—artifacts, traditional clothing, games, books, posters, music, and films from around the world—is available for library cardholders to borrow for up to four weeks. More fragile or rare items, such as a 6-foot-tall statue inspired by the sarcophagus of Egyptian Pharaoh Tutankhamen, an Aztec calendar stone, and straw artwork from Afghanistan, are on display or in-house use only.

Learn how the collection provides educational opportunities for developing global citizens: Explore the Multicultural Collection »