Thursday, December 23, 2010


Coming Together in SkokieKnowledge. Awareness. Appreciation. events calendar
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Immerse yourself in the culture of the Philippines this winter as Coming Together in Skokie enters its second year. Each year, Coming Together in Skokie will highlight a different culture in our richly diverse community to build knowledge, awareness, and appreciation of our different backgrounds and to weave us all more closely into the vibrant tapestry that is Skokie. Here is a sneak preview–the complete schedule will be available in January. In the meantime, view the program book.
Reading together
Celebrating Filipino culture


Reading Together The backbone of Coming Together in Skokie is reading and discussing books that are rich in cultural aspects. This year, we are highlighting author Cecilia Manguerra Brainard, who will be visiting Skokie in March. Numerous book discussions of When the Rainbow Goddess Wept will take place in January and February at the Library and both high schools and will be open to the entire community. Copies of Growing Up Filipino, short stories edited by Brainard, will also be available. In order to bring younger readers into the celebration this year, three additional books will be highlighted at the Library and in several schools.

Celebrating Filipino Culture The kickoff celebration, which will include a fashion show, dance, music, food, and a special theatrical presentation, will be held at Niles West High School on Friday, January 28, beginning at 5:45pm. Mark your calendar now!

Numerous events will follow, taking place throughout February and early March at locations throughout Skokie. Brochures with all of the details will be available in January. In addition to book discussions, the Library is hosting exhibits of Filipino art, an art workshop, a concert, a dessert night, and more. The full calendar will be posted here soon. Plan to be part of Coming Together in Skokie!

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