01/06/06 — Library event to recognize Wayne's cultural diversity

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Library event to recognize Wayne's cultural diversity

By News-Argus Staff
Published in News on January 6, 2006 1:49 PM

Wayne County is as diversified culturally as any in North Carolina. Its residents come from backgrounds with roots in every continent. The county Public Library staff will recognize that diversity by holding a special event to honor the variety of heritages that have come together to make Wayne unique. The event is designed to help residents learn about cultures with which they might not be familiar.

Multi-Cultural Day will be held Saturday, Jan. 14, from 2-4 p.m. in the Gertrude Weil Auditorium at the library and the public is invited to attend.

Several different countries and cultures will be represented by Wayne Country citizens. Books reflecting a variety of cultures will be on display and available for check-out.

Special guest LaShonda Atkinson of Mystic Dance Productions will be performing Egyptian-style belly dancing. There will be music and stories and light snacks will be served.

This event is part of the library's ongoing effort to help bring more segments of the community together, staff member said. The library sponsored a Kwanzaa crafts activity over the holidays and has created a collection of foreign-language books.