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Volume 6, Issue 2


February 2008

Library News & Events

By Dawn Anderson

The library’s Winter Reading & Arts Festival continues:

ramosPapel Picado

On Saturday, February 9, 1 pm, Leticia Ramos will lead a workshop on Papel Picado, an enchanting Mexican popular art form of cutting paper that has roots in the country’s ancient Aztec culture. This two-hour workshop will appeal to ages 10- adult. Supplies will be provided; however, registration is required. Call the adult reference desk at 503 644-0043 ext 114 to sign up.


On Saturday, February 16, at the Bethany Branch, Mehndi artist Raina Imig will conduct a workshop on this beautifully detailed method of decorating the skin with henna. The reddish-brown Mehndi designs, traditionally applied to celebrate special occasions, remain on the skin for two weeks and are popular throughout India, the Middle East, North Africa, and Somaliland. To learn about this ancient form of body art and have your own design applied to your hand, drop in at the Bethany Branch any time between 3 and 5 pm.

joshaIndian Folksongs

On Sunday afternoon, February 24, at 1 pm, classical Hindustani musician and vocalist Nisha Joshi will perform traditional Indian folksongs. Nisha was born and raised in the northwestern province of Rajasthan, India where she studied music and learned the dances and folksongs that celebrate the many Indian festivals. Nisha earned a PhD in Hindustani vocals from Delhi University and has taught for more than 25 years. Several of Nisha’s students will join her Festival performance.




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