Annual city-wide events throughout May
TORONTO (Wednesday, April 25, 2012) - Toronto Public Library is celebrating the 10th anniversary of Asian Heritage Month with dozens of free events for people of all ages at branches across the city. In a special anniversary event, Asian Heritage Month founder Senator Vivien Poy will host an evening featuring music, poetry and dance.
What: A Night of Music, Dance & Poetry Celebrating 10 years of Asian Heritage
When: Thursday, May 10, 2012
6:30 – 8:30 pm
Where: North York Central Library, Auditorium
Once again this year the library will feature eight Asian Homelands Festivals, highlighting East, West, South Asia and China. Among the featured guests at these festivals are master sitarist Anwar Kurshid, The Persian-Canadian Music and Dance Quartette, Tyko Drummers and author Arlene Chan.
And new this year, the library teams up with the National Film Board of Canada to offer a cross-town Asian Heritage Film festival, featuring NFB films for audiences of all ages. There are also dozens of other opportunities for children and families, teens and adults including author visits and story times, cooking and tai chi demos, puppet shows, henna tattooing and origami, and much more.
Thanks to the generous support of RBC Foundation, Toronto Public Library is able to host all the Asian Heritage Month events.
For more information and a complete list of all Asian Heritage Month events, pick up an event guide and recommended reading list at any Toronto Public Library branch, call Answerline at (416) 393-7131, or visit torontopubliclibrary.ca/asianheritage
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Tina Srebotnjak, Manager – Cultural & Special Events Programming