Hoover residents can explore the continents of the world, all within the walls of the Hoover Library at Passport to the World on Saturday, April 20 from 1-4 p.m.
Participants can enjoy foods, learn dances, listen to music, see animals, make crafts, play sports, explore literature, view short films and more about different countries.
The library will feature the following countries during this year’s annual Cultural Diversity celebration: Spain, Germany, Pakistan, Korea, Argentina, Canada and Kenya. Also featured will be the continents of Antarctica and Australia.
There will be fun activities featuring these countries for all ages from demonstrations of taekwondo, flamenco and tango dancing to crafts, sports, film and trivia activities. Books by authors from these countries and books that highlight these countries will be featured in special book displays during April.
The following special programs are scheduled for this event:
- Coffee-ol-ogy Coffee Café will present a program on the Foods and Coffees of the World on the Library’s Plaza stage at 1 p.m.
- The Birmingham Zoo will present a program at 2 p.m. on the Library’s Plaza stage highlighting the amazing adaptation skills that animals from Africa have to help them survive in the wild. This 30-minute program features several different animals, each with unique adaptations, and focuses on animal types, biomes, and animal diversity.
- Get Rhythm, led by John Scalici, an internationally recognized drum circle facilitator, speaker and musician, will lead a fun-filled interactive community drum circle celebration starting at 3:15 p.m. in The Library Theatre. Rhythm is a universal language. Come be part of a rhythm-charged group experience that will wrap-up the Hoover Library’s Passport to the World event.
For more, call 444-7820.