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'8 Countries' event returns to the library

DeKALB – Library patrons are invited to a whirlwind adventure around the world as the customs of eight countries are portrayed throughout the library on Saturday, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

There will be bilingual story times in Mexico and Tinikling traditional dance in the Philippines. Visitors can experience the British invasion of The Beatles and watch Monty Python and "Fawlty Towers," as well as sample cocktail samosas and Pani Puri in India. Other countries featured include Guatemala, Germany, Greece and Brazil.

Each country will have crafts, activities and food samples available while supplies last. Special performances will be scheduled throughout the event. Programs and “passports” will be handed out at the welcome table. Visit each country, get the passport stamped, and enter for a chance to win a prize. Attendees can bring canned goods for additional raffle tickets.

This event is free and open to all; no need to register. It is funded by the Brian D. Slavenas Center for Cross-Cultural Understanding and held in conjunction with the First Lutheran Church and the Northern Illinois University Center for Southeast Asian Studies.

Last year, more than 600 people attended this program over two days. Organizers hope to beat that record this year.

For information, contact Samantha at samanthah@dkpl.org or 815-756-9568, ext. 1701.

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