home > reference & research > cultures & diversity > blog
Homework Resources for Countries
Researching other lands and peoples? Our Cultures & Diversity databases can help you find articles, history, maps, music, news and more on countries all over the world.
posted Sep 9, 2014 by DJ Category: Cultures/Diversity

Multicultural Genealogy
Explore your ancestry with the our Multicultural Family History subject guide, which includes a comprehensive listing of databases and websites to help you with your search.
posted Aug 5, 2014 by DJ Category: Cultures/Diversity

Smithsonian Global Sound for Libraries
With Smithsonian Global Sound for Libraries, find music from every part of the world, every ethnic group, and on any instrument, along with the sounds of animals and nature, dramatic performances, poetry, political speeches, war and protest songs, and more! Search by keyword, title, country, genre, cultural group, instrument, artist, ensemble or label.
posted Jul 2, 2014 by DJ Category: Cultures/Diversity

Spice & Slice:Celebrating Asian Cultures
Enjoy free interactive events celebrating the cultures of Asia. Indian arts and crafts, Chinese acrobats, Hmong music and dance, Japanese art prints and much more. For kids and families at various libraries in May.

posted Apr 28, 2014 by Phuoc Tran Category: Cultures/Diversity

Global Folk: Songs from Ireland!
Celebrate St Patrick's Day with musicians Ross Sutter and Laura Mackensie who will share their mesmerizing voices and wide array of traditional musical instruments
Register online or call 612-543-5825
posted Feb 25, 2014 by Phuoc T. Category: Cultures/Diversity

Asian New Year at the Library!
Kick off the Year of the Horse with celebrations from Vietnamese, Indian and Chinese culture! Join us for storytelling, henna tattoos, dance, drumming, music and more!
posted Jan 14, 2014 by Phuoc T. Category: Cultures/Diversity

Free Classes: Make a Japanese Gift
Make a kumihimo bracelet or suminagashi paper/fabric at one of our free Crafty Minnesota library classes! Great gift idea!
posted Dec 3, 2013 by DJ Category: Cultures/Diversity

November is Native American Heritage Month
Cover Art The following are a just a few suggested ways to commemorate this historic month: Research your Native American ancestry! Check out a book about the Native American Experience! Attend a free program about the history of American Indian Games! Learn about Native American history!
posted Nov 4, 2013 by DJ Category: Cultures/Diversity

October is Diversity Awareness Month
BookSpace is a great readers resource! Looking for nonfiction about other cultures? Check out the Black Voices, GLBT Voices and Native American Experience book lists. Want something lighter? Read fiction from around the world with US and World Authors recommendations.
posted Oct 5, 2013 by DJ Category: Cultures/Diversity

Homework Resources for Countries & Cultures
Researching other countries, cultures and histories? Try the CultureGrams, Lands & Peoples and U.S. History in Context databases!
posted Sep 9, 2013 by DJ Category: Cultures/Diversity

Learn Languages Online
Tell Me More provides language instruction in English, French, German, Spanish, Latin American Spanish, Italian and Dutch. Quickly learn words and phrases in over 70 languages with Transparent Language Online. Learn while having fun--Zon is a multiplayer virtual environment designed to teach Chinese language and culture through gameplay.
posted Aug 7, 2013 by DJ Category: Cultures/Diversity

Free Concerts and Film at Hosmer Library
This summer, Hosmer is hosting a World Concert & Film series. Everyone is welcome to attend.
posted Jul 5, 2013 by DJ Category: Cultures/Diversity

Celebrating Asian-Pacific American Heritage Month
Hennepin Gallery Exhibit- May to June 12, 2013

Hennepin County is home to 28 percent of Minnesota’s Asian population. Who are they and where are they from? This exhibit
offers a glimpse into the lives of Asian communities within the county. It includes artifacts, jewelry, traditional clothing, traditional cooking utensils, pottery, materials and more on loan from: Hmong
ABC Bookstore, St, Paul; the Chinese Heritage Foundation; the Korean Service Center; and the personal collection of Hennepin County Library—Augsburg Park Librarian Phuoc Tran.
posted May 6, 2013 by Phuoc T. Category: Cultures/Diversity

Children's Day/Book Day Events
Cover Art Early literacy for children of all cultures is cause for celebration! Children's Book Day events at eight libraries are a collaboration with community partners to raise awareness of the importance of children's reading. ¡Fiesta!
posted Apr 15, 2013 by Phuoc Tran Category: Cultures/Diversity

A Thousand Journeys, One Home: Asian-Pacific Heritage Day
On April 13, 2013-Noon to 4 p.m. at the Minnesota History Center, join Chinese, East Indian, Hawaiian, Hmong, Indonesian, Japanese, Karen, Korean, Thai and Vietnamese people as they engage in traditions that emphaszie connections not only to each other, but to the broader communities in which they live, work and play. Highlights include dance performances by the Japanese troupe Sansei Yonsei Kai and the Karen of Minnesota; demonstrations in Japanese calligraphy; Thai fruit carving; Hmong and Korean cooking; and hands-on art activities.
posted Mar 19, 2013 by Phuoc Tran Category: Cultures/Diversity

Global Folk: Irish Music
Listen to Celtic songs and music that will transport you to the Emerald Isle with our Global Folk: Ireland series! Registration required.
posted Feb 12, 2013 by Phuoc T. Category: Cultures/Diversity

Vietnamese New Year at the Library
Kick off the Year of the Snake. Celebrate Tet: Vietnamese New Year at various library locations. Learn unicorn moves and drumming to drive off bad luck. Listen to zodiac tales, watch and dance along with a cultural dance group, and enjoy a martial arts demonstration. Feel free to attend in traditional clothing. This project is funded with money from Minnesota's Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund. Presented in collaboration with Hung Vuong Association of Minnesota.
posted Jan 10, 2013 by Phuoc T. Category: Cultures/Diversity

hcl mobile app
Facebook Twitter Tumblr YouTube Vimeo Flickr Federal Depository Library Federal
Hennepin County Government Hennepin
© 2014  Hennepin County Library12601 Ridgedale Drive, Minnetonka, MN 55305 Comments and Feedback    |    RSS