In the Community Gallery
International Art Exhibition
View paintings, drawings, and photos of international scenes or subjects. The exhibition serves as the centerpiece of the World Festival, which takes place on March 30.
World Festival 2014
The World Festival takes place at the Port Washington Public Library and Landmark on Main Street on Sunday, March 30 -with many special activities at the Library through the month of March – all in celebration of the rich cultural traditions in Port Washington.
World Class Person Project
This month, look for World Festival posters in participating stores all around town – collect the miniature poster cards from each location and bring them with you to the Library – you can become a “World Class Person” when you check in!
The PWPL World Festival is generously sponsored by the Friends of the Library.
Sunday, March 30, 2014
Schedule of Events at PWPL / 1 to 6 p.m.
Thirty-five countries invite you to visit their displays throughout the library – taste traditional foods, play games, make crafts, see traditional costumes, learn about cultures around the world.
Master Storyteller Jonathan Kruk will MC student “Story Makers” from his workshops as they and community volunteers tell their favorite stories in the Children’s Room Story Circle.
World Games in TeenSpace
Hone your international strategy skills playing
Go (China, Japan, Korea), Settlers of Catan (Germany), Ludo (India), Mancala (Africa & Asia)
“Where in the World?”
An original interactive computer game challenges players to locate artifacts around the globe.
International Artifacts Display
Treasured objects from around the world will be on display throughout the library.
Performances in the Lapham Room at PWPL
1:30 p.m. / Mariachi Music from Mexico by NYC Mariachi conservatory
2:30 p.m. / Capoeira Martial Art from Brazil by ABADÁ-capoeira
3:30 p.m. / Didgeridoo from Australia by Graham Wiggins, a.k.a. DrDidg
4 p.m. / Rajasthani Folk Dance from India by Dr. Shruti Patel
5 p.m. / Chinese Puppet Theater Chinese Cultural Association on Long Island Performing Arts Club
Also throughout the month at PWPL:
World Film Festival
3/2 at 1:30 p.m. – The Rabbi’s Cat (France) & Fill the Void (Israel)
3/5 at 7:30 p.m. – Corpo Celeste (Italy) & Raju (Germany)
3/20 at 7:30 p.m. – The World Before Her (India)
3/24 at 7:30 p.m. – La Sirga (Colombia) & Simiente (Columbia)
3/25 at 7:30 p.m. – Key of Life (Japan) & Finale (Hungary)
3/26 at 7:30 p.m. – Lucky (South Africa)
3/28 at 7:30 p.m. – Tales of the Night (France)
3/31 at 7:30 p.m. – Three Worlds (France) & The Piano Tuner (France)
March 21 at 7:30 p.m.: “The ABCs of Jazz”: Celebrating a true American art form, Ken Kresge performs Ragtime, Swing, and Modern Jazz
March 21 at 4 p.m.: “Tales from Around the World:” An interactive performance for families by Master Storyteller Jonathan Kruk
March 21 & March 28 from 7 to 8:30 p.m.: Story Makers’ Workshops: 4 to 6-graders can turn a personal story or a favorite folk tale into a short performance piece that can be performed at the World Festival.
Pre-registration required – call 516.883.4400 Ext 150
Storytelling activities are funded by the Jackie Spielman Storytelling Fund of the Port Washington Library Foundation