Learn about a variety of cultures through our Exploring Cultures Series. Don’t miss your chance to hear from special speakers, attend lively dance performances, and experience foods from across the globe! Programs begin in January with Refugees in Northern Kentucky and continue through May.

Refugees in Northern Kentucky 
Thursday, January 12 
Main Library or Zoom, 6:30 p.m. 
Kentucky Refugee Ministries will discuss the NKY refugee population, the journey of a refugee, and how to help local refugee populations. Please register. 

On Display – The Peace Relay: Depictions of Peace by Students from Around the World 
February 1-12 at the Hebron Branch in Hebron
February 13-28 at the Main Library in Burlington
View artwork created by Ukranian schoolchildren. Display provided by the Cincinnati Kharkiv Sister City Partnership.

Cozy Connections
Friday, February 3
Walton Branch, 1 p.m. 
View a French movie with English subtitles while sipping on a cafe au la and nibbling on macaroons.

Jose Luis Palacio Larrodera 
Saturday, February 4 
Florence Branch, 2 p.m. 
Experience Flamenco/Classical guitar along with singing in multiple languages including French, Portuguese, Spanish and more.

Discover Foods of France 
Thursday, February 9 
Walton Branch, 1 p.m. 
Home of the “mother sauces” and tasty delights, learn about common foods from France as we sample a recipe or two. Please register.

Bollywood Beats: Cultural Centre of India 
Saturday, February 11
Scheben Branch, 2 p.m. 
Music, dance, action, drama, glamour all comes together in Bollywood movies and dance numbers. Create a magical moment with this spectacular showcase of artistic expression, energy, and beauty that will make you experience incredible dances of India.

Cincinnati Dayton Taiko Group 
Sunday, February 26
Main Library, 2 p.m. 
Experience traditional Japanese drumming.

Dark Moll
Sunday, March 5
Scheben Branch, 2 p.m. 
Experience traditional Irish and American Roots music.

Sakura Ladies Chorus
Monday, March 6
Walton Branch, 6:30 p.m. 
Enjoy an evening of music featuring Japanese seasonal and popular songs.

Kusudama Flowers & Origami Stars
Thursday, March 9
Walton Branch, 2:30 p.m. 
Make a traditional and beautiful origami star and Kusudama flower. Learn its history and how it can be used as a decoration in a modern setting. Materials included. Please register.

Taste of Somalia 
Monday, April 17
Walton Branch, 6:30 p.m. 
Learn the art of truffle making and create an original Qahwa truffle. Enjoy with a cup of traditional coffee while learning a few facts about Somali. Please register.

Cincinnati Baila! Dance Academy 
Saturday, April 22
Hebron Branch, 2 p.m. 
Enjoy a lively Mexican Folkloric Dance performance by young members of the Cincinnati Baila! Dance Academy! Open to all ages. Please register.

Discover Foods of Spain 
Monday, May 1
Walton Branch, 6 p.m. 
Sample a tapa or two while we explore some fascinating details about Spain and common foods found there. Please register.

Frida Art Class with Kathleen 
Wednesday, May 17
Walton Branch, 1 p.m. 
Discover the life and art of Frida Kahlo and create your own art piece inspired by her paintings. All supplies are provided. Please register.

For information on other upcoming events at the Library, please visit bcpl.org/events.