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LONG BEACH PUBLIC LIBRARY—Khmer, Come All!: Concluding celebration

December 3, 2022 @ 10:00 am3:00 pm

Long Beach Public Library is pleased to announce Khmer, Come All!, a series celebrating the cultural heritage of its immigrant communities.

Khmer, Come All! Concluding Celebration

The Killing Field of Dr. Haing Ngor with Director Arthur Dong
Time: 10:00 am – 11:45 am
Director Arthur Dong will show then discuss his film The Killing Fields of Dr. Haing Ngor, a singular documentary on one of the most well-known survivors of the Cambodian genocide. Mr. Dong will invite a dialogue about the film to engage audience participation. This event is recommended for adult audiences.

Khemara Kids – Storytime in Khmer
Time: 12:00 pm – 12:45 pm
Children will participate in a fun and engaging story time which will be presented in Khmer. Brandy Myers of Khemara Kids will read books and sing a few nursery rhymes in the Khmer Language. Participants are encouraged to dress in clothes that represent their culture. This is an all ages event.

Dance Workshop with Modern Apsara
Time: 1:00 pm – 1:45 pm
The Modern Apsara Company (MAC) will feature a ballet Cambodian dance. They will demonstrate how specific hand gestures tell a story through song and dance. MAC will engage audience participation by inviting guests to dance along. Participants are encouraged to dress in clothes that represent their culture. This is an all ages event.

Social Hour with D.J. Hunny Hach
Time: 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
D.J. Hunny will play popular Cambodian songs and welcome song requests from participants. Guests will also make crafts, create buttons, and enjoy light refreshments during the final hour of Khmer, Come All! If you would like to submit song requests ahead of the program, please contact the Los Altos Neighborhood Branch at 562-570-1045. This is an all ages event.

This program is supported by the Library Innovation Lab.

Details

Date:
December 3, 2022
Time:
10:00 am – 3:00 pm
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Venue

Mark Twain Neighborhood Library
1401 E Anaheim St
Long Beach, CA 90813 United States
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Phone:
(562) 570-1046
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