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Posted on: September 12, 2017

Anoka County Launches Multicultural Program Series

Minnesota Tapestry Series

Anoka County Library (ACL) is pleased to announce its latest multicultural program series: The Minnesota Tapestry Series. Included are three programs highlighting immigration histories of various groups:

•             Documenting Hmong and Lao Refugee Resettlement: A Tale of Two Communities
Saturday, September 16, 2:00 p.m. at Rum River Library, 4201 6th Ave., Anoka
Saengmany Ratsabout from the Immigration History Research Center will share the experiences of Southeast Asia refugees resettling here in Minnesota.

•             The History of Norwegian Immigration in Minnesota
Saturday, September 30, 2:00 p.m. at Northtown Library, 711 County Rd. 10 N.E., Blaine
Author and Professor Betty Bergland will discuss Norwegian/Swedish immigration and settlement in Minnesota and explore the experiences of Scandinavian women as they settled a new land.

•             The History of Latin America Immigration in Minnesota
Saturday, October 21, 2:00 p.m. at Rum River Library, 4201 6th Ave., Anoka
Author and Professor Dr. Jessica Lopez Lyman from the University of Minnesota Department of Chicano and Latino Studies will explore the history of Latin American immigration and settlement in Minnesota.

“Our goal is to continue offering diverse programming that reflects our community and our shared history,” said ACL Director Maggie Snow.

The Minnesota Tapestry Series is for adult audiences and no registration is required. 

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