There is more to learn from the Timberland Regional Libraries than just from books. On the TRL website I have found an events calendar chalk-full of interesting events, including lots of cultural ones.
This link, http://events.trlib.org/evanced/lib/eventcalendar.asp , provides a calendar of numerous events that go on all the time at different libraries around the state. I was really surprised how much was going on and the range in different events. The Timberland libraries offer everything from tax preparation help, movie showings, and SAT preparation.
As far as cultural events that caught my eye, there were several!
On March 7, at 6pm at the Olympia Timberland Library, the Comeford Irish Dancers will be performing to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day.
If you want to know more about your own culture and family history, also at the Olympia Timberland Libary, but on March 16 from 1-3 pm, the Olympia Genealogical Society will be there to help answer questions and do some research for you.
Olympia Timberland Regional Library is a popular place for these cultural events because on March 27th, from 7:30pm-8:45 pm Valerie Segrest will be talking about Northwest Coastal Indian food. Segrest is a native nutrition educator and a member of the Muckleshoot Indian Tribe.
At the Elma Timberland Regional Library the Buddhist monk, Kobai Scott Whitney, will present some of the latest meditation methods at 6pm on March 5.
Culture isn’t just about learning about different ethnicities. Culture is about learning something that isn’t a part of your ordinary life.Here are a few other cultural events that you might find enlightening, but don’t necessarily pertain to a particular ethnicity…
At the North Mason Timberland Library, the Knights of Veritas Swordfighting program will be from 2:30pm-3:30pm on March 9.
And perhaps one event happening at the Centralia Timberland Regional Library that sounds most fascinating to me is a Sasquatch 101 program from 2:30pm-4pm also on March 9.
Culture truly is everywhere…for those who wish to look for it!