Culture Days @ the Library
September 7, 2011 - More Than 85 Free Activities At 48 Branches
Toronto Public Library, the Neighbourhood Arts Network and Culture Days are pleased to announce a major partnership called “Culture Days @ the Library” that welcomes more than 85 Toronto-based artists and cultural groups into 48 library branches throughout the city. On Friday, September 30 and Saturday, October 1 the public is invited to take part in free, hands-on and behind-the-scenes activities where artists will share their creative process, inspirations and techniques.
Culture Days @ the Library matches Toronto-based artists and groups with library branches as a grassroots way of connecting artists to the public in their own neighbourhood. The partnership allows artists to bring their work out of the studio and engage directly with the public. Most activities are family-friendly, and all are free and interactive.
“Toronto Public Library is one of the best library systems in the world, but what makes it special to us is its accessibility. We jumped at the chance to present our traditional Tibetan dresses and music at such a community hub,” said Gelek Badheytsang, co-director of Tibetan arts group Drebu, which is participating in Culture Days for the second time. “We enjoy being part of a movement that celebrates local arts across the whole country.” Drebu presents their activityTibetan Chuba at Parkdale Library.
Visit www.torontopubliclibrary.ca/culturedays for a complete list of activities at Toronto Public Library branches. Or visit www.culturedays.ca to search or browse for all Culture Days activities happening in Toronto and plan your weekend using the Culture Days Bright Spots Schedule.