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David Turshyan, Librarian, International Languages Department


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Caribbean-American Heritage Month

Caribbean-American Heritage Month

June 10, 2015

¿A dónde vas, humilde trova mía,
así cruzando los extensos mares…?

Where are you going, friendly troubadour,
Crossing the vast seas with a long detour…?


Film screening ~ The Illusionist

Film Screening ~ The Illusionist

May 20, 2015

A free screening of the film The Illusionist
Sunday, May 24, 2015, 1:15 p. m.
Meeting Room A, Central Library


World Wonders: Pictorial Jigsaw Puzzle / World Map

May 03, 2015

Picture the world map six decades ago. Were all the countries and their flags the same as we know them today? How about traveling a couple of millennia back? What were the Seven Wonders of the ancient world and where did they reside?


Image from film poster If Only Everyone

Film Screening ~ If Only Everyone

April 13, 2015

A free screening of the film If Only Everyone
Sunday, April 19, 2015, 1:15 p. m.


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The Book of Flowers

April 10, 2015

Picture a book that can gracefully endure the trials of the centuries – the water, the fire, the sword. What will this book be about? In what language will it be? There is an old legend about an artist-scribe who was being burned along with a precious manuscript.


March 8: International Women’s Day - Graphic

International Women’s Day

March 05, 2015

What is the innermost secret of a woman’s heart?  Throughout centuries, poets, philosophers, devotees in the fields of art and science have come across this question at one time or another.


From a Tiny Sprout: In Search of Ithaca through First Day of Issues

From a Tiny Sprout: In Search of Ithaca through First Day of Issues

February 18, 2015

Imagine receiving a letter from a remote island. Imagine the journey it has ventured to reach the shores of here and now. In what language is the letter? Who is it from? How many years has it been awandering and what adventures has it encountered on its way to us?


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Around the World in 30 Seconds

January 26, 2015

Imagine traveling around the world in thirty seconds, while looking at thirty books – each in a different language. That’s one book per second. Imagine the treasures to be discovered in this short amount of time. Is this possible?


On the Wings of Philosophy

November 20, 2014

A few years ago, UNESCO marked every third Thursday of November as World Philosophy Day. And so it is, but what is philosophy? “There are more things in heaven and earth, Horatio, than are dreamt of in your philosophy,” says the Prince of Denmark in Shakespeare’s Hamlet.


Saroyanesque

September 04, 2014


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