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International Languages Department, Central Library



July 27, 2015

Please join us for free classic Tai Chi classes by Instructor Bill Cheng. Each class will include introduction and interpretation of classic Tai Chi forms, exercises, as well as questions and answers.

The Colors of Serenity

The Colors of Serenity: Travel Photographs of Setsuko Owan

June 17, 2015

In the story “The Last Dream of the Old Oak Tree” Hans Christian Andersen presents a short dialogue between a little fly and an oak tree. “Will all the beauty of the world come to an end when you die?” asks the little fly.

Nishan Press Chinese Book Donation

May 27, 2015

“To have friends coming from afar, is it not delightful?” This wise and humane saying can be found in a little red book, titled Quotations from Confucius, published by Shandong Friendship Publishing House.

Yumiko Kikkawa

Video: Japanese Flower Arrangement

May 18, 2015

Japan is a country of elegant art forms and subtle inspirations. One of these inspiring art forms, which can be thought of as poetry of nature, is Ikebana (生け花, "living flowers").

Japanese Flower Arrangement


May 12, 2015

There is a centuries-old Japanese flower arrangement art form, known as Ikebana (生け花, "living flowers"). The word comes from the Japanese word ikeru (生ける, "keep alive, arrange flowers, living") and hana (花, "flower").

Tai Chi Workshop

September 16, 2014

Tai Chi is a centuries-old Chinese martial art with practical health benefits. It descends from Qigong, having its roots in traditional Chinese medicine. Tai Chi involves a series of slow and meditative body move

La Tarjeta Verde Book Cover

How to get a Green Card with author Nelson Castillo

January 09, 2014

Saturday, January 25, 2014 

12:30 p.m.

Central Library - Meeting Room A

Women from India Dancing In Traditional Clothing

International Languages Department initiates new World Cinema Series!

November 26, 2013

We are excited to announce the start of our World Cinema Series on Saturday December 7, 2013 with the screening of a popular and colorful Indian film from 2001.

Musicians on Stage

World Music Concert

August 14, 2013

We hope you can join us on September 7th for an afternoon of great music!

Japanese Tea Ceremony School Instructor and Students

Japanese Tea Ceremony at Thursdays@Central on April 11

April 04, 2013

The Ogasawara Ryu Sencha Do Japanese Tea Ceremony School was established in Japan about 100 years ago. Although the history of the matcha ceremony is much older and well known, Ogasawara Ryu involves the making of tea from tea leaves as opposed to tea powder.