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Read Across the World: A Celebration of Cultures

The words "Read Across the World" hovering over an illustration of Earth. Illustrated flags of countries surround the image border.

Long Beach Public Library (LBPL) proudly hosts a new series called Read Across the World: A Celebration of Cultures.

Each celebration will highlight a specific culture through storytime, song, art, and discussion. This series will bring an extraordinary cultural experience focused on celebrating and amplifying the diverse cultures, perspectives, and attributes of communities across the City of Long Beach. Join the Library for this inspiring celebration of cultures!


The program is scheduled for the following dates and locations:

Celebration of Filipino Culture @ Harte Neighborhood Library
Saturday, March 9, 2024
10:30 – 11:45 AM 

Celebration of Mexican Culture @ Billie Jean King Main Library
Saturday, March 23, 2024
2:00 – 4:00 PM

Celebration of Cambodian Culture @ Mark Twain Neighborhood Library
Saturday, April 6, 2024
1:15 – 4:15 PM

Celebration of French Culture @ Alamitos Neighborhood Library
Friday, May 17, 2024
10:30 AM – 12:00 PM


For more information, please visit the Event Calendar and search for "Read Across the World". The events are for all ages and no registration is required.