Chinese Culture Program Comes to Belle Isle Library


In addition to its current place in world affairs, China has always cast a spell over the west.

To celebrate Asian-Pacific American Heritage Month, Belle Isle Library, 5501 N. Villa, is presenting Tao Ling with a free program that highlights various aspects of Chinese culture on Saturday, May 19, beginning at 2:00p.m.  The session features a demonstration, with audience participation, of Tai Chi Quan, a performance of a Tai Chi Fan dance, and a demonstration of the intricacies of Chinese calligraphy. 

“I think what I’m looking forward to the most,” said librarian Ann Meeks, “is that Tao Ling will be teaching us a few words in Chinese, which has always seemed to me to be a fascinating language.  But it’ll all be exotic to me.”

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