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A Six-Hour Cultural Event:  Wednesday, February 26th, 2020

The Clarke Historical Library, in partnership with the CMU Department of World Languages and Cultures (WLC), the CMU Office of Global Engagement, and the English Language Institute (ELI), is hosting six hours of readings from international children's books. The Clarke holds thousands of children's books in nearly 50 languages from over 70 countries. This event gives everyone a chance to hear some of those books read in the languages in which they are written. 


12:00 pm - 6:00 pm: Park Library - Baber Room
CMU students, faculty, and staff will read a story in their native language or a language they are studying here at CMU. They will also provide the audience with a summary in English and cultural context about the story. Languages include Arabic, Asante Twi, Chinese, Finnish, French, German, Hindi, Igbo, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Nepali, Polish, Portuguese, Sesotho, Setswana, Spanish, Telugu, Xhosa, Yoruba, and Zulu. 

Use the following link to access a complete schedule of the languages to be read.