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What foreign countries have you been to?

Do you know somebody who was born in another country?

Can you name one country in each continent: Africa, Asia, Europe, North America, and South America?

Many countries have territories in Antarctica but the continent of Antarctica doesn't have its own countries!

Other Cultural Programs at Palms

• Black History Month

• Black History Assembly

• Multicultural Choral Performances

The cultural mix at Palms is amazing and wonderful! It's the best way to learn about cultures other than your own.

Mobile Museum Fair

Connecting Cultures was one of two dozen invited exhibitors at the first-ever Los Angeles Central Library Mobile Museum Fair in January 2019.

Connecting Cultures mask display

Connecting Cultures Exhibit

In the Spring semester the Palms Library puts on a display of Connecting Cultures, celebrating the world's many cultures. Throughout the week, classes visit the Library to view the incredible display of unique and interesting items from many different cultures. Sometimes there are musical performances too.

Parents are welcome to stop by the library during Open House to view the display and enjoy a dessert buffet. If you would like to contribute a dessert from your country of origin for this effort, please bring it by just before 5:00pm.

Themes rotate every 3 years:

2020 - Commercial Connections. Student examine and learn about artifacts for natural resources, trade, and colonization.

2019 - Everyday Connections. Students will examine and learn about traditional or special occasion clothing, talismans to attract good fortune or scare away bad spirits, toys, and sports jerseys and equipment.

2018 - Spiritual Connections. Students examine and learn about the diverse ways that people from around the world practice their beliefs, with masks, organized religion, and musical instruments.

Students tour the exhibit on schooldays (see below). Parents are welcome to visit at these times as well.

For Connecting Cultures schedule news, check the School Calendar and watch for news announcements. To learn more about the Connecting Cultures Mobile Museum program, see their website.

 

2020 Exhibit open during school hours:
  • Tuesday, March 17 - setup
  • Wednesday, March 18 - setup
  • Thursday, March 19
  • Friday, March 20
  • Monday, March 23
  • Tuesday, March 24
  • Wednesday, March 25
  • Thursday, March 26
  • Friday, March 27
  • Monday, March 30 - cleanup
  • Tuesday, April 1 - cleanup
Thursday March 19, 2020: