Monday, June 1, 2009

June Events: Popular Culture of India

The library is hosting a month-long exploration of Indian cultural topics in June. The series begins on Tuesday June 2nd at 7pm, with a screening of the 2009 Best Picture Oscar winner, a film about a teenager from the slums of Mumbai who becomes a contestant on the Indian version of "Who Wants To Be A Millionaire."

On Tuesday, June 9th at 7pm, guest lecturer Kara Baer will talk about the Bollywood film phenomenon. On Tuesday, June 16th from 6pm-9:45pm the library will be showing a Bollywood epic about the people of a small village in Victorian India who stake their future on a game of cricket against their ruthless British rulers.

On Sunday, June 14th at 2pm, Nancy Shai from Body Art will present a henna workshop in the garden. Priya Datta will demonstrate Indian cooking techniques on Wednesday, June 24th at 7pm. (Advance registration will be required for this event).

Our series on India will conclude with a performance on Saturday, June 27th at 2pm. The Spindrift Marionettes will present “The Butter Thief”, a story from the childhood of Krishna.

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