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USA Melting Pot November Meeting
The USA Melting Pot club will hold its seventh meeting at the Troy Public Library Thursday, November 15, 2012 from 7-9 p.m. Canadian citizen Rick Vriesen will speak on Canada’s geography, history, culture, food, sports, and Canadians working and living in the USA.
Come learn about Canada (world’s second largest land area) and its friendly people:
- Which sport has the highest participation rate: (hockey is #2 and curling is #11)
- Where French is spoken and how Canadian English differs from American English
- How to spell colour and centre correctly J and what hydro means
- What to see if you visit Canada – the world next door
This new club is unique in building and crossing bridges between ethnic groups, which already have their own individual clubs. In the past five months, we’ve had meetings on Chinese culture and bicycle touring, India’s culture and canoeing, Korean culture and camping, German culture, Brazilian culture and held a potluck picnic at the Troy Historic Village.
- To help newcomers assimilate into the USA and mingle with all ethnic groups
- To celebrate ethnic background & cultural identity, including American culture
- To provide a forum for conversational English
- To encourage face to face dialogue in our increasingly technology-dependent world
For more information, visit www.USAmeltingpot.org or read http://troy.patch.com/blog_posts/usa-melting-pot-india-canoeing
More About Troy Public Library
The Troy Public Library has grown from a collection of 1,000 books to a 40,000-square-foot facility with more than 320,000 items available for checkout. The library moved to its current location in 1971 and circulates more than a million items annually. The Troy Public Library is part of the Suburban Library Cooperative.
In addition to books, the Troy Public Library houses a Teen Resource Center, a children's room and a computer center and offers a Special Needs Collection, audio and video media, digital books, several classes and reading programs, as well as services for job seekers and access to e-resources.
The Troy Public Library continually ranks among the top libraries by Hennen's American Public Library Rating Index for libraries serving populations of 50,000 or more and has received awards from the Library of Michigan and the American Library Association.