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Bergenfield Library Plans Diversity Day

Bergenfield students were invited to share a drawing or photograph and a short explanation of why it’s important to their culture.
Bergenfield students were invited to share a drawing or photograph and a short explanation of why it’s important to their culture. Photo Credit: Contributed

BERGENFIELD, N.J. -- As part of its continued efforts to promote cultural awareness and lifelong learning, the Bergenfield Public Library will host “One Town, Many Stories,” a program dedicated to celebrating Bergenfield’s diverse community, on Sunday, March 20.

Coordinated by the Library’s Strategic Planning Committee, many different community organizations and groups were included in the planning process of the event.

“One Town, Many Stories” is a family-oriented event, and all affiliated displays and products will be suitable for all ages and for a diverse multicultural audience.

This exciting program will feature live entertainment, such as local singer Mayra Bello, a musical performance in Tagalog from the Jesus Lamb of God chorus, an appearance by recent "Master Chef Junior" participant Amaya Baez, dancers from the Filipino School of NY/NJ and more.

In addition to performances, the event will feature an array of arts and crafts activities for the entire family. Local Bergenfield restaurants will also be onsite to provide delicious finger foods from all over the globe. Sample all of your favorites and try something new.

Prior to the event, Bergenfield students were invited to share their culture with a drawing or photograph and a short explanation of why it’s important to their culture.

Completed entries will be displayed in the library, and a handful of students will be asked to share their story in person.

To cap off the day, a keynote lecture will be given by Anthony Cortez, Trustee from the Bergenfield Board of Education, concerning global citizenship and creating bridges in the community.

The Library’s Board of Trustees will also be presenting the winner of the Lucille Tendler Community Award during the event.

The event will begin at 1 p.m.

The event is co-sponsored by the Bergenfield Education Association.

For more information, contact the library at 201-387-4040, ext. 2829 or visit its website at bergenfield.bccls.org.

The library is at 50 W. Clinton Ave., Bergenfield.

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