On January 14 in our art gallery, The Big Read Community Art project was making homemade India-themed bookmarks. Old and young alike enjoyed the colorful papers and glue.
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Well our 20th Foreign Film Festival started off with a chilly whisper. Due to the extreme cold and high winds, we canceled the first film on January 5, “Bride and Prejudice.” This film has been rescheduled to Saturday, February 1 at 2:00 p.m.
This Sunday, Jan. 12, the weather will be great for the film, “Om Shanti Om.”
ADDED BONUS for attending our Film Festival
Every time you attend one of our films, you may fill out a ticket to be drawn on the final day of the festival (2/1). On that day, the person whose name is drawn will receive the poster shown above!
Image from Honors English 101 Class blog
We are happy to have Black Hills State University (BHSU) as one of our Big Read Spearfish partners. The Honors English 101 Class has created a blog about “The Namesake,” which includes discussions and thoughts of the differences and similarities of our cultures, information on the author Jhumpa Lahiri, beautiful photography of life in India, and culinary photos of traditional Indian dishes.
Follow The Namesake Blog by The Honors English 101 Class
For the December Big Read community art project, we created Mehndi Art Gloves. Originating in ancient India, Mehndi is the artistic application of designs to the hands and feet. The folks that attended enjoyed the practice of Mehndi without staining their skin by creating radial designs in marker while wearing a glove.
As part of The Big Read, this event was free and open to the public.
Also, we love the smell of markers.
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