Chinese Cultural Activities
Chinese is spoken by more people in the world than any other
language and therefore it should not be surprising that even in
Indianapolis, there is a wealth of activities for you take
advantage of. Both within our Butler community and off-campus, you
will find several Chinese activities to both entertain and educate.
Give them a try!
Chinese Fall Festival:
The Indianapolis Chinese Festival is coming up quickly on
Saturday, September 8th.
601 West New York St.
- hands-on activities
- live demonstrations
- lively performances
- delicious Chinese food!
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The addition of a main stage and secondary stage this year will
provide greater visibility to the colorful performances that
include singing, dancing, instrumental music, and more. There will
be games, crafts and face painting for the kids. Adults will enjoy
learning about Chinese culture through interactive activities
like playing Chinese instruments and learning Tai Chi with local
practitioners. And, did we mention the delicious Chinese food? You
can't mention that too often.
Hangzhou Public Library
Opportunity for Chinese Immersion Experience in
September 3- 21, 2012: Professional Exchange Visitors from
the Hangzhou Public Library visit Indianapolis
How can you be involved?
Help show our visiting professionals how wonderful Indianapolis
is. Ideas include: a tour of Butler, visiting your
favorite sight in Indianapolis, going to the IMA, etc.
Who can help?
Anyone with Chinese language skills (beginning-intermediate and
up) who is interested in using her/his skills to help
When do you need help?
One or two evenings or later afternoons of your choosing between
How do I sign up?
Email Indianapolis Public Library Librarian Sailan Liang - firstname.lastname@example.org to work out details.
Indianapolis has become a sister city with Hangzhou, China since
2008. The Indianapolis Public Library and the Hangzhou Public
Library embrace their first professional exchange program this
year, which include collection exchanges and professional
As part of the Sister City exchange, The Indianapolis Public
Library will host two staff members for two weeks in the fall from
the Hangzhou Library who will gain insight into local library
practices and American culture.
The exchanges will allow for sharing best practices,
conversations about shared problems, a comparison of library
policies, and presentations on various library topics.
"These staff exchanges offer us the opportunity to become
imbedded in a different culture and understand what libraries mean
to others, obtain real insights into other approaches to
organizing, funding and providing services, and to deepen our
appreciation for diversity," stated Jackie Nytes, CEO of The
Indianapolis Public Library.
"We promote these active cultural and educational exchanges
because it is important to our success as a city," said Mayor Greg
Ballard. "In today's world economy, it is more critical than ever
for Indianapolis to be a city that is globally recognized as a
great place to live, work and raise a family, and these
relationships go a long way to promoting our appeal as a
destination that embraces diversity."