Larchmont Library To Host Spirit Of Korea Programs

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Photo Credit: Larchmont Library
Photo Credit: Larchmont Library

LARCHMONT, N.Y. – Two educational programs will be presented at the Larchmont Public Library in May by the Korean Spirit and Culture Promotion Project (KSCPP) -- one for children and one for adults.

On Tuesday, May 6 at 4:00 p.m., the KSCPP will present a program for children ages 6 to 8. Members of the KSCPP will read several short stories from their illustrated book “Chung Hyo, Ye” (in English). The recently published book features tales of devotion to one’s parents, loyalty, respect and benevolence, and the folklore of Korea. Children will also have the opportunity to try on traditional Korean costumes and perform a traditional Korean New Year’s Greeting Ceremony called “Sabae”. Sabae is a ceremony that is traditionally observed on Korean New Year where children with their elders perform one deep bow while wishing their parents and other elder relatives’ good luck for the coming year. The program will feature Korean refreshments.

Reservations are required. To reserve a space call the library at 914-834-2281.

On Saturday, May 10, from 1:00 to 4:30 p.m., the KSCPP will present a program for adults called “The Spirit of Korea: Hidden Treasures of Korean Art and Modern Korean Culture.” The program presents a basic introduction to Korea’s long and rich artistic history, the spirit of its people, and its cultural value. Two informative DVDs will be shown. Following the viewing of the DVDs, a traditional Korean meal consisting of Korean mixed vegetables, royal braised chicken, kimchi salad, noodles and shrimp, followed by a traditional Korean dessert. Korean beverages are also served. There will be works of art, including paintings, objects and costumes on display.

Because there is a meal involved reservations are required. To make a reservation online, visit www.larchmontlibrary.org/adult-programs/spirit-of-korea/

For information about the Korean Spirit and Culture Promotion Project, visit www.kscpp.net.

For additional information about these or any of the other programs and services at the Larchmont Public Library, call 914-834-2281 or visit the library online at www.larchmontlibrary.org.

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