Monday, September 27, 2010

Librarians from Latvia

The Paxton Carnegie Library welcomed visiting librarians from Latvia along with representatives of the Mortenson Center for International Library Programs. Latvia is located in northeastern Europe, bordering the Baltic Sea, between Sweden and Russia. The librarians saw a Punch & Judy puppet show during Story Hour and made their own hand puppets to take home. After a tour of the library, they enjoyed lunch at the Tin Pan with Mayor Bill Ingold and Library Board President Flavel Heyman. Next, the librarians visited PBL High School, where they visited with Doug Anderson in the ag department, junior high librarian Mary Dulaney, and Dave Harber and Diane Mueller in the high school library.

Majestic Park in Downtown Paxton

(l to r:) Liga Masena, Iveta Ozolina, Vadla Ozolina, Flavel Heyman, Martins Logzdons, Barbara Ford, Bill Ingold, Antonina Girs, Anne Newman

"Punch & Judy" loses nothing in translation.

Liga Masena, Translator

Vadla Ozolina, Head of Library,
Broceni Municipality LIbrary

Puppet Workshop with
Latvian Librarians

Barbara Ford, Director and Distinguished Professor
and Katherine Eriksen, Training Coordinator
from the Mortenson Center for International Library Programs,
University of Illinois Library

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