New library series spotlights Louisville’s many cultures

Celebrating Our Neighborhood will highlight our city’s immigrant and refugee communities.

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The new series is a partnership with Kentucky Refugee Ministries + Americana World Community Center.

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The Louisville Free Public Library’s new event series Celebrating Our Neighborhood kicks off this week. Each month, the free program will highlight a culture from within LOU’s various immigrant and refugee populations, beginning with Cuban Americans.

Check out these four free happenings this November — just be sure to register in advance.

The History of Cuba: The 1959 Cuban Revolution
Wednesday, Nov. 8, 6:30 p.m. | Main Library

University of Kentucky historian Dr. Devyn Spence Benson will provide a historical tour of Cuba, demonstrating how the largest island in the Caribbean played a crucial role in the development of the Americas.

The Dance of Cuba
Thursday, Nov. 9, 6:30 p.m. | Southwest Regional Library

No partner or experience is required to attend this class that will showcase Cuban steps, like salsa, rumba and mambo.

The Cuisine of Cuba
Wednesday, Nov. 15, 6:30 p.m. | Northeast Regional Library

Discover how Cuban food reflects its abundance of ingredients like rice, beans, and plantains + learn how to make a staple dish with Sweet Havana restaurant.

The Music of Cuba
Thursday, Nov. 16, 6:30 p.m. | South Central Regional Library

This live musical presentation will provide an overview of Cuba’s musical genres and their influence on music around the world.

Bonus: A Spanish language interpreter will be available at all events.