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Holiday Celebrations in Many Lands Exhibit

From Mexico to Australia and Kwanzaa to the Winter Solstice, enjoy representations of holiday celebrations from around the world!

'Tis the season! Holiday celebrants are invited to enjoy this meaningful exhibit, which includes unique displays and decorated trees created by local individuals, families, organizations, and businesses honoring the unique celebrations and rituals of diverse countries and cultures.

This exhibit aspires to a broad and varied portfolio of global representation, aiming for an inclusive approach to holiday celebration that acknowledges both the ubiquitousness of a collective holiday experience and the rich diversity of the traditions we uphold.

To continue our work as one Aurora and one Library, the exhibit will be shared among our three library buildings, including Santori Library, Eola Road Branch, and West Branch. Make sure to visit each location between Saturday, Dec. 3 and Tuesday, Jan. 3, 2022 to see the complete display!

The Library seeks to support our community by embedding equity, diversity, and inclusion into every facet of our organization. In service to this mission, we are committed to ensuring that Library services, programs, and resources represent a diversity of cultures and perspectives. We offer the exhibit as a living and conscientious recognition of our resolve to grow towards a more equitable approach to holiday celebration, one that has room to be intentional, responsive, and responsible. For this reason, we continue to solicit input from the whole community to help us keep the original spirit of Holiday Celebrations in Many Lands alive in the tradition of inclusivity. Please reach out to Ali Lanthrum, Events & Program Coordinator, at 630-264-4145 or with your suggestions, input, and feedback.

Display Locator

Eola Road Branch: Italy, Panama, Winter Solstice

Santori Library: Australia, Canada, Dussehra/NavaRathri/Dasara, Great Britain, Hungary, Kwanzaa, Mexico, Netherlands, Switzerland, Ukraine, the United States of America

West Branch: Armenia, France, Greece

AGE GROUP: | All Ages |

EVENT TYPE: | General Interest | Exhibits |

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Santori Library

Phone: 630-264-4117
Fax: 630-892-5648
Branch manager
Tom Spicer

Mon, Feb 06 9:00AM to 9:00PM
Tue, Feb 07 9:00AM to 9:00PM
Wed, Feb 08 9:00AM to 9:00PM
Thu, Feb 09 9:00AM to 9:00PM
Fri, Feb 10 9:00AM to 5:00PM
Sat, Feb 11 9:00AM to 5:00PM
Sun, Feb 12 1:00PM to 5:00PM

About the branch

A state-of-the-art center for technology, information, literacy creativity and community. Equipped with a Makerspace, local history and genealogy room, teen space, and study rooms.

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Upcoming events

Mon, Feb 06, 7:00pm - 7:30pm
Eola Road Branch - Eola Children's Program Room

Tue, Feb 07, 5:00pm - 5:30pm
Por Facebook Live

Wed, Feb 08, 7:00pm - 7:45pm
Virtual via Zoom

Thu, Feb 09, 6:00pm - 7:30pm
West Branch - West Branch Living Room

Mon, Feb 13, 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Eola Road Branch - Eola Large Meeting Room

Sun, Feb 19, 5:00pm - 5:15pm
Santori Library

Mon, Feb 20, 7:00pm - 7:30pm
Eola Road Branch - Eola Children's Program Room

Tue, Feb 21, 5:00pm - 5:30pm
Por Facebook Live