'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 firstname.lastname@example.org with your suggestions, input, and feedback.
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