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Baro Af-Soomaali Book Launch at NewHolly Gathering Hall
Friday, Feb. 9, 2018, 5:30 – 8 p.m.
Baro Af-Soomaali Book Launch at NewHolly Gathering Hall
Wherenon-library location
Non-Library LocationOther
AddressNewHolly Gathering Hall
7054 32nd Ave S
Seattle, WA 98116
AudienceKids & Families, Teens, Adults, ESL
LanguageEnglish, Soomaali
SummaryJoin us for the book launch and community celebration in honor of the newest Somali alphabet book, created by Seattle's Somali community for ALL families!
DescriptionThe book, "Baro Af-Soomaali" is the result of a multi-part team consisting of five Somali families who live in the NewHolly neighborhood, The Seattle Public Library, Seattle Public Schools, Seattle Housing Authority, Somali Family Safety Task Force, and local poet Mohamed Shidane. The first of its kind, the board book provides an opportunity for Somali parents to share their culture and participate in the early learning of their young children.

Join us to celebrate this historic moment and the families who helped create it. We will have books for sale, guest speakers, food, drinks, and more.
Schedule:
5:30 p.m. - doors open
6 p.m. - program starts
6:45 p.m. - Somali food, beverages and pizza

Learn more about Baro Af-Soomaali.
NotesLibrary events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required.

Books will be available for purchase and signing.

Thank you to all who provided grant funding that made this book possible, including The Seattle Public Library Foundation, Race to the Top Deep Dive 3 with Puget Sound Educational Service District and Community Center for Education Results, and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.
Contact Info*Central Library 206-386-4636 or Ask a Librarian
ContactAmy Twito
Room CapacitySpace is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms.
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