Library programs celebrate diversity, highlighting life of Anne Frank
King County Library System and The Anne Frank & Friends Coalition will present a series of programs in January in conjunction with two exhibits at the Seattle Center: "Anne Frank in the World 1929-1945" and "Uniting in Diversity: Community Programs and Exhibits."
The programs feature stories of discrimination and intolerance, and explore the lives of Holocaust survivors through personal stories, videos, dramatic readings, theater, and multi-media presentations.
Youth Theater Northwest presents Playback: Discrimination at eight libraries, and, at five branches, speakers from the Washington State Holocaust and Education Resource Center focus on the diary of Anne Frank.
At the Bellevue Regional Library, a concentration camp survivor will tell of his experiences.
Additional programs and events are scheduled at libraries in conjunction with the exhibits at the Seattle Center Pavilion on display through January 18.
King County Library System also offers the following booklists: "Us Against the Other: The Practice of Prejudice as Revealed Through Fiction," and "Survivors of the Holocaust: Those Who Survived and Those Who Helped.
Pick up copies and programs at local libraries, or call 684-6605 to have copies mailed.