This exhibit is comprised of works representing the performing arts, calligraphy and painting, literature, musical instruments, arts and crafts, and city development and is on display at Central Library from May 7 – July 28 during regular library hours. Nearly 100 donated Chinese or bilingual books in this collection are available for checkout from the Library’s catalog. The Indianapolis Public Library in return has donated a similar collection of works representing American and Indiana literature to the Hangzhou Public Library.
Established in 2008 as the City’s fifth Sister City initiative, the relationship between Indianapolis and Hangzhou is intended to promote cultural understanding and encourages local citizens to participate in programs that help strengthen ties with our Asian partner. The Library is one of several local organizations working in partnership with the volunteer Indianapolis-Hangzhou Sister City Committee and the Mayor’s Office of International & Cultural Affairs to develop programming and exchange opportunities.