Through October there are several programs at the Library featuring German Culture: art, music, cooking – all of it. Pick a day to help celebrates the 25th anniversary of the Sister Cities relationship between Indianapolis and Cologne, Germany.
“Cartooning Gothic Structures”
Children ages 5 and older and families are invited to study photos of German Gothic sculpture and create their own cartoon character inspired by it. Artists will use various drawing media. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Space is limited. Registration is recommended.
“Albert Hien, Neon Artist”
Children ages 5 and older and families are invited to discuss the use of neon in art in the style of neon artist Albert Hien and create their own neon-type sculpture using glow sticks. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Space is limited. Registration is recommended. A separate program for teens will be presented on Saturday, September 14 at 2 p.m. at Central Library in the Learning Curve.
“Oktoberfest! with Your Gourmet Girlfriends”
Families are invited to a program presented by Your Gourmet Girlfriends where they’ll learn to make delicious German dishes, some with a modern twist! Enjoy samples and leave with a booklet full of recipes. Space is limited. Registration is recommended.
“The Meister Winds”
Families are invited to enjoy a performance of The Meister Winds, a traditional Bavarian-type band that will present German music, including selected dances and activities that will involve the audience. No registration is required.
“German Cooking, Hoosier Style”
Families are invited to discover foods that modern Germans as well as their modern Hoosier descendants have embraced from other cultures. The program will include a food demonstration and tasting. Space is limited. Registration is recommended.
- The CIA Factbook: Germany
- National Geographic Kids – Germany
- Germany for Kids (German Embassy)
- Time for Kids – Germany
- Database: Culture Grams
- Database: World Geography
Books about German culture:
German Fairytales and Folklore:
Books With German authors:
Historical Fiction set in Germany:
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