The Multicultural Library is transitioning to become totally mobile! That means that you won’t need to come in and dig through boxes to find your perfect resources. Just browse through our website, find the items you like, and add them to your Holds. Sounds great! How do I place holds? First of all, you will…
It’s that time of year where centres close down to enjoy a few well-deserved days off over Christmas and New Year. Well, rather than make you feel bad about not using the library during this time, we’re also going to take a little break. We’ll be back on the road from 21 January 2019. See…
The Multicultural Library is a non-profit organisation, overseen by a Management Committee. The role of the Committee is to help shape the direction and goals of the Library. With the valuable input of our Committee, we are able to plan and prioritise the needs of our Members and continue to deliver a really great service….
The goblet drum is a single head membranophone with a goblet shaped body used mostly in the Egypt, Middle East, North Africa, South Asia, and Eastern Europe. The goblet drum may be played while held under one arm (usually the non-dominant arm) or by placing it sideways upon the lap (with the head towards the player’s knees) while seated.
Traditional costume including the piupiu and tipare is worn by members of concert groups (also known as kapa haka groups, cultural entertainers or theatre groups) at many different events around New Zealand.
In Hawaii grass skirts are worn as part of their traditional hula costume. Historically hula costume consisted of a lei, a grass skirt, and ankle bracelets. This dress was used during the hula dance, the traditional Hawaiian dance.
Lei is a garland or wreath. The most popular concept of a lei in Hawaiian culture is a wreath of flowers presented upon arriving or leaving as a symbol of affection.
This hand painted wooden Japanese block family introduces Japanese culture and the concept of family. The father measures 9cm, and is made from sustainably sourced timber. The mother wears a Kimono and the father wears a suit.
Experience the infectious, hip-shaking rhythms of Zouk, Soca and Reggae! Join us on a Caribbean cruise to Martinique, Barbados, Haiti and Jamaica. This happy, upbeat CD will keep you moving with the mix of sounds and instruments of the Caribbean.