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Culture Days will return September 20 – October 13, 2024.

Cultures United: A Journey of Food, Stories and Connections


Culinary & food Dance Intercultural Library Music Storytelling
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Region of Waterloo Library, Elmira Branch

65 Arthur Street South

Elmira, ON



Offered in English.

Is a relaxed performance, wheelchair accessible, and has gender-neutral washrooms.


Experience a World of Cultures at the Elmira Branch Library! The Elmira Branch Library and Hearts Open for Everyone (H.O.P.E.) bring you a unique experience where you will immerse yourself in the beauty of diverse cultures as you engage all your senses in a celebration of unity.

Hear: Listen to personal stories and understand the significance of traditional objects shared by cultural ambassadors.

See: Be amazed by beautiful artifacts, artworks and items that will give you a peek into the soul and history of diverse cultures.

Touch: Feel the textures of authentic materials, fabrics, and objects that hold deep cultural significance.

Taste: Delight in a rich array of traditional snacks, offering a taste of the world's culinary heritage and highlighting the unique flavors of different cultures.

Smell: Breathe in the aromas and wonderful scents of spices, herbs and nature to awaken your senses and spark a feeling of excitement.

Cultural Connections: Meet people in our community who represent various cultures, join interesting talks, ask questions, make connections and celebrate the wonderful diversity in our community.


Region of Waterloo Libraries and Hearts Open for Everyone (H.O.P.E)

Waterloo Region has many vibrant public libraries dedicated to providing information, research facilities, lifelong learning and enjoyment for people of all ages.

H.O.P.E.’s programs offer a warm, welcoming place where everyone’s voice can be heard – regardless of race and/or gender. Everyone should be treated equally and equitably.