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Traditional Japanese Warm-up Exercises / Martial Arts Workshop, Saturday, May 13, 10:30 - Noon

     May is National Asian American/Pacific Islander Heritage Month.

The City of Winterset Friendship Exchange Commission and the Library is offering the following event:

  •  Saturday, May 13, 10:30 - Noon - Traditional Japanese Warm-Up Exercises / Martial Arts Workshop -    Learn and practice traditional Japanese warm-up exercises and learn the spirit of Japanese martial arts (and play suika-wari, a balloon-popping game).  Recommended for all ages; registration required.  This event is free. 

Please, call the library at 515-462-1731 or email library@winterset.lib.ia.us to register.

The Library has a display of gorgeous items including fans, dolls, and artwork from Winterset's sister city, Minami-Alps, Japan.  The display will be available through May 20 with gratitude to the City of Winterset Friendship Exchange Commission.

Interested in learning the Japanese language?  Free online lessons are available using your library card - visit www.winterset.lib.ia.us and log in to Rocket Languages to select from many languages!  Rocket Languages includes interactive audio, writing, language, and culture lessons and online flash cards for practice.