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Monday, May 11, 2009

Celebrate Taiwan in Madison

Tea will be served Tuesday night!


MADISON - A a celebration of Taiwanese culture will be held from Tuesday, May 12, through May 31 at the Scranton Library, 801 Boston Post Road.
The celebration by the library and the Taipei Economic & Cultural Office in New York, will include many Taiwan-themed activities. Taiwanese Tea Basics, presented by Phillip Parda of Savvy Tea, wiil be held at 7 p.m. tonight, May 12, at the Library.
Parda traveled to Taiwan recently to visit tea growers and import teas. He will introduce the history of Taiwanese tea and its manufacturing process, as well as the research that has been conducted to improve it.

The event’s main reception, “A Taste of Taiwan,” will be held from noon to 5 p.m. May 16 at the Library. It includes a screening of a Taiwanese film, "Fishing Luck," Taiwanese refreshments, and a calligraphy workshop. All are welcome to attend.
Finally, Enchanting Taiwan, a collection of exquisite photographs, will be shown at the Scranton
Library, Town Hall, and in 15 shops in downtown Madison from May 16 to May 31.
Enchanting Taiwan features 80 photographs of breathtaking landscapes and colorful cultural
events in contemporary Taiwan, expressing the harmony of traditional and modern in the country.
The “Guide to the Photos” pamphlet is available at the main desk of the Library.
Taiwan is an island more than twice the size of Connecticut, with extensive natural beauty and
cultural diversity. The Scranton Library and the Taipei Economic & Cultural office in New York
hope that these activities will enhance understanding between the people of Taiwan and the
citizens of Madison, organizers said.
Please sign up at the Library (203) 245-7365
For moreinformation, please visit: http://www.scrantonlibrary.org/,
or e-mail April Chen, senior press officer of the Taipei Economic & Cultural Office in
New York, aprilchen@taipei.org.

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