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African Art Program with the Cheza Nami Foundation


The Livermore Public Library along with the interactive cultural organization Cheza Nami Foundation will host an afternoon of hands-on art making and cultural exploration from 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm, on Saturday, April 29, at the Civic Center Library, 1188 S. Livermore Avenue. This program- the Diversity and Community Art Project- will foster curiosity, creativity, and exploratory play, and will give K-3rd graders the opportunity to learn about and experience Africa without needing a plane ticket. In the first fifteen minutes of the program, the Cheza Nami cultural artist will facilitate an open discussion about the continent of Africa, fostering enhanced cultural, global, and diversity awareness. The next forty-five minutes will be for a special art making activity, which will continue to teach participants about African culture and art. By bringing awareness to the underrepresented art forms of Africa, Cheza Nami hopes to empower young generations with the ability to be curious about other's cultures.

There are thirty available openings for this program, and registration is required. Participants must be in grades K – 3. To register, please call the Livermore Public Library, Civic Center youth room desk at (925) 373 – 5504. First come, first served.

Cheza Nami is Swahili for "Come play with me," and their mission is to promote diversity and cultural awareness across the Bay Area. Cheza Nami believes that through the power of education, exploration, and inclusion, the community can be activated to come together and celebrate the human spirit. Art, music, dance, and play are used to deliver a unique learning experience to all. Learn more about their organization at

This program is sponsored by the City of Livermore’s Council for the Arts.

For additional information, please contact the library’s youth room desk at (925) 373 – 5504.