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Arcadia Library in Levenshulme is a vibrant and busy library that shares a building with the local leisure centre.
Levenshulme Language Day took place on Saturday 14 October in partnership with Multilingual Manchester. Greater Manchester Bangladeshi Association had a variety of children and young adult performers from their Saturday School. Their young dancers spun and amazed us with their graceful, joyous and beautiful talent. Levenshulme High School for Girls pupils treated us to a rendition of first language poetry.
The library was a hive of activity for local families. Language students provided lots of fun language tutorials and the library bookshelves became decorated with an eclectic mixture of language bunting as the afternoon progressed. Sweet treats were shared to an appreciative audience and participants alike.
There were crafts galore all along the theme of… you guessed it… language! Hello badges in a variety of languages were made, language story times were shared we even had a green screen for participants to be photographed on the flag of their choice.
It was a great chance for everyone to get together and celebrate the fantastic diversity of language in Manchester. Parents got a chance to meet at the Bi-Lingual Cafe and discuss bringing up children in multi-language households.
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