2020 will mark the fourth year of the Pella Public Library’s Culture Night series, and the year will begin with a presentation about the Dominican Republic on Monday, Feb. 10.

This program will be held at 7 p.m. in Room 206 of the Pella Community Center at 712 Union St. This program is free and open to the public. All ages are welcome, but it’s recommended for those kindergarten age and above.

Tess Kulstad will share about the history, geography, food and people of the Dominican Republic, which shares the Caribbean island of Hispaniola with Haiti.

This mostly Spanish-speaking country is home to the first cathedral, castle, monastery and fortress in the Americas, all located in its capital city, Santo Domingo. It’s known for sugar, cocoa and coffee production, the popularity of baseball there, and is a frequent stop for cruise ships. Please join the library to learn about this unique culture which celebrates its Independence Day in February.

More Culture Nights will follow with France on March 9, Venezuela on April 6 and Niger in June.

Please call the library at 641-628-4268 if you have questions about this or other upcoming library events.

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