Afghan refugee culture shared in event at St. Joe County Public Library

SOUTH BEND — The public is invited to a free event with history, music, books and culture from Afghanistan from 10 am to 1 pm July 30 at the St. Joe County Public Library, 304 S. Main St.

Touted as a way to get to know “our new Afghan neighbors,” the library is hosting the event along with the United Religious Community of St. Joseph County, which settled 36 Afghan refugees in the county over the past several months.

One of the local Afghan refugees poses at the Islamic Society of Michiana in Mishawaka for a story this past winter in The Tribune about local efforts to settle them.

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“We are excited to host an event to introduce our community to the art, music and books of our new Afghan neighbors!” said Tré Goodhue, adult programming specialist for the library.

At 10:30 am, the program will also recognize two local employers who’ve employed some of the newly arrived Afghans: Lock Joint Tube and Techniplas.

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