On Saturday, April 9, the Oak Creek Public Library and Wisconsin Sikh Temple will host an open house to share a new collection of Sikh books available to the public. Light refreshments will be available throughout the open house from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., with a brief lecture program at 11:00 a.m.
Library Director Jill Lininger says, “In consultation with representatives of the Wisconsin Sikh Temple, librarians have assembled a collection of items that will help patrons learn about Sikh culture and practices. While the tragic events of 2012 were a difficult time for the Oak Creek community, the library has worked to help by making educational programs available to the public. We hope the collection of Sikh books will provide insight into the diversity that makes our community vibrant and our democracy strong.
The details of the event are as follows:
WHAT: Oak Creek Public Library Open House
WHEN: Saturday, April 9, 2022. The open house will run from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., speakers will share brief remarks at 11:00 a.m.
OR: The Quiet Reading Room and Adult Nonfiction Collection at the Oak Creek Public Library, located at 8040 S. 6th Street in Oak Creek, WI 53154
WHO: Speakers for the 11:00 a.m. program include Lieutenant Governor Mandela Barnes, Oak Creek Mayor Dan Bukiewicz, Oak Creek-Franklin Joint School Board Chairman Frank Carini, Sikh Community Leader Dr. Kulwant Dhaliwal, Oak Creek Library Director Jill Lininger, and former U.S. Attorney James Santelle.
RSVP: This event is open to the public, including members of the press; individuals can RSVP to oakcreeklibrary.org/rsvp or contact Sarah Corso at [email protected]
The collection will include books written by Sikhs and written about the Sikh faith, the fifth largest organized religion in the world. In addition, the educational resources produced by the Sikh Coalition, the largest Sikh civil rights organization in the country, will be open to the public. As the 10th anniversary of the 2012 mass shooting at the Sikh Temple in Wisconsin approaches in August, these and other events aimed at raising awareness of Sikhs remain essential in highlighting faith, culture and resilience. of the Wisconsin Sikh community. and across the country.
To learn more about this event and other programs offered by the library, visit http://www.oakcreeklibrary.org/eventscontact our staff in person at 8040 S. 6th St., or talk to us by phone at 414-766-7900.
This press release was produced by the town of Oak Creek. The opinions expressed here are those of the author.