The History and Culture of the Kimono is the topic for the Wednesday Evening Lecture Series on May 21 at the Switzer Library. The Kimono is traditional formal clothing that has been worn in Japan for centuries.

kimonoThe library’s Lecture Series in May celebrates Asian-Pacific American Heritage Month. The free programs are 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. Light refreshments will be served. No registration is required.

The May 21 program will feature representatives from the Konnichiwa Club presenting an informal lecture on the historical and cultural significance of the Kimono. Following the lecture portion, members of the audience will be dressed in the Kimono.

The final Wednesday Evening Lectures in the Asian-Pacific American series at the library in Marietta is Laotian American History and Culture on May 28. The Laotian American Society will give a presentation and a cultural performance on the history of Laotian Americans.

For more information on the Lecture Series, please call (770) 528-2320.

Wednesday Lecture Series: History and Culture of the Kimono