- May 31 - King Library Opens at 1:00 PM
Yekaterinburg, Russia is one of San Jose's seven sister- cities and is situated in the middle of the Eurasian continent, on the border of Europe and Asia. The Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Library was contacted by Valentina Karimova of the American Information Center in Yekaterinburg, Russia to tell us about the "Celebrating Creativity in the US and Russia Project," and if we would be willing to cooperate with them on this project. Of course, we agreed, and were fortunate to find art teacher, Darla McKenna, of downtown Notre Dame High School who was excited about the project and motivated her students to participate. The students at Notre Dame and in Yekaterinburg worked on the project for 3 months using various media to capture views and famous sights of their respective cities. All of the drawings were then placed in two sketchbooks with one residing at Notre Dame and the other in Yekaterinburg. This was a wonderful collaboration by the students of these two cities and they created some interesting sketches. You can view the artwork at Sister- City Art Collaboration Project. Enjoy the sketches!