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Maryland Day 2016

On Saturday, April 30, we welcomed many visitors to the 4th floor of Hornbake Library North for East Asian arts and crafts as part of Maryland Day 2016, the University of Maryland’s annual open house.

This year, we demonstrated how to make an origami hat (kabuto).  The Prange staff made an oversized origami hat under which several people could have their photo taken — our version of a photo booth!  Chinese calligraphy was very popular throughout the day.  New to our slate of activities was a traditional Korean game, Yut-Nori, which was also popular among our visitors.

It was our first Maryland Day since we launched our Twitter accounts.  It was wonderful to report on our activities in real time!

Other activities in Hornbake Library North included a tour of the current exhibit,  “Alice 150 Years and Counting: Legacy of Lewis Carroll,” “C is for Crayon” (coloring Sesame Street characters), and “Meet the Real Testudo”.

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