Penguins. Seals. Not the first things to pop into your mind when you think of Africa.But Cape Town, South Africa, has both. And what an important place in Black History Cape Town has! After all, Archbishop Desmond Tutu was Archbishop of Cape Town and Nelson Mandela spent years in prison on Robben Island near Cape Town before he became the first black president of South Africa.Come learn a bit more about Cape Town throughout February at the Chevy Chase Branch Library. This little video preview of our display will give you some idea of why Cape Town is the most popular tourist destination in all of Africa.
This month the Chevy Chase Branch Library features a display of photographs of public libraries around the world. You may be surprised to see some of the incredible architecture of the libraries, and your heart may be warmed by the good news of wonderful new libraries in places such as Kigali, Rwanda, and Medellin, Colombia. If you haven't seen the astonishing new libraries in Seattle, Salt Lake City, and Vancouver, British Columbia, you should be sure to come by and see them!