‘Japan Rocks!’ event at the NPL is July 24

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Two people enjoying a rock garden in the Rinzaishudaihonzantofuku Buddhist Temple Complex in Kyoto, Japan. Taken by Alan Niette, who will be sharing tales on his first-time trip to Japan.

Have you ever wanted to travel to the land of the rising sun? If so, attend the Natchitoches Parish Library’s (NPL) “Japan Rocks!” summer reading program event for adults and teens.

The NPL will have several stations, each featuring something from Japanese culture. Staff will be sharing from their own interests and experiences and attendees will have a chance to learn about Japanese rock music, how to make origami and how to make onigiri (traditional stuffed rice balls). Those interested in travelling to Japan will also have the opportunity to hear from a recent first-time traveler on how he prepared, what to expect and how traveling to Japan might be cheaper than you think.

“Japan Rocks!” requires no sign-up and will be Tuesday, July 24 from 6-7:30 p.m. at the NPL.