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New San Mateo Public Library Creates Opportunity to Highlight Persian Culture


Special Persian Benefit Event


(The special Persian Benefit is produced by the Persian Library Committee to achieve Permanent Recognition for the Persian Community in the New San Mateo Library opening in summer 2006.)


Sunday, October 9, 2005, 5:00- 8:00 PM at Hotel Sofitel, 223 Twin Dolphin Dr., Redwood City, CA

Ticket donation: $50:00 per person

Performances by: Hadi Khorsandi, Ballet Afsaneh and Nejad


To purchase tickets, call the San Mateo Public Library at 650-522-7802 or pick them up at 1100 Park Place, 3rd Floor, San Mateo

Monday-Friday 12-5 PM (Order early as tickets are limited)


$35.00 per person is tax deductible. Tax I.D #94-3191775


New San Mateo Public Library Creates Opportunity to Highlight Persian Culture


San Mateo is building a new 90,000 sq.ft library that will be three time larger with enhanced collections and expanded meeting space. The new library will be a state-of-the art resource center for literacy and lifelong learning; and a place- a destination, inviting, comfortable and accessible, a place for families, community groups, and people of all ages; and a city landmark with beautiful and distinctive architecture.


This presents a great opportunity to take an immediate and lasting step forward in building a better understanding of the Persian culture within the regional San Francisco Bay Area. Securing the very first Cultural Spotlight Program at the New San Mateo Public library for the Persian Community is an important high visibility goal we can reach together. The cultural spotlight will be a three-month program highlighting the Persian culture by featuring artists, writers, music and special bilingual events.


The new library building and its unique programs will receive extensive local, regional and national media coverage as:

  • The central landmark building in the city of San Mateo one of the greatest public buildings on the West coast, a vital, living model of sustainable technology
  • The first public library with Biotech Learning Center
  • A vibrant bridge to multi-cultural understanding

They are seeking a $50,000 investment from the whole Persian Community, individuals, families, businesses and foundations to:

  • Create for the general public a bilingual Persian Lecture & Performance Series with dynamic artists, writers, poets and scholars by connecting with visiting lectures at Bay Area Universities and Persian Organizations
  • Expand the bilingual Persian Heritage Program for children and youth to familiarize the younger generation with the richness and beauty of their cultural background
  • Increase the Persian Language Collection (books, magazines, CDs, DVDs) by 120%

Visit for more information on the new library.


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