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Durham County Library Hosts Virtual Tour of Sister City: Arusha, Tanzania

Program: Come Visit Arusha, Tanzania!
Date: Sunday, August 24
Time: 3 p.m.
Location: Main Library, 300 N. Roxboro St.
Cost: Free and open to the public

About: Durham County Library will host a virtual tour of Durham’s Sister City, Arusha, Tanzania at 3 p.m. on Sunday, August 24, at the Main Library, 300. N. Roxboro St.

Program participants will learn about the Arusha Committee of Sister Cities of Durham and Friends of Arusha, who have worked to support orphaned children, build a medical facility, initiate a women’s sewing collaborative, and most importantly, share their cultural, entrepreneurial and educational experiences for almost 25 years. Tanzanian delicacies and tea will be served.

Arusha has a population of more than 400,000 and has been Durham’s Sister City since 1991. It is a democracy with a fast growing economy and sits on a high plateau of the African Rift Valley just below the equator. Arusha is surrounded by five National Parks including Serengeti, Mt. Kilimanjaro, Ngorongoro Crater, Lake Manyara and Olduvai Gorge. It is a rich mosaic of cultures including the Masai peoples.

This program is sponsored by Durham Library Foundation and co-sponsored by the Arusha Committee of Sister Cities of Durham. For more information, contact Joanne Abel at 919-560-0268 or visit

Durham County Library encourages Discovery, connects the Community and leads in Literacy. As a department of Durham County Government, the library furthers Goal 1 of the county’s Strategic Plan by enhancing cultural, educational and creative opportunities. For more information about the library, visit

Contact: Gina Rozier
919-560-0151 or

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