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Saturday, November 12 • 10:10am - 11:30am
(27) Prying the Doors Open: One Little Library and Its Influence on Life in the Peruvian Amazon LIMITED

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Since 1999, a small library has remained a steadfast bastion of education and enrichment for families in the Peruvian Amazon. Over the years it has changed hands, fluctuated in size and services, and endured the challenges of survival in the jungle. Functioning as everything from literacy center to tribal oral history headquarters, it has always focused on providing the people with deeper education and experiences than there has ever been access to. I will share about the trials and realities of this unique center from first-hand experience and contributions of past and current directors and patrons.

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Tisha Aragaki

Children's Section Head, Hawaii State Public Library System
Tisha Aragaki is a 2005 graduate of the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa Library and Information Science Program and is the Children’s Section Head at the Hawaii State Library. She has been a regular supporter of the Amazon Library since first visiting in 2005.




Saturday November 12, 2016 10:10am - 11:30am
University Classroom Building: Room 111

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