Salt Lake City to celebrate Italian-American Heritage Month

Published: Wednesday, Oct. 2 2013 3:29 p.m. MDT

SALT LAKE CITY — October is Italian-American Heritage Month in Utah and the mayor's office, in partnership with the Salt Lake City Public Library, will celebrate and showcase 2013 as the Year of Italian Culture.

At 7 p.m. each Tuesday evening in October, the public is invited to visit the Salt Lake Main Library to learn more about Italy and Italian heritage, and explore what it means to be an Italian-American. All events will be held in the Level 4 Conference Room. Also, a display on Level 1 will feature the work of Italian artist Meo Carbone throughout the month.

On Oct. 8, there will be a presentation called You, Me, and Italy: Discovering and Preserving Your Family Tree. Ruth Lapioli-Merriman and Paola Manfredi from FamilySearch will help people access more information about their heritage.

Filmmaker Steve McCurdy will discuss his film "Dream of Italy" and shows portions of his documentary on Oct. 15. On Oct. 22, those interested can learn more about opera masters Verdi and Puccini from Paula Fowler of the Utah Opera. And on Oct. 28, Experiencing Italy Through Language and Leisure Travel will be presented by Giuliana Marple, Italian instructor at the University of Utah.

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