Happy Vaisakhi

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Thursday, April 4, 2019

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Surrey Libraries would like to wish everyone a happy Vaisakhi on April 14th.

Vaisakhi is one of the most celebrated festivals in Surrey's Punjabi community. Origins of this festival are in Sikh history and popular wheat harvest in the state of Punjab. To help celebrate we will be showing a series of South Asian films throughout the month. We have also some great recommended reads and movies to watch at home that explore Sikhs and Punjabi Culture.

We will be showing the following movies in April.

The Lunchbox

Ila is an unhappy housewife hoping to put some spice into her marriage.  In an attempt to connect to her husband, Ila writes a note, putting it with the work lunch she cooks for him.  Through a rare mix-up, Saajan, a lonely accountant nearing retirement. receives the lunch and writes a note back. This movie is in Hindi with English subtitles. Rated G

Ocean Park Branch
April 12  |  1:00–3:00pm

Guildford Branch
April 28  |  2–4pm

Kapoor & Sons

Rahul and Arjun, two estranged brothers are forced to return home when their elderly grandfather suffers from a heart attack. While living under one roof, family secrets unravel and misunderstandings verge on turning into a tragedy. What follows is what families are made of ... chaos, humor, heartache and redemption.

Semiahmoo Branch
April 16  |  6–8:30pm

The Man Who Knew Infinity

'The Man Who Knew Infinity' tells the story of a self-taught math genius, Srinivas Ramanujan, who travels from India in 1913 to Trinity College, Cambridge

Cloverdale Branch
April 13  |  2–4:00pm

Viceroy's House

The final Viceroy of India, Lord Mountbatten, is tasked with overseeing the transition of British India to independence, but meets with conflict as different sides clash in the face of monumental change. Part of our South Asian film series during April.

Fleetwood Branch
April 14  |  2–4:00pm

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We also have books and movies you can take home and enjoy. 

Vaisakhi Parade - April 20th 2019

Don't forget about the yearly Vaisakhi Parade. This year it will be taking place on April 20th and is one of Surrey's largest events. You can find more information on the City of Surrey's website and on the parade's own website.

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