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Multicultural Resource Center honors 40th anniversary of first Hmong family in Minnesota
In honor of the 40th anniversary of the first Hmong family to arrive in Minnesota, the Multicultural Resource Center (MRC) is offering several opportunities to learn more about Hmong culture and history.

Hmong Lub Neeg (Hmong Life)
The Hmong Lub Neeg exhibit will use MRC materials and those shared by community members to highlight Hmong history and culture. The exhibit -- curated by Xia Yang from Qhia Dab Neeg -- will be on display until fall 2015.

Hmong resources for schools
As a result of merging resource collections, the MRC has multiple copies of many Hmong children’s books, resource books and films. The MRC is offering these to other SPPS schools and programs to be used with students. They will be available in the MRC until June 30. Browsing hours are 1 to 5 p.m. Monday through Thursday, or by appointment. Contact the MRC at