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Explore Egypt at the Hampton Falls Free Library

HAMPTON FALLS  — The Hampton Falls Free Library is pleased to host a cultural enrichment program on the country of Egypt on Thursday, Jan.

Dec 24th · 1 min read

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Dec 24, 2019 at 12:19 PM

Dec 24, 2019 at 12:19 PM

HAMPTON FALLS The Hampton Falls Free Library is pleased to host a cultural enrichment program on the country of Egypt on Thursday, Jan. 9.The program will take place at 6:30 p.m. at the library at 7 Drinkwater Road.Hampton Falls resident Scott Faiia spent three years living and working in Cairo, Egypt. Now retired, he has offered to share his experiences in Egypt through photographs and a presentation. Faiia will focus on the history and culture of Egypt, its deserts, the city of Cairo as well as Pharaonic history. The program is designed for anyone interested in expanding their horizons and learning about a different part of the world from the perspective of an individual who has bridged cultures.One of the worlds earliest urban and literate societies, Egypt thrived for over 3,000 years through a series of native dynasties and periods of foreign rule. Egypt has one of the richest architectural traditions in the world, including edifices such as the pyramids, the Sphinx, tombs, ruins, mosques, churches, citadels, bathhouses, and fountains.Faiia, an environmental engineer, started his career with the Peace Corps in 1973 in Malaysia. Following a brief time traveling, he joined CARE and served in a series of underdeveloped and war-torn countries including Indonesia, Bangladesh, Ethiopia, Somalia, South Sudan, Kenya, Sri Lanka, Egypt, and Nepal. An accomplished photographer, Faiia has exhibited his work in galleries and libraries and submitted his photos to calendars and brochures of non-profit organizations.The program is free and open to the public. The snow date for this program is Thursday, Jan. 16 at 6:30 p.m. For further information, check the librarys website at www.hamptonfallslibrary.org or call the library at 926-3682.

last updated: 2019-12-24@23:12