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Polish visitor presented with print by Darwen artist
1:10pm Tuesday 30th October 2012 in News
POLISH librarian Joanna Wcislo was given a print of a painting by Darwen artist James Hargreaves during a fact-finding mission to the borough’s libraries.
Joanna, 32, of Czluchow, Poland, visited Darwen and Blackburn libraries during a visit made possible by the Grundtvig programme, aimed at people who want to travel abroad to see how different institutions work.
Joanna said: “I love your diversity, there are so many people here from around the world.”
“It is a really interesting place with a lot of really interesting people.
“The libraries in Blackburn with Darwen provide a really open space for everyone, regardless of age or gender and they provide workshops for people with difficult social backgrounds, so I think this is great.
“I think you should be really proud of your local library.”