ASHEBORO – Football – soccer, to many in the U.S. – is more than a pastime in Brazil; it’s a bond that links people of all backgrounds to their common heritage as Brazilians.
To learn more about the importance of soccer in the host country of the summer Olympics, join Dr. Peter Villella, UNG-Greensboro assistant professor of Latin American History, for “The Country of Football: Sports and the History of Brazil” at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, June 23, at the Asheboro Public Library.
Villella says the development of soccer in Brazil illustrates much of what is unique and important in the country’s history: its struggles with inequality and disunity; its distinctive blend of cultural influences; and its ongoing quest to become a modern nation.
Villella’s talk, sponsored by the Friends of the Library, is free and the public is invited. It’s part of “Exercise Your Mind,” the library’s adult summer reading program.
Find full schedules of the library’s summer activities for children, teens and adults at www.randolphlibrary.org/summer.
The library is located at 201 Worth Street. For more information, call 336-318-6803.