Lincoln Corner Kuala Lumpur Celebrates 10th Anniversary with Pomp and Ceremony

A Section of the Celebrants at the Lincoln Corner Kuala Lumpur. (U.S. Embassy photo)
Cultural Affairs Officer (CAO) Michael Quinlan and KL Library Dato' Seri Matshah Safuan view the photo exhibit. (U.S. Embassy photo)
Cultural Affairs Officer (CAO) Michael Quinlan and KL Library Dato’ Seri Matshah Safuan view the photo exhibit. (U.S. Embassy photo)

The Lincoln Corner Kuala Lumpur celebrated its 10th anniversary with two days of scintillating programs October 21-22.  The U.S. Embassy’s Cultural Affairs Officer (CAO) and the Chairman of the KL Library Board shared congratulatory remarks before 120 college and university students, government officers, librarians, and members of the public, and recounted the decade of accomplishments by the Corner.  The CAO introduced ASEAN English Language Fellow Alan Corbin to the guests and announced Mr. Corbin’s availability to lead a Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) for Corner visitors.  A photo exhibit highlighting 10 years of enduring bonds through these programs was also on display for the public to view.  Afterwards, the City Hall’s quartet presented American Jazz music and 80 students from the audience spent a “Night at the Library” watching American movies and participating in additional programs led by librarians and academicians.

Since the Lincoln Corner opened in 2005, the public has enjoyed hundreds of programs on myriad topics from English language enrichment to science and technology to arts and literature by American experts and exchange alumni.  In addition, thousands of high quality U.S. library materials, DVD documentaries and movies, iPads, Kindle e-readers, and access to the State Department’s rich information portal E-Library USA are available at no-cost.