On September 9, U.S. Embassy Deputy Chief of Mission (DCM) Edgard Kagan and the Chairman of the Perak State Committee on Tourism, Art, Culture, Communication, and Multimedia YB Dato’ Nolee Ashilin Mohammed Radzi co-officiated the launch ceremony of the Lincoln Corner Perak at 1Malaysia Community Library, Urban Transformation Centre (UTC) Perak. With this new opening, Perakians can access a wide-range of multimedia information via iPads, enjoy browsing through a collection of high quality American magazines from National Geographic to Oprah, borrow the latest New York Times best sellers, view DVDs, listen to audiobooks, and have fun with the latest Wii video games.
More than seventy people, including school students and teachers, Perak state officials, representatives of the U.S. Embassy, and American Fulbright English Teaching Assistants attended the event. 1Malaysia Community Library is a branch library of the Perak State Public Library Corporation.
The new Lincoln Corner joins a network of nine Lincoln Corners currently operating in eight states; Perak, Penang (Seberang Jaya and Georgetown), Kedah, Kelantan, Kuala Lumpur, Melaka, Johor, and Sarawak. In addition to reading resources, the Lincoln Corners serve as a platform for dialogues and the exchange of ideas on topics of mutual interest, such as environment, science and technology, education, and culture. More information about the Lincoln Corners can be found at the U.S. Embassy’s website.