Photo Slideshow: Library Party in Russian
Russian culture abounds at Swampscott Library.
Musician Irene Barsky and children's poet Yelena Lipatova entertained 50 grandparents, parents and children earlier this month at the Swampscott Public Library.
Events such as this one, presented in Russian, and the library's large collection of books in Russian make it a popular destination for many Russian-speaking people.
A large number of Russians have emigrated to America over the past two decades. Many have settled in North Shore towns.