Program is free and Mimi Collins will host a detailed look at central American country

You can take take a free tour of the country of Panama with the Friends of Taft College Library (FOTCL).
 Your tour guide will be Dr. Mimi Collins, who lived in the Panama Canal Zone and has visited Panama frequently, most recently in February of this year.
The tour will take place on Sept. 15 from  7 to 8 p.m.  in the Taft College Cougar Room (TC Library entrance).
Since 1513, when the Spanish conquistador Balboa became the first European to see the Pacific Ocean from the Americas, this narrow isthmus has served as a busy corridor. The first “transcontinental” railway was built across the isthmus in the early 1850s to serve the California Gold Rush. The canal, opened in August 1915, operated virtually unchanged for nearly 100 years.
But there is much more to Panama than that narrow corridor.
Come with us to see modern cities, miles of open beaches, lush mountains, and a diversity of people and nature that is unique and fascinating.