Special Mandarin Storytime & Lunar New Year Crafts
Saturday, Feb. 3, 10:30am & 11:30am
Main Library Karp Room
10:30 am - 11:30 am: Celebrate the Year of the Dragon with us at Mandarin Story Time. Enjoy Chinese New Year stories and poems with a dragon craft /coloring sheet
11:30am - 1:30 pm: Lunar New Year crafts and dragon kits (Paper Folding with Lucky Red Envelopes) presented by the Asian Community Cultural Association (ACCA)
Lunar New Year Celebration
Saturday, February 10, 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Main Library Karp Room
Celebrate the Year of the Dragon with The Dasen American Academy who will offer a series of traditional dances from the diverse regions of China (1:30 - 2:30 PM). Following the dances, Joyous Spring Lion Dance Troupe will perform a lively and spectacular traditional dance (2:30 pm - 3:00 pm). Enjoy tangerines, cookies, and teas, and take pictures at the celebration.
Lunar New Year Celebration at Manor
Saturday February 17, 1:00 pm
Manor Branch Library
Celebrate the year of the dragon at Manor Branch with dances, crafts and storytime. All ages are welcome. No registration needed.
MORE SPECIAL PROGRAMS
At the Main Library, 300 Estudillo Ave
Valentine's Day Craft Party Tuesday, Feb. 6, 4:00pm
Join us at the Main Library for hearts, cookies, crafts, and cards! Kids will learn about Valentine's Day with fun and easy Valentine's Day Activities.
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