Celebrate Chinese New Year at your libraries!

Come celebrate the Chinese New Year with us!  Three different programs at three different branch libraries will help you ring in the New Year with good luck and prosperity. 

Students from the Formosa Association of Student Cultural Ambassadors offers a program for all ages on Sunday, January 22 at 1:30pm, at the Headquarters Library. They will perform a Chinese shadow puppet play and showcase a Chinese Yo-Yo performance. You can then try your hand at Chinese Yo-Yo and Chinese art and crafts including bookmarks, God of Wealth paper crafts, and Chinese calligraphy.

Micanopy Branch Library offers a Chinese New Year Craft, also on Sunday, January 22, at 2:00pm.   
Elsa Chiu presents a creative activity for the New Year.

Learn about Chinese culture through arts and crafts as High Springs Branch Library celebrates the year of the rooster on Thursday, January 26 at 3:00pm.  They will celebrate the Chinese New Year with artist Linda Tiffany.

Would you like to introduce your child to a second language?  Try Chinese!   Every Sunday in January and February, at 4:00pm, Tower Road Branch Library offers Curious Chinese.  Instructor Guilian will teach an introductory Chinese Language class for kids. Learning a second language has many benefits, and young children pick up language best when they are under the age of 7. This class is designed for non-native Chinese speakers under age 10. As this class is designed for younger children, parents should stay with their child and assist them in learning introductory Chinese.

You can’t go wrong celebrating Chinese New Year with your local library.  Come have fun with us!

For FUN, here is how you write it in Chinese 有趣, and here is how you pronounce it: Yǒu Qù.

Posted by LaurieM on January 13, 2017