chinese new year

Book Hunters in Brief #62: Chinese New Year

This week, HCPL's award-winning Book Hunters ring in the Chinese New Year with some great books for kids! 

The Great Race: The Story of the Chines Zodiac by Dawn Casey

Celebrate Chinese Year this Friday, February 20 @ 4:30 pm

  The Children's Department at Freeman Library celebrates Chinese New Year this Friday, February 20 at 4:30 pm.   There will be crafts, music, and a fun video of a traditional lion dance performance.    Tickets are required.  They are free and will be given out at 4:00 pm    Space is limited, so children and their adult may want to arrive about 15 minutes before the tickets are to be distributed.

Fun4Seniors-Exploring Chinese Culture

Lunar New YearThe Precinct 4 Senior Adult Program invites everyone age 50 and better to join them on a free trip to the Lunar New Year Festival on Saturday, February 14.  You can have fun immersing yourself in Chinese culture and celebrating the Year of the Ram.

February Events in the Children's Department

February is the shortest month, but it's packed with fun celebrations!  Here's some programs for children to attend:

Chinese New Year Celebration at Freeman on Friday, January 31 @ 4:30 pm

The whole family is invited to celebrate Chinese New Year at Freeman Library this Friday, January 31 at 4:30 pm.  We will start with a lion dance on the Diana Lane side of the library.  Students from Clear Lake High School's Chinese National Honor Society will perform the lion dance promptly at 4:30 pm.  Festivities then will move into the Community Room where we will have crafts, music, and food.  Please join us for this fun program as we celebrate 2014 - The Year of the Horse.

Lunar New Year program is full, but there is a waiting list.

Update Jan. 23, 2014

As of this morning, the Lunar New Year Program is full.  In the event that a family is unable to make the program, we ask that they contact the library so we may call someone on our waiting list. Thank you! 

Children and their families are invited to join a special program to celebrate the Lunar New Year. We will explore the legend of the Chinese Dragon and create a dazzling painted horse! This program has been designed for children ages 3 to 12 years old. 


Chinese New Year

dragonJoin us for fun crafts at the library.  When: Thursday, January 19, 4pm.  Intended audience: School Age Children.

Celebrate the Chinese New Year at Preschool Storytime

The first day of the Chinese New Year is on February 3rd this year. Come to preschool storytime on Tuesday, February 1st at 10:30 a.m. to hear stories, learn a few Chinese traditions and games and learn to count in Chinese from 1 to 5. Be sure to wear the color RED for luck!




Celebrate Lunar New Year @ the Library

Gung Hay Fat Choy!

Families are invited to join the Lunar New Year activities that will be held on Tuesday, Feb. 1st @ 4:00 pm. This is a wonderful opportunity for children to broaden the cultural learning. 

During the program Ms Susan and I will share a few of our favorite books, and children may create a Chinese zodiac craft. 

I have inculed a booklist and craft ideas below for those of you who are not able to attend.



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