Celebrate Mid-Autumn Festival with San Mateo County Libraries

The air is a little cooler and the summer sun is fading. The Mid-Autumn Festival is approaching soon! The Mid-Autumn Festival, also known as the Moon Festival or the Mooncake Festival, is a harvest celebration, enjoyed all throughout Asia and is a time for family reunions, giving thanks, and eating plenty of mooncakes.

The Mid-Autumn Festival falls on September 29, but we'll celebrate all month at San Mateo County Libraries. We hope you can join us!

Explore your creativity by painting a Watercolor Moon or practice your characters at a Calligraphy Workshop. Get crafty making Hand-Made Paper Lanterns or watch and learn at a Taichi Workshop and Demo. Curious about the myth behind the festival? Join us for Moon Stories with Eth-Noh-Tec

Check out our full event line-up below!

Mid-Autumn Watercolor Moon

Celebrate the Mid-Autumn Festival at our libraries by painting a watercolor moon and learning how to create textures using salt!

Mid-Autumn Festival Calligraphy Workshop

Join us and celebrate the Mid-Autumn Festival! Explore the Customs of Mid-Autumn, share stories of the Moon Goddess and the Rabbit in the Jade Palace, and recite a classical poem about the moon. After the talk, hands-on art lessons on how to write simple characters and phrases.

Hand-Made Paper Lanterns

Stop by the library and create your own special paper lantern. We'll provide the supplies and you bring the creativity!

Taichi Workshop and Demo

Celebrate the Mid-Autumn Festival with San Mateo County Libraries and TaiJi Studio's Irene Hu. Irene will demonstrate taijiquan fist and weapon forms before letting the audience join for a hands-on taiji experience!

Moon Stories with Eth-Noh-Tec

Celebrate Mid-Autumn Festival by experiencing captivating, culturall moon stories such as the Pan Asian tale, Rabbit on the Moon, and the Mongolian tale, The Fool Moon. All ages welcome. 

How do you plan to celebrate the Mid-Autumn Festival this year? Let us know in the comments below! 

Mid-Autumn Fest Reads

A Big Mooncake for Little Star

Moonbeams, Dumplings & Dragon Boats

The Dreamweavers

Lin Yi's Lantern