Celebrating Lunar New Year 2024: The Year of the Dragon!

2024 is the Year of the Wood Dragon. Let’s celebrate by embracing its power and vibrancy at the library! The auspicious occasion of this Lunar New Year, starting on February 10, 2024, promises to be a time of renewal, success and fiery energy. In Chinese mythology, the dragon is a majestic creature symbolizing power, good fortune and ambition. Its association with the element of wood in 2024 adds a layer of growth, creativity and resilience. 

Those born under the Dragon sign are known for their charisma, confidence and determination. They are natural leaders, often pioneers in their fields, and possess an unstoppable drive to achieve their goals. Curious about which animal your birth year represents? You can find your birth year on the Chinese zodiac, opens a new window.

We will be hosting several events across different branches, including Urisawe Korean Music and Dance at Belmont Library on Saturday, February 3, at 2:00 PM, and at Foster City Library on February 11 at 1:30 PM. San Carlos library will be hosting a Lunar New Year Celebration from 11AM-3PM that includes a lion dance, storytime and food trucks! At the Belmont Twin Pines Community Center on Sunday, February 4, from 2:00 PM-4:30 PM we will have an afternoon filled with traditional music, dances, crafts, activities and a lion dance finale for all ages.

Special Visits With Children's Author Oliver Chin

Children’s book author Oliver Chin will also be doing special Year of the Dragon storytimes at several of our community libraries:

Wednesday, February 14, 4:00 - 5:00PM at the Millbrae Library

Friday, February 16, 3:30 – 4:30 PM at the San Carlos Library

Tuesday, February 20, 3:30 – 4:30 PM at the Foster City Library

Wednesday, February 21, 3:30 - 4:30 PM at the North Fair Oaks Library

Thursday, February 22, 2:00 – 3:00 PM at the Half Moon Bay Library

Friday, February 23, 3:45 - 4:45PM at the East Palo Alto Library

Saturday, February 24, 10:30 - 11:30 AM at the Belmont Library

Sunday, February 25, 2:00 – 3:00 PM at the Brisbane Library

Monday, February 26, 3:30 – 4:30 PM at the Pacifica Sharp Park Library

Tuesday, February 27, 3:30 - 4:30 PM at the Woodside Library

Wednesday, February 28, 3:00 – 4:00 PM at the Pacifica Sanchez Library

Thursday, February 29, 3:30 – 4:30 PM at the Portola Valley Library

Our libraries will also have various crafts available, with dragon puppets, calligraphy and paper lanterns. Find a full list of happenings in our events calendar!