Goodbye, Rat! Hello, Ox! 

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Goodbye, Year of the Rat! Hello, Year of the Ox!

Xin Nian Kuai Le (Happy Lunar New Year)! The Year of the Rat, 2020, might be one that some of us would like to forget. For 2021, we celebrate the Year of the Ox, the second animal of the Chinese zodiac, which is associated with hard work, positivity, and honesty. So let's welcome in the new year with a positive spirit and a reminder to take care of ourselves and our communities.

We have exciting virtual programs for children to safely ring in Lunar New Year together! Learn more about The Year of the Ox from children's book author Oliver Chin when he reads his book with us on Thursday, February 11 at 5:00 PM. We will also have a special Lunar New Year Storytime Craft and Parade on Wednesday, February 17 at 10:30 AM. Read bilingual stories, craft your own dragon, and show off your best Lunar New Year attire virtually! A dragon craft kit will be available to pick up at our community libraries (except Atherton) starting Friday, February 12 during Curbside Service hours (Tuesday-Saturday, 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM), while supplies last.

Scroll below to find some of our favorite children's books about the Lunar New Year to read together.

Looking for more ways to celebrate safely? Reserve one of our Virtual Meeting Spaces, opens a new window to bring your family and friends together virtually!
What are your special traditions for celebrating the Lunar New Year? Share them with us in the comments below!


新年快樂!鼠年、2020年,對很多人來說也許是太過難忘的一年。我們將在2021年迎接牛年,牛在十二生肖中排第二位,牠代表著勤勞、正向與誠實。讓我們以正向的心情歡迎新年的到來,並且提醒我們自己該好好照顧自己、我們身邊的人們和我們的社區。 我們將舉辦一些有趣的網上活動與孩子們一起安全地慶祝新年!首先,二月十一日星期四下午五點,童書作家Oliver Chin將會在他的見面會中告訴我們一些關於牛年的故事。我們還會在二月十七日星期三早上十點半舉行特別的農曆新年雙語故事、勞作與遊行活動。在活動中,我們會一起在網路上讀雙語故事、做一條屬於你自己的龍還有展示你的新年服!二月十二日星期五開始,您可以在我們社區圖書館(阿瑟頓分館除外)的路邊取書服務時間(週二至週六,上午十一點到下午四點),提取製作龍的工藝材料包。先到先得,送完為止。 




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