A Chinese New Year Celebration

Lunar Year of the Tiger

As we celebrated the Lunar Year of the Tiger, 

the Library glowed with special Chinese symbols, red lanterns, and colorful costumes!


Culture.... Crafts.....Food....History.....Entertainment....A special event enjoyed by many!




This yearís program featured a performance by the Youth Eastern String Troupe



Led by Mr. Lin, the Youth Eastern String Troupe was established in 2008 with the goal of increasing the general public's knowledge and appreciation for the Erhu instrument.  Zhantao Lin is an award winning professional musician and music educator from China.  For more information on the troupe performing, visit their website at http://youtheasternstring.com/default.htm


Another highlight of this yearís program was a

Chinese yo-yo demonstration. 




Also known as Tzuh-ling, empty bell, pulling bell and wind bell, the yo-yo was created so long ago that there is no known inventor.  It was found during the Ming dynasty; roughly 1386-1644 A.D.  Used correctly, a large variety of tricks can be performed with the Chinese yo-yo. 


As in years past, there was

an authentic tea ceremony presentation,

and a

Taiwanese Lion Dance

performed in full costume to celebrate the start of the New Year.  


Children participated in making simple crafts to bring home and red envelopes were handed out at the end of the program.  A sample of candies and snacks from Chinatown were provided.  

Adults and children of all ages enjoyed celebrating

The Year of the Tiger.




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updated 02/17/10