Happy Chinese New Year!

This year Chinese New Year is on Jan 31st. Celebrate the Year of the Horse with books from the library and by making a beautiful Chinese paper lantern! Instructions can be found at Spoonful.

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Visit Buder branch to see their window mural celebrating Chinese New Year!

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While you’re at the library, check out some of these great books!

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My First Chinese New Year by Karen Katz
A girl and her family prepare for and celebrate Chinese New Year.

Happy Chinese New Year, Kai-lan!  adapted by Lauryn Silverhardt
Join Kai-lan for a Chinese New Year celebration! Kai-lan and her friends get to carry the dragon costume in the big parade– but can they work together to make the dragon dance?

The Runaway Wok: A Chinese New Year Tale by Ying Chang Compestine
On Chinese New Year’s Eve, a poor man who works for the richest businessman in Beijing sends his son to market to trade their last few eggs for a bag of rice, but instead he brings home an empty–but magic–wok that changes their fortunes forever.

The Day the Dragon Danced by Kay Haugaard
An African American girl takes her grandmother to watch the Chinese New Year’s parade where her father is a member of the dragon dance troupe.

Bringing in the New Year by Grace Lin
A Chinese American family prepares for and celebrates the Lunar New Year.

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