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Lunar New Year Celebration

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Happy New Year!

The Los Angeles Public Library is excited to bring you to our 2024 Lunar New Year Celebration, Year of the Dragon, celebrating the Chinese, Korean, Vietnamese, and other Asian communities.

The New Year is the celebration of the start of the calendar year and throughout the world, the New Year can be celebrated as a social, cultural and/or religious festival. Because the festival is tied in with the seasons, it is among the oldest and universally shared celebrations that are observed among many cultures, countries, and peoples.

At the Central Library, we will celebrate the Lunar New Year with family-orientated cultural programs from 2-4 p.m. on January 27.

If you would like to know more about our diverse communities, we invite you to visit one of our 72 branch locations and Central Library and engage in all the resources the library has to offer: books, citizenship classes, tutoring, and so much more.


Find programs and events for all ages at a library near you to celebrate and connect with your community.

Clotilde Yap, from My China Roots
April 20, 2024 11:00 AM to 12:30 PM
My China Roots's Clotilde Yap will discuss Chinese naming practices, including female names, names in translation, and the most reliable...

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May 8, 2024 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Chinese Calligraphy is a traditional art of Chinese writing for more than 5000 years. It is especially significant and important during...

Clotilde Yap, from My China Roots
May 18, 2024 11:00 AM to 12:30 PM
This session will give an overview of Chinese genealogy books (also known as zupu or jiapu): what they are, how they can be used in your...

Two hands holding onto thin branches and working on shaping the branch.
May 21, 2024 3:30 PM to 4:30 PM
Join us as we learn about Ikebana, the Japanese art of flower arranging. Engage your creativity as you make your own ikebana arrangement to...

stacks of books with a pair of glasses on top of an open book
May 22, 2024 1:30 PM to 3:00 PM
Join us for a lively discussion of the novel Lost Horizon by James Hilton.

stacks of books with a pair of glasses on top of an open book
September 18, 2024 1:30 PM to 3:00 PM
Join us for a lively discussion with Lisa See, author of the novel Lady Tan's Circle of Women.


We thank our wonderful partners for sharing cultural diversity with our community at the Lunar New Year Celebration.

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