Posts Tagged ‘Chinese New Year’

On Wednesday, February 21, 3-5 p.m., feng shui master and author Woody Chan will share insights into the characteristics of the earth dog and what the new year has to offer.  Come and learn feng shui steps for your home and environment.

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Chinese New Year is just 10 days away; have you been wondering which animal’s turn it is this year?  It will be the Year of Goat – bah, bah, bah …… 🙂

Our annual celebration is scheduled on Saturday, Feb 21st from 1 to 4 pm.  It is usually a full blast at the library with thousands, yes, thousands, of people enjoying abundant beautiful performances, and cultural craft booths.  If you haven’t experienced this big event in the past, make sure you do not miss it again this year!

Mark your calendar and we’ll see you there!

For more info about Chinese New Year, click here.

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Today marks the 2nd day of the Chinese New Year which fell on Sunday, February 10 this year. According to the Chinese tradition, celebration will last for 15 days until the Lantern Festival.

As usual, Fremont Library hosted a big celebration with our community on last Saturday, the New Year’s Eve. If you were not one of the spectators, here are some photos for you to enjoy:

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Kung Hay Fat Choy!

恭喜發財! 蛇年行大運!!

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The annual Chinese New Year Celebration is scheduled on Saturday, 1/21, this year. 

If you had been here for the previous years celebration, you would know how many informative and fun activities/programs we would have for this big event.   If you haven’t gotten the chance to attend before, mark your calendar, and make sure you do bring your kids to participate this year.   I promise that you won’t go home with an empty hand.

This year, the Lunar Chinese New Year falls on Monday, 1/23 – which is 2 weeks from today.  And according the the traditions, Chinese people actually do start to prep for the celebration a month ahead.  For more information on Chinese New Year, click here.

Look forward to seeing you at the big celebration in the Fremont Library on 1/21/12.

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Another year has gone by.  I’d like to share a video of the major events at our library in 2011.  It was another busy year with many fun and/or educational family activities.  The happy faces in this video make me feel rewarded and look forward to the coming year.  Enjoy the video and have a wonderful 2012!

*Video quality can be adjusted to HD but the playback may lag on some computers.

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Because –>the B(ee) is after it! <-
(highlight the space between the arrows to reveal the answer)

February is sweet and festive at Centerville Library.  We have prepared two free special holiday events for kids and their family.

Happy Chinese New Year! 恭喜發財!

The Year of the Rabbit falls on February 3 this year.  In traditon, the Chinese New Year lasts for 15 days starting with the new moon on the first day of the first lunar month and ends on the full moon 15 days later. The extended celebration can begin 10 days before the New Year Day with different activities and traditions taking place every day.  To learn more about Chinese New Year, click HERE.

Many Alameda County libraries offer a special program in celebration of this most important Chinese holiday.  At Centerville Library, we will be playing the Lantern Riddle Game for 2 weeks. You may play it at the library or on our Facebook Page http://www.facebook.com/centervillelibrary


See English Riddles

Lantern Riddle Game
Day: February 3-17.
Time: Library Open Hours or anytime on Facebook.

Bring the whole family in anytime during our open hours to see all the colorful lantern riddles on display. The riddles are in English or Chinese, some are easy and some are challenging. There is also a “super riddle” in each language. A paper lantern will be rewarded for each riddle solved and of course, a “super prize” for the “super riddle”. Up to two riddles can be solved per day per person. So stop by every day and see how many you can solve! Click on the links above and below the lanterns to preview the riddles.
*Prizes are limited and subject to change.

Happy Valentine’s Day!

Valentine’s Day Crafts for Kids
Day: Tuesday, February 8.
Time: 1-6 PM.

Make a pop-up Valentine’s card, an origami heart flower, or a special Valentine with your very own creative design. All materials are provided. Just stop by anytime between 1 and 5:30 PM and join the fun! Younger children please bring a adult friend to help.

Get directions to Centerville Library: Google map

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Dont miss these two more events at Centerville Library today, February 3rd:
🙂 Drop-in Chinese New Year lantern-making, 4-6 p.m.
🙂 Chinese calligraphy writing, 5-6 p.m.

And the Lantern Riddle Game is still going on through Thursday, Feb. 5th. Come solve a riddle and receive a prize!

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The Chinese New Year falls on January 26th this year and it is the Year of the Ox. Legend has that people born in each animal’s year would have some of that animal’s personality. Those born in ox years are obstinate, stable, fearless, patient, conservative, kind, hard-working and friendly. They tend to be engineers, painters, and architects. What animal year were you born in? FIND OUT HERE.

~ 猜燈謎 看遊行 做花燈 還有毛筆為您書寫吉祥話兒 ~

In celebration of this longest and most important Chinese festival, Centerville Library has several fun activities waiting for you.

From January 27 through February 5, during the library open hours, English and Chinese lantern riddles will be posted in the library. Everyone can solve up to two riddles per day and will be rewarded with a prize if one or both of their answers are correct.

On January 27 at 2:15 p.m., everyone is invited to come and watch a lovely Chinese New Year preschooler parade held in the library.

On Febrary 3, bring the whole family to the library for two more fun events:
4:00-6:00 pm Chinese Lantern Making, stop by anytime before 5:45
5:00-6:00 pm Chinese Calligraphy Writing, you can request up to 4 characters.

All the events are free. Come join us for the fun celebration!

Centerville Library is located at 3801 Nicolet Ave., Fremont, CA 94536. GOOGLE MAP.

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If you haven’t seen it already, be sure to stop by the children’s room to check out our Chinese New Year themed bulletin board, created by Stephanie Lopez of the Centerville/Irvington Library. The bulletin board was made possible by Stephanie’s amazing artistic talents and by a grant from the Alameda County Library Foundation.

Chinese New Year Bulletin Board

Didn’t make it to the Valentine’s Workshop? Too bad; you missed a lot of fun. Take a look at what we were making.

Valentine’s Workshop

That’s why I love Valentine’s Day: it’s the perfect excuse to ‘think pink’.

Valentine’s Workshop

A new project this year were the Valentine wreaths. Looks like they were a big hit!

Valentine’s Workshop

Now don’t you wish someone had made you a valentine like this one. This was one of our favorites!

And many thanks to everyone who kindly made Valentines for the children’s staff here at Fremont: they made our day!

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