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Everyone is welcome at a free community Lunar New Year celebration

By Richmond Sentinel

Published 12:09 PST, Fri February 9, 2024

Richmond Public Library welcomes the Year of the Green Dragon on Saturday, Feb. 24 from 1 to 4 p.m., Brighouse library will host an all-ages, cross-cultural celebration that honours customary tradition and highlights artistic demonstrations.

Community members will be able to enjoy a festive lion dance, followed by a Kung Fu demonstration, a musical showcase that includes traditional Chinese songs of the new year and a guzheng performance.

For those looking to experience hands-on activities, there will be a calligraphy station, lantern riddles, a compass demonstration and fortune telling. Families can also take part in face painting, paper crafts and games.

The library will also be giving away exclusive Lunar New Year stickers and 3D prints, custom-created using the library’s new Cricut cutter and 3D printers. For those interested in learning more about how to create these unique items, Launchpad staff will be on-hand to demonstrate.

The library would like to thank all of the community partners whose contributions have helped make this celebration possible: Celia Leung, Rudy Chiang, Robin Leung, Kin Fung Athletic Group, Wang Heng Wushu Taichi Institute, E Show Dance, Fangfei Guzheng, Ronald Zhang and RPL's Chinese Couplets Study Club, Richmond Family Place, Big Bear Education, Touchstone Family Association, and S.U.C.C.E.S.S. Richmond Chinese Women’s Club and the Richmond Photography Club.

To learn more about this free celebration, visit the library’s events calendar. 恭喜發財!

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