The Library will be closed on Monday, May 27, 2024, in observance of Memorial Day.

Lunar New Year Celebration

Multicolored Chinese lanterns

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.


Events

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


The Great Wave off Kanagawa is a woodblock print by Japanese ukiyo-e artist Hokusai, created in late 1831 during the Edo period of Japanese history.
Every day in May
May is Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month, and we're celebrating with poetry by supporting one of our favorite Eagle Rock...


Image of paper crafted fortune cookies and paper boxes
May 28, 2024 3:00 PM
We are celebrating Asian-American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month with paper fun fortune cookies and boxes! Open to kids ages 8 and...


silken cloth bojagi wrapped around boxes in various colors.
May 28, 2024 4:00 PM
Bojagi is a traditional Korean wrapping cloth with a rich history. In this class, we will delve into the art of wrapping using Bojagi,...


chinese paper lanterns
May 28, 2024 4:00 PM to 4:45 PM
Join us to celebrate Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Month. Emmy Lam presents to make step by step simple Chinese paper lanterns...


A stack of open books at a table.
May 28, 2024 6:30 PM to 7:30 PM
In their remote mountain village, Li-yan and her family align their lives around the seasons and the farming of tea. For the Akha people,...


The Great Wave off Kanagawa is a woodblock print by Japanese ukiyo-e artist Hokusai, created in late 1831 during the Edo period of Japanese history.
Every day in May
May is Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month, and we're celebrating with poetry by supporting one of our favorite Eagle Rock...


group of people gathered around a table
May 29, 2024 4:00 PM
In honor of Asian-Pacific American Heritage Month, join us for a family friendly hands-on pickling workshop, introducing folks to basic...


buttons and button making machine.
May 29, 2024 4:30 PM
Drop by after school for button-making in the community room! Use old manga and comics to make a unique design, or create your own from...


Eight Temple Dancers
May 29, 2024 5:00 PM
In celebration of Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month, join us for the presentation of South Indian classical dances by the...


The Great Wave off Kanagawa is a woodblock print by Japanese ukiyo-e artist Hokusai, created in late 1831 during the Edo period of Japanese history.
Every day in May
May is Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month, and we're celebrating with poetry by supporting one of our favorite Eagle Rock...



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


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