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.


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...


students in karate uniform with black belts laying on the ground
April 29, 2024 5:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Karate is a traditional form of self-defense from Okinawa, Japan. Students will learn a portion of the basic techniques and drills that...


chinese paper lanterns
April 30, 2024 4:00 PM to 4:45 PM
Join us to celebrate Asia and the Pacific Island. Emmy Lam presents to make step by step simple Chinese paper lanterns for children and...


spring rolls
May 1, 2024 3:30 PM to 4:30 PM
Vietnamese Spring Rolls are scrumptious and a healthy choice of food. They are served cold (not fried) and filled with fresh, crunchy...


colorful cloth wrapped gifts
May 1, 2024 4:00 PM
Celebrate Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage month at the Watts library with special guest Ellen Lee who will teach us Bojagi...


musician posing in front of their instrument
May 2, 2024 3:00 PM
The audience will journey through a performance of the ancient Chinese guzheng and vocals sung in English, Cantonese, and Mandarin....


child trying on a floral print kimono
May 2, 2024 4:00 PM to 4:45 PM
Learn about the history of kimono and get a hands-on experience seeing and touching them with Akane of the LA Kimono Show. Children will...


musician posing in front of their instrument
May 4, 2024 3:00 PM
The audience will journey through a performance of the ancient Chinese guzheng and vocals sung in English, Cantonese, and Mandarin....


bowl of Kimchi
May 4, 2024 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Join us in celebrating Asian American and Pacific Island Heritage Month! KCCLA, the Korean Cultural Center of L.A. will be giving us hands-...


examples of bojagi wrapping, elegant, korean art
May 6, 2024 4:30 PM to 5:30 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,...



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