New Year Celebrations

Multicolored Chinese lanterns

Happy New Year!

The Los Angeles Public Library is excited to bring you to our 2023 New Year Celebration, celebrating the Chinese, Korean, Japanese, Vietnamese, Cambodian and Filipino 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 ties in with the seasons, they’re among the oldest and universally shared celebration that is shared among many cultures, countries and peoples.

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 year of the rabbit book art and oliver chin
February 7, 2023 10:30 AM to 11:00 AM
Join us for a special storytime to celebrate Lunar New Year!The author of The Year of the Rabbit, Oliver Chin, will read his book and talk...


The Year of the Rabbit book cover with author, Oliver Chin.
February 7, 2023 2:00 PM
Lunar New Year is January 22. Have a hopping good time with author Oliver Chin and his book The Year of the Rabbit: Tales from the Chinese...


book cover "Korean children's favorite stories" featuring a tiger
May 16, 2023 3:30 PM
Celebrate Asian, Pacific Islander Heritage month with the library. Margo Graville who will read folk tales of the famous tiger of Korea,...


drawing chinese calligraphy on red paper
May 23, 2023 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Learn the 5,000-year-old art of Chinese Calligraphy! Emmy Lam will show us how to write 24 Chinese characters using traditional brush...


Celebrate Cultures

  • A Different Pond

    A Different Pond

    Phi, Bao
  • A Nail the Evening Hangs On

    A Nail the Evening Hangs On

    Sok, Monica
  • A Thousand Steps Into Night

    A Thousand Steps Into Night

    Chee, Traci
  • All about Vietnam : projects & activities for kids, learn about Vietnamese culture with stories, son

    All about Vietnam : projects & activities for kids, learn about Vietnamese culture with stories, son

    Tran, Phuoc Thi Minh, 1954-
  • Any day with you

    Any day with you

    Respicio, Mae
  • Bee-bim Bop!

    Bee-bim Bop!

    Park, Linda Sue
  • Bringing In the New Year

    Bringing In the New Year

    Grace Lin
  • Crying in H Mart

    Crying in H Mart

    Zauner, Michelle
  • Dim sum for everyone!

    Dim sum for everyone!

    Lin, Grace.
  • Drawn Together

    Drawn Together

    Le, Minh, 1979-

    Asian/Pacific American Award for Literature.

  • Finding Junie Kim

    Finding Junie Kim

    Oh, Ellen
  • From Little Tokyo, With Love

    From Little Tokyo, With Love

    Kuhn, Sarah
  • Front Desk

    Front Desk

    Kelly Yang

    Mia Tang helps her parents run an Anaheim motel that becomes a haven for struggling immigrants.

  • Japan eats! : an explorer's guide to Japanese food

    Japan eats! : an explorer's guide to Japanese food

    Reynolds, Betty, 1945-
  • King Sejong invents an alphabet

    King Sejong invents an alphabet

    Kim, Carol
  • Like a Dandelion

    Like a Dandelion

    Huy Voun Lee
  • Maizy Chen's Last Chance

    Maizy Chen's Last Chance

    Yee, Lisa
  • Mindy Kim and the Lunar New Year Parade

    Mindy Kim and the Lunar New Year Parade

    Lee, Lyla
  • New Clothes for New Year's Day

    New Clothes for New Year's Day

    Bae, Hyun-Joo.
  • Pachinko

    Pachinko

    Lee, Min Jin
  • Rise: A Pop History of Asian America From the Nineties to Now

    Rise: A Pop History of Asian America From the Nineties to Now

    Yang, Jeff
  • Silent Lotus

    Silent Lotus

    Jeanne M Lee
  • Sunday funday in Koreatown

    Sunday funday in Koreatown

    Kim, Aram
  • Ten mice for Tet

    Ten mice for Tet

    Shea, Pegi Deitz.
  • The magic of Japan : secret places and life-changing experiences

    The magic of Japan : secret places and life-changing experiences

    García, Héctor, 1981-
  • Tower of the sun

    Tower of the sun

    Morimi, Tomihiko, 1979-
  • Uniquely Japan : discover what makes Japan the coolest place on Earth!

    Uniquely Japan : discover what makes Japan the coolest place on Earth!

    Denson, Abby
  • Voices of a new generation : Cambodian Americans in the Creative Arts

    Voices of a new generation : Cambodian Americans in the Creative Arts

    Su, Christine, M.
  • Watercress

    Watercress

    Wang, Andrea
  • When Lola Visits

    When Lola Visits

    Sterling, Michelle

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