CLEVELAND, OH — Cleveland Public Library (CPL) will
host their annual Lunar New Year celebration on Saturday, March
12 from 1:00-3:00 p.m. in the Louis Stokes Wing Auditorium at
the Main Library downtown at East Sixth and Superior.
“Cleveland is fortunate to have so many diverse cultures that we can
all learn from and share. We at CPL do our part to celebrate these
diverse cultures, and look forward to this event every year as part
of this effort. Not only is it a great way to experience and explore
the traditions of Cleveland’s Asian community, but it’s an
intergenerational, family friendly, and educational event that
everyone can enjoy,” said Felton Thomas, Director of Cleveland
Yin Tang, a dance choreographer and performance coordinator for the
Cleveland Contemporary Chinese Culture Association (CCCA), will be
the guest speaker for the event. In addition to her expertise in
dance, Ms. Tang serves on the Executive Committee for the Cleveland
The fun-filled afternoon also will include performances by George
Kwan Family Lion Dance Team, Chinese music ensemble, Japanese drum
team, Westlake Chinese Culture Dance, and Chinese Academy of
Cleveland. Young children can enjoy crafts and story time in the
Youth Services Department from 12:00-1:00 p.m. Light refreshments
will be provided.
CPL will also promote cultural awareness through a collaboration
with Chinese Professionals Entrepreneurs Association and the Great
Wall Enrichment Center to offer FREE Chinese lessons for children in
grades 1-6. Lessons will be held March 5-May 7 at the Main Library.
Children will learn the essential Chinese pronunciation system,
simple dialogues, and some basic Chinese characters. While the
lessons are free, space is limited, and registration is required. To
register, please call 216-623-2834.
For more information about Lunar New Year, please visit www.cpl.org.
Cleveland Public Library is the place for all Clevelanders to dream,
create and grow. CPL serves four million patrons annually at 28
branches across the city, lending more than 6.5 million items from a
collection of more than 10 million. CPL’s library services are also
available at the Public Administration Library in City Hall, “The
People’s University on Wheels” Bookmobile, Ohio Library for the
Blind and Physically Disabled, and the On the Road to Reading
literacy van. CPL is the home for the Ohio Center for the Book,
CLEVNET library cooperation, and KnowItNow24x7 virtual reference
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