Castro Valley Library

Discover Taiwan at the Castro Valley Library by library1.5
Wednesday, October 5, 2011, 3:10 pm
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Floating Lanterns
Our friends at the Fremont Taiwan School aim to introduce Taiwanese Culture to the
local community by offering monthly presentations for children 6-12 years old the second Saturday of each month through May 2012. Each session will end with children taking home a hand-crafted treasure as a reminder of the presentation. First program, October 8, will feature Floating Lanterns; followed by November 12, Origins of Paper and Papermaking; December 10, Aboriginal Culture, Janurary 14, 2012 Lunar New Year, February 11, Lantern Festival; March 10, Traditional Foods; April 14, Puppets and Puppetmaking; May 12, Traditional Toys. Programs are in the Learning Center, 2-3:30pm.
Space is limited and sign ups will be taken the month before each program. All supplies are provided. Thanks to our Friends at the Fremont Taiwan School for bringing this rich cultural experience to the Library!

Chinese New Year Lunar Year of the Rabbit 2011 by library1.5
Tuesday, February 8, 2011, 4:16 pm
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The Castro Valley community helped usher in the Year of the Rabbit on Sunday afternoon, January 30. Multicultural Educational Research Center (M.E.R.C.) partnered with the Library to bring the event to Chabot & Canyon Rooms. Patty Chu’s
folkdance class provided lively entertainment, members the Chinese Youth Symphony gave performances on the traditional Chinese Harp (Gu-Zheng), and Henry Li offered a dazzling martial arts demonstration, including wushu, where he wielded a sword.
Participants practiced paper cutting crafts and traditional calligraphy, while snacking on traditional treats.
According to the Chinese Zodiac, people born in the Year of the Rabbit are articulate, talented, and ambitious. They are virtuous, reserved, and have excellent taste. Rabbit people are admired, trusted, and are often financially lucky. They are fond of gossip but are tactful and generally kind. Rabbit people seldom lose their temper. They are clever at business and being conscientious, never back out of a contract

Thank you to the staff and parents from M.E.R.C. school for bringing this beautifully organized event to the Library.

Winter Holiday Events by librarianmama
Thursday, December 9, 2010, 5:03 pm
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Don’t sit around the house bugging your sister this season!  Come join us for a movie, visit from Sulphur Creek or make a holiday ornament.  Everything is FREE!

Check out our calendar for exact days and times. 


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