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Montgomery County Public Libraries To Host Lunar New Year Celebrations
Montgomery County Public Libraries  To Host Lunar New Year Celebrations

Montgomery County Public Libraries (MCPL) will welcome the Year of the Golden Rabbit with a variety of programs in January and February marking the New Lunar Year 4709.

 Lunar New Year, which starts with the new moon on the first day of the New Year, falls this year on February 3.

  According to Chinese tradition, the Rabbit brings a year in which you can catch your breath and calm your nerves. 

Programs will include an introduction to customs behind the Lunar New Year, traditional dances, hands-on art activities, storytelling, shadow puppet shows, arts and crafts activities, Chinese yo-yo demonstrations, workshops and traditional Chinese lion dance performances.

Programs will be held according to the following schedule:


Chinese Lion Dance Performances by the Washington, DC Chinese Youth Club (CYC)


Saturday, January 22 – 

11 a.m., Aspen Hill Library, 4407 Aspen Hill Rd., 240-773-9410 

2 p.m., Wheaton Library, 11701 Georgia Ave., 240-777-0678


Saturday, January 29 –

11 a.m., Germantown Library, 19840 Century Blvd., 240-777-0110

2 p.m., Damascus Library, 9701 Main St., 240-773-9444


Saturday, February 26 –

11 a.m., White Oak Library, 11701 New Hampshire Ave, Silver Spring; 240-773-9555

2 p.m., Silver Spring Library, 8901 Colesville Rd., 240-773-9420


Madison Chinese Dance Academy performs traditional Chinese Lion Dance, yo-yo demonstrations and Chinese arts and crafts


Saturday, January 29 –

10:30 a.m., Potomac Library, 10101 Glenolden Dr., 240-777-0690

2 p.m., Rockville Memorial Library, 21 Maryland Ave., 240-777-0140


Saturday, February 12 –

10:30 a.m., Davis Library, 6400 Democracy Blvd., Bethesda, 240-777-0922

2 p.m., Quince Orchard Library, 15831 Quince Orchard Rd., 240-777-0200.


Li Ming Chinese Academy performs traditional lion dance, Chinese shadow puppets, folk dance, yo-yo demonstrations and hands-on Chinese arts and crafts.


Saturday, February 5 –

1 p.m., Chevy Chase Library, 8005 Connecticut Ave., Chevy Chase, MD, 240-773-9590


Saturday, February 12 –

1 p.m., Bethesda Library, 7400 Arlington Rd., 240-777-0970

To request ADA program accommodations, at least five work days in advance, or to receive more information about programs, call the library hosting the program, log on to www.montgomerycountymd.gov/library or call Ask-a-Librarian Language Line/Línea en otros idiomas: 240-777-0001. TTY users call Maryland Relay at 7-1-1.

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