West Vancouver, B.C.—Step into the Year of the Dragon (龙 long) 2024, symbolizing power, nobility, honour, luck, and success, at the West Vancouver Memorial Library. The Library invites patrons to celebrate the Lunar New Year, also known as the Spring Festival, by attending our upcoming family-friendly events and exploring our curated book displays in February.
Families can join us for three Lunar New Year Storytime events, suitable for all ages. Our Systems Librarian, Wendy Zhang, is leading one of these events and said, “I am thrilled to facilitate this special Family Storytime in celebration of the Year of Dragon! Together, we will learn about this tradition through stories, songs, and fun games in both English and Mandarin!” These drop-in events will run on February 9 and 10 at 10:30-11 a.m. in English and on February 9 at 11:15-11:45 a.m. in Mandarin.
Beginning on February 1, our Youth Department will have rotating book displays and a large-scale featured display on the second floor to entice young readers to celebrate the Year of the Dragon. Parents can also check out our Dragon-themed, which includes titles like Dragons Love Tacos, Lunar New Year, and How to Catch a Dragon.
Throughout February, the Main Hall of the Library will be adorned with a vibrant display of red ornaments and a special book display that showcases the works of many talented Asian-Canadian authors from British Columbia, including JJ Lee, Cheuk Kwan, Kim Fu, and Janie Chang. Patrons are also invited to suggest new Asian language titles for the Library to purchase as we look to find books that resonate with our local Asian community.