Celebrate the Year of the Tiger with music, riddles, books, and more!
West Vancouver, B.C.—Staff at the West Vancouver Memorial Library are busy decorating the Library for Lunar New Year 2022. Patrons are invited to partake in music, riddles, books, and more from Thursday, January 27 to Tuesday, February 15.
Be transported by ambient music by Nathania Ko on konghou and Selena Yu on guzheng in the Main Hall of the Library. “Music has the ability to connect us to others in ways no activity can,” explains Taren Urquhart, the Library’s Arts and Special Events Programmer. “The winter performances presented in December were a special treat for library patrons. We are excited to continue these intimate performances by student and professional musicians during Lunar New Year.”
Patrons in the Library will be delighted by hanging lanterns throughout the Library. “The reds and golds make the Library festive and cheerful,” says librarian Kate Quinn-Feehan, who curated this year’s Lunar New Year activities. “I love finding ways to spread moments of joy, ensuring visiting the Library is an engaging and enjoyable experience.”
Riddles can also be found throughout the Library from February 4 – February 15. “Riddles are a traditional part of the lantern festival,” explains Quinn-Feehan. “Community members are invited to explore, discovering riddles to ponder on their own time.” Readers can peruse the Lunar New Year display in the Main Hall to find their next read, or borrow a book by one of BC’s talented Asian-Canadian authors.
Younger readers will find a selection of curated books on Lunar New Year and tigers upstairs in the Youth Department, and can select a title to read at home. Children of all ages will enjoy Lunar New Year Storytime with Anthea Leung on Wednesday, January 26 at 10 a.m. on the Library’s Youtube Channel. Don’t worry if you miss it—Lunar New Year Storytime will be still be available to watch and re-watch online.
“Lunar New Year is an important time of renewal and reflection,” adds Quinn-Feehan. “It’s important to take time to celebrate with our community—without them, we are just a building of books and computers.”