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Celebrate the Year of the Horse at Auckland Libraries

Celebrate the Year of the Horse at Auckland Libraries

Auckland Libraries welcomes the Lunar New Year with an exciting range of events and activities to celebrate the Year of the Horse.

Local libraries are hosting more than 80 events across the region, including children’s Storytimes, craft activities, workshops and cultural performances, along with their regular classes and activities for Mandarin speakers.

“The Lunar New Year is always an important celebration at Auckland Libraries,” says acting Libraries and Information Manager Kim Taunga.

“Acknowledging important cultural events strengthens Auckland as a diverse city and gives people an insight into the backgrounds of their fellow Aucklanders.

“We are delighted to host an innovative programme of events that inspire learning and participation,” she says.

Auckland Libraries has a large collection of resources that range from Asian-language books and magazines, to online services like Chinese Digital Community, Dragonsource and Press Display.

Year of the Horse events include:
Mandarin iPad workshop, Botany Library
Sunday 9 February, 1.30pm - 3pm
Learn how to use an iPad to read Chinese magazines and download eBooks from the library. Seating is limited so bookings are essential, 09 272 0010 or botany.library@aucklandcouncil.govt.nz.

Traditional Chinese dance, Massey Library
Friday 7 February, 10.30am - 11am
Colourful costume, beautiful music and elegant dance! See Chinese dancers from a dance group based in New Lynn Community Centre perform traditional Chinese dances.

Korean calligraphy workshop and exhibition, Highland Park Library
Saturday 25 January, 1pm - 3pm
Explore Korean calligraphy with experienced artists through a hands-on workshop. All ages welcome and great for the whole family. Drop in from 23 January to see an exclusive exhibition of works from the artists. Supported by the Asian Safety Education and Promotion Charitable Trust. Bookings: 09 535 5935 or email geumrosa.lee@aucklandcouncil.govt.nz.

Chinese film afternoon: Blue Kite, Birkenhead Library
Sunday 26 January, 1pm – 3.30pm
This film, directed by famous Chinese filmmaker Tian Zhuang Zhuang, won the Grand Prix at the Tokyo International Film Festival and Best Film at the Hawaii International Film Festival in 1993. It follows the life of a family in Beijing in 1950s and 1960s. It is banned in China. This is a free showing of this film in Mandarin with English subtitles, and is suitable for mature audiences.

Visit www.aucklandlibraries.co.nz to find out about activities in your local area or pop into an Auckland library near you and celebrate the Year of the Horse with us.

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