Lunar New Year: Celebrate the Year of the Tiger
Lunar New Year: Celebrate the Year of the Tiger
January 2022
Author Mira Jacob, cover of Good Talk, link to Everybody Reads
Everybody Reads 2022 has officially begun! You can pick up a copy of this year’s selection Good Talk: A Memoir in Conversations, at your local library. Connect with other readers, learn about the graphic memoir, get active by learning a new dance, and more! Everybody Reads 2022, a community reading project of Multnomah County Library, is made possible in part by gifts to The Library Foundation with author appearance made possible by Literary Arts.
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Front doors of North Portland Library, link to library hours and locations
It’s that time of year! Library hours could be disrupted by inclement weather, depending on the severity. If you have questions about how the weather will affect your visit, check the hours and locations page of the library’s website for the most up-to-date information before you travel.
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Tiger with strips reading 2022, link to Lunar New Year article
For many regions around the world, from China and Vietnam, to Singapore and South Korea, the Lunar New Year is a time of appreciation, reflection, and celebration with family, friends, and cultural traditions. For Multnomah County libraries and staff, Lunar New Year is a special time for fun and engaging library events that share the history and traditions of this celebration with the local community.
"Being with family as a reunion, to say goodbye to the old and to welcome a new beginning is what this time is about," says Toan Lam-Sullivan, Bilingual Chinese Regional Librarian.
Lunar New Year, the start of a new lunar calendar year, occurs at the end of January or in early February. Each lunar year is guided by a zodiac animal. There are 12 animals in the zodiac, all of which are real, except for one which is mythical — the dragon. This year, 2022, is the Year of the Tiger.
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Events & resources

Drawing Conversations w/Mira Jacobs
Everybody Reads 2022 author leads an interactive workshop

Learn to Dance Thriller
Bollywood-style dance class

Lunar New Year: Chinese-language
Live online Feb. 10

Lunar New Year: Vietnamese-language
Live online Jan. 25

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