My Town: Cleveland Public Library to Celebrate Lunar New Year

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CLEVELAND — The city’s local library is ushering the Lunar New Year with a series of programs and celebrations at the Main Branch.

The Lunar New Year festivities will be held Saturday, March 1, beginning at 10 a.m.

Lunar New Year performances are scheduled to include traditional Chinese musical performances by local artists, a performance by the Kwan Family Lion Dance Team as well as celebratory dances by local youth.

The Cleveland Public Library released a partial list of festivities, including the following:

  • Year of the Horse Treasure Hunt: Patrons can test their sleuthing skills on a building-wide adventure, visiting thirteen subject departments looking for answers to all the questions.
  • Origami Demonstrations: Watch as ordinary pieces of paper are transformed into magnificent works of art.
  • Lunar New Year Crafts & Storytime: A fun way to learn about The Year of the Horse through crafts and stories for children.
  • Musical Performance by Kelly Lin:  A dazzling performance by Kelly Lin with a traditional Chinese zither.
  • Daoud’s Puppets and Marionettes: Entertaining and fun for kids or just kids at heart, David Johnson will perform his puppet magic.
  • Jungle Bob: Be amazed by Jungle Bob and his menagerie of wild friends.
  • Twista Girl, Master Balloonist: Prepare to be awed by the skillful and amusing talents the dynamic “Twista Girl.”


The Lunar New Year celebration is free and open to the public. For more information and a complete schedule of events, click here.

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