Thursday, January 21, 2016

Library's One World Forsyth Program to Host Japanese and Chinese Events

Experience the culture and traditions of Asia with two special One World Forsyth events sponsored by the Forsyth County Public Library (FCPL) and the FCPL Friends and Advocates.

First, visit the Sharon Forks Library at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, January 30 for One World Forsyth Celebrates Japan. Next, visit the Post Road Library for a One World Forsyth Chinese New Year Celebration beginning at 1:30 p.m. on Sunday, February 7.

Both events are free and open to children and adults of all ages, with no advance registration required.

The Japan-America Society of Georgia (JASG) will share a hands-on presentation about Japanese culture, customers, language, and current events at the Sharon Forks Library.

“JASG serves as the bridge between Georgia and Japan in terms of tourism and business. This short presentation will give participants an overview of Japan’s rich history and vibrant culture,” says Laura Bradley, Program Manager for the Library.

Image Credit: Atlanta Contemporary Chinese Academy
Families are invited to ring in the Year of the Monkey during the Chinese New Year Celebration at the Post Road Library. The event will begin with an interactive lion dance and kung fu performance from the Atlanta Contemporary Chinese Academy.

“We think children will especially enjoy the lion dance. After the Academy’s performance, patrons of all ages can stay to create a craft, sample Chinese candy, and enjoy a fortune cookie,” says Bradley.

For more information on these One World Forsyth event, or to find books, videos, and other materials on Japanese and Chinese history and culture, please visit www.forsythpl.org.

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