Fort Bend County Libraries will have special programs in February in recognition of the Chinese Lunar New Year. These virtual events will be online; they will NOT be in person.
“Journey Through China” — Feb.6 (pre-recorded video)
This dance performance is presented by Dance of Asian America, in conjunction with Young Audiences of Houston. Discover the rich cultural heritage of China through authentic Chinese dances.
The vast land of China consists of the mainland and 56 ethnic sub-regions, each with its own dance forms that directly reflect each group’s lifestyle and customs. Classical and folk dances are a precious part of China’s cultural heritage and serve as a wonderful tool for learning about its various traditions, history, and culture. This performance is recommended for families with children of all ages.
“Celebrating the Chinese Lunar New Year” — Friday, Feb. 12 (pre-recorded video)
The Lunar New Year marks the start of China’s Spring Festival. Each day of the Spring Festival has special meanings and traditions. In this video, library staff welcome in the Year of the Ox while sharing interesting facts about how the days are celebrated.
To view the programs, go to the Fort Bend County Libraries website (www.fortbend.lib.tx.us), click on “Classes & Events,” select “Virtual Programs,” and find the programs on the scheduled dates.
For more information, call FBCL’s Communications Office at 281-633-4734.