Last year’s Chinese New Year Celebration at the Potomac Library.
Although we think of Valentine’s Day, President’s Weekend and snow days when we think of February, it is also Library Lover’s Month — a month for the Potomac Library to demonstrate its versatility in appealing to everyone from aged 2 to 102. Stop by the Potomac Library to take advantage of all the activities offered to celebrate this month, to write a postcard expressing exactly why you personally love the Potomac Library and to enter a drawing for a bag of gently used books.
February will include a Preschool Chinese/English Storytime (songs, stories and crafts) on Feb. 11 and Feb. 18 at 10:30 a.m., the Adult Book Club discussing “Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks” on Feb. 17, the Cuddle-Ups Storytime for children who are newborns to 18 months, as well as two special events.
One event will be the celebration of Chinese New Year – the Year of the Monkey. The monkey sign represents quick-wittedness and intelligence, and people born under it are thought to be adaptable and flexible in their thinking.
A Chinese New Year Celebration Concert will take place at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Feb. 20.The Madison Chinese Dance Academy will bring “Splendid China” to the Potomac Library. They will perform Tibetan, Mongolian and other Chinese ethnic folk dances. This will be a family program for all with many hands-on activities.
A special children’s program will take place at the Potomac Library at 11 a.m. on Saturday Feb. 27. The story-book character Llama Llama will pay a visit to the library. Three to six year-olds will love meeting Llama Llama and listening to the story. Gently-used children's books will be given away.
To learn more about Library Lover’s Month and the many events held monthly at the Potomac Library, go to http://www.montgomerycountymd.gov/library/branches/potomac.html.