Monday, January 30, 2012

Chinese New Year Celebration at Nancy Kay Holmes!

The Year of the Dragon began with our Chinese New Year's Celebration at the library! It was exciting to see and spend time with so many of our friends and their families. Most especially, it was an honor to welcome teachers and students from The Scranton Chinese School to our festivities!

Friends were treated to a very special read-aloud - in English AND Chinese, as Miss Katie and Miss Shu (of the Dalton Library) shared a reading of:

My friends learned to speak Chinese as they played "Head, Shoulders, Knees and Toes" with impressive pronunciation!

It was standing-room-only for the adults:

while the kids "read" and sang a traditional New Year's Song, again in Chinese!

Impressive Tang poem recitations by students of The Scranton Chinese School:

It wouldn't be the Year of the Dragon without Dragon paper bag puppets:

And Dragon masks too:

Of course, one of my favorite elements of our Celebration was the Chinese Noodles and Sauces Taste Test, as we sampled Soy, Sweet-n-Sour, Teriyaki, and Duck Sauces! Yum!

Everyone who attended added a link to our paper chain Dragon:

Making Chinese paper lanterns:

A special souvenir from our memorable evening:

Our celebration concluded with a violin performance of Jasmine:

A very special Thank You to our guests and friends from The Scranton Chinese School for their participation in our Celebration! Many families asked for additional information on The Chinese School of Scranton - please check out their website at

Also, appreciative note of thanks to the King Kong Restaurant, Green Ridge Plaza, Scranton, for their generous donation of a Gift Certificate as the prize in our evening's special Raffle!

Gung Hay Fat Choy!

xoxo, Miss Katie

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