Salt Lake County Library Celebrating Chinese New Year

Salt Lake County Library

(KUTV) Salt Lake City – Chinese New Year is Friday February 16th, 2018, and the Salt Lake County Library is throwing a fun Chinese New Year Celebration at the Viridian Event Center on Saturday. Xiaolian Deng, senior librarian, and Liz Sollis, marketing & communications manager, joined Kari & Brooke on Fresh Living to talk about all the fun events happening at the county library the coming weeks.

Chinese New Year is just around the corner and the County Library can’t wait to celebrate with all of you! We are hosting our first Spring festival at the County Library’s Viridian Event Center, Saturday, February 17, 1-4 pm. There will be a lion dance, folk music, a Qipao show, a Tai Chi Show, a dragon dance, Kongfu fan and poetry, bilingual storytime, origami, calligraphy, chess, lantern making, a language game and opportunities to adopt a dog from Salt Lake County Animal Services – after all, it is the year of the dog and February is Love Your Pet month.

March is Teen Tech Month, an annual month focused on teens and technology. Each year we invite teens to visit the County Library, attend STEM programs, and create something that has purpose to them and their communities. Teens may submit their entries for a chance to win a scholarship to coding boot camp at DevPoint Labs. This unique boot camp opportunity is possible thanks to a partnership with Silicon Slopes and DevPoint Labs. This year, for the first time in Teen Tech Month history, we are kicking it off with a Tech Fest at the County Library’s Viridian Event Center, Saturday, March 3, 1-4 pm. To learn more and to see winning entries from last year, visit

The County Library is committed to providing a welcoming space that promotes and supports healthy people and communities. We have a millions of materials, programs, festivals, concerts and resources for people of all ages, abilities and backgrounds. It’s about all of us at the County Library and whether you are a young child who is beginning to learn, a teen seeking a safe place to connect with friends, a parent wanting to learn fun and helpful ways to bond with your child, a college student needing a place to study, an entrepreneur seeking business trends and local data, an immigrant or New American wanting citizenship information, an older adult who likes to read newspapers from around the globe, or a lover of the arts who enjoys literacy, movies, music and connecting with others, you belong at the County Library. The County Library will inspire imagination, satisfy curiosity, and make a positive difference in your life – it is truly one of Salt Lake County taxpayers best returns on investment.

You can learn more about all the events going on at the Salt Lake County Library by going to You can also follow the County Library on Facebook at

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