Mark the newly-begun Year of the Horse with a Gung Hay Fat Choy ("Wishing You Prosperity") celebration at The Mall Library Connection, on the second floor of Westfield Shoppingtown at 8700 N.E. Vancouver Mall Drive, Suite 285. This branch of the Fort Vancouver Regional Library network is partnering with the Portland Arts & Cultural Center and the Lee Association Lion Dance Team to bring us a live performance of traditional Chinese music and dance, including the much-loved Lion Dance.
The celebration—perfect for children and families—will be held from 3 to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 22. There is no charge. The performance will be held in the courtyard area directly in front of J.C. Penney.
While you're at the Mall Library Connection, you'll want to browse through its many volumes—and if you can't find what you're looking for, never fear! Just about any book you want can be ordered through the FVRL system; just show them your library card. For more information about this branch, visit the Library Connection's Facebook page.