Coming Together: Celebrating Chinese Culture

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Lincolnwood Public Library is partnering up with this year’s Coming Together program to bring you a month packed with great programs for all ages!

Coming Together is an annual program that takes place in Skokie and Niles Township to promote diversity and cultural awareness in the surrounding communities. This year’s theme, Celebrating Chinese Culture, will explore the history and activities that best represent China.

Don’t miss the opening ceremony for this year’s Coming Together celebration! On Saturday, February 11th at 6 pm, join us at the North Shore Center for the Performing Arts for a variety of live demonstrations and performances. From a dragon dance to Chinese yo-yo, it is bound to be a night full of entertainment for everyone.

Check out the fantastic events that the Lincolnwood Public Library has coming up in conjunction with Celebrating Chinese Culture:

  • Wednesday, March 8th, 7-8 pm: Tea and book discussion on this year’s Coming Together reading selections at the library:
  • Thursday, March 9th, 10:30 am: Morning Matinee – The Last Emperor (1987, PG-13) at the library
  • Saturday, March 11th, 10:30 am: Family Movie – Kung Fu Panda 3 (PG) at the library
  • Sunday, March 19th, 2-3 pm: “The Art of Chinese Bonsai” at the library. Registration required, visit our website to register for this event.

Join us for an evening with Gene Luen Yang, author of American Born Chinese and Shadow Hero. Yang is the first graphic novelist to be appointed by the Library of Congress as the National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature. The MacArthur Foundation named him a fellow in 2016. During the presentation, Yang will discuss his books and the importance of reading without walls. Following the presentation, there will be a book signing. Registration required and begins February 12 at www.comingtogether.in.

There will be many more activities taking place over the next few months in Lincolnwood, Skokie, Niles, and Morton Grove as part of the Coming Together: Celebrating Chinese Culture programming. Check out the full event list here.