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Chinese New Year celebration today at Post Road Library
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WEST FORSYTH — The cultures and traditions of China will come to Forsyth County today with the second of two events in the library system.

At 1:30 p.m., Forsyth County Public Library and FCPL Friends and Advocates are holding a One World Forsyth event to celebrate the Chinese New Year at the Post Road Library, 5010 Post Road.

The event is free and open to children and adults of all ages. Advance registration is not required.

Families will ring in the Year of the Monkey during the celebration, beginning with an interactive lion dance and kung fu performance from the Atlanta Contemporary Chinese Academy.

“We think children will especially enjoy the lion dance,” said Laura Bradley, program manager for the library system. “After the academy’s performance, [visitors] can stay to create a craft, sample Chinese candy and enjoy a fortune cookie.”

This One World Forsyth event comes after last week’s celebration of Japanese culture at the Sharon Forks Library in south Forsyth.

Attendees at that event watched a hands-on presentation about the culture, customers, language and current events of Japan from the Japan-America Society of Georgia.

For more information about this and other One World Forsyth events or to find books, videos and other materials on Japanese and Chinese history and culture, visit forsythpl.org.