Library to Host Chinese Culture Classes

Three monthly classes sharing Chinese culture will be taught by an University of Idaho instructor beginning Thursday, Feb. 14, at the Coeur d’Alene Public Library.
The Chinese Culture Experience Class will be offered on the second Thursday of each month through April 11, 7-8 p.m. in the Community Room. Eazel Cai (蔡志杰), U of I Chinese Language and Culture Instructor, will teach the class.
The course will based on the culture and story of Chinese festivals, relate some traditional history, and how the festivals are celebrated now. The students will also do some Chinese style practice in class including Chinese Calligraphy, Chinese paper cutting and Chinese painting.
The February class will focus on Chinese New Year and look at some Chinese food like Jiaozi and Tangyuan, learning Chinese Calligraphy, writing Fu and Couplets, and making Chinese-style decorations.
The Lantern Festival will be the subject of the March class and include foods like Yuanxiao and Tangyuan. Activities will include learning and practicing Chinese Paper Cutting and making Chinese-style lanterns
The series will wrap up in April with the Qingming Festival, with Chinese poetry and painting.
All materials will be provided for this free series. Those planning to participate are asked to contact David Townsend at 208-769-2315 Ext. 426 or by email at: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Patrons who need accommodation to participate in library programs or services are asked to contact the staff prior to the activity by calling 208-769-2315 or by email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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