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Lunar New Year Comes to Alameda

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The Alameda Free Library, 1550 Oak Street, is celebrating the Lunar New Year from 2 to 3:30 p.m. today, Saturday, February 19.

During the afternoon celebration, Pauline Tsui — a Chinese brush artist and docent of the Asian Art Museum of San Francisco — will demonstrate calligraphy and brush painting.

There also be hands-on calligraphy activities and presentations of Chinese New Year’s customs.

Today’s event takes place in the back of the library in the Regina K. Stafford Community Room, where refreshments will be served.

A special event focusing on the arts of Bali, Indonesia, is also planned at the library on Wednesday, February 23.

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Janet Levaux