2017 Lunar New Year Celebration

Celebrate the Lunar New Year on Sunday, February 5 at 1:30 pm in the Friends Room.  The Library will host Chinese folk music and dance performances by local artists, and there will be plenty of fun Chinese games, door prizes and light refreshments for our audience.  The program is sponsored by The Friends of the Monterey Park Bruggemeyer Library.  

After the performances, a Chinese film will be screened.  We welcome you and your family to join the program and celebrate the Year of the Rooster with us! For more
information contact the Reference Desk at (626) 307-1368.

Free Legal Assistance Clinic

Volunteer attorneys will be on hand to answer legal questions at a free legal assistance clinic on Tuesday, February14 from 6 -8 pm in the Friends Room.  The clinic is
sponsored by the Asian Pacific American Bar Association (APABA).  Volunteer attorneys will answer questions about immigration, criminal law, civil matters, estate planning,
government benefits, labor and employment.  For more information and to register for the free program call the Reference Desk at (626) 307-1368.

Mandarin Classes for Adults

Learn and practice basic Mandarin Chinese with two new classes co-sponsored by the Sun Yat Sen Chinese Institute at the library.  Adult students with little or no prior
experience with the language will learn basic vocabulary, general communication and grammatical skills through fun and effective teaching.  Register for the free 13 week
Thursday course scheduled to start on February 2 from 10 am - 12 noon at the library. Adults interested in attending the Saturday class in March can register on a waiting
list.  Adults may enroll in one series of classes (Thursdays or Saturdays) not both days. To register for the free classes contact the Reference Desk or call (626) 307-1368.

Documentary Film Screening

“Reunification” with Filmmaker, Alvin Tsang
Filmmaker Alvin Tsang shares his documentary film, “Reunification,” a personal narrative on his family’s immigration to Los Angeles from Hong Kong offering insight into the financial and emotional struggles of contemporary migration and the issue of divorce and its effects on children. The film will be screened on Sunday, February 26 at 2 pm in
the Friends Room with post-screening discussions with the filmmaker.  The film kicks-off a new library program series called Californians: Community Conversations about
Immigration.  For more information about the program, contact the Reference Desk at (626) 307-1368.