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​​​​​​The Joy Luck Club

by Amy Tan                       


Virginia Read Day was originally set to occur on April 25, 2020, but due to COVID-19, events were cancelled or postponed.  As a result, this year's celebration has been expanded through December 2021.

​​Lunar New Year Party

January 25, 2020 ◊ 11:30am-1:30pm

The Colusa Library will host the first program inspired by the
2020 VYCR pick. Celebrate the lunar new year with crafts,
snacks and a special story time! 2020 is the year of the rat, a
​fitting homage to Templeton of "Charlotte's Web." 


Quilt Challenge
Presented by the Friends Around the Block
March - September 2020

Quilts inspired by this year's community read will be on display at

the Friends Around the Block Quilt Shop starting September 12. 

Throughout the following week anyone who stops in to see the quilts may vote for a favorite.  Whether you enter a quilt for the challenge, or simply stop by to vote, please join us!  Interested in taking on the challenge?  Stop in at the
Friends Around the Block
Quilt Shop located at 211 8th Street or call 458-7467 for more information.

Lunar New Year Grab & Go Kits
February 2021 ◊ Colusa County Free Library Branches

The Colusa County Free Library is hosting a grab and go book giveaway at all

of the branch locations to celebrate the Lunar New Year. There is a wide variety

of books for various reading levels, and fun activities and treats included in the

grab and go bags.

"The Moon Lady" Story Walk
Coming Soon ◊ Colusa - Sacramento River State Recreation Area

More information coming soon!

​Four mothers, four daughters, four families whose histories shift with the four winds depending on who's telling the stories.  In 1949 four Chinese women, recent immigrants to San Francisco, begin meeting to eat dim sum, play mahjong, and talk.  United in shared unspeakable loss and hope, they call themselves the Joy Luck Club.  Rather than sink into tragedy, they choose to gather to raise their spirits and money.  Forty years later the stories and history continue as their American daughters face their own realities.  With wit and sensitivity, Amy Tan examines the sometimes painful, often tender, and always deep connection between mothers and daughters.  As each woman reveals her secrets, trying to unravel the truth about her life, the strings become more tangled, more entwined.  1989 National Book Awards Finalist for Fiction.

  Supporting Community Thro​ugh Reading

"This feather may look worthless, but it comes from afar and carries with it all my good intentions."

​-Suyuan Woo