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

​-Suyuan Woo

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​​​​​​The Joy Luck Club

by Amy Tan                       


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​Lunar New Year Party

January 25 ◊ 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." 


Chinese Calligraphy Workshop 
Featuring Cecilia Chow Swift

March 24 ◊ 6:30-7:30pm
Cecilia Chow Swift of InCharacter Asian Calligraphy will be at the
Colusa Library from 6:30-7:30pm on March 24 for a beginner's
Chinese Calligraphy Workshop for ages 15+. This notable artist
will demonstrate traditional techniques for the calligraphy novice.
This program is sponsored by the Friends of the Colusa County
Free Library, making it free to ​participants. Space is limited;
​call 458-0373 to register today!

​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.