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​​​​​​The Joy Luck Club

by Amy Tan                       
















​​EVENTS  

As events and activities for VYCR 2020 take shape, we will update this page. Please check back soon for more information, or join our Facebook Group. ​


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." 

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Chinese Calligraphy Workshop

Featuring Cecilia Chow Swift

September 10 ◊ 6:30-7:30pm
Cecilia Chow Swift of InCharacter Asian Calligraphy will be at the
Colusa Library from 6:30-7:30pm on September 10 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!



Quilt Challenge
Presented by the Friends Around the Block
Ongoing through September 14

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.


Joy Luck Week at the Colusa Library 

Children's Chinese Folk Dancing 

Featuring Mire Welcome

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Local resident Mire Welcome invites you to join her at the Colusa

Library for Children's Chinese Folk Dancing!

This program is for families of all abilities and backgrounds, as an

offshoot of the Colusa Library's Sensational Saturday program.

Sponsored by the Welcome Family. Call 458-0143 for more information.


The Moon Lady Story Time

​September 8, Maxwell Library, 3:00-3:45pm & Grimes Library, 4:30-5:15pm

September 9, Arbuckle Library, 3:00-3:45pm & Williams Library, 4:00-4:45pm

​September 10, Colusa Library, 6:30-7:15pm

The Moon Lady  is a children's book written by The Joy Luck Club author Amy Tan.

Stop by the above libraries during their regularly scheduled story time to hear this

thrilling children's tome, and participate in a craft geared towards themes found in the

book.  Sponsored by the Yoshimura Family.


Lego Club at the Library

April 21, Colusa Library, 3:00-4:30pm

April 22, Arbuckle Library, 4:00-5:00pm

April 23, Maxwell Library, 3:15-4:00pm & Williams Library, 4:30-5:15pm

Lego Club will focus on dragons, temples, tigers, and more in celebration of  Amy Tan's seminal work.  Registration is not required, and all materials will be provided.  Sponsored by the Yoshimura Family.


Virginia Read Day Events

​Saturday, September 12, 2020

Human Chess Game ◊ 12:30-1:30pm

​​Join us for a Human Chess game in Colusa's Old Chinatown District, located

on Main Street between 7th and 8th Streets.  To register and for more

information, click here.  There will be two teams of 17 each; a maximum of

34 players total.  Sponsored by Woody & Kathy Yerxa, and Charlie & Kerry Verutti.

​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.

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

​-Suyuan Woo

  Supporting Community Thro​ugh Reading