Chinese New Year | Goldfields Library Corporation

Welcome in the Chinese New Year of the Rat! Chinese New Year of the Rat

Craft for ratbags!

Join the rat pack and have some fun with simple and more complex rat crafts, including the Chinese art of origami.
Drop in during library hours. 
Ages 4+ years.

Thursday 23-Friday 31 January
Bendigo, Boort, Castlemaine, Eaglehawk, Gisborne, Heathcote, Inglewood, Kangaroo Flat, Kyneton, Pyramid Hill, Romsey, Wedderburn and Woodend Libraries.

Traditional Welcome

The Central Victorian Lion and Fu Wa Teams will bring the library to life with a noisy and spectacular welcome to the Chinese New Year of the Rat. Not to be missed!
Thursday 23 January, 5.30-6pm
Bendigo Library

Outdoor Tai Chi

Enjoy a serene start to the Chinese New Year with this special session of gentle exercise for body and mind.
For all ages and abilities. 

Thursday 23 January, 6pm
Bendigo Library Gardens
Friday 24 January, 2-3pm
Gisborne Library Deck

Movie Ratathon!

It’s all about rats! Enjoy family-friendly movies on our giant screens for heaps of fun! 

Friday 24 January, 10.30am-12pm
Bendigo Library

Friday 24 January, 2-3.30pm
Castlemaine Library

Friday 24 January, 12.30-2pm
Bendigo Library

Friday 24 January, 3.30-5pm
Castlemaine Library

Learn Chinese

You can learn the Chinese language, both Cantonese and Mandarin, for free via our eLibrary! Access Mango Languages and Languagenut for free at
A great way to learn!