Chinese New Year to go off with a bang at Goldfields Libraries! | Goldfields Library Corporation

Chinese New Year to go off with a bang at Goldfields Libraries!

Tuesday 30 January 2018

The Chinese New Year of the Dog will go off with a bang at Bendigo Library on Thursday 15 February!

In classic Bendigo style, the Central Victorian Lion Team and the Fu Wa Team will bring the library to life with a noisy and spectacular traditional welcome inside the library. The performance is from 5.30-6pm and is not to be missed!

“We are very excited to welcome the Lion and Fu Wa Teams back to the library, they are a real crowd pleaser!” said Tammy Higgs, Goldfields Library Corporation Programs and Events Coordinator.

Visitors are also invited to join in relaxing outdoor Tai Chi sessions with charismatic Tai Chi instructor Raymond Lee, Wushu / Tai Chi (5th DUAN).

The session will be held in the Bendigo Library Gardens on Thursday 15 February, from 6.15-7pm.

All ages and abilities are encouraged to participate, from Tai Chi beginners through to seasoned Tai Chi practitioners.

Families and children are encouraged to join in any of our Baby Rhyme Time, Toddler Time and Storytime session for special Year of the Dog-themed stories, rhymes and songs!

Doggy dress-ups are encouraged for these stories, rhymes and songs aimed at nurturing children’s listening, language and learning skills. Sessions are held at all Goldfields Libraries branches from Monday 12-Friday 16 February. For more information visit:

A special Twilight Storytime session in the Bendigo Library Gardens encourages families to pack a picnic, a rug and the beloved furry four-legged friend (on a leash of course!). It will be held on Friday 16 February, from 6-6.45pm.

All events are free, and bookings are not required. For more information visit the Goldfields Libraries website: