Lunar New Year: The Year of the Dragon

Lunar New Year: The Year of the Dragon
Welcome to the Year of the Dragon, spanning Feb. 10, 2024 – Jan. 28, 2025. In the Chinese zodiac, the dragon is the fifth animal, embodying traits of loyalty, nobility, gentleness, and intelligence balanced by stubbornness, tactlessness, and dogmatism. As the Imperial Dragon with Five Claws prepares to take the spotlight, Oshkosh Public Library invites you to join us for cultural demonstrations, live music, activities and in-library displays.

Dragon Mural
Jan. 1 – Feb. 10 | First Floor Reading Room
Artist: Spencer Young
Visit the library to take a photo with the N.E.W. Dragon Boat Festival mini mural created by artist Spencer Young. On special loan to the library, the mural was painted during September 2023’s community-wide festivities at the Leach Amphitheater.

Oshkosh Taiko Demonstration
SAT | Feb. 10 | 10 - 11:30 a.m. | Under the Dome
Experience the rhythmic beats of Oshkosh Taiko, a Japanese taiko-drumming ensemble based at the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh. Their mission is to promote Japanese culture and increase cultural diversity through taiko. To view a recent performance of Oshkosh Taiko’s powerful and emotional music, visit their YouTube Channel.

Lunar New Year: Year of the Dragon

  • Second Floor Table Display: Northeast Wisconsin Chinese Association's Lunar New Year items on loan to the library
  • Second Floor Reference Display Cases: Dragon collection on loan to the library