Chinatown/Him Mark Lai

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In Observance of Chinese New Year's Eve, the Chinatown/Him Mark Lai Branch Library will close at 5 pm on Friday, Jan. 27, 2017.



  • In addition to collections in English, there are books and other materials including magazines, newspapers, audiobooks, CDs and DVDs in Chinese
  • Medium size collection of Vietnamese language materials.
  • Large Asian Interest collection in English specifically focuses on China, Chinese culture and the Chinese in America.
  • An extensive file of pamphlets, newspapers and magazine articles on Chinatown's history and issues of concern to the Chinese and Asian American community.  View complete list here.
  • Collections of historical and academic Asian-American interest magazines and newspapers. View complete list here.
  • Bound collection of Asianweek newspapers. View complete list here.
Languages spoken by staff (based on staff availability): English | Chinese - Cantonese, Mandarin | VietnameseChinatown’s World Literature Book Club meets on the first Thursday of each month at 6:30 pm.

Upcoming Events

Baby Rhyme & Playtime
Thursday, March 2, 2017, 11:00 am
Chinatown, Chinatown Children's Area
Hateship, Friendship, Courtship, Loveship, Marriage
Thursday, March 2, 2017, 6:30 pm
Chinatown, Chinatown Meeting Room
Guzheng (Chinese Harp) and Chinese Culture
Friday, March 3, 2017, 3:30 pm
Chinatown, Chinatown Meeting Room

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Upcoming Classes

Tablet Basics
Saturday, March 4, 2017, 10:30 am
Chinatown, Chinatown Computer Lab
Intermediate Computer Skills
Thursday, March 9, 2017, 2:00 pm
Chinatown, Chinatown Computer Lab
Email Basics
Thursday, March 16, 2017, 2:00 pm
Chinatown, Chinatown Computer Lab
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