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 5:00 p.m. on Thursday, February 15, 2018



  • 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 | Vietnamese

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Upcoming Events

Aging and Disability Resource Center (ADRC)
Tuesday, March 20, 2018, 1:30 pm
Chinatown, Chinatown General Floor Area
Baby Rhyme & Playtime
Thursday, March 22, 2018, 11:00 am
Chinatown, Chinatown Children's Area
LEGO and Magna-Tiles Free Play
Friday, March 23, 2018, 3:30 pm
Chinatown, Chinatown Meeting Room

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Upcoming Classes

Tai Chi with Jackie Kuang
Tuesday, March 20, 2018, 10:30 am
Chinatown, Chinatown Meeting Room
Seismic Safety
Wednesday, March 21, 2018, 2:00 pm
Chinatown, Chinatown Meeting Room
Art Salon with Oscar Zhang
Wednesday, March 21, 2018, 4:00 pm
Chinatown, Chinatown Meeting Room

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