Chinatown/Him Mark Lai

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  • 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

Slime Fun
Tuesday, October 22, 2019, 3:30 pm
Chinatown, Chinatown Meeting Room
Baby Rhyme & Playtime
Thursday, October 24, 2019, 11:00 am
Chinatown, Chinatown Children's Area
Chinatown Branch Book Group
Thursday, October 24, 2019, 6:30 pm
Chinatown, Chinatown Meeting Room

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SFPL Chinese eBook Help
Thursday, October 24, 2019, 2:00 pm
Chinatown, Chinatown Computer Lab
WeChat Basics (in Chinese)
Thursday, October 31, 2019, 2:00 pm
Chinatown, Chinatown Meeting Room
Adult Craft Afternoons: Winter Globe
Friday, November 1, 2019, 1:30 pm
Chinatown, Chinatown Meeting Room

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