Chinese Valentine Party — Meet someone at the Seattle Public Library!

There will be a free social skills workshop and dance in celebration of Chinese Valentine Party from 4-8 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 2 at the Central Library, 1000 4th Ave., Level 4, in the Washington Mutual Foundation Meeting Room 1.

The workshop will focus on connection with people and improving interpersonal communication skills.

There will be a brief presentation on the origins of Chinese Valentine’s Day, and afterwards there will be a dance which will include a playlist of Asian pop music.

Double Seventh Festival — Chinese Valentine’s Day, also known as “Qixi” or “Qiqiao” evolved from an ancient love story in Chinese folklore. It traditionally takes place on the seventh day of the seventh lunar month.

Nonie Xue, program coordinator and Chinese language librarian hopes that the event will provide a platform for library patrons to “meet new people, learn some skills from the workshop and have a great time together.”

This event is presented in partnership with the North America China Council. Refreshments and a light meal will be provided. (end)

The program is free and open to the public.
Schedule of events:

4—to 4:30 p.m. – Check in
4:30—6 p.m. – Introductions, icebreakers and refreshments
6 —6:30 p.m. – Social skills workshop
6:30—8 p.m. – Dance

For more information, call World Languages at the Seattle Public Library: 206-684-0849.

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