PARIS – Special children’s programs on China will be offered by area libraries during March as part of One Book One Community. The programs are as follows:

Thursday, March 8, at 3:30 p.m., Norway Memorial Library, “The Dragon and the Phoenix: Chinese Folktales.” Children will hear Chinese folktales and create their own story scroll. It is open to students in grades three through six. Space is limited and preregistration is necessary; call 743-5308.

Saturday, March 10, from 11 a.m. to noon, Harrison Village Library, “A Chinese Sampler: Chinese Stories and Crafts.” Children will make Chinese lanterns, play games, have a Chinese snack and learn about Chinese New Year traditions. Preregistration is required by calling 583-2970.

Saturday, March 17, from 10 a.m. to noon, Waterford Library, “Chinese Folktales: Stories and Craft Activities.” Children will hear Chinese folktales and create a craft item to take home. Students in grades kindergarten through six are welcome. Pre-registration is necessary by calling 583-2050 (leave a message if the library is closed)

Friday, March 23, at 12:45 p.m., Norway Memorial Library, “Ma Jong and More! Games that Come from China.” Students in grades one through six are invited to play some old favorites and try new games and build an abacus to take home. Space is limited and preregistration is required.

Saturday, March 24, from 1 to 2 p.m., Paris Public Library, “Pandas, Tigers and the Year of the Pig.” Children will learn about Chinese animals, domestic and wild, through books and crafts. It is for children preschool through elementary age. Preschoolers need to be accompanied by a parent. Preregistration is required by calling 743-6994.

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