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Carlsbad Reads Lisa See Together

by The Editors on March 25, 2013

ShanghaigirlsThis April (2013) the Carlsbad Library’s ninth Carlsbad Reads Together program is diving in on Shanghai Girls, by Lisa See.

Lisa See is the New York Times bestselling author of Peony in Love, Snow Flower and the Secret Fan, and Dreams of Joy, as well as the critically acclaimed memoir On Gold Mountain. She will give a free talk and signing on April 13 at 2 p.m. at Carlsbad City Library’s Ruby G. Schulman Auditorium, located at 1775 Dove Lane.

For more information on the book and all the free and open-to-the-public Carlsbad Reads Together events in April 2013, please follow the jump.Carlsbad Reads Together 2013 Features “Shanghai Girls” by Lisa See
Free events throughout April

Carlsbad City Library’s ninth “Carlsbad Reads Together,” a communitywide reading program, will feature “Shanghai Girls” by New York Times best-selling author Lisa See. Carlsbad Reads Together is designed to bring community members together and engage them in discussion about the same book at the same time. Free events will take place in April 2013 to coincide with National Library Week (April 14-20). See below for a full list of events. For more information, call 760-602-2012 or visit www.carlsbadlibrary.org.

Lisa See is the New York Times bestselling author of Peony in Love, Snow Flower and the Secret Fan, Shanghai Girls and Dreams of Joy, as well as the critically acclaimed memoir On Gold Mountain. She will give a free talk and signing on April 13 at 2 p.m. at Carlsbad City Library’s Ruby G. Schulman Auditorium, located at 1775 Dove Lane.

Carlsbad Reads Together 2013 Events
All events are free and open to the public on a first-come, first-served basis. For additional information, visit www.carlsbadlibrary.org. Events are sponsored in part by Friends of the Carlsbad Library.

The Art of Chinese Tea: Mystery and Beauty in the Everyday
Saturday, April 13 at 1 p.m.
Carlsbad City Library, Ruby G. Schulman Auditorium, 1775 Dove Lane

Award winning author, China-scholar and health educator Ken Cohen will discuss the legends and lore of Chinese tea, including the traditional Chinese understanding of how tea calms the mind and treats disease. Ken will demonstrate the Chinese Tea Ceremony, and guests will have a chance to enjoy Chinese tea. Free tickets will be given out at Schulman Auditorium beginning 12 p.m. the day of the event.

An Afternoon with Lisa See
Saturday, April 13 at 2 p.m.
Carlsbad City Library, Ruby G. Schulman Auditorium, 1775 Dove Lane
Acclaimed author Lisa See will discuss and sign her books. Seating is limited and tickets are required. Free tickets will be given out at Schulman Auditorium beginning 12 p.m. the day of the talk. Books will be available for purchase at the library.

Shanghai Girls Book Discussions
Carlsbad City Library Gowland Meeting Room
Wednesday, April 3 at 2 p.m.
Thursday, April 4 at 7 p.m.
Monday, April 22 at 7 p.m.
Georgina Cole Library Community Room
Tuesday, April 2 at 7 p.m.
Thursday, April 11 at 2 p.m.

Carlsbad City Library Learning Center
April 23 at 6 p.m.
Join a Spanish-language book discussion for Dreams of Joy/Suenos de felicidad, Lisa See’s thrilling sequel to Shanghai Girls.

Carlsbad Reads Together Movies
Films will be shown Wednesdays in April at the Carlsbad City Library’s Ruby G. Schulman Auditorium.
April 10 at 6 p.m.
Snow Flower and the Secret Fan (2011, rated PG-13, 120 min.)
April 17 at 6 p.m.
Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon (2000, rated PG-13, 120 min.)
April 24 at 6 p.m.
The Joy Luck Club (1993, rated R, 138 minutes)

Concert Featuring Grammy-nominated Musician Wu Man
Sunday, April 21, 2-3 p.m.
Carlsbad City Library, Ruby G. Schulman Auditorium, 1775 Dove Lane
Wu Man is an internationally renowned pipa (Chinese lute) virtuoso, leading ambassador of Chinese music and a principal member of Yo-Yo Ma’s Silk Road Project. www.wumanpipa.org.

Cannon Art Gallery Exhibition
Vanishing Traditions: Textiles and Treasures from Southwest China
April 2-June 2
William D. Cannon Art Gallery
Featuring the stunning private collection of local collector Bea Roberts, this exhibition showcases Chinese textiles, clothing and crafts of the Guizhou Province in Southwest China.

Carlsbad Reads Together Teen Event
Monday, April 29, 3:30-5 p.m.
Community Room, Georgina Cole Library, 1250 Carlsbad Village Drive
San Diego Museum of Art will bring a fun, hands-on art activity geared for teens, tied to the current exhibition, Vanishing Traditions. Limited to the first 40 teens.

Carlsbad Reads Together Youth Events
Dragons of Ancient China Story Craft
Tuesday, April 9 at 3:30 p.m.
Stories, games and a craft for kids in grades K-5.
Chinese Kite Making
Thursday, April 11 at 3:30 p.m.
Kids in grades K-5 can fly their own work of art. Sign-ups required.
Journey to the Starry River of the Sky
Thursday, April 11 at 3:30 p.m.
Interactive read-aloud and game for grades 3 and up. Sign-ups required.
Chinese Folk Tales Story Craft
Tuesday, April 16 at 3:30 p.m.
Stories and a craft for kids in grades K-5.
Blue Ming Chinese Dancers
Tuesday, April 30 at 3:30 p.m.
Performance showcasing traditional and ethnic Chinese dances for all ages.

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