Celebrate Chinese New Year this half term in Sunderland

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Children and families across Sunderland can get creative and celebrate Chinese New Year this half term at the city’s libraries.

A range of free events are being held at various libraries including Washington Town Centre Library, Houghton library and Washington Millennium Centre Library.

On Tuesday February 17, Washington Town Centre Library will give budding artists the chance to get creative and colourful and make Mosaic paper lanterns from 2.15pm to 3.15pm.

On Wednesday February 18, children will be able to create their own fortune cookies at Houghton Library from 2.30pm to 4pm. Artist Pui Lee will be on hand to show children how to make the famous Chinese cookies and boxes using a wide range of craft materials.

You can also get creative and make your own paper sheep for Chinese New Year in an hour-long session at Fullwell Library on Wednesday from 2pm to 3pm.

Chinese New Year takes place on Thursday, February 19 and this year will be the year of the Goat. In China, the year of the Goat is said to bring luck in careers, finance and health.

Places are limited for the event at Fullwell Library on Thursday. To book a place, call (0191) 561 5260. For more information on the half term events, visit http://www.seeitdoitsunderland.co.uk.

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