Life Survival Kits

Last Thursday, the Chinatown Branch Library hosted the wildly successful Life Survival Kit craft event. And just as I predicted, there were lots of spectacularly impressive and creative altoid kits. It's amazing what can be done with a little paint, glue, and paper! I was able to capture a few on my phone, so let's take a look, shall we?

Sweet and Simple!

Absolutely adorable! I was enamoured with this one.

I love the use of the holographic paper! Eye-catching and amazing!
Fantastic job to everyone who came and thank you for coming and making this a fantastic program! See you all next month!

Altoid Tin Crafts

If you've been anywhere in the library recently, you might have seen the fliers for the Life Survival Kit craft program. Maybe you peered into the handy first-aid kit sitting by the reference desk. Or maybe you even joined in and made an Altoid survival kit of your own!

Whatever the case, you're now a fan of those "curiously strong mints" and want to know--what else can you do with those cute tins?? Luckily the internet is full of fantastic tutorials and examples of cool crafts that you can do yourself, whatever your skill level!
Follow the jump to learn more!



Life Survival Kits

Be ready for whatever life throws at you with a pocket-size survival kit! We'll get you started with an empty altoids tin and you can paint, glue, etch, alter, and finally stock your suped-up survival kit with the essentials of life. All materials will be provided. Instructions will be in English. Space is limited, please register at adult reference desk or call 415-355-2888.

Location: Chinatown, 1st floor community room
Date: Thursday, March 28, 2013
Time: 3:30-5:00pm

客家烹飪: 來自世界各地的中國靈魂食物

圖書館將於316(週六)下午2:30舉辦新書簽發會。《客家烹飪: 來自世界各地的中國靈魂食物》的作者劉玉珍將分享她如何透過食物,尋回自己客家身份的旅程。歡迎來探索中國散居族群 - 客家不為人知的菜餚。劉玉珍曾於Sunset Magazine擔任美食作家和食譜編輯34年,創作並測試過成千上萬個食譜。她的作品也曾於Cooking Light, Yoga Journal, Flavor & Fortune雜誌刊登。此項目將以英語進行,不設翻譯 。會後將有新書簽售 。

The Hakka Cookbook: Chinese Soul Food from around the World

Join us to discover the unknown cuisine of the Chinese nomads, known as the Hakka on Saturday, March 16th from 2:30 to 3:30 pm.  Linda Lau Anusasananan, author of The Hakka Cookbook, Chinese Soul Food from around the World, will talk about her journey to find her Hakka identity through food.  Linda, who formerly worked as a food writer and recipe editor for 34 years at Sunset Magazine, created and tested thousands of recipes. Her work has also appeared in Cooking Light, Yoga Journal, and Flavor and Fortune.  This program will be conducted in English.  A book sale and signing will follow the program. 

Chinese New Year Riddle Contest

In celebration of Chinese New Year, come join us for the annual English, Chinese and Vietnamese Riddle Contest with prizes on 3/2 (Sat) at 2 pm!


為慶祝農曆新年, 華埠圖書館將於3月2日(週六)下午2時舉辦一年一度的中英越語猜謎大會,猜中有獎. 歡迎任何年齡人士參加. 無需預先報名.


華埠圖書館將於3月2日舉辦滑鼠/鍵盤操作班, 並於3月9日舉辦互聯網基礎班。粵語講授。現接受報名參加;歡迎50歲或以上人士參加,名額有限,須親臨報名。欲知詳情,請電355-2888查詢。