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January 2017 - Immedium

1. News
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3. Events


A. Happy New Year of the Rooster
Our new hero Ray wishes you a sunny 2017!

The Year of the Rooster is the 12th and final adventure in our annual series Tales from the Chinese Zodiac.

The amazing art is by Juan Calle (Good Dream, Bad Dream).

The lunar new year is 1/28, but events kick off this Saturday in San Francisco's Japanese Community Center in Japantown (11 am). To share the joy, Ray will fly farther than the swallows of Capistrano! For example, we visit many branches of the San Diego Public Library from January 25-26.

If you're a teacher or librarian, contact us to book a storytime program.
- download free activity sheets and coloring pages!

B. The Year of the Rooster at Barnes & Noble, Hallmark stores, and Costco
We are glad to announce Barnes & Noble features The Year of the Rooster nationwide this month.

Find the book in the "Chinese New Year" spinner rack in the children's book section. This is B&N's first major promotion of the series since 2011's The Year of the Rabbit, so we appreciate your support & foot traffic into their stores.

Also The Year of the Rooster will be sold at Hallmark greeting card stores, as well as at Costco wholesale clubs in the San Francisco area.

We encourage you to "chick" them all out!

C. Jennifer Wood draws a crowd!
Jennifer Wood (illustrator of The Year of the Dragon, Snake and Horse) has been nominated for animation's Annie Award for her character design work on Nickelodeon's TV series Pig Goat Banana Cricket.

Sponsored International Animated Film Society, the 44th Annual Annie Awards take place on Saturday, February 4th, at UCLA in Los Angeles, CA. Good luck Jennifer!

Earlier that day, Jennifer will sign her zodiac books at the Huntington Library (San Marino, CA) at 10:30 am to celebrate their Chinese New Year festival.


Tales from the Chinese Zodiac

"A number of years ago I stumbled upon a series of children's books, subtitled Tales from the Chinese Zodiac. There was a book for the Chinese New Year, and I eagerly bought the one for the Year of the Snake, glad to find something to help my then 3 year old daughter appreciate the coming Chinese New Year. Fast forward to 2017 and the last of the series has come out, to celebrate the Year of the Rooster, a full dozen years after my own daughter was born in the last year of the Rooster, 2005. With a complete set of 12 published, you can now find a children's book for every year/sign in the Chinese Zodiac."
- 8 Asians

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Animals Don't, So I Won't!
by David Derrick

"You will laugh your way through Animals Don't, So I Won't! ... it is too, too funny how Derrick blends animal movements with Ben's perspective...It hits all the frustrations for a parent: the dirty room, picky eaters, bath time, bed time, and getting up in the morning… And it gives Ben the opportunity to "show off" all that he knows about animals, ROFL. Even better is that Mom takes Ben up on his challenges...Seriously, this is a book for adults as well as kids…and Mom and Dad will pick up some pointers to have fun with."
- KD Did It



  • 1/5: Year of Rooster: Clayton Community Library, 6125 Clayton Road, Clayton, CA, 11 am
  • 1/7: JCCCNC - Oshogatsu Matsuri, San Francisco, CA, 11 am
  • 1/9: Oliver Chin: Stratford School, San Jose, CA. 10 am
  • 1/17: YoRooster: San Francisco Public Library - Parkside Branch, San Francisco, CA, 10 am
  • 1/17: YoRooster: San Francisco Public Library - Presidio Branch, San Francisco, CA, 12:30 pm
  • 1/18: YoRooster: South San Francisco Public Library - Grand Branch, South San Francisco, CA, 6 pm
  • 1/19: YoRooster: San Francisco Public Library - Anza Branch, San Francisco, CA, 12:30 am
  • 1/19: YoRooster: San Francisco Public Library - Merced Branch, San Francisco, CA, 3 pm
  • 1/20: YoRooster: San Jose Public Library - Pearl Avenue Branch, San Jose, CA, 4 pm
  • 1/20: Oliver Chin: CAIS, San Francisco, CA, 10 am
  • 1/21: YoRooster: Pacifica Sanchez Library, Pacifica, CA, 11:30 am
  • 1/21: YoRooster: South San Francisco Library, South San Francisco, CA, 3 pm
  • 1/22: YoRooster: Books Inc, Burlingame, CA, 11 am
  • 1/24: Oliver Chin: George Peabody Elementary, San Francisco, CA, 9 am
  • 1/25: YoRooster: San Diego Public Library - Poway Branch, San Diego, CA, 11:30 am
  • 1/25: Oliver Chin: Barnard Asian Pacific school, San Diego, CA: 1:30 pm
  • 1/25: YoRooster: San Diego Public Library - San Marcos Branch, San Diego, CA, 5 pm
  • 1/26: YoRooster: San Diego Public Library - Fallbrook Branch, San Diego, CA, 10 am
  • 1/26: YoRooster: San Diego Public Library - Valley Center Branch, San Diego, CA, 12:30 pm
  • 1/26: YoRooster: San Diego Public Library - 4S Ranch Branch, San Jose, CA, 4 pm
  • 1/27: YoRooster: San Jose Public Library - Rose Garden Branch, San Jose, CA, 11 am
  • 1/28: YoRooster: San Jose Public Library - West Valley Branch, San Jose, CA, 11 am
  • 1/28: YoRooster: San Jose Public Library - Santa Teresa Branch, San Jose, CA, 1:30 pm
  • 1/29: Oliver Chin: Asian Art Museum, San Francisco, CA
  • 1/30: Oliver Chin: Gordon Lau Elementary School, San Francisco, CA
  • 1/31: Oliver Chin: Town School, San Francisco, CA, 1:30 pm


  • 2/1: YoRooster: Atherton Library, Atherton, CA, 4 pm
  • 2/1: YoRooster: Foster City Library, Foster City, CA, 7 pm
  • 2/4: Jennifer Wood: Tales from Chinese Zodiac: Huntington Library, San Marino, CA. 10:30 am
  • 2/4: YoRooster: Presidio Knolls School, San Francisco, CA, 10 am - 2 pm
  • 2/4: YoRooster: San Francisco Symphony, 3 pm
  • 2/5: Oliver Chin: Huntington Library, San Marino, CA, 10:30 am
  • 2/6: Oliver Chin: Carver Elementary School, San Marino, CA, 12:45 pm
  • 2/6: Oliver Chin: LAPL - Lincoln Heights branch, CA, 9:30 am
  • 2/7: Oliver Chin: St. James & St. Andrews School, LA, CA, 1:30 pm
  • 2/7: Oliver Chin: Solano Elementary School, LA, CA, 10 am
  • 2/8: Oliver Chin: Muir Elementary School, Glendale, CA
  • 2/9: Oliver Chin: Bergeson Elementary, Laguna Niguel, CA, 9:30 am
  • 2/10: Oliver Chin: Washington Elementary School, 300 N. San Marino Ave, San Gabriel, CA, 9 am
  • 2/11: Oliver Chin: Children's Book World, Los Angeles, CA, 10:30 am
  • 2/11: Oliver Chin: Kidspace Children's Museum, Pasadena, CA, 1:30 pm
  • 2/12: YoRooster: Oakland Museum, Oakland, CA
  • 2/15: YoRooster: East Palo Alto Library, CA, 2:30 pm
  • 2/18: YoRooster: Belmont Library, Belmont, CA, 10:30 am
  • 2/18: YoRooster: RECA, Santa Rosa, CA, 5 pm
  • 2/21: Oliver Chin: Berkeley Chinese Church, 2177 Acton, Berkeley, CA, 11 am.
  • 2/22: YoRooster: Castro Valley Library, 3600 Norbridge Avenue, Castro Valley, CA 94546
  • 2/23: YoRooster: San Jose Public Library - Calabazas Branch, San Jose, CA, 4 pm
  • 2/24: Oliver Chin: Stratford School, 301 De Montfort Avenue, San Francisco, CA, 3:30 pm

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