Camarillo library celebrates the Chinese New Year

The Camarillo library held their annual Chinese New Year celebration on Sat., Feb. 8. Around 1600 people attended the event. Photos by Michael Coons/Acorn Newspapers

MICHAEL COONS/Acorn Newspapers Members of the Camarillo Kungfu Club perform a lion dance as the crowd gathers around to "feed the lion" with dollar bills for good luck in the new year during the 2014 Chinese New Year Celebration at the Camarillo Library on Feb. 8.

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Members of the Camarillo Kungfu Club perform a lion dance as the crowd gathers around to “feed the lion” with dollar bills for good luck in the new year during the 2014 Chinese New Year Celebration at the Camarillo Library on Feb. 8.

MICHAEL COONS/Acorn Newspapers Tomi Ito Levin paints a dragon onto a fan during the 2014 Chinese New Year Celebration at the Camarillo Library on Feb. 8.

MICHAEL COONS/Acorn Newspapers
Tomi Ito Levin paints a dragon onto a fan during the 2014 Chinese New Year Celebration at the Camarillo Library on Feb. 8.

MICHAEL COONS/Acorn Newspapers Spectators watch the 2014 Chinese New Year Celebration at the Camarillo Library on Feb. 8.

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Spectators watch the 2014 Chinese New Year Celebration at the Camarillo Library on Feb. 8.

MICHAEL COONS/Acorn Newspapers Weiqi Zhong performs during the 2014 Chinese New Year Celebration at the Camarillo Library on Feb. 8.

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Weiqi Zhong performs during the 2014 Chinese New Year Celebration at the Camarillo Library on Feb. 8.

MICHAEL COONS/Acorn Newspapers Shasha Luo of The Yanjing Jiang Acrobat Group balances two eggs on her nose during her routine at the 2014 Chinese New Year Celebration at the Camarillo Library on Feb. 8.

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Shasha Luo of The Yanjing Jiang Acrobat Group balances two eggs on her nose during her routine at the 2014 Chinese New Year Celebration at the Camarillo Library on Feb. 8.

MICHAEL COONS/Acorn Newspapers Jayme Smarinsky, 8, left, Naomi Zhang, 9, and Jackie Zhao, 9, applaud as they watch Shasha Luo perform her routine during the 2014 Chinese New Year Celebration at the Camarillo Library on Feb. 8.

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Jayme Smarinsky, 8, left, Naomi Zhang, 9, and Jackie Zhao, 9, applaud as they watch Shasha Luo perform her routine during the 2014 Chinese New Year Celebration at the Camarillo Library on Feb. 8.

MICHAEL COONS/Acorn Newspapers Naomi Zhang, 9, left, Judy Nomi, 9, Jayme Smarinsky, 8, and Jackie Zhao, 9, of the Ventura County Chinese Dance Troupe perform an umbrella dance during the 2014 Chinese New Year Celebration at the Camarillo Library on Feb. 8.

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Naomi Zhang, 9, left, Judy Nomi, 9, Jayme Smarinsky, 8, and Jackie Zhao, 9, of the Ventura County Chinese Dance Troupe perform an umbrella dance during the 2014 Chinese New Year Celebration at the Camarillo Library on Feb. 8.

MICHAEL COONS/Acorn Newspapers Monica Lin, left, Kelly Tebbe, 13, Lesley Smarinsky, 15, and Grace Coulter (not pictured) of The Ventura County Chinese Dance Troupe perform a traditional fan dance during the 2014 Chinese New Year Celebration at the Camarillo Library on Feb. 8.

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Monica Lin, left, Kelly Tebbe, 13, Lesley Smarinsky, 15, and Grace Coulter (not pictured) of The Ventura County Chinese Dance Troupe perform a traditional fan dance during the 2014 Chinese New Year Celebration at the Camarillo Library on Feb. 8.

MICHAEL COONS/Acorn Newspapers Aliyah Ali, 5, watches The Chinese Dance Troupe perform a traditional fan dance during the 2014 Chinese New Year Celebration at the Camarillo Library on Feb. 8.

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Aliyah Ali, 5, watches The Chinese Dance Troupe perform a traditional fan dance during the 2014 Chinese New Year Celebration at the Camarillo Library on Feb. 8.

MICHAEL COONS/Acorn Newspapers Members of the Camarillo Kungfu Club perform the lion dance during the 2014 Chinese New Year Celebration at the Camarillo Library on Feb. 8.

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Members of the Camarillo Kungfu Club perform the lion dance during the 2014 Chinese New Year Celebration at the Camarillo Library on Feb. 8.

MICHAEL COONS/Acorn Newspapers Judy Nomi, left, and Naomi Zhang, both 9, of the Ventura County Chinese Dance Troupe perform a traditional fan dance during the 2014 Chinese New Year Celebration at the Camarillo Library on Feb. 8.

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Judy Nomi, left, and Naomi Zhang, both 9, of the Ventura County Chinese Dance Troupe perform a traditional fan dance during the 2014 Chinese New Year Celebration at the Camarillo Library on Feb. 8.

MICHAEL COONS/Acorn Newspapers Jason Jiang of The Yanjing Jiang Acrobat Group catches two bowls on his head he threw in the air while balancing on a unicycle during the 2014 Chinese New Year Celebration at the Camarillo Library on Feb. 8.

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Jason Jiang of The Yanjing Jiang Acrobat Group catches two bowls on his head he threw in the air while balancing on a unicycle during the 2014 Chinese New Year Celebration at the Camarillo Library on Feb. 8.

MICHAEL COONS/Acorn Newspapers Grace Coulter, 13, of the Ventura County Chinese Dance Troupe perform a traditional fan dance during the 2014 Chinese New Year Celebration at the Camarillo Library on Feb. 8.

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Grace Coulter, 13, of the Ventura County Chinese Dance Troupe perform a traditional fan dance during the 2014 Chinese New Year Celebration at the Camarillo Library on Feb. 8.

MICHAEL COONS/Acorn Newspapers Kids watch the Camarillo Kungfu Club perform a lion dance on stage during the 2014 Chinese New Year Celebration at the Camarillo Library on Feb. 8.

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Kids watch the Camarillo Kungfu Club perform a lion dance on stage during the 2014 Chinese New Year Celebration at the Camarillo Library on Feb. 8.

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