Northern California Chapter

DATE: 1/11/2008

MEMBER ROSTER:
Fang Gu, Chair
Yi Liang
Janet Lin
Hong Wang
Carl C. Chang

IS THIS AN Interim or annual REPORT? _X_ Interim __Annual

LIST SIGNIFICANT ACTIVITIES THE COMMITTEE HAS DONE SINCE LAST REPORT:

  1. On February 28, Submitted a program proposal to the CLA 2008 Conference and Exhibition
  2. On March 4th, 2008 successfully hosted a book talk, "Always come home to me", by Belle Yang with Millbrae Public Library. There were about 70 audiences attending the session. Belle recited poetically two of her books among five exhibited on the site. Our audiences were amazed by her drama talent on focused animal voices, and musical tone through out the stories. The last part of the performance was to create pictures on the board, from many of the raised hands who instructed her to draw the imaginary creatures from those lovely child readers' mind.
  3. The program proposal, "Creating Community Partners", was approved by the CLA on June 21, 2008.
  4. On November 16, 2008, successfully kicked-off the program and traditional CALA Banquet at the 110th Annual Conference of the CLA.

LIST COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATIONS, IF ANY, TO THE BOARD:
In spring 2009, NCA is going to bring up a program to visit the Wine Library and have a wine tour.

In fall 2009, NCA will collaborate with the East Asia Library of UC Berkeley to host a book talk program, "Wuhan, 1938: War, Refugees, and the Making of Modern China", and a tour of its new C. V. Starr Library.