Admin Day

Admin Day (also known as Secretaries Day or Administrative Professionals’ Day) is an unofficial secular holiday observed in several countries to recognize the work of secretaries, administrative assistants, receptionists, and other administrative support professionals. Observation by Region: In Australia, it is celebrated on the first Friday in May (May 1 in 2015). In France it […]

Administrative Professionals’ Day

Administrative Professionals Day (also known as Secretaries Day or Admin Day) is an unofficial secular holiday observed in several countries to recognize the work of secretaries, administrative assistants, receptionists, and other administrative support professionals. Observation by Region: In Australia, it is celebrated on the first Friday in May (May 1 in 2015). In France it […]

Grain Rain

April 20, 2015, today is Grain Rain (谷雨 Gǔyǔ), the last solar term of the spring, according to Chinese 24 terms. The term “Grain Rain” is originated from a folk story. When Cangjie, an official from the Yellow Emperor period, created writing characters, grain came down from sky like rainfall. The Yellow Emperor thus named […]

Patron Code of Conduct

Dialect Zone International is an active center of information, cultural activities, recreation and learning. It is the policy of the library to offer a full range of library services to all residents of the community, regardless of age, sex, racial or ethnic origin, religion, sexual orientation or economic status. To better serve all Dialect Zone […]

English Book Club

English Book Club – All You Can Read! Pre-register now. Terms of Service & Agreement: 1. Borrow UNLIMITED number of books per year. All books being borrowed are imported from America (English Only) 2. Borrow 2 (two) books at a time. 3. Borrow the book(s) for a maximum of 1 (one) week. 4. T/B/A  RMB annual […]

Bake Sale

A bake sale is a fundraising activity where baked goods such as doughnuts, cupcakes and cookies, sometimes along with ethnic foods, are sold. Bake sales are usually held by small, non-profit organizations, such as clubs, school groups and charitable organizations. Bake sales are often set up around an area of pedestrian traffic, such as outside […]

The Clear and Bright Festival

The traditional Chinese lunar calendar divides the year into 24 solar terms. Clear and Bright (Chinese: 清明), the 5th solar term. Of all the 24 solar terms, Clear and Bright is the only one whose first day is also a traditional Chinese festival, Tomb-Sweeping Day. The words “clear” and “bright” describe the weather during this […]

Pi Day

When the number Pi (π) is expressed as a decimal, it’s written as 3.14. So we came up with Pi Day, which we celebrate on the 14th day of the 3rd month every year (3/14). Really it’s just an excuse for kids at school to eat pie during their math lesson. This year’s Pi Day […]