Celebrate Asian American & Pacific Islander Heritage

May is Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month, a time to pay tribute to Asian American and Pacific Islanders who are an integral part of America's history and future. GPL celebrates our Asian American and Pacific Islander community and shares their rich heritage through activities, events, and education.

Find programs, reading lists, and more for all ages below.

Programs & Events

Music of the Mongolian Horse Fiddle

Saturday, April 22, 2-3 PM • Community Room, opens a new window

Community Connections: An Asian American Conversation

Wednesday, May 3, 7-8 PM • Community Room, opens a new window

The 2020 Census tells us that Asian Americans are the fastest growing demographic in our area. Whereas European and American cultures share many commonalities, I found that I could help our community to learn more about East Asian cultures. For many years, I have hosted experienced-based learning opportunities to help stimulate conversation and build community. I invited a few local residents of Korean, Mongolian, and Filipino heritages to answer some basic questions and share their experiences so people can get familiar with East Asian cultures. Read more, opens a new window.

Explore Chinese Culture (all ages w/adult)

Saturday, May 6, 10:30-11:15 AM • Youth Program Room, opens a new window

Cuisine Quest: Southeast Asia and India

Wednesday, May 10, 7-8:30 PM • Community Room, opens a new window

Lotus Lantern Craft

Thursday, May 18, 7-8:15 PM • Community Room East, opens a new window

The Untold Story Behind Mahjong

Thursday, May 25, 7-8:30 PM • Community Room or Zoom, opens a new window

Listen to Our Tiny Book Club Podcast!

Teri, Anne, and Ethan discuss Asian American authors.

Books discussed:

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Reading & Movie Recommendations

Asian American & Pacific Islanders

List created by GPL_Adult

Celebrate the Asian American and Pacific Islanders

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Films to watch for Asian and Pacific Islander American history month

List created by GPL_Eric

Check out these films about the Asian and Pacific Islander experience in America

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