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.
- Little Fires Everywhere, opens a new window by Celeste Ng
- On Earth We're Briefly Gorgeous, opens a new window by Ocean Vuong
- The Evening Hero, opens a new window by Marie Myung-Ok Lee
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Reading & Movie Recommendations
Celebrate the Asian American and Pacific Islanders
Check out these films about the Asian and Pacific Islander experience in America