asian pacific american heritage month

May is Asian Pacific American Heritage Month

May is Asian Pacific American Heritage Month. To celebrate this month, we have several programs for children, teens and adults to enjoy.

Wednesday, May 8th at 4:30 pm - Origami for Teens ages 11 and up

Monday, May 13th at 1:30 pm - Japanese Fan Craft for adults

Wednesday, May 15th at 4:30 pm - Candy Sushi for children ages 6 and up

Take a look at our events calendar for more programs this May. 

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Celebrate Asian Pacific American Heritage Month @ HCPL

This May, you are invited to join Harris County Public Library in celebrating the contributions to this country's history and culture of Americans of Asian and Pacific Islander descent.

HCPL and the Friends of Evelyn Meador Library will host Houston-based, bestselling author Chitra Bannerjee Divakaruni. She will talk about her latest novel, Before We Visit the Goddess. This special event will take place at Evelyn Meador Branch Library on Monday, May 20 at 11:00 AM. Her talk will be followed by a meet and greet and book-signing. 

Free Taiko Performance May 19 @ 3:00 PM

In honor of Asian-Pacific American Heritage Month, South Houston Public Library invite you to join us for "Kaminari Taiko Thunderstudies" - an amazing @kaminariTaiko #kaminariTaiko performance that will take place on Saturday, May 19 @ 3:00 PM at the Pavilion located in the park next to the South Houston Branch Library located at 607 Avenue A, South Houston, TX, 77587.

Guzheng Ensemble

We invite you to a special performance on May 31st at Katy Branch Library, from 4:00 - 5:00 pm. We will have a Guzheng Ensemble. Guzheng is an Ancient Chinese musical instrument.

 

Thursday Theater returns on Thursday, May 25 @ 4:30 pm

The Children's Department will by showing a recently released animated movie featuring an ancient Polynesian girl on Thursday, May 25 at 4:30 pm.  Tickets are required.  They are free and available in the Children's Department starting 30 minutes before the program.  

Asian Pacific American Heritage Month Celebration on Thursday, May 18 @ 4:30 pm

  Children from babies through 12 years old will enjoy celebrating Asian Pacific Heritage Month at Freeman Library this Thursday, May 18 @ 4:30 pm.   We'll have  crafts, music, activities and foods from a variety of nations in Asia.  Tickets are required.  They are free and available in the Children's Dept. at 4:00 pm.  Thank you to the Friends of Freeman Library for supporting this program and others throughout the year.

Destination...Japan

Godzilla, Hello Kitty, Anime, Manga, Sushi, Origami, Kimonos...just to name a few things from Japan! Let's celebrate Asian Pacific Heritage Month with a "trip" to Japan! May 10th @ 4:30 PM. For Preschool and School Age Kids. 

May Programs in the Children's Department

Please join us for some of these upcoming programs in the Children's Department.  The programs normally require tickets.  They're free and available 30 minutes before the program except for 10:15 am programs - tickets are given out when we open at 10:00 am.

Regular storytimes: Book Babies for infants-18 months old  (Wednesdays at 10:15 & 11:15 am); Toddler Time for 18 months-3yrs (Monday at 11:15 and Tuesday at 10:15 & 11:15 am) and Preschool Storytime for 3-5 yrs (Tuesday and Wednesday at 1:30 pm).

Maker Mondays - This afterschool program is for 5-12 year olds on Mondays at 4:30 pm;  We'll have Straws & Connectors on 5/1; Create with Foam on 5/8; Lego Free Play on 5/15; and a Marble Run on 5/22.

Bi-Lingual Chinese English Storytime on Monday, May 1 at 6:00 pm for all ages.

Book Hunters in Brief #124: Celebrate Asian Pacific American Heritage Month

In May, Book Hunters and Harris County Public Library are celebrating the contributions to our nation by Americans of Asian and Pacific Islander descent. As you know, that name covers a lot of ground--not just geographically, but culturally as well. Book Hunters celebrates that diversity in its young adult reading suggestions, and HCPL branches celebrate it with a wide variety of programs from Hawaiian luaus to a Japanese sword demonstration and points in between.

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