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.

Anna Dressed in Blood by Kendare Blake

Frozen by Melissa de la Cruz

Talon by Julie Kagawa

Under a Painted Sky by Stacey Lee

Serpentine by Cindy Pon

Boxers & Saints by Gene Luen Yang

We also have a special collection of suggested reads for Asian Pacific American Heritage Month in our Digital Media Catalog.

Below are just a few highlights of this month's programs. Check the Events Calendar for a complete list programs.

Asian-Pacific Festival
Katy Branch Library
Saturday, May 7. 1 - 3:30 PM
All ages

Tangram Puzzles
North Channel Branch Library
Monday, May 9. 6 - 7:30 PM
All ages

Japanese Internments Camps During World War II
presented by Dr. Abbie Grubb of San Jacinto College
Kingwood Branch Library
Saturday, May 14. 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM

Japanese Sword Demonstration
Evelyn Meador Branch Library
Saturday, May 14. 1 - 2:30 PM

Kaminari Taiko Japanese Drumming
Northwest Branch Library
Saturday, May 21. 1 - 2:30 PM
All ages

Southeast Asian Soiree
Spring Branch Memorial Library
Monday, May 23. 6:30 - 7:30 PM
School-age children

Asian Cuisine Sampler Celebration
Katherine Tyra @ Bear Creek Branch Library
Thursday, May 26. 4 - 5 PM
All ages

Sushi Making Demonstration
Jacinto City Branch Library
Thursday, May 26. 6 - 7:30 PM

All HCPL programs are free and open to the public.