Celebrate Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month

Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) Heritage Month was established to celebrate and honor AAPIs and their contributions to the United States.

"The month of May was chosen to commemorate the immigration of the first Japanese to the United States on May 7, 1843, and to mark the anniversary of the completion of the transcontinental railroad on May 10, 1869. The majority of the workers who laid the tracks were Chinese immigrants" (AsianPacificHeritage.gov, opens a new window).

Sno-Isle Libraries welcomes you to explore resources and events by, for, and featuring Asian American and Pacific Islanders. 

Events (all online)

Online Korean-English Bilingual Storytime, opens a new window
Wednesdays, 10:30 - 11:00 am

What's in Your Water? An Evening with Dr. Mona Hanna-Attisha, opens a new window (Part of the Trudy Sundberg Lecture Series)
Friday, May 7, 5:00-6:30 pm

The History of the Hawaiian Steel Guitar with Alan Akaka, opens a new window
Monday, May 10, 3:00 - 4:00 pm

Asian America 2021: Anti-Asian Racism & Unlearning the Model Minority Myth, opens a new window
Tuesday, May 11, 3:30 - 4:30 pm

Open Book: Christina Soontornvat, opens a new window
Wednesday, May 19, 10:00 - 11:00 am:

Past events available to stream:

Open Book: Kazu Kibuishi (available until May 28, 2021)


May's Instant Access title is The Mountains Sing, opens a new window by Phan Qué̂ Mai Nguyẽ̂n- a multigenerational tale and a great choice to read with friends and book groups.

The Library also offers world language collections in Chinese, opens a new window, Japanese, opens a new window, Korean, opens a new window, and Vietnamese, opens a new window.

Take a language course with Mango Languages, opens a new window, where you have access to over 70 different languages, including many AAPI languages. 

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