Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month

AAPI Heritage Month

May is Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) Heritage Month and we are celebrating with a series of events hosted by the Library, Community Services Department, and many community partners. These groups have come together to deliver a series of events for our entire community to recognize and celebrate the culture and contributions of our AAPI community. Happy AAPI Month!

Upcoming Events

Check back later for more details and additional events. 

Koi Sculpture Art Kit

Palo Alto Art Center is offering kits to make koi sculptures. In Asian cultures, koi are often associated with strength of character, perseverance, accomplishment and courage. The fish also symbolize good fortune, success, prosperity and ambition. Participants can order a kit online and pick it up at the Art Center. Instructions, tools if needed, and underglazes are included in the kit. Participants create the ceramic sculpture at home and then return it to the Art Center for firing. The finished projects are then available for pick-up. The cost is $25 per kit. Contact the Art Center at (650) 329-2366 or for more information.


Check out other resources to learn more about AAPI Heritage Month and the contributions of the generations of Asian and Pacific Islanders who have enriched America's history and are instrumental in its future success.

The Work Continues

This summer, Palo Alto is continuing the race and equity initiatives we launched last year, adding new events to help our community join together to address the issues that have prompted a national reckoning. Learn more about the Race & Equity Initiatives.

And as always, we're helping you stay focused on your wellness with Wellness Wednesdays and other resources. Learn more about Wellness Wednesday on our Be Well and Stay Safe page.