Asian American Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander Heritage Month

Published on May 09, 2022

AANHPI Heritage Month

Join us this May for Asian American Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander (AANHPI) Heritage Month! The City of Palo Alto celebrates our Asian American and Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander community and shares their rich heritage through activities and events, including library storytimes and a Family Movie Night, and much more. 

LIBRARY EVENTS

Join the library for an AANHPI-themed family storytime including stories, rhymes, and songs on Thursday, May 19 at 11 a.m.

  • Brown Bag Book Club will be discussing The Best We Could Do by Thi Bui (Tuesday, May 10 at noon) Registration is required. 
  • Stay Woke Book Club will be discussing Interior Chinatown by Charles Yu (Saturday, May 14 at 11 a.m.) Registration is required. 
  • Shibori Workshop for Adults (Wednesday, May 18 at 6 p.m.) Explore the ancient Japanese dyeing technique of shibori at this beginner's workshop. Registration is encouraged as supplies are limited, however walk-ins are welcome while supplies last! 
  • Teach a Librarian How to Play Videogames on Twitch.tv (Thursday, May 19 at 5 p.m.): This Stream will feature AAPI content creators in the Dreams universe for PS4 and PS5. This will be our first PS5 game stream! 
  • Shibori Workshop for Teens (Friday, May 20 at 4:30 p.m.) Beginner's shibori workshop for teens. Registration is encouraged as supplies are limited; however, walk-ins are welcome while supplies last!

Find more resources like reading lists and more from the library.

FAMILY MOVIE NIGHT

Join the Community Services Department for Family Movie Night on the Mitchell Park Southeast Athletic Field! In celebration of Asian American Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander Heritage month, we are showing "Moana" on Friday, May 27 at 7 p.m. This is a free event, but pre-registration is required. Capacity is limited, so register early.

Visit www.cityofpaloalto.org/AANHPIHeritageMonth to find out more about what’s going on for AANHPI Heritage Month this May.