Asian American & Pacific Islander Heritage Month

This month we honor and recognize the culture, traditions, and history of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders in the United States. Celebrate these cultures with events, booklists and online resources for all ages.

Events

How to Make Vietnamese Food Any Day

Monday, May 9, 2022, 6 p.m.
Online

How did Vietnamese flavors journey across the Pacific to America? Join James Beard award-winning cookbook author, Andrea Nguyen, to explore and trace the evolution of Vietnamese food traditions in the United States. She'll discuss the stories, recipes, and ingredients that make the cuisine irresistibly delicious and easy to prepare at home. Bring your experiences and questions to share!

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Smithsonian Asian Pacific American Center

Monday, May 16, 2022, 6 p.m.
Online

The Smithsonian Asian Pacific American Center (APAC) is a migratory museum that shares Asian Pacific American history, art, and culture through innovative museum experiences online and throughout the United States. Learn about the history, mission, and exhibits from museum staff. Presentation to be followed by live question and answer from the audience.

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Recommended Reads

Asian American Memoirs
Full book list - Books for Adults
Explore Asian American/Pacific Islander Culture!
Full book list - Explore Asian American/Pacific Islander Culture!
Asian American and Pacific Islander Romance for Teens
Full book list - Asian American and Pacific Islander Romance for Teens
Celebrate Asian American/Pacific Islander Heritage Month!
Full book list - Celebrate Asian American/Pacific Islander Heritage Month
Children's Tales from Asia and the Pacific
Full book list - Kids Picks

Videos

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Stream curated titles featuring over 100 years of cinema and thoughtful documentaries addressing the Asian American experience in the US.

Watch on Kanopy

Mango Languages

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Courses that prepare you for realistic conversations and everyday communication in over 70 languages.

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