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Asian Pacific American Heritage Month

Asian Pacific American Heritage Month

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Asian Pacific American Heritage Month

History

Asian Pacific American Heritage Month is observed nationally to recognize the contributions that people of Asian and Pacific heritage made to American culture. President Jimmy Carter signed a joint resolution declaring May 4-10, 1979, as the first Asian Pacific Heritage Week. In 1990, President George H. W. Bush signed an extension changing Asian Pacific Heritage Week to a month-long observance. It is celebrated in May to acknowledge the first Japanese immigrants to the United States who arrived May 7, 1843.

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Asian Pacific Resource Center Events

The Asian Pacific Resource Center at Rosemead Library strives to promote a deeper understanding and appreciation of the diverse cultures that form Los Angeles County. It supports programs and book discussions that celebrate and explore the rich history and cultural heritage of Asian and Pacific Islander Americans. Join us to celebrate Asian Pacific American Heritage Month.

Asian Pacific American Heritage Month Events

may

sat25may11:00 am12:00 pmFeaturedIntroduction to Feng Shui: How to Feng Shui Your Home11:00 am - 12:00 pm Artesia LibraryAudience:AdultsCategories:Asian-Pacific American Heritage Month,Health & Wellness,Home & Garden

sat25may11:00 am12:00 pmChinese Paper Lanterns11:00 am - 12:00 pm Lancaster LibraryAudience:Adults,Babies & Toddlers,Children,Family,TeensCategories:Art Activity,Asian-Pacific American Heritage Month

sat25may11:00 am12:00 pmChinese Paper Lanterns11:00 am - 12:00 pm La Verne LibraryAudience:Children,FamilyCategories:Art Activity,Asian-Pacific American Heritage Month

sat25may12:00 pm1:00 pmBook Club12:00 pm - 1:00 pm View Park Bebe Moore Campbell LibraryAudience:AdultsCategories:Asian-Pacific American Heritage Month,Book Club

sat25may1:00 pm2:00 pmKanzashi Flower Pin Workshop1:00 pm - 2:00 pm Lake Los Angeles LibraryAudience:AdultsCategories:Art Activity,Asian-Pacific American Heritage Month

sat25may1:00 pm3:00 pmSummer Discovery Program Kickoff!1:00 pm - 3:00 pm Manhattan Beach LibraryAudience:Adults,Babies & Toddlers,Children,Family,TeensCategories:Art Activity,Asian-Pacific American Heritage Month,Family Place,Games,Music & Dance,Summer Reading Program

sat25may2:00 pm3:30 pmExplore China! Chinese Porcelain2:00 pm - 3:30 pm Pico Rivera LibraryAudience:TeensCategories:Art Activity,Asian-Pacific American Heritage Month

sat25may2:00 pm3:00 pmTaiko Drumming Demonstration2:00 pm - 3:00 pm Diamond Bar LibraryAudience:Adults,Children,Family,TeensCategories:Asian-Pacific American Heritage Month,Music & Dance

sat25may2:00 pm3:00 pmAmazing Artists: Yayoi Kusama2:00 pm - 3:00 pm East Los Angeles LibraryAudience:Children,FamilyCategories:Art Activity,Asian-Pacific American Heritage Month

sat25may2:00 pm3:00 pmDancheong Wooden Coaster for Asian Pacific American Heritage Month2:00 pm - 3:00 pm Bell Gardens LibraryAudience:Adults,FamilyCategories:Art Activity,Asian-Pacific American Heritage Month

sat25may2:00 pm3:00 pmAsian Pacific American Heritage Month Art Activity2:00 pm - 3:00 pm George Nye Jr. LibraryAudience:Adults,FamilyCategories:Art Activity,Asian-Pacific American Heritage Month,Conversation Club,Holiday,Workshop

sat25may2:00 pm3:00 pmDancheong Art Workshop2:00 pm - 3:00 pm La Verne LibraryAudience:AdultsCategories:Art Activity,Asian-Pacific American Heritage Month,Workshop

sat25may2:00 pm3:00 pmDancheong Wooden Coaster for Asian Pacific American Heritage Month2:00 pm - 3:00 pm San Gabriel LibraryAudience:AdultsCategories:Art Activity,Asian-Pacific American Heritage Month

sat25may4:00 pm5:30 pmVietnamese Home Cooking4:00 pm - 5:30 pm West Hollywood LibraryAudience:AdultsCategories:Asian-Pacific American Heritage Month,Food & Cooking,Home & Garden,Workshop

tue28may5:00 pm6:00 pmDancheong Coasters5:00 pm - 6:00 pm Lynwood LibraryAudience:Adults,TeensCategories:Art Activity,Asian-Pacific American Heritage Month

tue28may5:00 pm6:00 pmBook Club5:00 pm - 6:00 pm View Park Bebe Moore Campbell LibraryAudience:AdultsCategories:Asian-Pacific American Heritage Month,Book Club

wed29may5:30 pm6:30 pmVietnamese Street Food5:30 pm - 6:30 pm San Fernando LibraryAudience:AdultsCategories:Asian-Pacific American Heritage Month,Food & Cooking,Health & Wellness

thu30may3:30 pm4:30 pmDancheong Wooden Coasters for Asian Pacific Heritage Month3:30 pm - 4:30 pm Manhattan Beach LibraryAudience:Adults,Children,Family,TeensCategories:Art Activity,Asian-Pacific American Heritage Month

thu30may5:30 pm7:00 pmDocumentary Film: "One Voice"5:30 pm - 7:00 pm Lloyd Taber-Marina del Rey LibraryAudience:AdultsCategories:Asian-Pacific American Heritage Month,Film,Music & Dance

june

sat01jun2:00 pm3:00 pmDancheong Wooden Coaster for Asian Pacific American Heritage Month2:00 pm - 3:00 pm El Camino Real LibraryAudience:AdultsCategories:Art Activity,Asian-Pacific American Heritage Month

Additional Information

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Ethnic Newspapers

Chinese Daily News – Chinese language newspaper, also known as the World Journal
International Daily News – Chinese language newspaper, launched in Monterey Park in 1981
Singtao Daily – Chinese language newspaper founded in Hong Kong in 1938
The Korea Daily – Korean Language newspaper
The Korea Times – Korean Language newspaper
Rafu Shimpo – Japanese-English newspaper based in Little Tokyo
Nguoi Viet Daily News – The first Vietnamese language newspaper published in the United States, began in 1978
Vien Dông Daily News – Vietnamese language newspaper published in the Little Saigon neighborhood of Westminster, CA
Asia Journal – Has provided the Filipino-American community with local, national, and international news for over 28 years.
India West – Has been a comprehensive news source for the Indian American community since 1975.
The Khmer Post – Newspaper and radio station based in Long Beach serving Southern California’s Cambodian community.
Siamtown US – Los Angeles based newspaper that offers coverage of local and national news pertinent to the Thai community.

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Museums

USC Pacific Asia Museum – The USC Pacific Asian Museum contains examples of art and artifacts from Asia and the Pacific Islands, spanning a period of five thousand years.
Japanese American National Museum – The Japanese American National Museum is the only museum in the United States dedicated to sharing the experience of Americans with Japanese ancestry.
Chinese American Museum – The mission of the Chinese American Museum is to preserve and share the rich cultural heritage and contributions of Chinese Americans.

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Other Sites

Library of Congress, Asian Reading Room – With over 2.8 million books, it is one of the most comprehensive collections of Asian language materials outside of Asia.
Library of Congress, Asian Pacific Americans – Resources – Library of Congress site for Asian Pacific American themed resources. Find official documents, newspapers, photos, poems, maps, images, and webcasts.
Famous Firsts by Asian Americans – Site lists Asian American firsts from government, entertainment and the sciences.

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All LA County Library locations will be closed on Monday, May 27 in observance of Memorial Day.


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