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  • May 1, 2024

Library Happenings May 2024

Library Happenings May 2024

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Library Happenings

May 2024

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Asian American, Native Hawaiian, & Pacific Islander Heritage Month

We’re honoring the Asian and Pacific Islander community by recognizing the many contributions they’ve made to our county and nation. Check out art workshops, suggested readings, and more as we celebrate together.

Trailblazers in Conversation with Travis Yee

Trailblazers in Conversation with Travis Lee

Join Library Director Skye Patrick and Asian American Country Singer, Travis Yee for a thoughtful virtual conversation about Asian American identity and representation in mainstream media and music on May 2 at 6 pm.

LA County Library's One Book, One County book club 2024

One Book, One County

Save the date: One Book, One County–the largest book club in L.A.–starts June 1! Join LA County Library, Los Angeles Public Library, and many other library systems to read and discuss L.A. Weather by María Amparo Escandón.

Mother and daughter making Challah bread

Jewish American Heritage Month

We’re commemorating the diverse heritage, traditions, and achievements of the Jewish American community with curated booklists and digital resources, including recipes, movies, music, and more.

friends/family supporting one another

Mental Health Awareness Month

Throughout the month of May, we’re focused on mental health and working to reduce stigma. Learn about programs discussing the complexities of mental health disorders and feel empowered to seek help when it’s needed.

Heart& Hand Book Talk with Vanessa Chan

Heart & Hand with Vanessa Chan

On May 23 at 6 pm, enjoy a chat with literary rising star, Vanessa Chan, author of The Storm We Made. This critically-acclaimed novel follows a mother and her children as they confront colonial power in Malaya (now Malaysia) during World War II.

Foster parent and child

Foster Care Awareness Month

Help us recognize the children and teens in foster care and those who make a meaningful difference in their lives. We’re giving away a free book to every young person in foster care who signs up for a library card in May!

older adults walking in nature

Older Americans Month

Older adults provide a wide range of invaluable contributions to our communities. As we celebrate older adults this month, explore suggested readings, discover upcoming programs, and seize learning opportunities.

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