Asian-Pacific American Heritage Month

Researching Asian-Pacific American History & Genealogy

May is Asian-Pacific American Heritage Month, so this month I’m going to share some resources for researching Asian-Pacific American history & genealogy.  Some of the most well known events tied to the Asian experience in the United States are negative:  the Chinese Exclusion Acts and the internment of Japanese Americans during World War II. 

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Exploring Thailand @ The Library

Each year in May, the Atascocita Branch Library, presents programs to celebrate Asian-Pacific American Heritage Month. This is an incredible opportunity for families to learn a little about  Asian, Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander peoples and their culture.  This year, we learned about Thailand.

  

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Adult Crafts-to-Go Celebrates Asian-Pacific American Heritage Month!

The Clear Lake City-County Freeman Branch Library’s Adult “Crafts-to-Go!” program is kicking off the Asian-Pacific American Heritage Month celebration on May 1st.  Our project this month is an Origami Bookmark. On the back of the instructions, you can read about the history of origami. The Origami Bookmark project can be made anywhere. All materials needed are included within the bag, compliments of the Friends of Freeman Library, while supplies last.

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May Adult Programs @ Your Library

The Clear Lake City - County Freeman Branch Library looks forward to its May Programs*.  This includes under50over, book clubs (mystery, great books, and two science fiction/fantasy clubs), Adult Crafts-to-Go, and Freeman Needlecrafters. Also, we look forward to various celebrations of Asian-Pacific American Heritage Month. All programming is supported by the Friends of Freeman Library.

For more information on any of our programs in May, please contact the library at (281) 488-1906 or visit us at the upstairs Information Desk. The Clear Lake City - County Freeman Branch Library is located on 16616 Diana Lane, just off of Bay Area Boulevard.

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Celebrate Asian-Pacific American Heritage Month with HCPL

Asian Slide Strip
May is the month set aside to acknowledge the important contributions that people of Asian and Pacific Islander descent have made to this country’s history and culture. This year, Harris County Public Library will once again celebrate the diversity of Asian and Pacific Island peoples with programs inspired by traditions from across that vast territory. HCPL invites you to enjoy the music and dance of India, sample the cuisines of Thailand and Japan, and explore cultures from China to Hawaii and points in between. There will be crafts, puppets shows, films, and fun for all ages.

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