Asian-Pacific Heritage Month

Families Are Invited To Celebrate Asian-Pacific Heritage Month

Families are invited to enjoy a fun shadow puppet show, a craft and and a Thai treat.  

The puppet show will be presented by our Teen Advisory Board. 

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Asian & Asian-American Authors

Snow FlowerAs you may know, May is the month in which we celebrate Asian/Pacific American Heritage Month.  A good way to celebrate is to read Asian/Pacific American literature.  Below are some books that a New York City blogger who calls herself the Literanista lists as some of her favorite books by Asian or Asian-American authors.  You can find these and many more through your neighborhood Harris County Public Library.
The Woman Warrior: Memoirs of a Girlhood Among Ghosts by Maxine Hong Kingston...

Ready for some FUN?!?!?!

Hip, hip, hooray!!!!  Yes, it's May!  Do you know what that means?  The flowers are blooming, the sun is shining, and it's time for the Maud Marks annual Asian Pacific Heritage Festival.  That's right, on Saturday, May 7 from 10 am to 4 pm, we will be exploring all the various cultures of Asia and the Pacific Rim.  Come for just an hour or two or join us all day!  (Yes, we do promise to feed you.)  Here the schedule so you can plan your day around us:

10 AM- Make a Diya (or two!), listen to some Vietnamese music, learn the fine art of Bonsai

10:30 AM- Join us for our Japanese Tea Ceremony

11:30 AM- Try some Chinese cooking

12 PM-  Eat at our International Cafe, make a lei for mother's day

12:30 PM- Learn to write your name in Japanese calligraphy

1:30 PM- Discover how to make sushi, learn to belly dance

2 PM- Make an origami rose and more

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Asian Pacific American Heritage Month

Celebrate the Asian Cultures!

Are you looking for something FUN to do with your mother over the weekend?  Come to the Maud Marks Library for our annual Asian Pacific Heritage Festival.  We will be celebrating many of the diverse cultures of Asia and the Pacific Rim on May 8, 2010 with a day long party running from 10 AM - 4 PM.  We will have a bonsai demonstration, Japanese Tea Ceremony, sushi demonstration, belly dancing demonstration, a Vietnamese dragon dance, plenty of kids crafts and so much more.  This is a day full of food, fun, and culture for people of ALL ages.  For a complete schedule of the day's events, please call the Maud Marks Library.  Meanwhile, you can click here to see the fun we've had in the past.

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