Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month

This month during Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month, as well as throughout the year, Orange County Library System will host a variety of programs and events to share stories and celebrate the history, culture and achievements of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders. 

Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage

Upcoming Events

Registration Required
Thursday
May
19
11:00​am
(Virtual Room - Winter Garden)
Enjoy animal fables, crafts and activities at this library celebration of Chinese tales. Recommended for ages 3-5.
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Thursday
May
19
6:00​pm
(Virtual Melrose Classroom 2)
Event Categories: Maker/DIY; Arts & Crafting
Celebrate AAPI Heritage Month with a softly glowing paper andon! Learn how to use the Silhouette Cameo to create beautiful papercraft projects.
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Friday
May
20
12:00​pm
(Albertson Room)
Event Category: Cooking & Food
Learn how to make delicious, refreshing and healthy Vietnamese summer rolls with chef Ha Rhoda during this hands-on class that's perfect for all ages!
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Saturday
May
21
11:00​am
(Virtual Room - EPD)
Join artist Jojo Liu as she teaches the art of traditional Chinese calligraphy in honor of Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month.
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Sunday
May
22
2:00​pm
(Library Central)
A diverse team of professional performers from the Wah Lum Kung Fu Temple will present a Lion dance, kung fu and tai chi performance demonstration. Explore Chinese culture through this demonstration.
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Sunday
May
22
2:00​pm
(North Orange - Meeting Room)
Learn about some of the Southeast Asian culture that inspired Raya and the Last Dragon, then enjoy watching the movie and completing fun activities. Recommended for ages 6-12.
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Registration Required
Monday
May
23
11:00​am
(Chickasaw - Combined Meeting Room)
Enjoy animal fables, crafts and activities at this library celebration of Chinese tales. Recommended for ages 3-5.
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Registration Required
Tuesday
May
24
7:00​pm
(Virtual Room - Southwest)
Event Category: Authors, Books, Writing
Join Southwest Book Club to discuss Everything I Never Told You by Celeste Ng. The novel explores the fallout of a daughter's shattering death on a Chinese-American family in 1970s Ohio. 18+
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Wednesday
May
25
4:00​pm
(Alafaya - Meeting Room 1)
Event Category: Arts & Crafting
Let's go on an art adventure! Learn about a different artist and artistic style, and then create your own masterpiece. This month we're learning about Takashi Murakami. Recommended for ages 6-8.
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Wednesday
May
25
4:00​pm
Event Category: History, Culture, Genealogy
Join us for a journey into the history of Ancient China! Participants will learn about Ancient China through crafts and activities. Recommended for 9-12.
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