Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Month 2022
Library of Congress. The broad umbrella of Asian American Pacific Islander captures all of the Asian continent and the Pacific islands of Melanesia, Micronesia and Polynesia.
This May, come to the library to celebrate with us! Enjoy author talks, film screenings, craft kits and story walks as well was great books, films and digital library resources that will help you learn more about the literary and cultural contributions of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders.
|Author Talk: You Cannot Resist Me When My Hair is In Braids
Wednesday, May 4, 7 p.m.
|MLK Library welcomes journalist, poet and author Frances Kai-Hwa Wang for a special virtual conversation about her new title You Cannot Resist Me When My Hair is in Braids with award-winning local journalist, author and speaker Katherine Reynolds Lewis.|
|Family Screenings of Disney's Moana
Saturday, May 7, 1 p.m.
MLK Library, Children's Room
Thursday, May 12, 1 p.m.
|Celebrate AAPIHM with free screenings of family favorite Moana! Sing along to the adventures of Moana as she meets Maui, overcomes obstacles, saves her people and ultimately - finds herself!|
|Author Talk with Vinod Busjeet
Saturday, May 7, 2 p.m.
|Silent Winds, Dry Seas by Vinod Busjeet, local author, is one of NPR's Best Books of the Year. A sweeping debut novel that explores the intimate struggle for independence and success of a young descendant of Indian indentured laborers in Mauritius, a small multiracial island in the Indian Ocean.|
|Dear Corky: A Film Screening and Discussion
Tuesday, May 10, 6:30 p.m.
|The Library and the 1882 Foundation are hosting a preview screening of Curtis Chin's short documentary Dear Corky focused on the "undisputed, unofficial Asian American photographic laureate" Corky Lee. Folling the film, AAJA-DC board member Moriah Balingit will moderate a panel discussion with the filmmaker and DMV-area photojournalists.|
|Virtual Reader's Theatre
Wednesday, May 11, 4 p.m.
|Join library staff and special guests for a retelling of Jojofu about a young man who was saved three times by the keen senses of his faithful hunting dog.|
|Art AfterWords: Hung Liu & Maxine Hong Kingston
Tuesday, May 17, 5:30 p.m.
|The National Portrait Gallery, the 1882 Foundation and the DC Public Library would like to invite you to an encore virtual conversation about displacement and the power of amplifying overlooked stories.|
|Teen Film Club
May 25, 4 p.m.
|in Celebration of Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Month we will be watching Marvel's Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings|
See more AAPIHM Events on the Library's calendar!