Asian Pacific American Heritage Month

Asian Pacific American Heritage Month

Exterior of the new Anacostia Library

Celebrate Asian Pacific American Heritage Month this May with DC Public Library

Explore books, films and digital library resources to learn more about the literary and cultural contributions of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders.

The Library of Congress, National Archives and Records Administration, National Endowment for the Humanities, National Gallery of Art, National Park Service, Smithsonian Institution and United States Holocaust Memorial Museum join in paying tribute to the generations of Asian and Pacific Islanders who have enriched America’s history and are instrumental in its future success. Explore the virtual exhibitions

Special Events

Online Resources
DC Public Library has a wealth of online resources that can help enrich your understanding of the Asian-American and Pacific Islander experience and contributions.

Stream documentaries and feature films free with your library card on Kanopy.

Download ebooks and audiobooks for adults, teens and children on OverDrive.

Enjoy Brown Bear, Brown Bear by Eric Carle, read in Mandarin by Officer Zhang of the Metropolitan Police Department. 

Learn more about DC's Chinatown neighborhood from our partners at the Anacostia Community Museum. 

Check Out These Suggested Reads

Books for Adults

Books for Teens

Books for Children