Asian Pacific American Heritage Month
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.
- Twitter discussion with Sonali Dev, author of Pride Prejudice and Other Flavors - May 23, 2 p.m.
- Virtual watch party of The Farewell with the Mayor's Office on Asian-American and Pacific Islander Affairs - May 29, 7 p.m.
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.
Books for Adults
Books for Teens
Books for Children