Submitted by mshernandez on Fri, 04/19/2024 - 15:03

Celebrating Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders in Sonoma County!

May is Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) Heritage Month. First designated by Congress in 1977, AAPI Heritage Month is an annual celebration of the ways the AAPI community has enriched America's history and continues to be vital to its success.

Join Sonoma County Library in celebrating AAPI voices during the month of May and beyond. Below, check out AAPI events, book lists, movies, music, and more—all available for free through your Sonoma County Library. Connect with local AAPI organizations and community resources listed below to keep learning.

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Library Events

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Year of the Dragon for Kids

Join author Oliver Chin for the story of Dominic, an adventurous dragon whose journey celebrates the new year. For grades Pre-K-3.

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Origami Workshop for Teens*

Learn the art of paper folding with origami expert Henry Kaku. All materials provided. For grades 7-12.

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Japanese Obon Folk Dancers

Dance and celebrate the ancestors with the Japanese American Citizens League and Enmanji Temple.

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Vietnamese Cultural Dancers

Explore a variety of traditional Vietnamese dance forms, presented by the Sonoma Vietnamese Association.

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Tai Chi with David Chung*

Learn the ancient Asian exercise form to promote balance, relaxation, motion, health, harmony, stability, and inner power.

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Queer Book Club

Join librarians online to discuss She Who Became the Sun by Shelley Parker-Chan.

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Author Talk: Asian American Representation in Literature

On Tuesday, May 21, 4:00 pm, join Rebecca F. Kuang, the award-winning, #1 New York Times-bestselling author of the Poppy War trilogy, Babel: An Arcane History, and Yellowface.

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Read BIPOC Book Club

Join librarians online to discuss Honor by Thrity Umrigar.

*Advance registration required for select events.

Books, Collections, and Resources


eBooks, Streaming Media, and more


Local community information and organizations

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