Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Island Heritage Month
Wed, May 01, 3:30pm - 4:30pm
La Crescenta Library - Meeting Room
Celebrate Asian American and  Pacific Islander Heritage Month by creating beautiful folding fans.  Learn more about this ancient art form that originated in Japan!  For ages 6 – 12 with a parent or caregiver.

Wed, May 01, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
A C Bilbrew Library - Meeting Room
Come celebrate Asian American and Pacific Islander Month by learning the history of origami and some of its benefits. Then practice some mindfulness tips and create an origami crane. For tweens & teens, ages 12 - 18.

Thu, May 02, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Virtual Program
Join Library Director Skye Patrick and Asian American Country Singer, Travis Yee for a thoughtful conversation about Asian American identity and representation in mainstream media and music.
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Fri, May 03, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Leland R. Weaver Library - Meeting Room
Learn about Mandalas and their significance, and then we will create our own variation using sand. For tweens and teens 12 - 17.

Sat, May 04, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Agoura Hills Library
Join us to discuss 'The Last Mapmaker' by Christina Soontornvat. For ages 11 - 14.

Sat, May 04, 11:00am - 11:30am
Paramount Express Library
Let’s get ready for school! Enjoy books, songs, rhymes, and movement while learning school readiness skills and having fun. For ages 2 - 5 with their parent or caregiver.

Sat, May 04, 11:00am - 12:00pm
West Hollywood Library - Meeting Room
Celebrate the Year of the Dragon and join us for a legendary hour of dragon tales with storyteller Barbara Wong! For families.

Sat, May 04, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Littlerock Library
In celebration of Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month join Littlerock Library’s Adult Book Club as we discuss our latest selection, 'The Joy Luck Club' by Amy Tan. This program for adults.

Tue, May 07, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Agoura Hills Library
We will discuss 'Things We Do in the Dark' by Jennifer Hillier. Copies available at the library. For adults.

Tue, May 07, 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Chet Holifield Library
In celebration of Asian Pacific American Heritage Month, play a variety of games and learn how they used to be played. For ages 5 - 12 and their caregivers.

Tue, May 07, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Quartz Hill Library - Meeting Room
Paperfolding has a long ceremonial history in Japan (origami) and China (zhezhi) and has become an art form. For ages 12 - 17. 

Tue, May 07, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Rosemead Library
Celebrate Asian American and Pacific Islander Month by exploring the legacy of pioneering API women. Learn about history makers such as Yuri Kochiyama, Patsy Mink, and Queen Liliʻuokalani while painting pre-drawn canvas portraits of API heroines.

Tue, May 07, 4:30pm - 5:30pm
George Nye Jr. Library
Celebrate Asian American and Pacific Islanders Heritage Month by creating your own version of a hanging scroll with paint, markers, stamp pads, and more! Recommended for children ages 4 - 12 with parent or guardian present.

Tue, May 07, 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Agoura Hills Library
We will discuss 'Things We Do in the Dark' by Jennifer Hillier. Copies available at the library. For adults.

Wed, May 08, 2:15pm - 3:00pm
Quartz Hill Library - Meeting Room
Celebrate Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month by painting your own folding fan and learning about the history of fans. For ages 5 – 12 with a parent or caregiver.

Wed, May 08, 6:45pm - 7:45pm
Wiseburn Library
Join us for a book discussion and light refreshments! This month, read The Island of Sea Women by Lisa See. Copies of the books are available at the library. For ages 18+.

Thu, May 09, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
View Park Bebe Moore Campbell Library - Study Room
Learn about ocean biomes and marine life then create wonderful turtles, crabs, stingrays and other ocean creatures out of origami. For ages 5 - 12.

Thu, May 09, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Masao W. Satow Library
Celebrate Asian American Pacific Islander Month by learning the art and tradition of Chinese Calligraphy! For children ages 6 - 12 with parent or caregiver.

Thu, May 09, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Malibu Library - Meeting Room
Make something beautiful to celebrate Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month. Learn about the Japanese art of origami as we fold paper butterflies and arrange them in a hanging mobiles. For teens ages 12 - 17.

Sat, May 11, 11:00am - 12:00pm
West Hollywood Library - Meeting Room
Enjoy a cooking demonstration by chef Phoebe Chow and learn about popular street foods in Hong Kong like egg waffles and black sesame rolls! For families.

Sat, May 11, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Littlerock Library
Celebrate Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Month and learn the history and fundamentals of origami, the Japanese art of paper folding. For teens ages 13 – 17

Sat, May 11, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Diamond Bar Library - Meeting Room
In celebration of Asian Pacific American Heritage Month, join us for an immersive experience of Japanese taiko drumming. Learn about the history and cultural significance of this traditional instrument, and then become a taiko drummer yourself!

Sat, May 11, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Castaic Library - Meeting Room
Celebrate Asian Pacific American Heritage Month by learning to make origami boxes. Available while supplies last. For adults.

Mon, May 13, 4:00pm - 5:15pm
Florence Library
Join us for this mindful craft and learn about this artform that originated in Japan. Then decorate your very own inspired wooden folding fan using acrylic paint with cherry blossoms and learn importance to the Japanese culture. For teens 13 - 17.

Mon, May 13, 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Willowbrook Library - Meeting Room
The lotus is celebrated in many Asian cultures as a sacred symbol, food staple, and signifier of resilience and beauty. Let's learn about the lotus and make a lotus flower papercraft. For Adults.

Tue, May 14, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
East Los Angeles Library
Join us as we celebrate the author Grace Lin in honor of Asian Pacific American Heritage Month. For ages 4-12 years.

Tue, May 14, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Leland R. Weaver Library - Meeting Room
Celebrate Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month by creating your own koinobori, a traditional Japanese windsock shaped like fish and by trying some popular snacks from Japan.  For ages 5 - 12 with parent or caregiver. 

Tue, May 14, 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Alondra Library
Join us in learning about the history of the Japanese Koinobori flying carp and make your very own to take home! All materials are included. For ages 5 - 12 with parent or caregiver.

Wed, May 15, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Hermosa Beach Library
Mehndi, otherwise known as henna, is a paste associated with positive spirits and good luck. Parul Gandhi, an expert in Henna designs, will demonstrate and apply Henna art on the hands. For ages 5 – 12 with a parent or caregiver.

Wed, May 15, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Gardena Mayme Dear Library - Meeting Room
Join us as we celebrate Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month and welcome author and illustrator Sunny Seki. For ages 5-12 with parent or caregiver.

Wed, May 15, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
San Gabriel Library - Meeting Room
Join us for book club as we discuss A Tale for the Time Being by Ruth Ozeki. Copies of this title are available at the Information Desk. For ages 18 and up.

Wed, May 15, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Castaic Library - Meeting Room
Paperfolding has a long ceremonial history in Japan (origami) and China (zhezhi) and has become an art form. For ages 12 - 17. 

Wed, May 15, 4:30pm - 5:30pm
La Puente Library - Meeting Room
Celebrate Asian American and Pacific Islanders Month and learn about the life and art of Kay Sekimachi. Create your own art piece inspired by her artistic expression through weaving. For tweens & teens, ages 12 - 18.

Wed, May 15, 5:30pm - 6:30pm
San Fernando Library
The Book Club meets the third Wednesday of every month. Copies of the current title are available at the Information Desk. New members are always welcome! For Adults

Wed, May 15, 6:00pm - 6:30pm
George Nye Jr. Library
The Rhythm of Inspiration is an educational taiko program that will inspire, educate, and engage audiences with the rich cultural heritage of Japanese taiko drumming. Recommended for adults ages 18 and over.

Wed, May 15, 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Virtual Program
Born in Manzanar Concentration Camp, raised in South LA, East LA, and OC, author Art Nomura currently lives in Culver City. His latest book Mizuko: True Spirit, is an epic American-immigrant tale of hardship, assimilation, and triumph.
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Thu, May 16, 12:00pm - 2:00pm
Agoura Hills Library
In honor of Asian Pacific American Heritage Month, join us for Oscar-nominated Minari. Movie is rated PG-13: Parents Strongly Cautioned. For ages 13 and up.

Thu, May 16, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
View Park Bebe Moore Campbell Library - Study Room
Are you a fan of anime and manga? We'll exchange manga recommendations, make anime art and even show you all the tips and tricks using library resources to find the latest and greatest in manga and anime! For ages 11 - 17.

Thu, May 16, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Masao W. Satow Library
Continue our celebration of Asian Pacific American Heritage by taking a trip to the Pacific Islands! Explore & discover the beautiful & unique Polynesian culture through dance with Gypsy Folk Ensemble. For children ages 6-12 with parent or caregiver.

Thu, May 16, 4:30pm - 5:30pm
A C Bilbrew Library - Activity Room
In honor of Asian/Pacific American Heritage Month, join an engaging and thought-provoking discussion of the book: Girl Giant and the Monkey King by Van Hoang. Fun ice-breakers, trivia, and book-related activities are also included! For ages 9  - 12.

Fri, May 17, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Gardena Mayme Dear Library - Meeting Room
Celebrate Asian American and Pacific Islanders Month and learn about the life and art of Kay Sekimachi. Create your own art piece inspired by her artistic expression through weaving. For tweens & teens, ages 12 - 18.

Fri, May 17, 4:30pm - 5:30pm
San Gabriel Library - Meeting Room
Learn about Anna May Wong, the first Chinese American film star in Hollywood. Join us for a screening of the documentary Anna May Wong: In Her Own Words while painting pre-drawn canvases of this screen siren by artist Carmen Butler. For ages 13 - 17.

Sat, May 18, 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Hawthorne Library - Meeting Room
Hear folktales from Asia with master storyteller Barbara Wong in honor of Asian-American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month. For ages 5 - 12 with a parent or caregiver.

Sat, May 18, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Temple City Library - Meeting Room
Author Sunny Seki will explain the importance of cats in Japan and how the Lucky Cat evolved. Children will be able to participate in this fun program! There will also be an interactive demonstration of traditional Japanese toys. For ages 5 - 12.

Sat, May 18, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Agoura Hills Library
Inspired by delicious ramen prepared across Asia, create your own unique bowl of ramen using felt. We will discuss the origins of ramen and some of the varieties served in different countries. For children ages 5 - 12 with parent or caregiver. 

Sat, May 18, 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Rosemead Library
Producer and film subject Baldwin Chiu presents a screening of the documentary Far East Deep South. When a Chinese-American family travels to to Mississippi to visit the grave of their ancestors, they stumble upon surprising revelations. For adults.

Sat, May 18, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Pico Rivera Library - Meeting Room
Celebrate Asian American and Pacific Islanders Month by learning about the life and art of Yayoi Kusama. Create your own art piece inspired by her use of dots and repeated patterns commonly seen in her artwork. For tweens & teens, ages 12 - 18.

Mon, May 20, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Willowbrook Library - Meeting Room
Join us as we learn the basics of the Hiragana alphabet, the main character set for Japanese.   For ages 13 - 17

Mon, May 20, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Lake Los Angeles Library
Join our book club as we discuss a different mystery book each month. This month's selection is 'Happiness Falls' by Angie Kim. Copies of the book available for checkout at customer service desk. For Adults.

Tue, May 21, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Willowbrook Library - Meeting Room
Celebrate Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Month and join us for a read-aloud of the book "Eyes that Kiss in the Corners" by Joanna Ho! We will talk about the book and then create our own cherry blossom tree art!

Tue, May 21, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Florence Library
Anime and origami are two worldwide popular artforms that originated in Japan. Join us in exploring them, then create your own artwork that reflects the two, either by making a bookmark or origami character. For ages 5 - 12 with parent or caregiver.

Tue, May 21, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Norwood Library - Meeting Room
Join Norwood Library’s Adult Book Club for a discussion of our latest selection Adult Book Club : Iced in Paradise by Naomi Hirahana. For Adults

Wed, May 22, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Clifton M. Brakensiek Library - Meeting Room
Learn about Asian Pacific American cultures with books, songs, and dance. Afterwards join us for do-it-yourself art activities celebrating Asian Pacific American arts. For ages 5 - 12 with caregiver. 

Wed, May 22, 3:00pm - 3:45pm
La Mirada Library - Meeting Room
May is Asian Pacific American Heritage Month where we recognize and celebrate the culture, contributions and heritage of the Asian Americans and Pacific Islander Americans. Recommended for children 5 and up with a parent or caregiver.

Wed, May 22, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Lloyd Taber-Marina del Rey Library - Meeting Room
Celebrate the cultures, contributions, and heritage of Asian Americans and Pacific Islander Americans with stories, activities, and more, and create your own koinobori, a traditional Japanese windsocks shaped like fish. For ages 5-12 with caregiver.

Wed, May 22, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Bell Gardens Library
Learn all about the Japanese art form of Gyotaku fish printing, which dates back to the mid-1800s. Then make your very own Gyotaku-inspired stamps to decorate a tote bag to take home.  For children ages 6 -12 with a parent of caregiver

Wed, May 22, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Norwalk Library
In honor of Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander Heritage Month, learn about the significance of Japanese Cherry Blossoms and create your own cherry blossom tree artwork! For ages 5 - 12.

Wed, May 22, 5:30pm - 6:30pm
Hermosa Beach Library
Celebrate Asian Pacific American Heritage Month with a sushi demonstration from Chef Andy Matsuda. Learn about sushi and how to make it. Samples will be available while supplies last. For adults. Generously sponsored by Hermosa Beach FOL.

Wed, May 22, 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Agoura Hills Library
Join us to discuss 'Trial of the Sun Queen' by Nisha J. Tuli. Copies available at Customer Service. For adults.

Wed, May 22, 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Angelo M. Iacoboni Library - Meeting Room
Join us for a musical performance by Grammy Award winner Yukiko Matsuyama This program is for adults.

Thu, May 23, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Topanga Library - Meeting Room
Join us and Author/illustrator Sunny Seki to celebrate Asian Pacific American Heritage Month with The Tale of Lucky the Cat. For ages 5 – 12 with a parent or caregiver.

Thu, May 23, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Gardena Mayme Dear Library - Meeting Room
In celebration of Asian American & Pacific Islander Heritage Month, we will learn about Yayoi Kusama and her impact on the art world, while recreating her famous Pop Art style. For teens, ages 13 - 17.

Thu, May 23, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Carson Library - Meeting Room
Celebrate Asian American and Pacific Islanders Month by learning about the life and art of Yayoi Kusama. Create your own art piece inspired by her use of dots and repeated patterns commonly seen in her artwork. For tweens & teens, ages 12 - 18.

Thu, May 23, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Anthony Quinn Library - Meeting Room
Celebrate Asian American and Pacific Islanders Month and learn about the life and art of Kay Sekimachi. Create your own art piece inspired by her artistic expression through weaving. For tweens & teens, ages 12 - 18.

Thu, May 23, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Rivera Library - Meeting Room
Name stamps have been used in different Asian cultures from Chinese seals, to Korean Dojangs to Japanese Hankos.

Thu, May 23, 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Sorensen Library - Meeting Room
Join us for a bilingual (English/Spanish) book club that will allow you to practice reading aloud and improve your reading comprehension skills. For ages 5 -12.
Registration opens Thursday, April 25 2024 at 10:00am

Fri, May 24, 10:30am - 11:00am
Malibu Library - Meeting Room
Let’s get ready for school! Enjoy books, songs, rhymes, and movement while learning school readiness skills and having fun. For ages 2 - 5 with their parent or caregiver.

Sat, May 25, 11:30am - 12:30pm
Rosemead Library
In this 4-week course from Kabataan Culture, you'll explore the history and fundamentals of the ukulele while learning to play Filipino folk songs. Ukuleles can be checked out from the Asian Pacific Resource Center. All ages and skill levels welcome!

Sat, May 25, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Culver City Julian Dixon Library - Meeting Room
For Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month, learn about the art of henna during this educational art demonstration led by staff from the Karishma Beauty Salon, and then get your own body design! (Small design and temporary.) For adults.

Sat, May 25, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
San Gabriel Library - Meeting Room
Celebrate Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month with us as we enjoy Asian folk dances performed by the Gypsy Folk Ensemble! For Adults

Tue, May 28, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Quartz Hill Library - Meeting Room
Athena Liu is a literary darling. June Hayward is literally nobody.  For adults.

Wed, May 29, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Compton Library - Meeting Room
Join PBS SoCal at Compton Library for a Family Math Night to explore patterns and Hawaiian culture with a fun paper lei activity. For children ages 2 - 8 with parent or caregiver.

Wed, May 29, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Westlake Village Library
Celebrate Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month by decorating a Japanese Paper Fan, sometimes called harisen. Learn about the history of these fans & decorate one with a variety of art supplies. For ages 5 - 12 and parent or caregiver

Wed, May 29, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Stevenson Ranch Library - Meeting Room
Come celebrate Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month by learning the history of origami and some of its benefits. Then practice some mindfulness tips and create an origami crane. For tweens & teens, ages 12 - 18.

Thu, May 30, 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Acton Agua Dulce Library - Meeting Room
2024 is the zodiac year of the dragon in Chinese culture.  We will talk about what the 12 animal zodiac symbols mean and learn how the Chinese use kites.  You will then design and build your very own kite. For ages 5 - 12.

Thu, May 30, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Stevenson Ranch Library - Meeting Room
Join us as we celebrate Asian Pacific American Heritage Month with Author Oliver Chin reading his book, Julie Black Belt. When Julie takes a kung fu class, she thinks getting a black belt will be easy. For ages 5 - 12 with parent or caregiver.  

Thu, May 30, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
View Park Bebe Moore Campbell Library - Study Room
Celebrate Asian Pacific American Heritage Month! Inspired by the beautiful Chinese New Year Lanterns, learn about the history of paper lanterns and make your very own to take home with you. For ages 5 - 12.

Sat, Jun 01, 11:30am - 12:30pm
Rosemead Library
In this 4-week course from Kabataan Culture, you'll explore the history and fundamentals of the ukulele while learning to play Filipino folk songs. Ukuleles can be checked out from the Asian Pacific Resource Center. All ages and skill levels welcome!

Sat, Jun 08, 11:30am - 12:30pm
Rosemead Library
In this 4-week course from Kabataan Culture, you'll explore the history and fundamentals of the ukulele while learning to play Filipino folk songs. Ukuleles can be checked out from the Asian Pacific Resource Center. All ages and skill levels welcome!

Sat, Jun 15, 11:30am - 12:30pm
Rosemead Library
In this 4-week course from Kabataan Culture, you'll explore the history and fundamentals of the ukulele while learning to play Filipino folk songs. Ukuleles can be checked out from the Asian Pacific Resource Center. All ages and skill levels welcome!