Asian American, Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander Heritage Month

May is Asian American, Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander Heritage Month (AANHPI). Multnomah County Library will celebrate this multicultural event with the AANHPI communities.

The library will host a free event at East Portland Community Center (740 SE 106th Ave, Portland, OR 97216) gymnasium on Saturday, May 20, from 2 - 4 pm. As the first big event since the temporary closures of Midland and Holgate libraries, the library is excited to connect with local patrons by bringing the library closer to you!

The celebration includes traditional dance performances by the White Lotus dance group, Joyful Dance Team, Hawaiian dancing and more. There will be crafts featuring origami and balloon art.

Learn how the library can help you with computers, job searches and resumes, learning English, citizenship classes and more.

If you can’t attend the event, celebrate by reading one of the recommended AANHPI books this month!

Read one of these picture books for preschoolers, find a fiction book for kids grades K - 3 and grades 4 - 6, or a nonfiction book for kids K - 8. There are also book recommendations for teens.