Celebrate Asian American & Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander Heritage Month at the Library District!

Each May is Asian American & Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander Heritage Month in the United States, celebrating the diverse voices, histories, perspectives, and experiences of the AANHPI community, and honoring their significant and meaningful contributions to the history of the country.

In addition to the Library District’s FREE AANHPI Heritage Month events and programs happening in our branches throughout the month of May, here’s a selection of what you can check out from our vast collection. You will also find educational and entertaining online resources that you can browse 24/7 with your FREE library card! If you don't have your library card yet, you can #GetCarded on our website HERE, opens a new window, for instant access to a world of discovery that will help you commemorate Asian American & Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander Heritage Month 2022.

Featured Events:


Las Vegas Stories: Chinese Americans in Sin City
Thursday, May 5 at 7 p.m.
Clark County Library


Shimmy Mob and World Belly Dance Day!
Saturday, May 14 at 7 p.m.
Summerlin Library


Ancient Sounds & Energy Healing
Sunday, May 15 at 2 p.m.
West Charleston Library


Lane Nishikawa Film Festival
Tuesday, May 17 & Friday, May 18 at 6:30 p.m.
Clark County Library


Las Vegas Taiko in Concert
Saturday, May 21 at 3 p.m.
Summerlin Library

More Las Vegas Kaminari Taiko Events:   

The Heartbeat of Japan: Las Vegas Kaminari Taiko in Concert
Sunday, May 29 at 2 p.m.
Clark County Library

The History of Taiko
Tuesday, May 31 at 7 p.m.
Clark County Library

Click here to see all events!

Streaming Video from Kanopy:

Staff Recommendations:

Best Audiobooks by East Asian Authors

Stream or download these eAudiobooks from our digital collection using your FREE library card!

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Films to Celebrate Asian American & Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander Heritage

Use your FREE library card to check out these acclaimed films that honor the history & culture of Asian Americans & Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islanders.

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Discover AAPI Culture Through Cuisine

Celebrate Asian American Pacific Islander Hertitage Month by checking out these cookbooks and whipping up some delicious Asian and Pacific Islander cuisine!

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Blast from the Past with an AAPI Twist

You may be well familiar with stories from the 1950s, WWII, pioneer days, or Victorian America. But what was it like to be from the AAPI community during those days? These books written by #ownvoices share the unique perspectives of Americans of Asian descent and the lives they lived in our country's history.

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