Asian American & Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander Heritage Month 2024

Each May, we recognize Asian American & Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander Heritage Month (AANHPI) in the United States, honoring the diverse voices, perspectives, arts and cultural influences, and rich history of the AANHPI community.

Explore our FREE AANHPI Heritage Month events and a wide range of library resources available both in our branches and online 24/7. As always, you can #GetCarded on our website for instant access to our wonderful world of discovery about Asian American & Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander Heritage, plus so much more!

Featured Events:

Celebrate New Spring | A Concert by Jessica Fichot
Friday, May 10 at 7 p.m.
Windmill Library     

Shimmy Mob Celebrates World Belly Dance Day
Saturday, May 11 at 7 p.m.
Summerlin Library    
Las Vegas Kaminari Taiko in Concert
Sunday, May 19 at 2 p.m.
Clark County Library       
Kanekoa: Ukulele Powered Hawaiian Jam Band
Saturday, May 25 at 2 p.m.
Windmill Library      

Click here to see all of our AANHPI Month events!

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Staff Recommendations:

Must Read Memoirs by Asian Americans

These powerful memoirs cover a range of experiences from immigration, racism, and trauma to family, love, and the power of forging one's own path. Celebrate these incredible people and everything they've overcome to be able to write these beautiful books by checking one out today! Digital formats available, too.

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Cookbooks of the Asian & Pacific Islands Diaspora

The Asian and Pacific Islands diaspora comes from over 50 unique countries. These chefs and authors bestow stories of wonderful meals -- from ingredients of modest means to elegant feasts -- as tributes to their heritage. May your heart and belly be full after reading through this list.

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Acclaimed Asian American & Pacific Islander Movies

Explore AARP's list of the most memorable films on Asian and Pacific Islander history and culture (streaming options too).

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YA Books Written by Asian Authors

Celebrate Asian American and Pacific Islander authors and characters with these books for young adults!

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Picture eBooks for Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Month

These books are a great read at any time, but they're highlighted here in celebration of Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Month!

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