May is Asian Pacific American Heritage Month

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In honor of Asian Pacific American Heritage month, we are highlighting some culturally relevant books by Rosanne Thong, illustrated by Grace Lin.

two asian children  holding a red dragon on sticks

three children rowing a green dragon boat

asian girl holding a moon cake up to a bright yellow moon

These vibrantly colored books provide an opportunity to explore colors, shapes and numbers. Concept books lay a foundation for learning. Share a book with your child today.

Community Calendar of Events for the week of May 16th

Wednesday, May 18 * 11:15amAsian female storyteller

Storyteller Clara Yen and her Chinese folk, family and fairy tales
Oakland Public Library- Elmhurst Branch, 1427 88th Ave. near International Blvd.
Stories, songs and fingerplays for children, ages 3 to 5 years old. Groups, please call in advance, 510-615-5727.



Saturday, May 21 * 11:00am -6:00pmwhite crane with red sun in background
7th Annual Asian Heritage Street Celebration
San Francisco Civic Center to Little Saigon – Larkin Street, from Grove to Ellis Streets
Free Admission – Cultural Procession – Art & Crafts Alley – Specialty Foods – Two Stages – Family Fun!







multicultural children holding handsSaturday, May 21 * 10:00am -6:00pm
6th International Children Dance and Food Festival
Golden Gate Park – Music Concourse “Bandshell”
This annual festival celebrates children’s heritage through country-specific dances and foods. Admission is FREE

Information about other Asian Pacific Heritage Month events can be found online at