May is Asian American & Pacific Islander Heritage Month – a celebration of the generations of Asian and Pacific Islanders who have enriched America’s history and are instrumental in its future success. 

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Asian Language and Culture Lecture
Adult Program

Thursday, May 3 | 6:00 - 7:00 PM 
Begin the observance of Asian Pacific American Heritage Month by attending a lecture by UTRGV Professor Minhee Eom. Professor Eom will talk about the Asian language and the cultural differences in addressing people and how the address forms reveal different social ideologies.

Chinese Tea Demonstration
Adult Program

Saturday, May 5 | 12:00 - 2:00 PM
Observe a Chinese tea demonstration and participate in a tasting event as we celebrate Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month.

Movie & Craft Afternoon: Moana
Children’s Program
Thursday, May 10 | 4:30 PM
Join us to celebrate Asian American & Pacific Islander month with a fun craft and family movie for all ages.

Storytime with Author Dana Salim
Children’s Program
Saturday, May 19 | 2:00 PM
All ages are invited to enjoy a special storytime and activities with author Dana Salim.

Candy Sushi
Teen Program
Thursday, May 24 | 6:30 - 7:30 PM
Celebrate Asian Pacific American Heritage Month by making delicious candy sushi. Invite your friends & create your own colorful sushi rolls. Ingredients will be provided.


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Chinese Tea Demonstration
Adult Program

Saturday, May 12 | 12:00 - 2:00 PM
Observe a Chinese tea demonstration and participate in a tasting event as we celebrate Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month.

Asian Pacific American Heritage Month: Origami
Teen Program

Thursday, May 24 | 5:00 PM
Did you know the word origami came from the Japanese words “oru” meaning to fold and “kami” meaning paper? And that’s exactly what we will be doing.


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Konane: Polynesian Board Game
Teen Program

Thursday, May 10 | 4:00 PM
Take part in Polynesian culture with this classic board game.

Toddler Time: Sushi Time
Children's Program
Tuesday, May 15 | 11:00 AM
Teach your toddler with these fun activities for ages 1-3!

Origami Paper Circuits
Teen Program
Wednesday, May 16 | 4:00 PM
Use paper circuits to bring life into your origami creation.

Family Storytime: Hawaiian Scavenger Hunt
Children's Program
Monday, May 21 | 6:00 PM
Come and celebrate with fun activities for the whole family!

Chinese Tea Demonstration
Adult Program
Saturday, May 26 | 12:00 - 2:00 PM
Observe a Chinese tea demonstration and participate in a tasting event as we celebrate Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month.

Lotus Flower Pop-Up Card
Teen Program
Wednesday, May 30 | 4:00 PM
Make a beautiful pop-up flower creation.