Spokane Public Library is excited to celebrate Asian Pacific American Heritage Month this May with a variety of virtual offerings! 

Register to participate in our virtual events and you will receive an email with a link with instructions on how to participate prior to the event. You will need a device/computer with an internet connection and the Chrome browser, microphone, and speakers.

 

Virtual Events

May 5 @ 3pm | #InlandStrong Virtual Book Club for Teens – The Best We Could Do by Thi Bui (Registration Required)

May 7 @ 10am | #InlandStrong Virtual Book Club (Adults) – The Best We Could Do by Thi Bui (Registration Required)

May 12 @ 3pm | #InlandStrong Virtual Film Club – Pather Panchali (Registration Required)

May 14 @ 7pm | #InlandStrong Virtual Book Club – The Leavers by Lisa Ko (Registration Required)

May 27 @ 12pm | #InlandStrong Virtual Book Club – Before She Sleeps by Bina Shah (Registration Required)

 

Ongoing Exhibits, Prerecorded Presentations, and Responses

Profiles of Notable Asian Americans | Asian Pacific Islander Coalition – Spokane Chapter

Mukogawa Fort Wright Institute Extension Program 2019 – Student Responses

Mukogawa Fort Wright Institute Extension Program 2018 – Student Presentations

Chinese Watercolor Paintings by Local Artist Ling Luo Bower

Birth story of Lord Ganesha – How Did He Get His Elephant Head? Fifth grader Sindhu explains this aspect of Hindu faith

Storytime: The Name Jar | Asian Pacific Islander Coalition and Reimagine Spokane

The Ant and the Elephant | A Hmong story

500 Years of Filipina Fashion by Charity Bagatsing Doyl

Philippines Independence Day – June 12

Buffalo Soldiers in the Philippines

 

Indian Youth Club of Spokane

The Story of Ganesha

Traditional Indian Bharathanatyam Dance to Gajavadana Beduvae Praising Lord Ganesha

A Brief Play About “OM ” from the Indian Youth Club of Spokane

Namaskar and Universal Peace Mantra – Asatoma Sadgamaya by Sindhu Surapaneni Indian Youth Club of Spokane

Learn About AUM and How to Draw a 3D AUM

Learn How to Draw a Portrait of an Indian Lady and Learn About the Importance of Bindhi

 The Hinduism Interpretation

 

Book & Film Suggestions

Check out hoopla, RBDigital, OverDrive, and Kanopy to stream many of these books or films.

INSIDER: Must-read books for Asian Pacific American Heritage Month

Kanopy: Film Selection for Asian Pacific American Heritage Month