Santa Monica Public Library celebrates Asian American & Pacific Islander Heritage Month

April 29, 2024 1:44 PM
by Barbara Chang Fleeman

Updated May 10, 2024

May is Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) Heritage Month, a time to celebrate the rich and diverse contributions of Americans of Asian and Pacific Islander descent. Santa Monica Public Library spotlights the AAPI community through displays, book lists, and two special events at the Main Library (601 Santa Monica Blvd.).

In addition, the Library offers a wealth of opportunities to learn about the AAPI community. Explore the displays of books and DVDs for all ages, as well as curated lists of books on AAPI history and culture, and titles written by AAPI authors. Browse Staff Picks for adults, teens, middle graders and kids, and books written by AAPI authors and translated into Spanish.

About AAPI Heritage Month

As with all cultural awareness months, AAPI Heritage Month is a time to shine a light on the history and achievements of historically marginalized populations. What started in the late 1970s as Asian/Pacific Heritage Week has evolved into a monthlong event, inviting people of all backgrounds to learn about and explore other cultures.

Other AAPI Heritage Month events in Santa Monica

Authored By

Barbara Chang Fleeman
Librarian I


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