AAPI Month

Asian American and Pacific Islander Month

Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders have contributed significantly to American history. We honor the history, culture, and accomplishments of Asian Pacific American communities in May. All those with ties to Asian and Pacific Islander ancestry, including Chinese, Indian, Japanese, Filipino, Vietnamese, Korean, Hawaiian, and others, are honored during this month-long celebration.

The selection of May is noteworthy because it connected with two important historical events: the first-known immigration of Japanese to the United States in 1843 and the completion of the transcontinental railroad in 1869, with a large number of Chinese immigrant laborers contributing to its construction.

Throughout the month of May, special events and activities, cultural cuisine presentations, and book club discussions are planned and organized to promote and foster reflection and exploration of the Asian American and Pacific Islander community. We invite you to take part in this celebration with us at the Library!


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Reading List


Browse the library and check out our monthly displays! Many are featuring works by Asian Americans and Pacific Islander authors to honor their contributions to history.

Looking for a good read this month? Check out these books by Asian American and Pacific Islander authors within our collection. We have options for all ages!

Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month

Celebrate AAPI month by reading a title curated by our librarians that delves into Asian and Pacific Island culture, characters, or themes.

Want More?

If you feel there is something that Stark Library could do to create a more inclusive space for you to learn, we appreciate you letting us know.  It is our goal to make sure every patron of Stark County District Library feels safe, welcome, and represented from the time they step through the door.  If there is an author, book, or any other material that you had hoped we would have but do not, let us know! Our collection is always evolving to best suit our community’s needs and we would be happy to look into adding the materials that you love.

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