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Message from the Director: Celebrate AAPI Heritage Month at the Livingston Library

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Message from the Director: Celebrate AAPI Heritage Month at the Livingston Library

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Livingston Library Community,

Join us as we celebrate Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Month at the Livingston Public Library! 

Beginning on May 13th, children in grades 5 and under are invited to stop by the Youth Services Desk to pick up a themed AAPI Take Home Bookmark Craft. Crafting kits will be available while supplies last. Children in grades K – 5 will enjoy our Makers of History series, where children engage in a STEM-based activity inspired by Fazlur Rahman Khan, a Bangladeshi American engineer and architect who revolutionized skyscraper design. 

Children in grades 6 and under are invited to join us for a Calligraphy Art Class on Saturday, May 25th at 2pm. This event is sponsored by the Livingston Asian American & Pacific Islander Youth Alliance and the Friends of the Livingston Public Library. To participate children are asked to show their Livingston Library card to pick up tickets at the Youth Services Desk 30 minutes before the program start time.

Adults are welcome to join us virtually through Zoom on Tuesday, May 28th at 2pm for Family Journeys, Finding a Way, a tour of the Museum of Chinese in America. Through an exploration of a selection of primary and secondary sources about two Chinese Americans — Kenneth Ang and Hazel Ying Lee –attendees will learn about the impact of race and gender discrimination in the past and be guided to make contemporary connections. Registration is required for this event. 

While visiting the Library this month we also invite you to visit our community display where artwork created by students of the Sanskriti Indian School will be featured. The artwork reflects different parts of India and Indian culture and will be on display throughout the month of May. 

Readers of all ages from children through adults can also enjoy stopping by the library to view book displays featuring Asian American and Pacific Islander authors. Adult book displays are located in the Library’s Common Area and youth displays in the Youth Services wing. Be sure to also visit the Library’s blog for book lists and reading recommendations. 

We hope to see you at the Library soon!

Best, 

Amy Babcock, Director  

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