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Library News Release

Release Date: 04/11/2013

The Seattle Public Library celebrates Asian-Pacific American Heritage Month in May

Asian-Pacific American Heritage Month

The Seattle Public Library will host several programs in May in celebration of Asian-Pacific American Heritage Month.


Library events and programs are free and open to the public. Registration is not required. Free parking is available at the branches. 


See below for the program schedule and descriptions.


Legend, Song and Dance from Hawaii - Join storyteller Alton Takiyama-Chung and hula practitioners Halau Hula O Moani Mokihana for a festival of Hawaiian culture.


Peter Bacho reads from "Leaving Yesler" - Peter Bacho, a Pacific Northwest teacher and writer of Filipino-American experience, reads from his most recent novel and other works.


Storytelling, history displays and crafts - Join storyteller Alton Takiyama-Chung and the Japanese Cultural Community Center of Washington for classic tales from Japan, Children's Day crafts, and a history display of Japanese life in America.


Ron Chew reads from "Reflections of Seattle's Chinese Americans" - Journalist Ron Chew will read from and discuss his book "Reflections of Seattle's Chinese Americans: The First 100 Years."


These events are co-sponsored by the Kazuo and Mary Yamane Family Foundation in celebration of Asian-Pacific American Heritage Month.


For more information, call the Library at 206-386-4636 or Ask a Librarian.

For more information contact:

Andra Addison, communications director

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