Celebrating Asian American & Pacific Islander Heritage Month

This month we are honoring the contributions and achievements of people of Asian and Pacific Islander heritage in the United States. Asian Pacific American Heritage Month is celebrated in May to commemorate the first Japanese immigrants to the United States on May 7, 1843, as well as the anniversary of the completion of the transcontinental railroad on May 10, 1869. The majority of the workers who laid the tracks were Chinese immigrants.

On April 13, 2021, the Marin County Board of Supervisors passed a Resolution, condemning and combating racism, xenophobia, and intolerance against Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders. For ways to support the Asian American Community, please visit:

Stop AAPI Hate

Stand Against Hatred

Asian Pacific Environmental Network

Asian American Alliance of Marin


Featured eBooks and audiobooks on OverDrive - AAPI Antiracism Reading List

1Q84 - ebookPachinko - ebookMinor Feelings - ebookThey Called Us Enemy - ebookI Am Malala - ebookAlmost American Girl - ebookThe Leavers (National Book Award Finalist) - ebookWe Are Not Free - ebook

You’ll find great reads for Asian Pacific American Heritage Month in our OverDrive, opens a new window collections for Adults, Teens and Kids.


Featured Titles on Hoopla

Days of Distraction - ebookLittle gods - ebookThe Ghost Bride - ebookA House is a Body - ebookThe Library of Legends - ebookA World Between - ebookThe Legends and Myths of Hawaii - ebookBirds of Paradise lost - ebook

All Hoopla, opens a new window titles are instantly available. Check out up to 8 titles a month.


Featured Films for Asian Pacific American Heritage Month on Kanopy

Instantly available. Watch up to 8 titles a month from Kanopy, opens a new window.


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