Asian Pacific American Heritage Month

Celebrate With Your Library

May 1-31, 2022

Advancing Leaders Through Collaboration“. This year’s theme is a continuation of the “Advancing Leaders” theme series which began in 2021. In 2022, “Advancing Leaders Through Collaboration” further highlights FAPAC’s efforts in advancing leaders in the Federal and DC governments.  

Collaboration involves two or more individuals, groups or organizations actively working together to accomplish a task or achieve a goal. Collaboration at its core, requires leadership. Collaboration improves team dynamics, enhances problem solving leading to increased innovation, process efficiency, improved communication, and ultimately overall success.

Stories from the Veterans History Project: Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander American Veterans

Today there are more than 300,000 living Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander American veterans. The Library of Congress’s Veteran’s History Project honors those veterans who have shared their stories, veterans such as Kurt Chew-Een Lee, Jaden KimKenje OgataMaginia Sajise MoralesPeter Young and Veasna Rouen. The digital collection Asian Pacific Americans: Going for Broke highlights additional stories from World War II, Korea, Vietnam, and Iraq. (Library of Congress).

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“The history of North America is shaped by the stories of immigrants from Asia and the Pacific and the native people of the Pacific Islands. While some of the earliest Asian immigrants arrived from China, Japan, India, and Korea, immigration reforms tied to U.S. civil rights legislation brought even more groups to the United States—such as Vietnamese, Cambodians, Laotians, Indonesians, the Hmong and other peoples from South and Central Asia.”-The National Park Service.

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Resources: Read more herenational parks celebrate | Telling All Americans’ Stories: Introduction to Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage 

Celebrate May Day, also known as Lei Day in Hawaii!

Stop by your library May 2-4 and pick up your kit. Please note: We will have a limited number of each kit available for pick up. All kits will be available on a first come, first served basis.

Lei Day always occurs on May 1, no matter what day of the week in Hawaii. Read more about Lei Day at leiday.org.

Let’s Make a Kokeshi Doll!

Stop by your library all month long to pick up your kit. Please note: We will have a limited number of each kit available for pick up. All kits will be available on a first come, first served basis.

Kokeshi are traditional Japanese wooden dolls that were first made by craftsmen during the end of the Edo period (1603-1868 CE); and today, they’re celebrated icons of Japanese folk art.” Read more at MyModernMet.


View the latest content on hoopla!

Movies | eBooks | eBooks for Kids

Free at home streaming courtesy of your library for Parkland School District residents!

Hoopla is a groundbreaking digital media service that allows you to borrow movies, music, audiobooks, ebooks, comics and TV shows to enjoy on your computer, tablet, or phone – and even your TV! With no waiting, titles can be streamed immediately, or downloaded to phones or tablets for offline enjoyment later.

Download the hoopla app to get started, or contact the reference desk if you need help at 610-298-1361×106 or info@parklandlibrary.org.

Please note these limits: Patrons can have up to five borrows per month. Items listed as “bonus borrows” do not count towards the monthly limit. This resource is only available to Parkland School District residents.

Mental Health Resource Sheet

Starting July 16, 2022, call 988 for matters of mental health crisis. Calling 988 will connect you directly to the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline, which is staffed by trained crisis counselors 24/7, 365 days a year. May is Mental Health Month Find local, state, and national resources along with fact sheets and a guide to…

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May is Mental Health Month

Each May, we should take the time to raise awareness that mental health matters. For those living with mental or behavioral health issues, we are here to show support and to help reduce the stigma that so many people experience. Show your support by tag: #MentalHealthMonth #MHM2022 #parklandcommunitylibrary #mentalhealthmatters With mental health entering more and…

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