Library Events

Sunday, May 5th 2-4pm
John F. Kennedy Library
505 Santa Clara St. Vallejo


The McCune Collection presents: Mel Orpilla: Filipinos in Vallejo
Vallejo native Mel Orpilla, author, historian and Asian-Pacific advocate discusses his book  "Filipinos in Vallejo", providing a fascinating insider's look at Filipino history and culture. Passionate about the importance of this rich heritage, Mel has dedicated his efforts towards a greater understanding and awareness of Vallejo's Filipino community.



Tuesday, May 7th 4-5pm
Vacaville Public Library- Cultural Center
1020 Ulatis Dr. Vacaville


The Puppet Company: Mai Lin & the Magic Brush 
The Puppet Company is back at the Vacaville Cultural Center Library to perform a special show!
What would you do with a magic paintbrush that makes everything you paint become real?  That’s what happens to Mae Lin in this puppet show based on an old Chinese story. There will be authentic Chinese music, a dragon dance, and plenty of surprises! 
Children and their families are welcome to attend. This program is provided for free, thanks to the Friends of the Vacaville Public Libraries.
Saturday, May 18th 11am-12pm
Fairfield Cordelia Library
5050 Business Center Dr. Fairfield
Come Experience the Japanese Art of Taiko!
Feel the thunderous sounds of drums vibrating through your body in this  exciting experience for all ages. You may even get to play the drums yourself. Don't miss the community potluck afterwards (see calendar) as we celebrate Asian Pacific American Heritage Month. Free and no registration required. Sponsored by the Friends of the Fairfield Suisun Libraries.
Saturday, May 18th 12:30-1:30pm
Fairfield Cordelia Library
5050 Business Center Dr. Fairfield
Community Potluck
May is Asian Pacific American Heritage Month! All are welcome to explore Asia and the Pacific Islands through food. The choices are almost endless with 50+ countries to choose from. Bring a favorite dish or finger foods to share with the group.
Tuesday, May 21nd 4-5pm
Vacaville Public Library- Town Square
1 Town Square Place, Vacaville
Japanese Cooking for Teens
This hands on cooking class will give teens an introduction to Japanese cooking.  They will have a chance to make and sample several different dishes.  Ages 10-18.
Watch Asian Pacific American documentaries
Read about Asian Pacific Americans




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- Ron

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