Rooftop Happy Hour with Singapore Unbound
Fri, May 26 | 5:30 PM | Stavros Niarchos Foundation Library (SNFL)
Join us on the SNFL terrace for drinks, mingling, and crafts, as well as a short selection of curated readings by authors Hamid Roslan, Monica Youn, and Vijay Seshadri. Presented in partnership with Singapore Unbound.
Watch Now: Ava Chin in Conversation with Maya Jasanoff
Ava Chin is the author of Mott Street, a narrative history of the Chinese Exclusion Act told through four generations of one family. Hear Chin discuss the book—written during her 2017–2018 Fellowship at the Library’s Cullman Center for Scholars and Writers—with historian Maya Jasanoff.
Free Events for All Ages
From book discussions and conversation groups to arts and crafts and storytimes, find the right event for you at the Library as we celebrate Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander heritage this May.
New! The Wondrous Willa Kim: Costume Designs for Actors and Dancers
Through August 19 | Library for the Performing Arts
Join The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts in celebrating the long and colorful career of costume designer Willa Kim in her first-ever major retrospective exhibition, featuring an assortment of designs and costumes from her long and prolific career, including work from productions like Duke Ellington’s Sophisticated Ladies, The Will Rogers Follies, and her final Broadway show, Victor/Victoria starring Julie Andrews.
Here and There: Photographs by Mai La Thai
Mai La Thai is an artist, designer, photographer, filmmaker, and creative director based in Hudson Square and the West Village, originally from Vietnam. In the exhibition Here and There, she captures "in-between moments" while on photo assignment, attending events, or celebrating with friends—from swans swimming in London, to a crowd circling breakdancers in Central Park.
Explore books for adults, kids, and teens that spotlight a range of experiences within Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander communities—plus, find out which titles are available in accessible formats.
Chinatown Heritage Collection
Discover Chatham Square Library’s Chinese & Chinatown Heritage Collection (CHC), featuring books and other items available for research and browsing. This collection includes multi-genre materials that can be explored on site and digitally.
For Kids: Little Learners
Join us for music, movement, and multilingual fun with our friends including Drag Story Hour NYC, Bilingual Birdies, Fyütch, and more to get your little one dancing, singing, and learning.
Explore resources for researching Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander heritage including scholarly journals, genealogical resources, newspapers and magazines, LGBTQ resources, and more from the Library’s Digital Collections.
Find books and resources for readers of all ages that celebrate Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander heritage.
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