Celebrate AAPI and Jewish American Heritages at Contra Costa County Library! 

May is a month filled with cultural richness as we celebrate the heritages of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (AAPI) and Jewish Americans. We invite you to immerse yourself in the beauty and depth of AAPI and Jewish American cultures with us.  

Visit one of our branches for a variety of programs to celebrate the vast diversity of Asian American and Pacific Islander cultures. Enjoy a captivating Lion Dance Performance at the Clayton Library or listen to the smooth sounds of Hawaiian Music & Hula at the Walnut Creek Library. Try your hand at a new skill with Chinese Calligraphy at the Lafayette Library, Chai Wanna Make Some Tea at the Hercules Library, or Candy Sushi & Origami at the Concord Library. There’s also engaging talks happening at the Danville Library with Two and a Half Years Behind Barbed Wire or the online program Expressions of Gender in Asian Art  with the Asian Art Museum. 

Explore our booklists and delve into captivating stories that celebrate the narratives, traditions, and experiences of AAPI and Jewish American communities. From heartfelt memoirs to gripping historical fiction, our curated booklists promise a journey of discovery and enlightenment. 

Your library card isn't just a ticket to books—it's a passport to adventure and learning. With Discover and Go, you can unlock a treasure trove of cultural experiences, including free passes to places like the Asian Art Museum and the Contemporary Jewish Museum.