Let’s celebrate this month by sharing and uplifting Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) voices and heritage. We have provided a list of resources available through our services, with and without a library card, and for all age ranges and skill level.


Living & Laughing by the Chopsticks-Fork Principle

Wednesday May 26, 2021 at 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Rooted in the telling of one family’s life, The Chopsticks-Fork Principle: A Memoir and Manual by Cathy Bao Bean is a story for all families. Bean attempts to satisfy disparate cultural norms; she provides us with a unique window into the experience of a bicultural family. From a place of delight and humor, the Chopsticks-Fork Principle encourages people to relate, understand, and laugh about how we are all at least bicultural in a way that shatters stereotypes yet explains generalizations.

Cathy Bao Bean is daughter, mother, wife, author, immigrant, and public scholar. An alumna an former board member of Claremont Graduate University School Arts and Humanities, she is a teacher/learner who has presented her ideas to audiences at over 450 universities, libraries, prisons, and professional associates in the U.S. and China. She is the also the Chair of Society of Values in Higher Education and the Foundation/Director of the SVHE Workshop for College Teachers in China.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Lawrence Library, Friends of the Ewing Library, Hightstown Library Association, and Friends of the West Windsor Library.

Videos and Webinars

Asian Pacific Heritage Month with Laura

Laura from our Youth Services department (Lawrence) presents library resources to help you explore and celebrate Asian Pacific American Heritage Month this May.

Smithsonian Social Studies Online: Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month

Thursday, May 6, 2021, 11 – 11:30 AM

American Indian Museum – The Story of the Lūʻau: Dance and Cooking Demonstration

Saturday, May 1 – Monday, May 31, 2021
To be released on Youtube @SmithsonianNMAI