May is Asian Pacific American Heritage Month

May is Asian Pacific American Heritage Month, which is a celebration of Asians and Pacific Islanders in the United States. A rather broad term, Asian/Pacific encompasses all of the Asian continent and the Pacific islands of Melanesia (New Guinea, New Caledonia, Vanuatu, Fiji and the Solomon Islands), Micronesia (Marianas, Guam, Wake Island, Palau, Marshall Islands, Kiribati, Nauru and the Federated States of Micronesia) and Polynesia (New Zealand, Hawaiian Islands, Rotuma, Midway Islands, Samoa, American Samoa, Tonga, Tuvalu, Cook Islands, French Polynesia and Easter Island).

Learn more about Asian Pacific American Heritage Month here.

 

Join the library in honoring Asian Pacific American Heritage Month by checking out a book written by or about Asian Pacific Americans or by joining the library in reading and discussing Pachinko by Min Jin Lee on Thursday, May 26th at 6:00 p.m.

Register for the Pachinko discussion here.

 

Check out a list of 20 adult fiction and nonfiction books recommended by librarians that are by or about Asian Pacific Americans. Click the title to place a hold on the item.

White Tiger by Aravind Adiga

The Best We Could Do: An Illustrated Memoir by Thi Bui

She Who Became the Sun by Shelley Parker-Chan

Exhalation by Ted Chiang

The Namesake by Jhumpa Lahiri

Pachinko by Ming Jin Lee

Vagabonds by Hao Jingfang

The Leavers by Lisa Ko

Crazy Rich Asians by Kevin Kwan

Severance by Ling Ma

Everything I Never Told You by Celeste Ng

God of Small Things by Arundhati Roy

Persepolis: The Story of a Childhood by Marjane Satrapi

They Called Us Enemy by George Takei

The Joy Luck Club by Amy Tan

On Earth We’re Briefly Gorgeous by Ocean Vuong

Beautiful Country by Qian Julie Wang

A Little Life by Hanya Yanagihara

Frankly in Love by David Yoon

Crying in H Mart by Michelle Zauner

2022 Arbo-READ-um Announcement

2022 Arbo-READ-um Community Read Event

Join Tredyffrin Public Library and Jenkins Arboretum and Gardens for the 2nd annual Arbo-READ-um Community Read Event. The Arbo-READ-um event is a program series born from a collaboration between the library and Jenkins Arboretum and Gardens. During the program, the library and the arboretum work together to provide opportunities to promote literacy, library and arboretum usage, and community conversations by encouraging Tredyffrin Township to come together by reading and discussing a single book.

Tredyffrin Public Library and Jenkins Arboretum & Gardens are excited to announce the book selection for the 2022 Arbo-READ-um event.

Under the Sky We Make by Kimberly Nicholas, PhD 

The library and arboretum also suggest to read The Future We Choose: The Stubborn Optimist’s Guide to the Climate Crisis by Christiana Figueres & Tom Rivett-Carmac as a supplement to Under the Sky We Make.

 

Beginning July 1st through to August 18th, join the library and arboretum in reading The Future We Choose and discussing the climate crisis and climate solutions. Check out the schedule of special events below and learn more about how to log your participation during the community read event!

Events

Arbo-READ-um Kick Off
Friday, July 1st, 2022
All Day
Begin logging your reading journey of Under the Sky We Make. Register on the libraries’ Beanstack to enter in for a drawing for a physical copy of the book.

Under the Sky We Make Book Discussion
Wednesday, July 27th, 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m., Jenkins Arboretum & Gardens
Join Tredyffrin Public Library and Jenkins Arboretum & Gardens for a presentation and Q&A session with Dr. Kimberly Nicholas, author of Under the Sky We Make.

Pennsylvania’s Changing Climate with Kyle Imhoff
Thursday, August 18th, 7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m., Zoom Meetings
Join Kyle Imhoff to explore Pennsylvania’s observed historical trends in weather patterns and extreme events, as well as future projections of the changing climate’s impacts on the state and region. This talk will also provide a brief overview of climate change science from a global perspective and discussion of science communication – from successes and failures to public perceptions of climate change. Registration is required.

 

Beanstack
Get a glimpse of the Beanstack challenges and reading logs by heading over to the libraries’ Beanstack. Access Beanstack here!