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Our team has filled the welcome whiteboard with “May” in several languages! These include English, Spanish, French & German, Portuguese, Catalan, Albanian, Arabic, Korean, and Chinese & Japanese.

Word of the Month

The word of the month is “family”

Bilingual Storytime

Coming up

Bilingual Storytime: Spanish with Señora Gloria

Location: Clifton Park-Halfmoon Library

Thursday, May 23rd
10:00am – 10:30am

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AAPI Heritage Month

AAPI Heritage Month 518

May is Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage (AAPI) Month, a month to recognize and honor the history, culture, contributions, and achievements of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders in the United States. This month-long celebration encompasses a wide range of activities, educational programs, and public events aimed at highlighting the significant role that the AAPI community has played in shaping the social, cultural, and economic fabric of the United States.

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We have highlighted some upcoming AAPI heritage month events below, but use the button above to browse a full list from AAPI Heritage Month 518.

News Stories

Spectrum News 1 highlights AAPI Heritage Month in stories for the Capital Region.

threads

In partnership with AAPI Heritage Month 518, Albany Center Gallery (ACG) presents threads, a celebration of Asian American Pacific Islander (AAPI) Heritage Month. The exhibition runs from April 30 to June 1, 2024.

AAPI Heritage Month 518 Closing & TroyAsia Night Market

Date: Sat, 6/1 | Time: 2:00-6:00 PM

Location: TBD

Cost: Free admission | Hosted by: Sunhee’s Farm and Kitchen

Celebrate AAPI Heritage Month 518 as downtown Troy meets an outdoor Asian food festival at the TroyAsia Night Market. Stringed lights, paper lanterns, K-pop vibes, and street food for purchase made available by local vendors. More details coming soon!

Saturday Storytime featuring Suji Kwon

Location: Albany Public Library, Pine Hills Branch | 517 Western Ave, Albany 12208

Cost: Free admission | Hosted by: Suji Kwon Music

Celebrate AAPI Heritage Month with Suji Kwon, a South Korean composer, singer-songwriter, bassist, pianist, and educator. Ms. Suji will be bringing various instruments and materials to highlight the beauty of Asian and Western music. Join us for stories and songs, nursery rhymes and folktales, as well as movement activities and fingerplays. For ages 2+ and their caregivers.  

All About Tea Workshop

Date: Sun, 5/19 | Time: 10:30 AM

Location: Short and Stout Tea Company | 1736A Western Ave, Albany 12203

Cost: $10/person | Hosted by: Short and Stout Tea Company

Attend a presentation about tea basics, history, and Asian tea cultures. Enjoy a sampling of teas from countries in Asia and a light dessert, then stay after the event to enjoy full access to the tea lounge menu on your own.

Saturday Storytime featuring Suji Kwon

Location: Albany Public Library, Pine Hills Branch | 517 Western Ave, Albany 12208

Cost: Free admission | Hosted by: Suji Kwon Music

Celebrate AAPI Heritage Month with Suji Kwon, a South Korean composer, singer-songwriter, bassist, pianist, and educator. Ms. Suji will be bringing various instruments and materials to highlight the beauty of Asian and Western music. Join us for stories and songs, nursery rhymes and folktales, as well as movement activities and fingerplays. For ages 2+ and their caregivers.  

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