Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month 2022

Join us in celebrating Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month at Schlow!

With crafts, poetry, and Asian American and Pacific Islander author titles for book clubs, and on display, we are going to be busy! Find these activities, and more, on the 2nd floor. 

  • Monday May 2 through Sunday, May 8, make paper carnations for Parents Day. 
  • Tuesday, May 9 through Saturday, July 9, find public art in the Schlow Library arcade, made by artist, Rachel Eng. (Thanks to Alex Russel and 3Dots Downtown for organizing the installation. Find more information about the public art to be found downtown at 3Dots' website.)
  • All month long, try your hand at haiku and sijo. Both are forms of poetry with specific syllabic meters. We'll have paper and gel pens, and even a place to display your poem. 
  • On May 17, join the Tuesday Book Club as we discuss Crying in H-Mart by Michelle Zauner. Register in advance to reserve a book club copy.
  • Wednesday, May 25, the virtual, Well-Read Book Club will discuss Paper Menagerie, by Ken Liu. Register in advance. Please specify if you need a book club copy.


The Children's Department is excited to present several events in partnership with members of the Pan-Apida Circle! Register in advance for any your family would like to attend.

  • On Sunday, May 15, children in grades 2-6 (and their grown-ups) are invited to learn the art of paper-folding that is popular in cultures throughout Asia.
  • On Saturday, May 21, join us for a special Saturday Storytime featuring books by Asian American authors. Recommended for families with children ages 2-6.

Explore the titles the staff at Schlow have on display and the activities we have in store for you all month-long.