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Celebrating Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage at Saint Paul Public Library  

By Terry Giinther, Library Manager 
May is Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage month, and the library is celebrating with events and book lists for all ages. 

West 7th Library will host a story stroll, featuring the book Watercress by Andrea Wang on, May 19 (2-6 p.m.). Story strolls are fun family activities that bring literacy and movement together outdoors. Visit for more information. 
Take a tour of ancient Chinese culture with a family-friendly event at George Latimer Central Library on May 21 at 11:30 a.m. Using traditional instruments, COMPAS teaching artists bring dramatic characters to life through storytelling. 
Other activities include hands-on workshops creating and learning about Hmong Story Cloths (Paj Ntaub), and for teens, there are anime & boba events.
Several storytime programs for kids and families include a Petite Concert at Rondo Library, a ukulele storytime at Sun Ray Library, a Hmong Baby storytime at Arlington Hills Library and a Tae Kwon Do storytime at Highland Park Library. Visit to see the full list of events and times.  
Several staff-selected reading lists of books written by Asian American and Pacific Islander authors for all ages and reading levels are also available at 
Library Hours
The library at 265 Oneida St. is open Mondays, Thursdays 12:30-8 pm, Tuesdays 11:30 am-5:30 pm and Wednesdays, Fridays 10 am-5:30 pm; closed Saturdays and Sundays. 
Computers with internet access are available for up to two hours per day. Call 651-298-5516 for more information. 

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