Welcome to marvelous May at OPL! We’re celebrating #AAPIHeritageMonth with captivating #BookRecommendations and enchanting musical performances like Lao Classical Dancing and Japanese Taiko Drumming. We also have a very special tea-ology 101 event, featuring Chef Kit from Oakland Bloom, for all the tea enthusiasts and fanatics out there!
Tea-ology 101 茶之科學
Saturday, May 20, 2:30-4:30 pm, Asian Branch
Register and join Chef Kit to get the scoop on how to make Hong Kong style milk tea.
Growing Herbs, opens a new window
Saturday, May 13, 3pm-4pm, Brookfield Branch and Saturday, May 14, 3-4pm, César E. Chávez Branch
Learn the basics about growing herbs from Ma del Carmen Cortez, clinical herbalist and permaculturalist.
Japanese Taiko Drumming
Various locations, dates, and times
Join Kristy Aki Oshiro, opens a new window and experience the powerful Japanese art of taiko!
The Riders Come Out at Night author event, opens a new window
Saturday, May 20, 11am-12:30 pm, 81st Avenue Branch
Journalists and co-authors of the new book, The Riders Come Out at Night, opens a new window, Darwin BondGraham and Ali Winston give us a behind-the-scenes look into the research and resources they used in surveying over 50 years of OPD history and explore its impact on the community.
Lao Classical Dancing
Saturday, May 13, 1-1 pm, Asian Branch
Watch a performance from the The Center for Lao Studies Traditions, Language & Cultures, opens a new window program focusing on traditional Lao music and dance, as a way to raise awareness about Lao culture.
Explore our booklist on the history and lived experiences of Asians, Native Hawaiians, and Pacific Islanders in the U.S.