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!
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.
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.
Various locations, dates, and times
Join Kristy Aki Oshiro, opens a new window and experience the powerful Japanese art of taiko!
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.
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.