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Asian American, Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander Heritage Month

Celebrate AANHPI Heritage Month with the Library!

In 2024, Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh recognizes and celebrates peoples within Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander communities.

Originally commemorated in 1977 as Pacific/Asian American week, this heritage celebration took place during the first 10 days in May. Over the years, the recognition has evolved and changed into a full-month celebration during May, recognizing and including a wider group of identities in the Asian and Pacific diaspora.

The month of May was chosen for its historical relevance, as the first Japanese immigrants came to the United States on May 7, 1843 as well as the completion of the Transcontinental Railroad on May 10, 1869-an endeavor almost entirely completed by Chinese laborers.

Throughout the month of May, Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh will amplify the AANHPI identities through booklists, displays, resources, and programs in our locations and communities.




Advocacy through MUSIC – An Introduction to Those Taiwanese Pioneers
Saturday, May 4, 2024 | 2 – 4 pm
CLP – Squirrel Hill 

Children’s Day Celebration
Sunday, May 5, 2024 | 12 pm
Carnegie Museum of Art

FAAP’s Mother’s Day Celebration
Saturday, May 11, 2024 | 5 – 9 pm
Philippine Center of Pittsburgh

Howl’s Moving Castle (2004)
Friday, May 17, 2024 | 7 – 9 pm
Rangos Giant Cinema, Carnegie Science Center

EQT Children’s Theater Festival – Poli Pop
Friday, May 17 – Sunday, May 19, 2024
Pittsburgh Playhouse

APALA Pittsburgh Social Hour
Saturday, May 18, 2024 | 11 am – 1 pm
Ineffable Cà Phê

Cafe Filipino – Mindanao
Saturday, May 18, 2024 | 6 – 8 pm
Philippine Center of Pittsburgh

Asian Festival Night 2024
Sunday, May 19, 2024 | 4 – 6 pm
CMU McConomy Auditorium

Pittsburgh Taiwan Night: “Impression of Taiwan”
Wednesday, May 22, 2024 | 6:30 – 9 pm
Greater Pittsburgh Masonic Center

Taste of Asia: Asian Food Festival
Sunday, May 26, 2024 | 10 am – 2 pm
Heinz History Center

The Japan-America Society of Pennsylvania: Japan Lecture Series – “Fermenting Flavor: Koji in the Kitchen”
Thursday, May 30, 2024 | 6 – 7:45 pm
Dreadnought Wines

Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Night: Pittsburgh Pirates vs. Los Angeles Dodgers
Tuesday, June 4, 2024 | 6:40 pm
PNC Park



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