Wednesday, May 01, 2024

Join the Charleston County Public Library in celebrating Asian Pacific American Heritage Month 2024. It’s a time to highlight the lives and contributions of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders.  The monthlong celebration began in the United States in 1992.  

Asian Pacific American Heritage Month began as a weeklong celebration in 1979. This joint resolution was passed by the House and then the Senate and was signed by President Jimmy Carter on October 5, 1978 before becoming a monthlong celebration.  May was chosen to commemorate the immigration of the first Japanese to the United States on May 7, 1843, and to mark the anniversary of the completion of the transcontinental railroad on May 10, 1869, according to the Library of Congress. The website says, the majority of the workers who laid the tracks were Chinese immigrants.

Virtual Author Talk with Eve J. Chung 

Join us virtually on Thursday, May 23 at 6 p.m. as Eve J. Chung discusses her book Daughters of Shandong. Registration is required. To sign up, call the Keith Summey North Charleston branch at 843-744-2489 or email [email protected]

School for Documentary Filmmaking  

Saturdays in May from 11am - 1pm. at the Wando Mt. Pleasant LIbrary 

Documentary filmmaking is one of the most important art forms for preserving heritage, history and truth. In today's digital age, anyone can produce high quality productions. In this month-long series, you will learn storytelling, composition, lighting, audio, editing and media tools used today. Class size is limited. Email [email protected] to register.

Traditional Japanese Braiding (Kumihimo) 

Learn how to make kumihimo, traditional Japanese braiding at the Wando Mt. Pleasant Library on Thursday, May 30 from 10 a.m. to 11:30 p.m. These beautiful braids can be made into bracelets, key chains and more. This program is for adults only, all materials will be provided. 

Registration required. The program will take place in Creative Studio 2. Please email [email protected]  to register. 

Learn a new language with Mango

Your CCPL library card gives you access to Mango Lanuages where you can choose from more than 70 languages to learn. This resouce adapts to your unique learning style, so you pick up on new vocabulary, intuit unfamiliar grammatical structure, and train your pronunciation, all while boosting your cultural IQ, according to Mango. Get started learning new languages here