Lincoln City Libraries will celebrate Asian-Pacific American Heritage Month in May with free public events at Bennett Martin Public Library, 136 S. 14th Street.
On Sunday, May 1, Asian-themed storytime begins at 1:30 p.m. and will include crafts and a cultural display. At 2 p.m., the UNL Korean Traditional Dance Club will perform and teach Korean phrases. The event ends at 2:30 p.m.
On Sunday May 15, events are planned from 3 to 4:30 p.m. The Lincoln Chinese School and the VietStar Dance groups will perform, Karen artifacts will be on display, and activities will include calligraphy, origami and henna design.
Asian-Pacific American Heritage Month celebrates two important milestones: the arrival in the U.S. of the first Japanese immigrants on May 7, 1843, and the contributions of Chinese workers to the building of the transcontinental railroad, completed May 10, 1869.
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