May is Asian Heritage Month!

While we  may have to be celebrating Asian Heritage Month virtually again this year, there are still lots of meaningful ways we can learn about and participate in events. Check out some of the digital resources below where you can learn all about the diversity of Asian stories, cultures, traditions, experiences and histories. 

Halifax Public Libraries

Halifax Public Libraries has put together some lovely booklists of books written by and about Asian authors. Check the lists out below:

HPL is also offering a series of virtual events this year where you can go on culinary adventures, take part in Kpop trivia, listen to stories in Tagalog, and so much more! Check out what is happening here:

Did you know that there are 50 countries in Asia? Check out this video from Halifax Public Libraries to find out what they all are:

There is also a ton of stuff online from last year 's virtual programming that you can find here:


Pier 21

Pier 21 is running a series of virtual events throughout May for Asian Heritage Month. You can check them out at the link below to see what is being offered:


Online Reading Resources
How can I read books online from home?    
- access to large selection of graphic novels, audiobooks, ebooks
- all students can use Sora with their GNSPES account
- available for mobile devices/desktops/laptops              
 - learn how to start using Sora here

- quick access to public library ebooks, audio books and more! 
- learn how to get free access to Libby with a 
public library card here

access to animated picture books for kids
- learn how to get free access with a public library card here

- access to graphic novels, National Geographic videos, 
e-books and more!
- learn how to get free access with a public library card here
Media Smarts
Miss Ashlie's Library Site
Check out Miss Ashlie's site for more resources and information!
Sign Up For a Free Library Card

To use many of the online reading resources you will need to have a library card.  Library cards are free and you can get a temporary one online so you can start reading right away. Click here to find out how you can get a temporary digital library card.
Virutal Field Trips
Take a Virtual Field Trip with Google!

Check out the Google Arts and Culture Street View Project where you can visit famous places around the world from home. Take a quick tour of anything from the Great Pyramids of Giza in Egypt to the Taj Mahal in India.