Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Month


Come learn, dream and do with us in a variety of cultural and creative programs offered throughout Fort Worth.

Your Fort Worth Public Library is excited to celebrate Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Month with cultural programs in May for both children and adults!

Explore all of your options below and many more in our event calendar

Shadow Puppet Theatre

graphic for shadow puppets event

Shadow puppet theater is popular in various cultures and has a long history in Asian countries such as Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand and Cambodia. 

Your library staff will provide folktales from various Asian and pacific island countries for families to create shadow puppets. Once your puppets are created, your family can re-enact the folktale using our shadow puppet theater!



colorful origami paper cranes

The term origami comes from the Japanese words oru (to fold) and kami (paper). To celebrate AAPI heritage month, join us for a brief lesson showing you how to create origami paper art:

Learn to Play Pachisi


Pachisi is a cross and circle board game that originated in Ancient India and has inspired other games all around the world, including the popular American board game “Sorry!” Stop on by to learn how to play!