The Los Altos Neighborhood Library will be closed for facility maintenance beginning Thursday, June 15 and is anticipated to reopen on Wednesday, July 5, 2023. This closure is needed to prepare the facility for a scheduled HVAC replacement project.

1st Annual Festival of AAPI Books

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FAB LB – Festival of AAPI Books  
Billie Jean King Main Library  
Saturday, May 21, 2022 | 1PM – 4PM

Celebrate AAPI stories and culture at the first ever FAB LB – Festival of AAPI Books! Meet local AAPI adult, teen, and children’s authors as they share their work through a series of readings and panel discussions. Join us for author talks and signings, kids’ activities, and cultural performances! 

Admission is free, but registration is encouraged. Copies of featured books available at the Bel Canto Books pop-up shop. Satisfy your sweet tooth with a treat from Long Beach’s own Romeo Chocolates and Gemmae Bakeshop!

Schedule of Events

1PM Welcome & Filipino cultural performance by Club Kaibigan Whitney HS

Adult Author Panel - AAPI Visibility: Tori Eldridge, traci kato-kiriyama, Anthony Christian Ocampo, Christine Su, Alix Pham (moderator)

Children’s Picture Book Author Readings: Steve Nguyen, Livia Blackburne, Karen Yin 

 2PM  Author Signing
 2:30PM  Adult and Young Adult Author Panel – Heroines & Heroes: Elle Cruz, Jennifer J. Chow, Stephan Lee, Emery Lee, Naomi Hirahara (moderator)

Children’s Early Reader/Middle Grade Author Readings: Maggie P. Chang, Tracy Badua

 3:15PM  Author Signing
 3:45PM Closing & Japanese Taiko drum performance by Ryujin Taiko