Asian Heritage Month Programs for Kids!

May 9, 2017 | RayL

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Celebrate Asian Heritage Month with some amazing programs for you and your child at Toronto Public Library. Storytelling, crafts, puppet shows and more. There is something for everyone! Here are some highlights:

Wayang Kulit - Javanese Puppet Show

Saturday May 13 (2:00 pm - 3:00 pm)

Parkdale Branch 


Bharatanatyam - Indian Classical Dance

Saturday May 27 (2:00 pm - 3:00 pm)

Woodside Square Branch


Korean Music Workshop

Monday May 29  (2:00 pm -3:00 pm)

Malvern Branch


Asian Folklore Books

Here's a small selection of some great stories to read to your child. These stories have been passed from generation to generation. Consider also sharing stories with your child that have been passed down from your family. 


Asian Children's Favourite Stories

Asian Children's Favourite Stories - various authors


One Hundred One Read-Aloud Asian Myths and Legends

One Hundred and One Asian Read-Aloud Myths and Legends - Joan C. Verniero


Momotaro and the Island of Ogres

Momotaro and the Island of Ogres - Stephanie Wada


The People Who Hugged the Trees- An Environmental Folk Tale

The People Who Hugged the Trees: An Environmental Folk Tale - Deborah Lee Rose


Wishbones A Folk Tale from China

Wishbones; A Folk Tale from China - retold by Barbara Ker Wilson


Go To Sleep Gecko!

Go to Sleep, Gecko! A Balinese Folk Tale- Margaret Read MacDonald


The Tiger and the Dried Persimmon

The Tiger and the Dried Persimmon: A Korean Folk Tale - Janie Jaehyun Park