From intriguing documentaries to award winning Indies, Kanopy has a full collection of films celebrating the rich heritage of Asian American & Pacific Islanders. You can watch up to 10 films or episodes each month with Kanopy!
Casey (Haley Lu Richardson) lives with her mother in a little-known Midwestern town haunted by the promise of modernism. Jin (John Cho), a visitor from the other side of the world, attends to his dying father. Burdened by the future, they find respite in one another and the architecture that surrounds them.
Look at the past 25 years of representation of Asian and Asian American women in U.S. visual media — from blockbuster films and network television to Asian American cinema and YouTube — to explore what’s changed, what’s been recycled, and what we can hope for in the future.
A charming comedy-drama about a mother and her gay son who heal, connect and grow together as the son’s Chinese restaurant faces foreclosure. As gay chef Elliot tries to find new love with Ian, perhaps his newly-separated mother (Sharon Omi) will find her way towards acceptance of her son as well.
Call us optimistic, but sometimes Cupid strikes twice! From former best friends and exes, to unfortunate meetings and frenemies, fall for one of these fun romantic comedies to see if love is truly in the cards for these characters.
Discover new worlds, passions and dreams through books – and earn free admission with the Ticket to Discovery Book Club! This May, Baltimore area children in fifth grade and younger can visit any Pratt location and show their library card to get a Ticket to Discovery bookmark, while supplies last.
Bookmarks are only available during the month of May, though participating children have through August 31, 2022 to complete the program and visit Port Discovery. Borrow, read, or listen to someone read any five books and record them on your bookmark.
We hope these books spark creativity and curiosity! To learn more about the Ticket to Discovery Book Club, please visit here.
If your family loved watching Disney and Pixar’s Turning Red, we think that you will like these eBooks and music available to enjoy with just a few quick clicks. Turning Red follows Mei Lee, a 13-year-old who suddenly “poofs” into a giant red panda when she gets too excited!
Mei Lee and her friends are inseparable. Then one day, Mei POOFS into a red panda! She doesn’t know what to do, but her friends are there for her no matter what she looks like on the outside.
This May, join the Pratt Library in celebrating Asian American & Pacific Islander Heritage Month. Here’s a collection of books written by Asian American and Pacific Islander authors that we hope you enjoy!