Tai Chi for Better Balance*

The movements of tai chi help seniors reduce the risk of falling, and increase balance and flexibility. Learn how you can improve your overall mind, body and spirit through this practice.

Wednesdays, May 1, 8, 15 • 2-3 p.m. and Fridays, May 3, 10, 17 • 2-3 p.m. at Martin Regional Library

*Registration required

Yoga in the Gardens*

Breathe. Stretch. De-stress. Join certified yoga instructor Manasa Rajendran as she guides you through a relaxing yoga flow this spring evening. For all ages.

Wednesdays, May 1, 29 • 6-7 p.m. and Saturday, May 18 • 10-11 a.m. at Herman and Kate Kaiser Library

*Registration required

Book Discussion: The Adventures of Amina al-Sirafi by S.A. Chakraborty

Join us for a discussion about The Adventures of Amina al-Sirafi, by S.A. Chakraborty. For adults.

Thursday, May 2 • 7-8 p.m. • Hardesty Regional Library

K-Pop Festival

Are you an ARMY, STAY or BLINK, or a member of another K-pop fandom? Join us to celebrate K-pop and learn about Korean culture at this interactive festival! For elementary schoolers to adults.

Saturday, May 4 • 2-4 p.m. • Hardesty Regional Library

Craft Club: Book Page Origami*

Join us as we explore all the fun things that can be made from the pages of damaged and discarded books. Materials are provided. For adults. 

Monday, May 6 • 6-7 p.m. • Central Library

*Registration required

Family Art Night With Tulsa Global District and APIDA Tulsa

View artwork created by students from Kyoto, Japan, then channel that inspiration into your own creations. Try your hand at a variety of traditional Asian art forms at this fun event for all ages! 

Thursday, May 9 • 5:30-7:30 p.m. • Martin Regional Library

Community Resource Fair

Join us for a resource fair! Drop in to learn about local resources by exploring booths from Asian, Pacific Islander, Desi American and Middle Eastern organizations. For adults.

Saturday, May 11 • 10 a.m.-noon • Martin Regional Library

Japanese Tea Ceremony

Experience a traditional Japanese matcha ceremony led by Oklahoma-based Japan native and tea master Yumie Farringer. For elementary schoolers to adults. 

Saturday, May 11 • 2-3:30 p.m. • Martin Regional Library

Book Discussion: Exhalation by Ted Chiang

Join us for a discussion about "Exhalation" by Ted Chiang. For adults. 

Thursday, May 16 • 7-8 p.m. • Rudisill Regional Library

Night Market at Hannah Hall

Visit the TCCL booth and enjoy food, performances, vendors and music at this AAPI Heritage Month celebration at Hannah Hall, 1801 S. Garnett Road, presented by Tulsa Global District and APIDA Tulsa.

Friday, May 17 • 5-9 p.m. • Hannah Hall, 1801 S. Garnett Road

Korean Language 101 for Children and Tweens

Join us to learn the basics of Korean in celebration of AAPI Heritage Month and the Asian American Festival. For elementary schoolers to tweens. 

Saturday, May 18 • 11 a.m.-noon • Central Library - Pocahontas Greadington Learning & Creativity Center

Korean Language 101 for Adults

Join us and learn the basics of Korean in celebration of AAPI Heritage Month and Asian American Festival. For adults. 

Saturday, May 18 • 2-3 p.m. • Owasso Library

Bollywood Dance Workshop*

Enjoy a live Bollywood-style dance performance by Kripalaya Dance Academy, then stay for our workshop to learn how to dance like a Bollywood star! For all ages. 

Tuesday, May 21 • 6-7 p.m. • Helmerich Library

*Registration required

Book Discussion: Sharks in the Time of Saviors by Kawai Strong Washburn

Join us for a discussion about Sharks in the Time of Saviors by Kawai Strong Washburn. For adults.

Thursday, May 23 • 7-8 p.m. • Jenks Library

Studio Ghibli Fest

Come dressed up as your favorite character and enjoy crafts and activities inspired by the world of Studio Ghibli. Costumes are encouraged but not required. For all ages.  

Saturday, May 25 • 10 a.m.-noon at Herman and Kate Kaiser Library 

Korean Language 101 for Children and Tweens

Join us to learn the basics of Korean in celebration of AAPI Heritage Month and the Asian American Festival. For elementary schoolers to tweens. 

Saturday, May 25 • 11 a.m.-noon • Owasso Library

The Evolution of K-Pop – Seo Taiji to BTS

From Seo Taiji to BTS, come and explore the history of K-pop! This program will be led by a South Korean Ph.D. student from the University of Tulsa. For all ages. 

Saturday, May 25 • 2-3 p.m. • Central Library

Traditional Korean Games

Come and play traditional Korean games such as ddakji, gonggi, jegichagi and more at this interactive event for all ages! 

Saturday, May 25 • 3-4 p.m. • Central Library

Book Discussion: Babel by R.F. Kuang

Join us for a discussion about Babel by R.F. Kuang. For adults.

Thursday, May 30 • 7-7:45 p.m. • Broken Arrow Library

Kyoto Art Exchange

On Display at the Martin Regional Library May 1-31 

Since the inception of Tulsa City-County Library’s Asian-American Festival in 2002, TCCL has participated in the Kyoto-Oklahoma art exchange by displaying artwork created by children in Kyoto at the Martin Regional Library, and by procuring artwork from Oklahoma students to reciprocate with Japan. The artwork is created by students in pre-K to eighth grade.  

Oklahoma has enjoyed a sister state relationship with Japan’s Kyoto Prefecture since 1985. Coordinated by the Oklahoma Department of Commerce, the Oklahoma Sister States relationships involve community schools, government and organizational support to conduct cultural, educational, business, agricultural, medical, and other types of programs and exchanges, including an annual student art exchange, to further these relationships. For more details about Oklahoma Sister States, visit https://www.sos.ok.gov/protocol/sisterStates.aspx

Oklahoma students who participate in the art exchange get the pleasure of creating an art piece depicting something from their daily lives to give the children of Kyoto, Japan a glimpse into our culture. In return, they get to see what life is like in the artwork created by students in Kyoto and at the same time learn something about a different culture. They also get to experience the value of sharing as their original artwork is sent to Kyoto. 




TCCL Staff Lists



   Children's Books Written by AAPI Authors Asian American Languages, Cooking & Culture for Kids


YA Fantasy/SciFi by AAPI Authors YA Graphic Novels by AAPI Authors YA Books by AAPI Authors Learn About Asian Cultures Through Comics and Manga


Intro to Asian Myth/Folklore Books by Vietnamese and Vietnamese American Authors Novels Set in Korea Memoirs by AAPI Authors Must Read Novels by Indian and Indian American Authors Award Winning Asian American Fiction Romance Novels with Asian American Characters Dumplings for Days! The Mountains Sing Virtual Travel with Your Taste Buds


Oscar-Winning Films by Asian Cinematic Artists