Date: May 11, 2021
Time: 6 – 7:30 pm PDT
The much-anticipated return of Tea Talk is here! Join us on May 11, 2021, from 5 – 6:30 pm PDT for Tea Talk: Exploring the History and Diversity of Indian Teas. We are honored to welcome two Indian tea experts, Husna-Tara Prakash and Shalini Prakash Agarwal who are members of one of India’s pioneering tea planting families at the Glenburn Tea Estate located high in the Himalayas.
The two will share the history of tea in India as well as glimpses into the cultivation and rituals of tea production from their own tea estate. Accompanying the program will be Tea Talk host Lan Ong, FCAM board member and Managing Director of Wing Hop Fung.
The virtual Tea Talk series welcomes audience members to learn about the many facets of tea from renowned experts from around the world.
Date: May 14, 2021
Time: 4:00 – 4:30 pm PST
Happy Asian and Pacific Islander Heritage Month! In celebration, join our next Kid’s Story Time Featuring Asian American Children’s Authors on Friday, May 14 @ 4 pm PDT. Miss Rita will be reading Outside, Inside, a story celebrating essential workers and the community coming together to face the challenges of the global COVID-19 pandemic, written by LeUyen Pham.
This book is suited for children 3-5 years old, though we welcome children of all ages with parental supervision.
Kid’s Story Time is hosted in partnership with the Chinatown Branch Library with stories read by Children’s Librarian, Rita Law.
About the author LeUyen Pham:
LeUyen Pham is the award-winning and critically acclaimed illustrator of more than one hundred books for children. Born in Vietnam, LeUyen and her family fled Vietnam in the final days of the Vietnam War. Growing up in Southern California, LeUyen always loved to doodle and draw. LeUyen got an interview at the prestigious Art Center College of Design in Pasadena and earned a degree in illustration. Following school, LeUyen worked as a layout artist for DreamWorks Feature Animation, and illustrated books on the side. She adores traveling and speaking, but given her way would spend all her time making Star Wars-themed birthday cakes.