Celebrate the Year of the Dragon with APALA over a delicious dinner at the Golden Era Vietnamese on Friday, Feb. 17, 2012, from 7-9pm. If you are in Northern California, please come and celebrate with us. Bring your friends. Meet new friends. This is a great opportunity to network, share ideas and raise money for APALA’s scholarship fund.
When: Friday, February 17th, 7-9pm
Where: Golden Era Vietnamese, 572 O’Farrell Street, San Francisco, CA 94102, http://www.goldeneravegan.com/
Cost: $25/person ($5 or any donation above the requested amount will be tax deductible and go to our APALA Scholarship Fund)
RSVP: no later than Wednesday, 02.15, 5pm PST to email@example.com
Again, our fabulous menu is organized by Janet Tom (tea, tax, tip included):
1. Spring rolls: Fresh rolls w/ lettuce, mint leaves, cilantro, seasoned tofu. Served with peanut sauce.
2. Tofu salad: Shredded cabbage, lotus root, tofu, carrot, mint leaves, sesame seeds, peanuts tossed in plum vinaigrette sauce.
3. Lemongrass Deluxe: Spicy lemongrass soy “chicken”. Served w/ steamed broccoli.
4. Stir-fried Chinese broccoli.
5. Truly Sea: Crispy pan fried soy “fish” served w/ sweet ginger sauce.
6. House Rice Claypot: Tofu, soy “chicken”, mushroom, bean thread, onion, and ginger cooked w/ fragrant rice.
7. Brown or white rice..
APALA social dinner will be held on Sunday, January 22 at 6:00pm at Zenna Thai & Japanese Restaurant, 1914 Laws Street Dallas, TX 75202. The menu is available at:http://zennarestaurant.com/
Please fill out the form below and let us know if you are coming. Space is limited so please RSVP soon: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/viewform?formkey=dGJZMVZscnI2U240VDVUVlJMZDJFX3c6MQ
In addition, APALA will be touring the Crow Collection of Asian Art on Friday, January 20 at 12:50 PM. The Crow Collection is located at 2010 Flora Street Dallas, TX 75201 and is near the Aloft Hotel, which is APALA’s hotel block.
The tour will include the exhibits, Qiu Anxiong: Animated Narratives, Fabled Journeys in Asian Art: South and Southeast Asia and East Asia, and the Crow’s signature collection of Chinese Jade. Each tour will last approximately 45-55 minutes.
Directions to the Crow Collection can be found at http://www.crowcollection.org/. Admission is free and lunch is on your own.
If you would like to attend the tour, please RSVP at https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/viewform?formkey=dFZVMVh0bF9tYXR3WVdYMXBBY2VxOHc6MQ
For additional questions, please contact Eugenia Beh, our local arrangements chair – Dallas,firstname.lastname@example.org
Catch up with old and new friends at the next APALA dinner gathering on Friday, Oct. 14, 2011, at 7pm at Enjoy Vegetarian Restaurant <http://enjoyveggie.com/>, in San Francisco Chinatown at 839 Kearny St. between Jackson & Washington Sts. Parking available at Portsmouth Square <http://www.sfpsg.com/> or off-street parking. Usually we get about a dozen librarians & library students we have a lot of fun exchanging news about our work, lives and play. Enjoy Vegetarian Restaurant has been one of our favorite gatherings. Their food is delicious and reasonbly-priced. Our vegetarian connection, Janet Tom, will select several dishes, some with mock meats, which are made from soy, yam or seitan. Price is only $20 which includes rice, tea, tax and tip.
Please RSVP to Sandy Wee (email@example.com) no later than Tuesday, October 11, 12 noon with the number in your party. We look forward to seeing and meeting our APALA friends.
-Janet, Sandy, Sherise
APALA organized a bus tour during the ALA Annual Conference.
New Orleans has a sizable and vibrant Vietnamese community that began in the mid 1970s. Everything changed after Hurricane Katrina and the BP Oil Spill as the community was displaced, jobs were lost, and everyday life was disrupted. But the community of Versailles has organized and now is in the process of rebuilding. Their struggles and triumphs were captured in the documentary A Village Called Versailles. We invite you to join us on a guided tour through New Orleans East that will take you to various sites, including non-profit organizations, the intercultural charter school, youth community center, the future urban farm, and New Orleans East library (under construction), the Bayou Sauvage National Wildlife Refuge, and the landfill site that became a rallying point for the community.
The tour was led by Minh Thanh Nguyen, one of the main organizers. Presently, he is the Executive Director of the Vietnamese American Young Leaders Association (VAYLA) of New Orleans. The tour began with a lunch stop at a local Vietnamese Restaurant in Versailles.
The 2011 ALA Annual Conference is right around the corner and there are plenty of APALA events to keep in mind as you work on your conference schedule. If you are new to APALA and ALA, don’t miss our Social Dinner on Saturday night. Please RSVP by emailing Sherise Kimura at firstname.lastname@example.org by June 17.
Bring your friends! Bring your favorite appetizer! We’ll supply the drinks.
This fundraiser is part of an endowment campaign to raise money for library school scholarships for multicultural students and is sponsored by APALA. All proceeds to go Spectrum Scholarship.