In celebration of Asian-Pacific American Heritage Month, the Switzer Library in Marietta is hosting the Wednesday Evening Lecture Series in May. The first program is scheduled for May 7.


The free programs are 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. Light refreshments will be served. No registration is required.

The Wednesday Evening Lecture Series includes:

  • May 7 – Japan and Georgia: A member of the Japan-America Society of Georgia will speak on the history between Japan and Georgia, focusing on economic and cultural aspects.
  • May 14 – Vietnamese-Americans: Anh T. Nguyen of the U.S. Census Bureau will speak on the topic of Vietnamese Americans and their cultural heritage. He will also touch upon Census-related aspects of Asian-Americans.
  • May 21 – History and Culture of the Kimono: Representatives from the Konnichiwa Club will present an informal lecture on the historical and cultural significance of the Kimono. Following the lecture portion, members of the audience will be dressed in the Kimono.
  • May 28 – Laotian American History and Culture: A presentation on the history of Laotian Americans and a cultural performance will be provided by the Laotian American Society.

For more information on the Wednesday Evening Lecture Series, please call (770) 528-2320.


Asian-Pacific American Heritage Month Lecture Series Starts May 7