POP-UP LIBRARY FEATURING STORY TIME WITH SHEETAL SHETH
Join us for a fun-filled weekend with this family friendly event, celebrating Asian Pacific American Heritage Month! Come sit outside, read, draw, enjoy the view, and explore a curated collection of books and hands-on materials.
Story Time will take place at 2:00pm, with author Sheetal Sheth reading her book, Always Anjali, followed by an activity. Kids will love this timeless story about appreciating what makes us special and honoring our differences. Plus, we will be giving away a limited number of free copies of Always Anjali!
The Pop-Up Library will visit the Park on:
Saturday, May 18 & Sunday, May 19; Saturday, June 15 & Sunday, June 16; Saturday July 20 & Sunday, July 21; Saturday, August 17 & Sunday, August 18; Saturday, September 21 & Sunday, September 22; Saturday, October 19 & Sunday, October 20.
Sheetal Sheth is an acclaimed actress known for her provocative performances in a wide range of memorable roles on film and television. She has starred in over 20 feature films and many TV shows and has earned a loyal following. Perhaps best known to mainstream film audiences for starring opposite Albert Brooks in Warner Bros’ LOOKING FOR COMEDY IN THE MUSLIM WORLD, Sheetal has become a favorite in the independent film world. She won 3 Best Actress nods in the festival circuit for THE WORLD UNSEEN, 1 for her role in WINGS OF HOPE, and most recently for GRIN. In 2012, fans voted her ‘Favorite Movie Actress’ in AfterEllen’s Visibility Awards. She just completed filming on the feature, HUMMINGBIRD, which she also produced. Sheetal has represented such brands as Reebok and CHI hair care. She was also the first Indian American to be featured in Maxim. She regularly speaks on panels and forums internationally and takes an active interest in politics. She served in President Clinton's AmeriCorps and is currently on the advisory board of Equality Now and an ambassador for The Representation Project. Her first children's book, Always Anjali, was published in 2018 to wide praise and is already in its 2nd printing.
The Uni Project is a nonprofit that brings learning opportunities to public space in New York City. Using custom-designed installations, the Uni Project pops up in parks, plazas, and other public spaces to offer reading, drawing, and hands-on activities that let New Yorkers embrace the act of learning. The Uni Project partners with community organizations and city agencies, and they prioritize underserved locations.