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Hispanic Heritage Month

About Hispanic Heritage Month

Celebrated from September 15 through October 15, National Hispanic Heritage Month honors the cultures and contributions of Hispanic and Latinx community. This year we are celebrating with a variety of virtual programs for all ages. Join us for dance, stories, and food from Latin America. 

 

Hispanic Heritage Library Resources



Download a Hispanic Heritage Month Activity Guide

Upcoming Events

CUÉNTAME UN CUENTO/ BILINGUAL STORYTIME

September 29, 2020
9:30am - 10:00am
Library Online
Registration
Library Branch: Library Online
Age Group: Birth-PreK
Program Type: Storytimes
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 0
Event Description:
Join us for a storytime at your library online on most Tuesdays. Registered participants will receive a link to the storytime video which they can view anytime during that week. Skilled librarians will introduce little ones to the magic of st...

With the Fire on High - Teen Book Club

September 29, 2020
4:00pm - 5:00pm
Library Online
Registration
Library Branch: Library Online
Age Group: Teens
Program Type: Book Clubs
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 11
Event Description:
Teens, join us for a virtual book club discussion about With the Fire On High by Elizabeth Acevedo. The ebook and audiobook are available for immediate download through Hoopla with no waiting: https://www.hoopladigital.com/title/12376975 ...

Hispanic Heritage Month: Cuban Rumba dance

September 30, 2020
6:30pm - 7:00pm
Library Online
Library Branch: Library Online
Age Group: All Ages, Kids, Teens
Program Type: Cultural Experiences
Event Description:
Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month with dance! The second in a series of three videos, instructor Heather Burns will tell us about Cuban Rumba...plus show us a few moves so we can dance along. Premiering on Facebook Live. ...

Make Your Own Papel Picado Kit

All Day10/6 - 10/10
Wright Library
Library Branch: Wright Library
Room: Online + Curbside (Wright)
Age Group: Kids, Teens, Adults
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Cultural Experiences
Event Description:
Celebrate National Hispanic Heritage Month as a family by making your own papel picado. Papel picado is a decorative folk art technique made by cutting elaborate designs into sheets of tissue paper. These colorful designs are strung to flutter in the...

Hispanic Heritage Month: Conga Dance Class

October 7, 2020
6:30pm - 7:00pm
Library Online
Library Branch: Library Online
Age Group: All Ages, Kids, Teens
Program Type: Cultural Experiences
Event Description:
Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month with dance! The first in a series of three videos, instructor Heather Burns will tell us about Conga dance and teach us the moves so we can dance along. Premiering on Facebook Live. ...

Take Home Kit: Flor De Muertos

All Day10/12 - 10/18
Almonte Library
Library Branch: Almonte Library
Room: Online + Curbside (Almonte)
Age Group: All Ages
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Cultural Experiences, Family Programs
Event Description:
This take home kit will contain supplies to make a paper marigold (aka. flor de Muertos, flower of the dead, campasúchil) which are used to decorate ofrendas (altars celebrating the memory of the dead) during Día de Muertos. Along with the supplies, ...

CUÉNTAME UN CUENTO/ SPANISH LANGUAGE STORYTIME

October 13, 2020
9:30am - 10:00am
Library Online
Registration
Library Branch: Library Online
Age Group: Birth-PreK
Program Type: Storytimes
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 0
Event Description:
Acompáñenos para un cuento de español. Los participantes registrados recibirán un correo electrónico con el enlace del video que se puede ver en cualquier momento durante los próximos 7 días. **** Join us for a storytime at your library on...

Author Visit: Rebecca Balcárcel

October 14, 2020
6:30pm - 7:15pm
Library Online
Registration
Library Branch: Library Online
Age Group: Kids
Program Type: Author Events
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 0
Event Description:
Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month with a virtual visit on Facebook Live with children's author, Rebecca Balcárcel. She will share memories and photos from her bi-cultural upbringing, the real life that inspired her Pura Belpré Honor winning book The ...
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