The Palm Beach County Library System invites you to the Hispanic Heritage Month celebration. We celebrate our community’s cultural diversity, the beautiful traditions of Latin American countries and the contributions Hispanics have made to American society. Join us for a wide variety of events for the entire family. Check the calendar for special events at your local branch. Events are offered in English and Spanish.

For more information, please visit http://events.pbclibrary.org/events-and-classes/hispanic-heritage-month-2019.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Palm Beach County Library System.

LANTANA ROAD BRANCH | Phone: 304-4500

Sat, Sep 07, 2:30 pm

Hispanic Heritage Month Kickoff Event: With You Venezuela, Musical Presentation by Papagayo Vocal Ensemble   

Under the direction of renowned singer and music producer, Claudio Corsi, Papagayo Vocal Ensemble will perform beautiful music from Venezuela and Latin America. All ages. (60 min.) Preregister.

GREENACRES BRANCH | Phone: 641-9100

Sat, Sep 14, 2:30 pm

Cuba & Its Music   

Ángel Roque and his trio perform beloved music from Cuba, with vocalist Marta Ivelisse. All ages. (60 min.) Preregister.

HAGEN RANCH ROAD BRANCH | Phone: 894-7500

Sun, Sep 15, 2:00 pm

Wayna: Music of the Andes 

Wayna’s repertoire recreates traditional and contemporary sounds and melodies from the highlands of Ecuador, Perú and Bolivia. All ages. (60 min.) Preregister.

  LANTANA ROAD BRANCH | Phone: 304-4500

Mon, Sep 16, 10:00 am

Art/Make: Isabel Villaseñor

Learn about Isabel Villaseñor and her work while creating Villaseñor-inspired prints of your own. All materials provided. Limit 25. (90 min.) Preregister.

WEST BOYNTON BRANCH | Phone: 734-5556

Mon, Sep 16, 2:00 pm

Latin American Classical Music on Viola With David Pedraza   

Mexican violist David Pedraza performs classical music by Latin American composers. All ages. (60 min.) Preregister.

MAIN LIBRARY | Phone: 233-2600

Wed, Sep 18, 2:00 pm

Stitchin’ in the Stacks: Hispanic Heritage Month   

Create Latin American embroidery patterns. Cross stitch supplies provided. Basic knowledge of needlecraft required. (90 min.) Preregister.

ROYAL PALM BEACH BRANCH | Phone: 790-6030

Wed, Sep 18, 6:00 pm

Celebrate Colombia   

Musical group DobleKlave will offer a repertoire that includes vallenatos, cumbia and salsa in celebration of the beautiful Colombian culture. All ages. (60 min.) Preregister.

MAIN LIBRARY | Phone: 233-2600

Thu, Sep 19, 6:30 pm

National Welcoming Week: The Florida Refugee Experience

Discuss the book, “A Dream Called Home,” by Reyna Grande. Panelists include immigrants and local refugees who will share their experiences. Co-sponsored by the Florida Department of Children and Families, Refugee Services and Project Transition, PBC School District. Books available at the research services desk. (60 min.)  Preregister.

GLADES ROAD BRANCH | Phone: 482-4554

Sat, Sep 21, 2:30 pm

Cuba & Its Music 

Ángel Roque and his trio perform beloved music from Cuba, with vocalist Marta Ivelisse. All ages. (60 min.) Preregister.

GARDENS BRANCH | Phone: 626-6133

Sun, Sep 22, 2:00 pm

Celebrate Colombia!   

Musical group DobleKlave will offer a repertoire that includes Vallenatos, Cumbia and Salsa in celebration of the beautiful Colombian culture. All ages. (60 min.) Preregister.

LANTANA ROAD BRANCH | Phone: 304-4500

Mon, Sep 23, 2:30 pm

Papel Picado

Make a papercraft inspired by Mexican folk art banners. Limit 25. (90 min.) Preregister.

OKEECHOBEE BOULEVARD BRANCH | Phone: 233-1880

Tue, Sep 24, 6:00 pm

Informed & Engaged: Documentary 

“A Class Apart.” ©PBS. (60 min.) Built around the landmark 1954 legal case Hernandez v. Texas, the first Mexican American civil-rights case heard and decided in the U.S. Supreme Court. It also brings to life the fight to dismantle the discrimination targeted against the Mexican American community. Discussion to follow. (90 min.) Preregister. Shown with permission. Not rated.

ROYAL PALM BEACH BRANCH | Phone: 790-6030

Wed, Sep 25, 2:00 pm

Book Discussion: “The Japanese Lover,” by Isabel Allende

Ages 16 & up. (60 min.) Preregister.

TEQUESTA BRANCH | Phone: 746-5970

Wed, Sep 25, 2:30 pm

Latin American Classical Music on Viola With David Pedraza   

Mexican violist David Pedraza performs classical music by Latin American composers. All ages. (60 min.) Preregister.

GLADES ROAD BRANCH | Phone: 482-4554

Thu, Sep 26, 2:00 pm

Latin American Classical Music on Viola With David Pedraza 

Mexican violist David Pedraza performs classical music by Latin American composers. All ages. (60 min.) Preregister.

ACREAGE BRANCH | Phone: 681-4100

Thu, Sep 26, 6:00 pm

Book Discussion: “The House of Broken Angels,” by Luis Alberto Urrea 

Staff-led book discussion. Copies available at the research services desk and as e-books accessible through the library’s catalog. Refreshments provided. (90 min.) Preregister.

WEST BOCA BRANCH | Phone: 470-1600

Sat, Sep 28, 2:30 pm

The Hispanic Presence in America: Culture, Literature & Language 

Yvette Fuentes, Ph.D., discusses the significant contributions and impact, Latin American culture, literature and Spanish language have had on American society. (60 min.)

MAIN LIBRARY | Phone: 233-2600

Sun, Sep 29, 2:30 pm

Afro-Puerto Rican Dance With AfroQueña   

A presentation of the traditional Afro-Puerto Rican Bomba through story and dance. Presented by AfroQueña Cultural Organization. All ages. (60 min.) Preregister.

TEQUESTA BRANCH | Phone: 746-5970

Thu, Oct 03, 2:00 pm

Informed & Engaged: Documentary 

“A Class Apart.” ©PBS. (60 min.) Built around the landmark 1954 legal case Hernandez v. Texas, the first Mexican American civil-rights case heard and decided in the U.S. Supreme Court. It also brings to life the fight to dismantle the discrimination targeted against the Mexican American community. Discussion to follow. (90 min.) Preregister. Shown with permission. Not rated.

WEST BOCA BRANCH | Phone: 470-1600

Sat, Oct 05, 2:30 pm

Perú’s Folklore 

Discover the richness of Peruvian culture and enjoy a demonstration of Perú’s national folkloric dance, “La Marinera”.  All ages. (45 min.) Preregister.

MAIN LIBRARY | Phone: 233-2600

Sun, Oct 06, 2:30 pm

Mexican Folkloric Dance & Music   

Enjoy dance performances by the children’s Mexican folkloric dance group México Mágico and traditional songs by Mariachi Pancho Villa. All ages. (60 min.) Preregister.

Thu, Oct 17, 6:00 pm

Book Discussion: “The House of Broken Angels” by Luis Alberto Urrea

Staff-led book discussion. Copies available at the research services desk and as e-books accessible through the library’s catalog. (60 min.) Preregister.

Sat, Oct 19, 2:30 pm

Tuna of Weston

Musical performance in the traditional style of the Tuna Española, a tradition that originated in Spain. All ages. (60 min.) Preregister.

FAMILY EVENTS

JUPITER BRANCH | Phone: 744-2301

Thu, Sep 19, 6:00 pm

Hispanic Heritage Month Story Time

Join staff from the library and El Sol as we celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month with stories, songs and more! Ages 2-6. (30 min.) Preregister.

Sat, Sep 21, 11:30 am 

Hispanic Heritage Month Family Movie & Crafts

“Coco.” ©Disney Pixar. (109 min.) Refreshments provided. Preregister. PG

MAIN LIBRARY | Phone: 233-2600

Thu, Sep 26, 3:30 pm

Discovering Guatemala   

Guatemala is a country of live volcanoes, large mountains and gorgeous beaches. Discover all about it in this engaging exploration not to be missed! Snacks provided. All ages. Space is limited. (45 min.) Preregister. 

MULTIPLE BRANCHES

Story Salsa With Liz Mangual

Weaving together a rich tapestry of bilingual stories, Liz Mangual will enchant and delight listeners of all ages with her signature style of interactive storytelling.

Sat, Oct 05, 10:00 am                                                                                Wed, Oct 09, 10:15 am

Main Library | Phone: 233-2600                                                                West Boca Branch | Phone: 470-1600

Sat, Oct 05, 3:00 pm                                                                                  Wed, Oct 09, 3:30 pm

Lantana Road Branch | Phone: 304-4500                                               West Boynton Branch | Phone: 734-5556

Mon, Oct 07, 11:30 am                                                                              Fri, Oct 11, 10:00 am

Gardens Branch | Phone: 626-6133                                                         Loula V. York Branch | Phone: 924-5928

Mon, Oct 07, 4:30 pm                                                                                Fri, Oct 11, 3:00 pm

Royal Palm Beach Branch | Phone: 790-6030                                       Acreage Branch | 681-4100

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