Library System Celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month

The Palm Beach County Library System invites you to celebrate our community’s cultural diversity, the beautiful traditions of Latin American countries, and the contributions Hispanics have made to American society. Check the calendar for special events at your local branch. Events offered in English and Spanish. Sponsored by Friends of the Palm Beach County Library System.

Sat, Sept 8, 2:00 pm
Hispanic Heritage Month Kickoff Celebration
Enjoy lively performances by Wayna: Music of the Andes with music from Ecuador, Peru and Bolivia, and a Peruvian folkloric dance by the Marinera Kids. (2 hr.) Preregister.
Main Library | Phone: 233-2600

Tue, Sept 11, 6:30 pm
Musical Performance: Latin Women in Music
Vocalist Alexandra Marie will perform beloved melodies that pay tribute to female composers and singers. (45 min.) Preregister.
Royal Palm Beach Branch | Phone: 790-6030

Wed, Sept 12, 2:00 pm
Paper Crafts: Papel Picado
Learn the art of Mexican paper cutting while making a handmade note card. Space is limited. (90 min.) Preregister.
Hagen Ranch Road Branch | Phone: 894-7500

Sat, Sept 15, 2:30 pm
With You Venezuela: Musical Presentation by Papagayo Vocal Ensemble
Under the direction of renowned singer and music producer, Claudio Corsi, Papagayo Vocal Ensemble performs beautiful music from Venezuela and Latin America. (60 min.) Preregister.
Wellington Branch | Phone: 790-6070

Sun, Sept 16, 2:00 pm
Latin American Classical Music on Viola
Mexican violist David Pedraza performs classical music by Latin American composers. (60 min.)
West Boca Branch | Phone: 470-1600

Wed, Sept 19, 6:30 pm
Musical Concert: Mariachi de Mi Tierra
Enjoy traditional Mexican songs by this talented and delightful group. (60 min.) Preregister.
Gardens Branch | Phone 626-6133

Sat, Sept 22, 2:00 pm
Latin American Classical Music on Viola
Mexican violist David Pedraza performs classical music by Latin American composers. (60 min.) Preregister.
Acreage Branch | Phone: 681-4100

Sun, Sept 23, 2:30 pm
Musical Concert: Mariachi Pancho Villa
Enjoy traditional Mexican songs by this talented and delightful group. (60 min.) Preregister.
Jupiter Branch | Phone: 744-2301

Tue, Sept 25, 6:00 pm
Celebrate Colombia!
Musical group Doble Klave will offer a repertoire that includes vallenatos, cumbia and salsa in celebration of the beautiful Colombian culture. (60 min.) Preregister.
Okeechobee Boulevard Branch | Phone: 233-1880

Wed, Sept 26, 2:00 pm
Book Discussion: “Next Year in Havana,” by Chanel Cleeton
Copies available at the research services desk. (60 min.) Preregister.
Royal Palm Beach Branch | Phone: 790-6030

Sat, Sept 29, 2:30 pm
Musical Concert: Wayna – Music of the Andes
Wayna’s repertoire recreates traditional and contemporary sounds and melodies from the highlands of Ecuador, Peru and Bolivia. Preregister.
Lantana Road Branch | Phone: 304-4500

Thu, Oct 11, 6:30 pm
Latin American Classical Music on Viola
Mexican violist David Pedraza performs classical music by Latin American composers. (60 min.) Preregister.
Lantana Road Branch | Phone: 304-4500

Sat, Oct 13, 2:30 pm
Peru’s Folklore
Discover the richness of Peruvian culture and enjoy a demonstration of Peru’s national folkloric dance, “La Marinera.” (45 min.) Preregister.
Glades Road Branch | Phone: 482-4554

Sun, Oct 14, 2:00 pm
Musical Concert: Mariachi de Mi Tierra
Enjoy traditional Mexican songs by this talented and delightful group. (60 min.) Preregister.
West Boynton Branch | Phone: 734-5556

Sat, Oct 27, 2:00 pm
Hispanic Presence in America: Culture, Literature & Language
Yvette Fuentes, Ph.D., discusses the significant contributions & impact, Latin American culture, literature, and Spanish language have had on American society. (60 min.) Preregister.
Glades Road Branch | Phone: 482-4554

Kid’s Activities
Tue, Sept 4, 3:30 pm
Mini Book + Art: “Maybe Something Beautiful: How Art Transformed a Neighborhood,” by F. Isabel Campoy & Theresa Howell + “The Progress of Inspiration,” by Jose Alvarez
Each activity highlights a selected book and artwork in collaboration with the Norton Museum of Art. Made possible through the Diane and Bruce Halle Foundation. Ages 6-8. Space is limited. (90 min.) Preregister.
Main Library | Phone: 233-2600

Tue, Sept 18, 3:30 pm
Hispanic Heritage: Discovering Guatemala
Look at original textiles, listen to a story, play a game and savor an authentic treat. Ages 4 & up. First come, first served. (45 min.)
West Boca Branch | Phone: 470-1600

Cuéntame Un Cuento/Tell Me A Story with Carrie Sue Ayvar
Flowing seamlessly between Spanish and English, Carrie Sue Ayvar chooses from her large repertoire of personal and traditional tales to connect people, languages and cultures. The journey begins with the simple phrase, “Había una vez/Once upon a time.” All ages. (45 min.) Preregister.
Thu, Oct 4, 10:00 am Clarence E. Anthony Branch | Phone: 992-8393
Sat, Oct 6, 11:00 am Glades Road Branch | Phone: 482-4554
Fri, Oct 12, 11:00 am Tequesta Branch | Phone: 746-5970
Sat, Oct 13, 10:00 am Jupiter Branch | Phone: 744-2301
Sat, Oct 13, 3:00 pm Hagen Ranch Road Branch | Phone: 894-7500
Thu, Oct 18, 10:30 am Belle Glade Branch | Phone: 996-3453

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