National Hispanic Heritage Month celebrates the cultures, histories, and important contributions of American citizens whose ancestors came from Spain, Mexico, the Caribbean, and Central and South America.
From September 15 to October 15, Brooklyn Public Library is honoring Hispanic Heritage Month by doing what we do best - offering rich cultural programming and booklists!
Here's a look at some wonderful family programs and events being offered throughout the Brooklyn Public Library branches this month:
Visit Carroll Gardens Library on Wednesday October 10th at 4pm for a special performance by the Calpulli Mexican Dance Company’s youth dancers. Calpulli Mexican Dance Company’s mission is to celebrate the rich diversity of Mexican and Mexican-American cultural heritage through dance-based programming including live music.
Stop by Flatbush Library on Friday, October 5th at 4:30pm and take a rhythmic trip to Latin America! Using his collection of exotic instruments, percussionist Norberto Goldberg explores the tropical rhythms of Latin America, the Caribbean, and beyond, and demonstrates how these beats have shaped and been shaped by other cultures. This highly interactive workshop ends with a celebratory conga line!
The Bilingual Birdies are visiting Central, Midwood, and Bedford libraries this month! They are New York's first and most outstanding foreign language and live music program for kids. Explore themes like transportation and nature through singing and dancing. Click here for dates and times.
Looking for more programs in your neighborhood? Click here to view our event calendar!
Books for Hispanic Heritage Month
Enjoy these kids books from the library to celebrate the month!
Viva Frida by Yuyi Morales
Via spare text, this work examines Kahlo's creative process.Check the Catalog
Portraits of Hispanic American Heroes by Juan Felipe Herrera
An inspiring tribute to Hispanic Americans who have made a positive impact on the world. This visually stunning book showcases twenty Hispanic and Latino American men and women who have made outstanding contributions to the arts, politics, science, humanitarianism, and athletics.Check the Catalog
Waiting for the Biblioburro by Monica Brown
This inspiring story follows a young girl, Ana, without access to books until a librarian arrives in her village on the backs of two donkeys.Check the Catalog
Esperanza Rising by Pam Muñoz Ryan
Esperanza and her mother are forced to leave their life of wealth and privilege in Mexico to go work in the labor camps of Southern California, where they must adapt to the harsh circumstances facing Mexican farm workers on the eve of the Great Depression.Check the Catalog
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