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Celebrate Haitian Heritage Month

Selebre Eritaj Ayisyen

Celebrate Haitian Heritage Month - Selebre Eritaj Ayisyen! Classes and events presented in English and Creole. Evènman kiltirèl ak klas ap prezante nan lang Angle ak Kreyòl.

Classes and events presented in English and Creole.

Evènman kiltirèl ak klas ap prezante nan lang Angle ak Kreyòl.

The Palm Beach County Library System is proud to honor Haitian culture, history, and language during Haitian Heritage Month in May, a month which incorporates the important holiday of Haitian Flag Day on May 18.

Download the Haitian Heritage Month Events Flyer

Celebrate Haitian Literature

Featuring the Haitian Cultural Collection (HCC) located at the Lantana Road Branch

The HCC collection consists of books for children, young adults and adults written in French, Kreyol, and English about Haiti, its history, its people, its cultures, arts, and more! All the HCC books can be found in the library’s online catalog and are available to be borrowed.

HCC Juvenile & YA Collection
HCC Adult Collection

 

Haitian Heritage Month Events

Haitian Heritage Month Kickoff Event: Louines Louinis Haitian Dance Theater Inc. Presents "Dance-A-Story"

Selebrasyon Eritaj Ayisyen: Istwa entèaktiv

Sponsored by the Friends of the Palm Beach County Library

An interactive storytelling performance of traditional Haitian tales with audience participation, drums, dance and rhymes. Event offered in English and Creole. All ages. (45 min.) Preregister.

Konpayi Dans “Louines Louinis Haitian Dance Theater, Inc” ap prezante “Dance-A-Story:” Yon prezantasyon kont Ayisyen ansanm ak mizik tanbou, dans, epi patisipasyon piblik la. Tout laj. (45 min.) Anregistre alavans.

Sat, May 05, 2:30 pm
Samdi, 05 Mè, 2:30 pm

Lantana Road Branch
(561) 304-4500

Mini Book + Art: “Running the Road to ABC,” by Denize Lauture + Gamin by Augusta Savage

Mini Liv + èv atistik: “Running the Road to ABC” ke Denize Lauture ekri + Gamin ke Augusta Savage

Each activity highlights a selected book and artwork in Norton Museum of Art’s collection or exhibition. Reading the book is recommended. In collaboration with Norton Museum of Art and made possible through the generosity of the Diane and Bruce Halle Foundation. Ages 6-8. Space is limited. (90 min.) Preregister.

Chak aktivite ap reprezante yon pati nan liv la ak yon èv atistik ki nan koleksyon oubyen nan ekspozisyon espesyal Mize a. Nou ankouraje w li liv la anvan. Aktivite sa ap fèt an kolaborasyon avèk Mizeda Norton jenerozite Fondasyon Diane ak Bruce Halle. Laj 6-8. Plas yo limite. (90 min.) Anregistre alavans.

Wed, May 09, 2:30 pm
Mèkredi, 09 Mè, 2:30 pm

Lantana Road Branch
(561) 304-4500

Haitian Creole 101

Want to learn a new language? Bito David will walk you through this mini-language session to give you the building block basics of the Creole language. (2 hr.)

Mon, May 14, 6:00 pm

Belle Glade Branch
(561) 996-3453

Tales & Riddles From Haiti

Kont ak Devinèt Peyi Dayiti

Sponsored by the Friends of the Palm Beach County Library

Telling stories around the fire is an important part of Haitian culture. Join us for a series of oral Haitian wisdom, proverbs, jokes, riddles and stories. Refreshments provided. All ages.

Rakonte istwa pandan lannwit se yon tradisyon enpòtan nan kilti Ayisyen. Tande yon seri kont, pwovèb, blag, devinèt ak istwa ki egziste sèlman nan tradisyon oral. Tout laj. (45 min.)

Fri, May 18, 3:30 pm
Vandredi, 18 Mè, 3:30 pm

Belle Glade Branch
(561) 996-3453

Haitian Heritage Showcase & Book Festival

Selebre Eritaj Ayisyen: Festival Liv

Sponsored by the Friends of the Palm Beach County Library

Join Bito David for a celebration of Haitian authors and literature. Meet the winners of the School District’s essay contest. All ages. (2 hr.) Preregister.

Patispe ak nou nan festival liv pou selebre otè ak literati peyi Dayiti. Vini felisite ak nou gayan konkou redaksyon Distri Lekòl Rejyon. David Bito ap anime evenman. Tout laj. (2 hr.) Anregistre alavans.

Sat, May 19, 2:00 pm
Samdi, 19 Mè, 2:00 pm

West Boynton Branch
(561) 734-5556

Haitian Kite & Fanal Workshop

Sponsored by the Friends of the Palm Beach County Library

Try your hand at making a variety of traditional kites and fanals. Co-sponsored by the Haitian-American Chamber of Commerce. Snacks provided. All ages. (3 hr.)

Sat, May 26, 1:00 pm

Belle Glade Branch
(561) 996-3453

Book Chat: “American Street,” by Ibi Zoboi

Sponsored by the Friends of the Palm Beach County Library

Copies are available in the teen section. Snacks provided. Grades 5-12. (60 min.)

Wed, May 30, 5:00 pm

Belle Glade Branch
(561) 996-3453