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Hispanic Heritage Month Celebration

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 offered in both English and Spanish. Check the calendar of events for special activities at your local branch

Sat, Sep 09, 2:00 pm Main Library
Phone: 233-2600

Hispanic Heritage Month Kickoff Celebration
Celebrate with lively musical presentations by Wayna: Music of the Andes and the children’s Mexican folkloric dance group México Mágico. (2 hr.) Preregister.

Sun, Sep 10, 2:30 pm Main Library
Phone: 233-2600

Afro-Puerto Rican Dance With Afroqueña
Traditional Afro-Puerto Rican Bomba is presented through story and dance by AfroQueña Cultural Organization. (60 min.) Preregister.

Tue, Sep 12, 6:00 pm Acreage Branch
Phone: 681-4100

Latin American Classical Music on Viola
Mexican violist David Pedraza performs classical music by Latin American composers. (60 min.) Preregister.

Wed, Sep 13, 2:00 pm Okeechobee Blvd. Branch
Phone: 233-1880

PBS Documentary Series: Hispanic Heritage Month
“The Life and Times of Frida Kahlo.” (90 min.) This Emmy nominated documentary presents a reflection of Kahlo’s cultural history, and her art. Preregister. Shown with permission. Not rated.

Thu, Sep 14, 2:00 pm Okeechobee Blvd. Branch
Phone: 233-1880

PBS Documentary Series: Hispanic Heritage Month
“Mariachi High.” (60 min.) A year in the life of the champion mariachi ensemble at Zapata High School in South Texas. Preregister. Shown with permission. TV-G

Thu, Sep 14, 6:30 pm Main Library
Phone: 233-2600

National Welcoming Week: The Florida Experience
We’ll discuss the book, “Nujeen: One Girl’s Incredible Journey from War-Torn Syria in a Wheelchair,” by Nujeen Mustafa and Christina Lamb. Panelists include immigrants and refugees who will share their experiences. Co-sponsored by the Florida Department of Children and Families, Refugee Services and the School District of Palm Beach County’s Project Transition. (60 min.) Preregister.

Sat, Sep 16, 2:00 pm West Boynton Branch
Phone: 734-5556

Wayna: Music of the Andes
Andean music group recreates traditional and contemporary melodies from the highlands of Ecuador, Peru and Bolivia. (60 min.) Preregister.

Sun, Sep 17, 2:30 pm Main Library
Phone: 233-2600

With You Venezuela: Musical Presentation by Papagayo Vocal Ensemble
Enjoy Venezuelan music. (60 min.) Preregister.

Tue, Sep 19, 6:30 pm Main Library
Phone: 233-2600

Latin American Artists at the Norton Museum of Art
Mariela Acuna, the Norton Museum of Art, After Dark Coordinator, discusses Latin American works in the Museum’s collection, and gives a preview of the New Norton! (60 min.) Preregister.

Wed, Sep 20 & 27, 2:00 pm Main Library
Phone: 233-2600

Stitchin’ in the Stacks: Hispanic Heritage Month
Create Latin American embroidery patterns. Cross stitch supplies provided. Basic knowledge of needlecraft required. (60 min.) Preregister.

Sat, Sep 23, 2:00 pm Greenacres Branch
Phone: 641-9100

Musical Voyage Through Latin America
Celebrate the beauty of Colombia with music and dance. Enjoy a musical presentation by the talented students from the Ñ School of Music. Folkloric dance group Semilla Boliviana will offer traditional dances from Bolivia. (90 min.) Preregister.

Sat, Sep 23, 2:00 pm Tequesta Branch
Phone: 746-5970

Mariachi de Mi Tierra
Enjoy traditional Mexican songs by this talented and delightful group! (60 min.) Preregister.

Sun, Sep 24, 2:30 pm Gardens Branch
Phone: 626-6133

Latin American Classical Music on Viola
Mexican violist David Pedraza performs classical music by Latin American composers. (60 min.) Preregister.

Tue, Sep 26, 6:30 pm Wellington Branch
Phone: 790-6070

Latin American Artists Showcased at the Norton Museum of Art
Glenn Tomlinson, William Randolph Hearst Curator of Education, discusses works by Latin American artists in the Museum’s collection, and gives a preview of the New Norton! (60 min.) Preregister.

Wed, Sep 27, 6:00 pm Royal Palm Beach Branch
Phone: 790-6030

A Night in Havana: Musical Presentation by Ángel Roque
Pianist Ángel Roque and Vocalist Marta Ivelisse perform music from Cuba. (60 min.) Preregister.

Sat, Sep 30, 2:30 pm Lantana Road Branch
Phone: 304-4500

Mexican Folkloric Dance & Music by Ameyal
Ameyal Mexican Cultural Organization presents “The Eagle and the Serpent” through music and folkloric dance. Discover the beauty of Mexico’s traditions. (60 min.) Preregister.

Sun, Oct 01, 2:30 pm West Boca Branch
Phone: 470-1600

Argentine Tango & More
Dance instructor Sarita Escobedo and her dance troupe offer a beautiful Tango performance and will teach basic steps to salsa and other tropical rhythms. (60 min.) Preregister.

Sat, Oct 07, 2:00 pm Glades Road Branch
Phone: 482-4554

Latin Women in Music
Vocalist Alexandra Marie will perform beloved melodies that pay tribute to female composers and singers. (60 min.) Preregister.

Sat, Oct 14, 2:30 pm Okeechobee Blvd. Branch
Phone: 233-1880

Dominican Republic’s Traditions
Club Socio-Cultural Dominicano offers a lively presentation highlighting the history and culture of the island of Quisqueya. (60 min.) Preregister.

Sun, Oct 15, 2:30 pm Hagen Ranch Road Branch
Phone: 894-7500

Mexican Folkloric Dance & Music by Ameyal
Ameyal Mexican Cultural Organization presents “The Eagle and the Serpent”. Through music and folkloric dance performances discover the beauty of Mexico’s traditions from the pre-Hispanic period to the present. (60 min.) Preregister.

Sat, Oct 21, 2:30 pmWellington Branch
Phone: 790-6070

Wayna: Music of the Andes
Andean music group recreates traditional and contemporary sounds and melodies from the highlands of Ecuador, Peru & Bolivia. (60 min.) Preregister.

Sun, Oct 22, 2:30 pm West Boynton Branch
Phone: 734-5556

Tuna of Weston
Musical performance in the traditional style of the Tuna Española, a tradition that dates back hundreds of years to medieval times, in which a group of traveling musicians performs songs in historic costume. (60 min.) Preregister.