Join CPL in our celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month 2019, September 15 to October 15.
We'll have events for all ages and interests, from music performances and craft workshops to mental health awareness chats, all celebrating Hispanic culture, folklore and tradition.
Our celebration begins with:
- Danza Azteca Xochitl-Quetzal: Indigenous dance performance at 10 a.m. Saturday, September 14 at Clearing Branch.
- Jewelry Making with Donita Allen: Learn to make jewelry using tools of the craft at 2 p.m. Saturday, September 14 at Pullman Branch.
We'll have more than 60 events for all ages around the city. Highlights include:
- Brazilian Singer Luciano Antonio: Concerts featuring the Chicago jazz composer.
- Musical Story Time with C.A.T.S.: Creating Arts Together with Songs presents a bilingual story time.
- Mental Health Awareness Chat w/ Latinx Talk Therapy: This bilingual interactive workshop on mental health for adults and teens is given by two licensed psychotherapists.
- Make-up para Reinas: A make-up tutorial by Chicago’s very own Karari and Irregular Girl.
- West Chicago Avenue Branch's Book Club discusses Paolo Coehlo’s By the River Piedra I Sat Down and Wept.
- Canaryville Branch's Adult Book Club discusses Natalia Sylvester’s Everyone Knows You Go Home.
- Mount Greenwood Branch's Book Club discusses Esmeralda Santiago's When I Was Puerto Rican.
- Vicko Alvarez's ScholaR at Humboldt Park Branch
- Erika Estania Doyle's ¡Tengo Tanto Tango! and Cathy Quintero's Textiles y Tenis at Independence Branch
- Beatriz Ledesma's Not Quite There Yet at Lincoln Belmont Branch
- Norma Rios-Sierra's Mi México at Logan Square Branch