Celebrate Latinx Heritage Month with CPL in September and October

Celebrate Latinx Heritage Month with Chicago Public Library from September 15 to October 15. Through this year's theme, Telling Our Stories, we're exploring Latinx cultures, contributions and experiences.

Events

See all our Latinx Heritage Month events. Highlights include:

Adults and Teens

Cooking Demo: The Chi-Rican Jibarito Sandwich
5 p.m. Thursday, October 1
Chef Roberto Perez, co-founder of Urban Pilón, shares a cooking demonstration and history lesson on the famous and delicious jibarito.

Indoor Growing: Microgreens & Herbs at Home
5 p.m. Monday, October 5
Want to learn more about microgreens or what to plant indoors in the fall? David from Contemporary Farmer Inc., offers tips to help you start growing food indoors.

Why Are You, You?
6 p.m. Tuesday, October 13
Learn to share your most authentic stories while not compromising why you are who you are in this storytelling workshop with Afro-Latina storyteller Lily Be, who describes her method of storytelling as entirely off-book, vulnerable and fun.

Teens and Tweens

Beyond Frida
5 p.m. Thursday, September 17
Learn about the life and work of Frida Kahlo—with a twist. We'll delve into the artists she loved, hated and worked with, and those that you might not know about because everyone talks so much about Frida.

Kids

123 Andrés: Around the Americas
2 p.m. Tuesdays, September 22 to October 13
Grammy-winning 123 Andrés meets musicians in different countries of Latin America—Argentina, Mexico, Guatemala and Puerto Rico. Learn about the various styles of music and participate in interactive challenges where you can practice a rhythm, learn a dance step or create an instrument with household objects.

Coloring Page

Print our Latinx Heritage Month coloring sheet.

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