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Hispanic Heritage Month 

El Sistema de Bibliotecas Conmemorativas del Condado de Prince George los invita a la Celebración del Mes de la Herencia Hispana, entre el 15 de septiembre y el 15 de octubre. Durante todo este mes celebramos la diversidad cultural presente en nuestra comunidad; festejamos las hermosas tradiciones de nuestros países latinoamericanos; y enaltecemos los logros y las contribuciones de los hispanos en una gran variedad de campos.

Prince George's County Memorial Library System invites you to the Hispanic Heritage Month Celebration, from September 15 to October 15. We celebrate our community’s cultural diversity, highlight the beautiful traditions of Latin American countries, and honor the achievements and contributions that Hispanics have made in a wide variety of fields.


Events

Tue, Sep 17, 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Laurel - Large Meeting Room A (Dorothy Height Room)
Visit cities across Latin America all without leaving the library with virtual reality.

Tue, Sep 17, 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Fairmount Heights - D.R.E.A.M Lab
Learn about some Latinx innovators that you probably haven’t heard of before. Design and create a monument to celebrate their work!

Wed, Sep 18, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Beltsville - Large Meeting Room
Come join us for an hour of afternoon crafting. Make and take home a fun craft related to La Palma folk art from El Salvador. Parents are welcome to participate. Ages 5-12.

Wed, Sep 18, 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Greenbelt - Auditorium
Come join us for an afternoon of crafting. Learn about folk art of the Kuna people in Panama, then make your own design with construction paper. Families welcome!

Thu, Sep 19, 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Bladensburg
Join us to play Lotería, a traditional game of chance from Latin America. Families welcome.

Mon, Sep 23, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Laurel - Large Meeting Room A (Dorothy Height Room)
Learn Latin dance types and techniques with professional teachers through 'feet-on' instruction.

Mon, Sep 23, 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Pop-Up Locations
This documentary is a portrait of one of Latin America's most important singer/ songwriters whose socially charged lyrics and explosive rhythms brought Salsa music to an international audience.

Tue, Sep 24, 7:30pm - 8:30pm
Beltsville - Large Meeting Room
Watch Latin dance performances, try a few moves, and learn about Salsa, Merengue, Bachata and Cha-cha — their history and cultural relevance.

Wed, Sep 25, 10:30am - 11:30am
New Carrollton
Join author Lulu Delacre for a reading of Queen for a Day, a presentation that explains the process in the making of a book, and a peek at an authentic vejigante costume. Grades 1-3

Thu, Sep 26, 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Bladensburg
Find out about pioneering bird artist Louis Agassiz Fuertes and then create a mini sketchbook!

Fri, Sep 27, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Hyattsville
Come listen to a librarian read favorite stories aloud and do a related craft. Celebrate the contributions of bird artist Louis Agassiz Fuertes to wildlife conservation.

Fri, Sep 27, 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Spauldings
Enjoy an entertaining blend of songs from Latin America, while sharing the music's cultural and historical background.

Mon, Sep 30, 10:15am - 10:45am
Hyattsville
Bring your baby and join us for stories, songs, fingerplays and more! We'll have a song and story in Spanish for Hispanic Heritage Month.

Mon, Sep 30, 11:00am - 11:30am
Hyattsville
Bring your baby and join us for stories, songs, fingerplays and more! We'll have a song and story in Spanish for Hispanic Heritage Month.

Mon, Sep 30, 7:30pm - 8:30pm
South Bowie
Watch Latin dance performances, try a few moves, and learn about Salsa, Merengue, Bachata and Cha-cha — their history and cultural relevance.

Tue, Oct 01, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Bowie - Conference Room
Come join us for an hour of afternoon crafting with a Hispanic Heritage theme. Make and take something fun home. Parents are welcome to participate! Ages 5-12. Limited to the first 15 children.

Tue, Oct 01, 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Beltsville - Large Meeting Room
Watch Latin dance performances, try a few moves, and learn about Salsa, Merengue, Bachata and Cha-cha — their history and cultural relevance.

Tue, Oct 01, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Oxon Hill
Panamanian Folkloric dance performances with dancers dressed in authentic attire from different regions of Panama.

Tue, Oct 01, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Bowie - Auditorium
Learn Latin dance types and techniques with professional teachers through 'feet-on' instruction.

Wed, Oct 02, 10:30am - 11:30am
New Carrollton
Join Lulu Delacre to find out how special foods spark fond family memories that can be transformed into stories. Lulu will read her book and discuss how illustrations are printed. Grades 3-5

Thu, Oct 03, 4:00pm - 6:30pm
Fairmount Heights - Large Meeting Room
Come celebrate Hispanic Heritage month with a special screening of the movie "We Like It Like That," which explores the music genre of Latin Boogaloo, and learn about our digital resources.

Thu, Oct 03, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Baden
Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month! Learn how to do Huichol-inspired Mexican Yarn painting. Create your own colorful design. Call the Baden branch to register at 301-888-1152.

Thu, Oct 03, 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Hyattsville
Join the Teen Action Group to Celebrate Hispanic Heritage month by learning about and creating a piñata. All supplies provided.

Thu, Oct 03, 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Laurel - Large Meeting Room A (Dorothy Height Room)
Celebrate Hispanic Heritage month by creating fun musical instruments, participating in face painting, and watching the movie Coco. All craft supplies will be provided. Ages 5 and up.

Fri, Oct 04, 4:00pm - 6:00pm
Spauldings
This documentary is a portrait of one of Latin America's most important singer/ songwriters whose socially charged lyrics and explosive rhythms brought Salsa music to an international audience.

Sat, Oct 05, 10:30am - 11:00am
Bladensburg
Bring your toddler and join us for stories, songs, fingerplays and more! We will celebrate Hispanic Heritage.

Sat, Oct 05, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
New Carrollton
Panamanian Folkloric dance performances with dancers dressed in native attire from different regions of Panama.

Sat, Oct 05, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Fairmount Heights - Large Meeting Room
Learning to speak English? Join our club and practice speaking English in a friendly atmosphere. Discussion topics will be of famous Latinxs and of Hispanic Heritage Month.

Mon, Oct 07, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Largo-Kettering - Large Meeting Room
Come join us for an afternoon of crafting to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month.

Tue, Oct 08, 10:30am - 11:00am
Laurel - Large Meeting Room A (Dorothy Height Room)
Join us for puppet stories, songs, fingerplays and more which highlight the richness and diversity of Hispanic cultures!

Wed, Oct 09, 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Beltsville - Large Meeting Room
Come listen to a librarian read favorite stories about Latin American artists and create a colorful mini piñata to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month.

Thu, Oct 10, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Fairmount Heights - Large Meeting Room
Celebrate Hispanic Heritage month by learning about and creating a piñata. All supplies provided.

Sat, Oct 12, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Accokeek
Join us as we make calavera masks in honor of the Day of the Dead! Bring yourself; the library will provide the supplies.

Sat, Oct 12, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Fairmount Heights - Large Meeting Room
Learning to speak English? Join our club and practice speaking English in a friendly atmosphere. Discussion topics will be of famous Latinxs and of Hispanic Heritage Month.

Participe de una amplia variedad de programas gratuitos para toda la comunidad. Consulte el calendario de eventos especiales en su biblioteca local, así como una variedad de recursos en inglés y español que se encuentran disponibles en nuestro catálogo en línea.

Prince George's County Proudly celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month

Participate in a variety of free programs offered to the community. Check the calendar for special events at your local library branch, and browse through the English and Spanish resources available in our online catalog.


Recommended Reads


Online Resources

  • Mango Languages
  • Transparent Languages
  • Brainfuse HelpNow
  • Latino American Experience
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Access our online resources to learn a language, for education or for reference.

Wacth help videos if you need assistance with Mango, Transparent Languages or Brainfuse (Brainfuse en Español) here.

Additional online resources can be found here.

Please contact us if you need assistance.