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Monday, Sept. 14, 2015

"Super Cilantro Girl" Book Cover

Reader's Theatre Featuring 'Super Cilantro Girl'

Mt. Pleasant Library

4 p.m.
Calling all readers! Please join us in the children's room for Reader's Theatre.Super Cilantro Girl by Juan Felipe Herrera is the featured piece.

Tuesday, Sept. 15, 2015

maracas

Maker Martes Celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month

Mt. Pleasant Library

4 p.m.
Start Hispanic Heritage Month off with some Maker Martes fun! Join us in the Children's Room for a musical craft where we make maracas and listen to music in celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month. 

Wednesday, Sept. 16, 2015

Latino Americans  Logo

'Latino Americans' Documentary Screening

Mt. Pleasant Library

7 p.m.
Join us for a screening of Latino Americans, a 2013 documentary supported by the National Endowment for the Humanities. The award-winning series chronicles Latinos in the United States from the 16th century to present day.

Thursday, Sept. 17, 2015

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¡DC Cooks Ahorita!

Mt. Pleasant Library

7 p.m.
In celebration of National Hispanic Heritage Month please join us for a cooking demonstration featuring local cook, author and storyteller Jonathan Bardzik.   Jonathan will conduct a cooking/kitchen workshop demonstrating the proper handling of kitchen utensils, basic kitchen skills (i.e. how to dice and chop an onion, etc.) and the preparation of two to three side dishes highlighting the beauty of Latin cuisine. This demonstration will take place in the Large Meeting Room.

Saturday, Sept. 19, 2015

Hispanic Heritage Month

Hispanic Heritage Month Celebration

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

11 a.m.
From 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. kick-off National Hispanic Heritage Month in the Great Hall with music, dancing, live performances, face-painting and crafts for kids. This event is free and for all ages. Families are welcome! De la 11 a.m. a 4 p.m. venga para celebrar la Mes de la Herencia Hispana. Habrá música, baile, espectáculos en vivo, pintura de la cara, y manualidades para niños. Este evento para la familia es gratis y para todas las edades. ¡Traiga la familia!

Sunday, Sept. 20, 2015

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Celebrating Legends of Latin Jazz, with the Joe Falero Latin Quartet

Takoma Park Library

2:30 p.m.
We're celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month in a big way!  Come and enjoy live music -- Latin Jazz, Salsa, Merengue, ChaCha, Cumbia, and Bolero -- performed by the Joe Falero Latin Quartet.  You don't want to  miss this special event.  For more information, call 202-576-7764.  

Monday, Sept. 21, 2015

"Martina the Beautiful Cockroach" book cover

Reader's Theatre Featuring 'Martina the Beautiful Cockroach: A Cuban Folktale'

Mt. Pleasant Library

4 p.m.
Calling all readers! Please join us in the children's room on Monday, Sept. 21 at 4 p.m. for Reader's Theatre.

Bilingual Stories, Songs and Craft

Petworth Library

4 p.m.
Join us at the Petworth Library to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month! We will hear bilingual stories and songs and make a craft. This program is for children 4 and older.

Tuesday, Sept. 22, 2015

Make a Piñata!

Rosedale Library

4 p.m.
Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month by making a small piñata. For ages 5-10. 

Wednesday, Sept. 23, 2015

Billy Goats Gruff

'The Three Billy Goats Gruff' Bilingual Play and Story Time

Northeast Library

10:30 a.m.
Enjoy a bilingual English/Spanish story time and play put on by DC Public Library staff in celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month. We will be reading stories and acting out a bilingual version of The Three Billy Goats Gruff. For ages birth-5 and their caregivers.

Thursday, Sept. 24, 2015

Maru Montero

Maru Montero Dance Company

Petworth Library

4 p.m.
Join us at the library in honor of National Hispanic Heritage Month and enjoy a dance performance by the Maru Montero Dance Company.  Families are welcome!

Saturday, Sept. 26, 2015

Maru Montero Dance Company

Maru Montero Dance Company

Mt. Pleasant Library

11 a.m.
Join us at the library in honor of National Hispanic Heritage Month and enjoy a dance performance by the Maru Montero Dance Company.  Families are welcome!

Sunday, Sept. 27, 2015

Joe Falero pic

Celebrating Legends of Latin Jazz, Featuring the Joe Falero Latin Quartet

Southeast Library

2:30 p.m.
We’re celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month and you’re invited to join in the fun!  Enjoy live music – Latin Jazz, Salsa, Merengue, ChaCha and Bolero – performed by the Joe Falero Latin Quartet. For more information, call the Southeast Library, 202-698-3372.  

Tuesday, Sept. 29, 2015

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Mexican Stories and Crafts

Georgetown Library

4 p.m.
Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month with fun stories about Mexican culture and crafts.

Wednesday, Sept. 30, 2015

Teatro de la Luna

Teatro de la Luna

Lamond-Riggs Library

10:30 a.m.
Celebrate National Hispanic Heritage Month with a theatrical performance for children by Teatro de la Luna. They will be presenting the bilingual English/Spanish play "Chiquititos." Ages 2-5 and their caregivers.

Thursday, Oct. 1, 2015

Hola Cultura

Hola Cultura presents 'El Barrio'

Mt. Pleasant Library

7 p.m.
Hola Cultura presents their web based doumentary, or "webumentary", El Barrio, followed by a panel discussion about the film at 7 p.m. in the large meeting room on the first floor of the library.

Friday, Oct. 2, 2015

Billy Goats Gruff

Billy Goats Gruff Bilingual Play and Storytime

Southeast Library

11 a.m.
Enjoy a bilingual English/Spanish storytime and play put on by DC Public Library librarians in celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month. We will be reading stories and acting out a bilingual version of the Billy Goats Gruff. For ages birth-5 and their caregivers.

Sunday, Oct. 4, 2015

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Family Fun Day Sunday Celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month

Mt. Pleasant Library

2 p.m.
Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month with us during our Family Fun Day Sunday program!

Tuesday, Oct. 6, 2015

Latino Americans Picture

Latino Americans Film Screening

Petworth Library

6:30 p.m.
In celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month, Hola Cultura will be screening one part of the six-part PBS series, Latino Americans. You can also stream this series through our Access Videos on Demand database.
Harvest of Empire

History Book Club

Northeast Library

7 p.m.
Join our monthly History Book Club as we celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month by discussing Harvest of Empire: A History of Latinos in America by Juan Gonzalez.

Wednesday, Oct. 7, 2015

Billy Goats Gruff

Billy Goats Gruff Bilingual Play and Storytime

Southwest Library

10:30 a.m.
Enjoy a bilingual English/Spanish story time and play put on by DC Public Library librarians in celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month. We will be reading stories and acting out a bilingual version of the Billy Goats Gruff. For ages birth-5 and their caregivers.
Teatro de la Luna

Teatro de la Luna

Takoma Park Library

10:30 a.m.
Come celebrate National Hispanic Heritage Month with a theatrical performance for children by Teatro de la Luna. They will be presenting the bilingual English/Spanish play "Chiquititos." Ages 2-5 and their caregivers.

Hispanic Heritage Story time

Rosedale Library

4 p.m.
For Hispanic Heritage Month, children will get a special story time that includes books created by Latino authors and illustrators.

Thursday, Oct. 8, 2015

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History/Biography Book Club

Shepherd Park (Juanita E. Thornton) Library

7 p.m.
Every month, we discuss a book about important historical events, figures and more.  In October, we're reading Americanos: Latin America's Struggle for Independence by John Charles Chasteen in honor of Hispanic Heritage Month.
BorderCrossing

The Great Central American Exodus Towards the U.S.: What is Driving It?

Mt. Pleasant Library

7 p.m.
In celebration of National Hispanic Heritage Month please join us for a lecture by Joseph Eldridge, Adjunct Faculty at American University and Patrick Ahern.