Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month with HCPL!

Hispanic Heritage Graphic dcherryCome celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month with Harris County Public Library! All of our branches have events planned to recognize the contributions of Latinos to our communities and to American culture. There will be movies, crafts, storytelling, cooking and dance demonstrations, book discussions, and, of course, fiestas!

Don’t forget to mark your calendar for Saturday, September 22, when HCPL will host our special Hispanic Heritage Festival at the Aldine Branch Library with lots to do and see and taste! We’ll have entertainment including a puppet show, folkloric dance and Happy the Clown. We’ll have games provided by the Aldine-Greenspoint Family YMCA, as well as a piñata, lots of crafts and a moonwalk, and what kind of festival would it be without food? We’ll have plenty of treats including yummy paletas to cool you off! 

Below is a list of some of the other events this month at HCPL branches. For listings of all Hispanic Heritage Month programs, please visit our events calendar.

Aldine Branch Library
Saturday, September 22
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
All ages
Hispanic Heritage Festival: big fun for the whole family with music, dance, clowns, puppets, piñatas and a moonwalk.

Baldwin Boettcher Branch Library
Monday, September 10
6:30 PM
Adults
Book Discussion: Celebrate the Latina literature with a lively talk about Conquistadora by Esmeralda Santiago

Barbara Bush Branch Library
Wednesday, September 19
4:30 PM
Preschoolers and school-age children
Fiesta! Fun, food and crafts in honor of Hispanic Heritage Month.

Clear Lake City – County Freeman Branch Library
Wednesday, September 19
4:30 PM
Teens
Book Tasting: browse a wide selection of savory books by Latino authors and reflecting Latino culture.

Evelyn Meador Branch Library
Tuesday, September 25
6:30 PM
All ages
Decorate a sugar skull in preparation for el Día de los Muertos.

Galena Park Branch Library
Tuesday, September 18
4:00 PM
All ages
Hispanic Heritage Celebration: join us for traditional music and crafts from around Latin America. Make a Chilean rainstick, a mola from Panama or tissue papers from México.

Jacinto City Branch Library
Thursday, September 27
6:00 PM
All ages
Huaraches 101 (Sandal-making Craft): learn how to make your very own pair of this traditional Mexican footwear.

Katherine Tyra Bear Creek Branch Library
Wednesday, October 3
5:00 PM
Tweeners
Come make a beautiful Aztec Sun tambourine to take home.

Katy Branch Library
Saturday, October 13
1:00 PM
All ages
Fiesta Hispaña: Come watch demonstrations of traditional dances and stay for a singing storyteller.

Kingwood Branch Library
Friday, September 28
Adults
Come to this movie screening and learn about the lives of long overlooked Latino musicians who changed the sound of popular music the world over.

La Porte Community Library
Wednesday, September 19
3:15 PM
School-age children
Make a Fiesta Fridge Magnet.

Lone Star College Community Library
Tuesday, September 25
7:00 PM
Adults
The History Book Club will discuss Himilce Novas’ Everything You Need to Know About Latino History.

Maud Smith Marks Branch Library
Saturday, September 22
1:00 – 4:00 PM
All ages
Hispanic Heritage Fiesta: crafts, Chilean folk dancers, a cooking demonstration, Salsa dancing and mariachi music.

North Channel Branch Library
Wednesday, September 19
4:30 PM
Children
Hispanic Heritage Party: come make a paper bag serape and enjoy some aguas frescas y pasteles (fruit drinks and pastries).

South Houston Branch Library
Wednesday, September 19
4:00 PM
Preschoolers and school-age children
Make one of these beautiful tradition paper flowers.

Spring Branch Memorial Library
Monday, September 17
3:30 PM
Ages 5 and up
Piñata Party: make your own piñata, maracas or create a colorful mask.

West University Branch Library
Friday, September 28.
4:00 – 5:00 PM
All Ages
Salsa Workshop with Dance Houston: explore Latino culture through the rhythm and style of salsa dancing.