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Hispanic Heritage Month Logo

September 15 – October 15

Hispanic Heritage Month is observed each year to highlight the achievements of Hispanic Americans and recognize their contributions to our society and culture. Join us as we celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month with a variety of programs and events for all ages, recommended reads and more!

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Broaden your horizons with Mango Languages

Broaden your language learning horizons with Mango Languages! Learn about the rich culture of Latin America with access to multiple Spanish-language courses – as well as over 70 other languages  – all available with your library card. 

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Stream your favorite Latin beats with Freegal Music

Celebrate Hispanic heritage with a curated selection of music featuring hit songs from Latin America and beyond – available for free through Freegal Music!

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Highlighting the works of Hispanic artists

Explore hoopla Digital's vast collection of Hispanic Heritage Month materials highlighting the work of Hispanic artists, including movies, literature, music and more. Check them out today!

Programs and Events
Giraffe hand puppet

Marci Poppins Celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month

With the help of her adorable puppets, magic and music, Marci Poppins teaches lessons in history, reminding her young audience to be proud of their heritage. Ages 3 - 10 yrs.

Saturday, September 24, 2:00 - 2:30 p.m.
Kendale Lakes Branch Library

Image of author Rita Rosa Ruesga and her book

En Español

Author Series with Rita Rosa Ruesga
Serie de autores con Rita Rosa Ruesga

Get ready to dance and have fun as author Rita Rosa Ruesga presents her children's book, Los Mariachis. The author has been nominated for several Latin Grammy Awards. Bring the whole family and enjoy Hispanic folk songs, games and stories! This program will be presented in Spanish. Ages 4 yrs.+

Prepárate para bailar y divertirte con la presentación del libro infantil "Los Mariachis" de Rita Rosa Ruesga, nominada a varios premios Grammy Latino. Trae a toda la familia y disfruta de canciones folclóricas hispanas, juegos e historias. El programa se presentará en español. Para niños de 4 años y más.

Saturday, September 24, 11:00 a.m. - Noon
Shenandoah Branch Library

Monday, September 26, 5:00 - 6:00 p.m.
South Dade Regional Library

Thursday, September 29, 10:00 - 11:00 a.m.
West Kendall Regional Library

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La Fiesta
Hispanic Heritage Month Celebration

Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month with stories, music and dance! Enjoy a special performance by dancers and musicians from Ameyal Mexican Cultural Academy. All ages.

Saturday, September 24, 3:00 - 5:00 p.m.
Northeast Dade-Aventura Branch Library

Saturday, October 1, 2:00 - 3:30 p.m.
Kendale Lakes Branch Library

Tuesday, October 11, 5:00 - 6:30 p.m.
Naranja Branch Library

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Salsa Dancing for Kids and Teens

Get ready to learn some new dance moves from dance instructor Susy Q! Please wear comfortable shoes. Ages 8 - 18 yrs.

Monday, September 19, 5:00 - 6:00 p.m.
North Dade Regional Library

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Dominoes Game Time

Dominoes are a fun traditional leisure activity in many Hispanic countries. Join us for a game of dominoes in celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month. Ages 12 yrs.+

Saturday, September 24, 1:00 - 5:00 p.m.
West Kendall Regional Library


Arsht on the Road
Featuring Susana Behar & Friends

The Arsht Center is taking the arts on the road! Susana Behar, accompanied by Michel Gonzalez on guitar, Michael Font on percussion and Luis Navarro on violin, will take the audience on a musical journey through Spain, the Ottoman Empire and the Americas. The concert will present a tapestry of sounds, poetry and rhythms. Ages 19 yrs.+

Thursday, September 29, 6:30 - 8:00 p.m.
Westchester Regional Library

Dancing shoes

En Español

¡Tarde de Danzón! - A Hispanic Heritage Month Celebration

Bring your dancing shoes and join us for a musical celebration of Hispanic heritage presented by Humana. This program will be presented in Spanish. Ages 19 yrs.+

Trae tus zapatos de baile y acompáñanos durante una celebración musical de la herencia hispana presentada por Humana. Este programa será presentado en español. Para mayores de 19 años.

Image of author Silvia Lopez and her book

Author Series with Silvia Lopez

Join local author Silvia Lopez as she discusses her latest book, Pacho Nacho. Unable to agree on a name, Mama and Papa name their first baby Pacho Nacho Nico Tico Melo Felo Kiko Rico! When Pacho Nacho finds himself in trouble, his younger brother Juan must quickly find help, which is not so easy when everyone insists that Juan call his brother by his full name. Ages 4 yrs.+

Saturday, October 1, Noon - 1:00 p.m.
Coral Reef Branch Library


Crafting with Crafty Crafters: Mini Piñatas

Join us as we create cute, mini piñatas in celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month! Materials will be provided. Adult supervision needed for younger children. All ages.

Saturday, October 1, 1:00 - 2:00 p.m.
Coral Reef Branch Library

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Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month with Google Earth

Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month with us by diving into Google Earth to learn about cultural icons and explore important places in their lives. ¡Vamos! Ages 12 - 18 yrs.

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Perler Bead Craft: Sugar Skull Design

Perler Beads are small multi-colored beads that you can fuse together to make amazing pixel art. Join us in creating a sugar skull design in celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month. Materials will be provided. Ages 10 yrs.+

Wednesday, October 12, 4:00 - 5:00 p.m.
Miami Lakes Branch Library

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En Español

International Chef of Healthy Cuisine "Chef Natita"
Chef Internacional de Cocina Saludable "Chef Natita"

Let's learn to eat well and live better! Join us as we share tips on cooking delicious and healthy recipes, choosing the right foods, reading nutrition labels and more. This program will be presented in Spanish. Ages 19 yrs.+

¡Aprendamos a comer bien y a vivir mejor! Acompáñanos mientras compartimos consejos para cocinar recetas deliciosas y saludables, elegir los alimentos adecuados, leer las etiquetas nutricionales y mucho más. Este programa será presentado en español. Para mayores de 19 años.

Saturday, October 15, 2:00 - 3:30 p.m.
West Kendall Regional Library

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Spanish Guitar
Celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month

Join us for a performance by Francisco Valle featuring a variety of classical and flamenco pieces. All ages.

Wednesday, October 19, 5:00 - 6:00 p.m.
Miami Lakes Branch Library