Wednesday, September 21, 2022 Steven McQuay

Join the Arlington Public Library in celebrating National Hispanic Heritage Month. This nationwide celebration runs from September 15 to October 15 and honors the contributions and culture of Hispanics and Latin Americans.

The Hispanic and Latino Community is full of diverse cultures and vibrant histories. Learn more about Hispanic Heritage here, or check out recommendations from our librarians here. We invite the community to join us as we celebrate the Hispanic and Latino community both in Arlington and across the nation. 

This year, there is a new way to participate. Track all your reading with the Beanstack app. Create an account for yourself or your family, and join our Hispanic Heritage Month reading challenges. Learn more about Beanstack here.

Visit our library locations to discover even more about Hispanic Heritage. Each branch will have a display dedicated to a Latin or South American country or Puerto Rico. Travel to all seven library locations and get your passport stamped at each to be entered into a prize drawing! Download Culture Passport

  • George W. Hawkes Downtown Library            Peru
  • Ron Wright Lake Arlington Branch                   El Salvador
  • Northeast Branch                                             Puerto Rico
  • East Library and Recreation Center                 Mexico
  • Southeast Branch                                             Cuba
  • Southwest Branch                                            Columbia
  • Woodland West Branch                                    Guatemala

The Arlington Public Library will recognize Hispanic Heritage Month with a series of programs designed to highlight and celebrate heritage rooted in all Spanish-speaking countries.

George W. Hawkes Downtown Library
Stop by for music and dance performers, crafts, storytime, hotdogs, and more!
Southeast Branch
Join us for a special Bilingual Storytime at the Southeast Branch Library! In honor of Hispanic Heritage Month, we will be sharing stories, songs, and rhymes in English and Spanish. This storytime is geared toward ages 2-5.
George W. Hawkes Downtown Library
Learn to design and cut with Cricut Design Space and create Papel Picado, colorful Mexican Fiesta Banners! This class is limited to the first 10 in attendance and is appropriate for ages 13 to adult.
George W. Hawkes Downtown Library
Discover cooking skills rooted in Hispanic culture. With a nutrition and culinary expert from Tarrant Area Food Bank, you will learn basic nutrition and a simple preparation of a healthy, affordable, and delicious meal. Open to all ages and families!
Southeast Branch
La enfermedad de Alzheimer y otras demencias causan problemas de memoria, pensamiento y comportamiento que interfieren con la vida diaria. Únase a nosotros para aprender a reconocer las señales comunes de la enfermedad. *Presentado por la Asociación de Alzheimer's
George W. Hawkes Downtown Library
Create beautiful paper molas inspired by traditional handmade designs from Panama clothing, which uses a reverse applique technique. Materials will be provided. This class is limited to the first 12 in attendance and is appropriate for ages 9 to adult.