Monday, September 13, 2021

Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month with the Arlington Public Library. Hispanic Heritage Month is celebrated from September 15 through October 15. Visit our Branches to view displays dedicated to various Latin and South American countries and Puerto Rico. Journey to all seven library locations and get your passport stamped to be entered into a prize drawing! Download Culture Passport

  • Mexico – East Library & Recreation Center 

  • El Salvador – Lake Arlington Branch 

  • Puerto Rico – George W. Hawkes Downtown Library 

  • Honduras – Northeast Branch  

  • Guatemala – Southeast Branch 

  • Colombia – Woodland West Branch 

  • Peru – Southwest Branch 

Check out one of our Hispanic Voices Read to Me Kits beginning September 16 and pick them up at the East Library and Recreation Center. These kits are designed to help you support your child's development at home with sensory activity for ages 2-5 and five of our favorite board or picture books featuring Hispanic voices. Register today! 

On September 23 from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at the George W. Hawkes Downtown Library for our Traditional Dress Show featuring dresses from a variety of Latin American countries as well as a paper flower demonstration and a masapan competition.

Join us on October 15 from 6 to 7 p.m. at the George W. Hawkes Downtown Library as City Council District 2 Representative Raul H. Gonzalez, shares his personal perspective on diversity and inclusion in our community as a person of color. 

Follow us on social media this month as we explore topics related to Hispanic Heritage and diversity in our community. From book talks to videos and cooking demonstrations there is something for everyone! 

Learn more about Hispanic Heritage Month here.