Salsa Lessons, Papel Picado, a Panel Discussion on Puerto Rico and More
September 15 - October 15 is National Hispanic Heritage Month. Join us at the Library to celebrate the contributions of Hispanic Americans to American history with fun and and thought provoking events for all ages.
Puerto Rico and the United States: How Did We Get Here and Where Are We Going?
Thursday, Sept. 20
One year after Hurricane Maria, Puerto Ricans are still struggling to regain a sense of normalcy on an island where normalcy is defined by debt and poverty. Join us for a panel discussion about the historical roots of this political, economic, and humanitarian crisis, the role of the United States on the island, and what the future may hold.
Mondays, Sept. 17, Sept. 24, Oct. 1, Oct. 8
No previous dance experience is necessary, and you don't need to bring a partner.
Musical Performance by De Sanguashington
Tuesday, Oct. 9
Using instruments such as accordion, tambor alegre, tambora (two-headed drum), bass, and other percussion, this D.C.-based musical group has become a favorite of D.C.’s Colombian community since forming to perform at the 2014 FIFA World Cup.
Papel Picado with MasPaz
Wednesday, Oct. 10
Local artist MasPaz will lead a workshop on the traditional Mexican art of papel picado ("perforated" or "pecked" paper).
Events for Kids and Families
- September 20 - Family Sing-a-long
- September 22 - Fiesta Flowers
- October 3 - Preschool Hispanic Heritage Month Fiesta
- October 10 - Make Maracas!
Events for Adults
- September 22 - Papel Picado DIY
- September 24 - Maker Happy Hour: Frida Inspired Flower Headbands
- October 4 - Thursday Movie Matinee: "Frida"
- October 6 - Musician Showcase: Manuex Pop and Jorge Serafin
- October 10 - Get Crafty: Mexican Folk Art Frames
- October 10 - Bibliotecas 101 : Recursos gratuitos para todos
- October 18 - Thursday Movie Matinee: "Spare Parts"