September 15 - October 15 is National Hispanic Heritage Month.
Each year, Americans observe National Hispanic Heritage Month, by celebrating the histories, cultures and achievements of American citizens whose ancestors came from Spain, Mexico, the Caribbean, Central and South America.
At Arlington Public Library, we celebrate the contributions of Hispanic Americans to American history and culture, through books and programs for all ages.
Come, join us — always free, always open!
Monday, Sept. 26, 11 a.m.-12 p.m., Columbia Pike Library
Tuesday, Sept. 27, 10:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m., Central Library
Thursday, Sept. 29, 10:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m., Shirlington Library
Join us for an energy-packed performance featuring 123 Andrés at Central, Columbia Pike and Shirlington Library. Families and children of all ages can dance and learn, both in Spanish and English, and listen to the instruments and stories through genres such as cumbia, salsa, merengue, bachata and more.
Latin Dance Lessons at Columbia Pike
Tuesdays, Sept. 13, 20, 27 and Oct. 4, 11, 6:30-7:30 p.m., Columbia Pike Library
Family-friendly, RSVP for an event reminder
Join the Encanto Salsa Team for beginner salsa and bachata lessons. No prior experience or partner required, and adults and children alike are encouraged to attend!
Saturday, Oct. 1, 12:00-2:00 p.m., Shirlington Library Plaza
All ages, RSVP for an event reminder
Join us for an outdoor game of Loteria to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month. There will be prizes, along with traditional Latin American food from Pan American Bakery.
Art And An Artist: "Tito Puente"
Thursday, Oct. 6, 4:00-5:00 p.m., Shirlington Library
Children Grades 1-5, RSVP for an event reminder
Come and learn through a story about Tito Puente, a percussionist of Puerto Rican descent, known as "King of the Timbales." Afterward, listen to his music and make your own drums to tap along to the beat.
No matter what your literary taste is, there is something for you in this list of recent books by Hispanic-American authors, from V. Castro's dark horror story collection "Mestiza Blood" to Yamile Saied Méndez’s heartwarming romance, "Twice a Quinceañera."
Be sure to check out our other lists of gems for young readers in our Latinx Voices Book Lists.