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Wednesday, Sept. 18, 2019

The Invisible Hand

Movie Night at West End: "The Invisible Hand"

West End Library

6 p.m.
Visit West End Library for a screening of The Invisible Hand.  

Thursday, Sept. 19, 2019

Papel Picado photo

Hispanic Heritage Craft

Rosedale Library

4 p.m.
Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month at Rosedale with a Papel Picado craft! Papel Picado is a traditional Mexican folk art which involves cutting out elaborate patterns out of tissue paper. Recommended for ages 5 to 12. 
Paper Flowers

Crafternoon: Celebrating, Culture, and Cuentos

Anacostia Library

4 p.m.
Enjoy being creative? Does your inner artist yearn to experiment with new styles?  Then, join us as we celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month by creating art in traditional Hispanic forms such as molas, paper flowers, and papel picado. We will be making molas on Sept. 19, paper flowers on Sept. 26, and papel picado on Oct. 3.   Ages 5 to 12 welcome. This event is free.      
Picture of Astronaut Ellen Ochoa

STEM Thursdays: Celebrating Hispanic Scientists

Mt. Pleasant Library

4:30 p.m.
Learn STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math) concepts during this interactive program! The fun begins with a short read aloud followed by hands-on science experiments, engineering challenges, or technology tinkering.  Ages 4 and up welcome. In celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month, we will focus on Hispanic scientists and perform STEM experiments that reflect their discoveries and achievements.
Hermia & Helena

Movie Night at West End: "Hermia & Helena"

West End Library

6 p.m.
Visit West End Library for a screening of Hermia & Helena.  
Hispanic Festival

Hispanic Festival Photography Exhibition

Mt. Pleasant Library

6 p.m.
The Washington D.C. Hispanic American Cultural Festival, now known as Fiesta DC, celebrated its first festival in 1970. It's one of the biggest community-organized events in Washington and on the East Coast. The annual event, which celebrates the art and culture of Latinos in D.C., Maryland, and Virginia, started when Mayor Walter Washington proclaimed the founding date through the Mayor's Office on Latino Affairs in 1969. Join us as we celebrate the 49th year of the Hispanic Festival with a Photography Exhibition.
Hermia & Helena

Movie Night at West End: "Hermia & Helena"

West End Library

6 p.m.
Visit West End Library for a screening of Hermia & Helena.  

Saturday, Sept. 21, 2019

dance for all - washington ballet

National Dance Day Latin Dance Class

Mt. Pleasant Library

10 a.m.
Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month with The Washington Ballet as they Latin Dance to the library! Receive instruction in different Latin dance styles from a Washington Ballet artist in the children's program space. This event is in partnership with The Washington Ballet's fall Dance for All program and is aimed at children 8 years and up and their families.
dance for all

Latin Dance Class with The Washington Ballet

Southeast Library

3 p.m.
Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month -- and pick up a step or two -- with The Washington Ballet and the Southeast Neighborhood Library!  Join us for this program and receive instruction in different Latin dance styles from a Washington Ballet artist. For ages 8 years and up.

Sunday, Sept. 22, 2019

The Book Bike: a Library Takeout Vehicle

Library on the Go-Go at Fiesta DC 2019

Library Takeout

11 a.m.
Join DC Public Library and our "Library on the Go-Go" book bike at the Fiesta DC Festival on Sunday, Sept. 22, from 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Visit our table to: -Sign up for a free DC Public Library card -Browse a small collection of  materials celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month (and check them out with your library card if you'd like) -Learn about some of the many free resources available to you through DC Public Library -Do a craft celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month & Fiesta About Fiesta DC:
The Washington Ballet - Dance for All logo with photo of several dancers on stage in movement

Latin Dance Class with The Washington Ballet

Petworth Library

1 p.m.
Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month with The Washington Ballet at the Petworth Library! Receive instruction in different Latin dance styles from a Washington Ballet artist. No experience necessary; this is a program for adults, teens, and children ages 8+. *Please note: This class was originally advertised as beginning at 2:00pm but due to unforeseen circumstances, the time has changed to 1:00pm. Apologies for any inconvenience.*

Monday, Sept. 23, 2019

Cover of Jose! Born to Dance

Dance for All

Deanwood Library

2 p.m.
The Washington Ballet brings Dance for All! back for the fall. The company will be leading a dance demonstration program and it will include reading José! Born to Dance, which is about the Mexican dancer and choreographer, José Limón. Recommended for ages 5 and up.
Picture of a mola featuring a turtle

Kid's Art Time: Traditional Hispanic Heritage Folk Art

Mt. Pleasant Library

4:30 p.m.
In honor of Hispanic Heritage Month, we will learn about traditional artisans from Mexico, Central America, and South America and their artistic styles! Then, you will have an opportunity to create folk art masterpieces rich in Hispanic heritage. If you like creating art in various mediums and expressing yourself creatively, then join us! Ages 4 and up welcome. Monday, Sept. 9 - Molas Monday, Sept. 16 - Sandpaper Prints  Monday, Sept. 23 - Tree of Life Monday, Oct. 7 - Retablos
Motorcycle Diaries

Hispanic Heritage Month Adult Film Series: The Motorcycle Diaries

Mt. Pleasant Library

6 p.m.
Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month at Mt. Pleasant Library by joining us to watch Motorcycle Diaries. The Motorcycle Diaries chronicles the travels of a young Che Guevara as he travels around South America. The film is rated R and has a run-time of two hours and 6 minutes and will be shown in the large meeting room on the first floor.

Tuesday, Sept. 24, 2019

Hispanic Heritage Month Logo

Make It: Hispanic Heritage Month

Capitol View Library

4 p.m.
Enjoy being creative?  Does your inner artist yearn to experiment with new styles?  Then, join us as we celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month by creating art in traditional Hispanic forms such as molas, paper flowers, and papel picado.  Recommended for ages 5-12.  
mayan mask

After School Activities: Three Jade Mask

Mt. Pleasant Library

4:30 p.m.
Join us in making a Mayan jade mask! The jade stone represented water and life for the Mayan tribe and was adorned in many forms, ranging from earrings to necklaces to even decorative masks.  Kids ages 5 to 12 are invited to participate in this Hispanic Heritage Month arts & craft activity! 
Emperor's New Groove

Hispanic Heritage Month Family Film Series: The Emperor's New Groove

Mt. Pleasant Library

5 p.m.
Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month at Mt. Pleasant Library by joining us to watch The Emperor's New Groove. The Emperor's New Groove keeps track of Kuzco, the emperor, after he is turned into a llama by his ex-administrator and must regain his throne with the help of a humble llama herder.

Thursday, Sept. 26, 2019

Paper Flowers

Crafternoon: Celebrating, Culture, and Cuentos

Anacostia Library

4 p.m.
Enjoy being creative? Does your inner artist yearn to experiment with new styles?  Then, join us as we celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month by creating art in traditional Hispanic forms such as molas, paper flowers, and papel picado. We will be making molas on Sept. 19, paper flowers on Sept. 26, and papel picado on Oct. 3.   Ages 5 to 12 welcome. This event is free.      
molas

Hispanic Heritage Craft

Rosedale Library

4 p.m.
Join in the celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month by making molas with colorful cardstock and animal templates. Molas is a form of folk art and recommended for children ages 5 to 12. 
Picture of Astronaut Ellen Ochoa

STEM Thursdays: Celebrating Hispanic Scientists

Mt. Pleasant Library

4:30 p.m.
Learn STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math) concepts during this interactive program! The fun begins with a short read aloud followed by hands-on science experiments, engineering challenges, or technology tinkering.  Ages 4 and up welcome. In celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month, we will focus on Hispanic scientists and perform STEM experiments that reflect their discoveries and achievements.
Extra Terrestres

Movie Night at West End: "Extra Terrestres"

West End Library

6 p.m.
Visit West End Library for a screening of Extra Terrestres.  

Saturday, Sept. 28, 2019

Image of Papel Picado

¡Fiesta con la Familia!

Mt. Pleasant Library

(All day)
Join us at the Mt. Pleasant Neighborhood Library for our family fun day, ¡Fiesta con la Familia!, as we celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month!  Play lotería, take your chance at carnival games and enjoy a theatrical performance by Las Estrellas Fabulosas. This event is free and open to all children, teens and families! So, bring your grandparents, aunts, uncles, cousins and friends, too!   Program of Events 10 - 11:30 a.m. - Lotería 11:30 a.m. - 3 p.m. - Carnival Games
Image of Carnival Games

Carnival Games

Mt. Pleasant Library

11:30 a.m.
Come and play carnival games from 11:30 a.m. -3 p.m. as a part of our family fun day, ¡Fiesta con la Familia! Join us at the Mt. Pleasant Neighborhood Library for our family fun day, ¡Fiesta con la Familia!, as we celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month! Play lotería, take your chance at carnival games and enjoy a theatrical performance by Las Estrellas Fabulosas. This event is free and open to all children, teens, & entire families! So, bring your grandparents, aunts, uncles, cousins, & friends, too!  
Hispanic Heritage Graphic

Library Takeout at the National Portrait Gallery's Hispanic Heritage Month Festival

Library Takeout

11:30 a.m.
Join DC Public Library at the National Portrait Gallery's family-friendly "¡Muévete! Hispanic Heritage Month Festival". Saturday, Sept. 28, 11:30 a.m.- 3 p.m. in the Kogod Courtyard of the National Portrait Gallery at 8th and F St NW. DC Public Library will provide a curated collection of children's books related to Hispanic Heritage Month, as well as a bilingual story time at 12:45 p.m. and 2 p.m.
Image of Theatre Masks

Las Estrellas Fabulosas Performance: Magnificent Tales from Latin America

Mt. Pleasant Library

3 p.m.
Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month with us!  Enjoy a live theater performance by Las Estrellas Fabulosas as they present Magnificent Folktales from Latin America. In celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month, this bilingual Spanish-English performance will include three traditional Hispanic tales: Martina y Perez, Tio Antonio the Fox y Cuy the Guinea Pig, and a Chupacabra story.  This performance is free.  Performance is best suited for families and children 3 and up.  
The Affairs of the Falcons

Las Comadres Book Club

Mt. Pleasant Library

4 p.m.
Are you a Latina interested in reading more literature by Latina and Latino authors? Las Comadres Book Club meets monthly at the Mt. Pleasant Library's Lower Level Conference Room to discuss Latina literature.

Monday, Sept. 30, 2019

Jose Born to Dance Book

The Washington Ballet Dance for All

Capitol View Library

4 p.m.
The Washington Ballet brings Dance for All! back for the fall. The company will be leading a dance demonstration program and it will include reading José! Born to Dance, which is about the Mexican dancer and choreographer, José Limón. 
No Film 2012

Hispanic Heritage Month Adult Film Series: No

Mt. Pleasant Library

6 p.m.
Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month at Mt. Pleasant Library by joining us to watch No. In 1988, Chilean military dictator Augusto Pinochet, due to international pressure, is forced to call a plebiscite on his presidency.  No is rated R and has a run-time of one hour and 58 minutes.
HHM Theater Masks

Las Estrellas Fabulosas Performance: Magnificent Tales from Latin America

Shepherd Park (Juanita E. Thornton) Library

10:30 p.m.
Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month with us!  Enjoy a live theater performance by Las Estrellas Fabulosas as they present Magnificent Folktales from Latin America. In celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month, this bilingual Spanish-English performance will include three traditional Hispanic tales: Martina y Perez, Tio Antonio the Fox y Cuy the Guinea Pig, and a Chupacabra story.  This performance is free and best suited for families and children 3 and up. ________________________________________  

Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2019

Hispanic Heritage Month Logo

Make It: Hispanic Heritage Month

Capitol View Library

4 p.m.
Enjoy being creative?  Does your inner artist yearn to experiment with new styles?  Then, join us as we celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month by creating art in traditional Hispanic forms such as molas, paper flowers, and papel picado.  Recommended for ages 5-12.