National Hispanic Heritage Month

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National Hispanic Heritage Month

Celebrate with the DC Public Library!

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In September 1968, Congress authorized President Lyndon B. Johnson to recognize and celebrate the histories, cultures and contributions of people of Latinx descent in the U.S. during National Hispanic Heritage Week. Twenty years later, Congress expanded the observation to a month-long celebration. Hispanic
Heritage Month is observed Sept. 15 through Oct. 15.

Events | Books for Children | Books for Teens | Books for Adults
Books in Spanish | Digital ResourcesMore Information


Events | Eventos

For a list of all our events, check out our Hispanic Heritage Month Calendar

Books | Libros

For a full listing of books, visit our Books for Hispanic Heritage Month Page.

Digital Resources | Recursos Digitales

The library offers many digital resources in Spanish and digital resources promoting Hispanic cultures. Follow the links below for more.

  • Latino American Series on Access Videos: From PBS, this is the first major documentary series for television to chronicle the rich and varied history and experiences of Latinos, who have for the past 500-plus years helped shape what is today the United States.
  • InstantFlix: Stream thousands of award-winning independent movies, shorts, documentaries and web series. Search by country of origin.
Music Books
  • NoveList: With NoveList’s advanced search, you can search by author’s nationality, gender, and cultural identity.
  • Tumblebooks: Animated, talking picture books available in different languages including Spanish.
Learn to Speak Spanish
  • Mango Languages: Looking to learn Spanish? Try Mango Languages, an interactive online resource providing audio tutorials to practice reading, listening, and speaking in over 70 different languages.  
En Español
  • Spanish Language ResourcesCheck out the library’s collection of online resources in Spanish. From storybooks to newspapers, and movies to job-seeking tools, we’ve got you covered. 

For more information from other government and nonprofit organizations, check out these great resources! Para más información sobre otras organizaciones gubernamentales y no gubernamentales, favor de usar estos recursos!