National Hispanic Heritage Month
Hispanic Heritage Month is observed Sept. 15 through Oct. 15 to celebrate the histories, cultures, and contributions of American citizens of Hispanic descent.
Sunday, September 17, 11 a.m. - 7 p.m., Pennsylvania Ave., NW, between 3rd & 7th Streets
DC Public Library will join several groups and organizations at the Fiesta DC street festival. Check out food, festivities, and entertainment as you learn more about resources about and for the Latino community.
Luis Garay Percussion World Duo
Saturday, September 23, 3:30 p.m., Tenley Library
Professional musician Luis Garay and members of his ensemble will perform Latin percussion music at this free concert. Free and open to the public - the event will seat on a first-come, first-served basis.
The Latino Murals of Washington, DC
Wednesday, September 27, 6:30 p.m., Mt. Pleasant Library
Meet artists, watch a short presentation and take part in a discussion about Washington, DC's best street art. Held in cooperation with Hola Cultura (http://www.holacultura.com), a nonprofit that celebrates Latino culture in Washington, DC.
For a list of all our events, check out our Hispanic Heritage Month Calendar.
|Niño Wrestles the World
by Yuyi Morales
by Amy Novesky
by Kathleen Krull
by Pam Muñoz Ryan
|Yes! We Are Latinos
by Alma Flor Ada
|Before We Were Free
by Julia Alvarez
|The House on Mango Street
by Sandra Cisneros
|Yaqui Delgado Wants to Kick Your Ass
by Meg Medina
|Becoming Naomi Leon
by Pam Muñoz Ryan
By Matt De la Pena
|The House of the Spirits
by Isabel Allende
|Bird of Paradise: How I Became Latina
by Raquel Cepeda
|One Hundred Years of Solitude
by Gabriel García Márquez
|Conversation in the Cathedral
by Mario Vargas Llosa
|Lotería: A Novel
by Mario Alberto Zambrano
|La Invención de Morel
por Adolfo Bioy Casares
por Julio Cortázar
|La Muerte de Artemio Cruz
por Carlos Fuentes
|Soñar en Cubano
por Christina García
|La Fiesta del Chivo
por Mario Vargas Llosa
- Latino American Experience: Explore the history and culture of Latinos through time periods from 1492 to present.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- Spanish Language Resources: Check 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:
- The Great Inka Road - A new exhibit from the National Museum of the American Indian
- Public Broadcast Service and Hispanic Heritage Month
- Hispanic Heritage Month (Spanish/Español)
- School Library Journal's Nonfiction Books for Celebrating Hispanic Heritage
- Hola Cultura - DC based nonprofit to promote local latino art