Celebrate Haitian culture, literature, history and language in May!

The Palm Beach County Library System is proud to honor Haitian culture, literature, history and language during Haitian Heritage Month in May, a month that incorporates the important holiday of Haitian Flag Day on May 18. Visit the newly-renovated Lantana Road Branch and enjoy their Haitian Cultural Collection. This collection highlights Haiti’s history and culture and includes adult and juvenile books in Haitian Creole, French and English.

We thank the Friends of the Library for their generosity and support of this celebration since 2010! We invite you to enjoy events offered in-person and online through Zoom.

The Read In: Haitian Heritage Month Poetry Readings

E.g., Jun 20 2022
E.g., Jun 20 2022

Writers LIVE! Presents: Myriam J. A. Chancy

Thu, May 19, 6:30 pm

Award-winning author Myriam J. A. Chancy discusses “What Storm, What Thunder,” a fiercely imagined novel about the 2010 earthquake in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. (60 min.) Presented by Community Engagement.

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About this Series

Award-winning author Myriam J. A. Chancy discusses “What Storm, What Thunder,” a fiercely imagined novel about the 2010 earthquake in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. (60 min.) 

05/19

Louines Louinis Haitian Dance Theater, Inc. presents "Dance-A-Story

Selebrasyon Eritaj Ayisyen: Istwa entèaktiv

Sat, May 21, 2:30 pm
Samdi, 21 Mè,  2:30 pm
(45 min.) 

An interactive storytelling performance of traditional Haitian tales with audience participation, drums, dance, rhythm and rhymes. Event offered in English and Hatian Creole. Tout laj . All ages. (45 min.)  Anregistre alavans. Presented by Glades Road Branch.

Konpayi Dans “Louines Louinis Haitian Dance Theater, Inc” ap prezante "Dance-A-Story:" Yon prezantasyon kont Ayisyen ansanm ak mizik tanbou, dans, epi patisipasyon piblik la. Tout laj . (45 min.) Anregistre alavans.

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About this Series

An interactive storytelling performance of traditional Haitian tales with audience participation, drums, dance, rhythm and rhymes. Event offered in English and Hatian Creole. Tout laj . All ages. (45 min.)  Anregistre alavans.

05/21 (45 min.) 
Konpayi Dans “Louines Louinis Haitian Dance Theater, Inc” ap prezante "Dance-A-Story:" Yon prezantasyon kont Ayisyen ansanm ak mizik tanbou, dans, epi patisipasyon piblik la. Tout laj . (45 min.) Anregistre alavans.
05/21(45 min.) 

Haitian Heritage Month Book Discussion: "Breath, Eyes, Memory," by Edwidge Danticat 

Thu, May 26, 1:30 pm
"Breath, Eyes, Memory," by Edwidge Danticat.  Preregister for this date.

Limit 10. (60 min.) Presented by Greenacres Branch.

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Limit 10. (60 min.) 

05/26"Breath, Eyes, Memory," by Edwidge Danticat.  Preregister for this date.