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Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month!

The Palm Beach County Library System invites you to the Hispanic Heritage Month Celebration. We celebrate our community’s cultural diversity, the beautiful traditions of Latin American countries, and the contributions Hispanics have made to American society. Join us for a wide variety of events for the entire family. Check the calendar for special events at your local branch. Events offered in English and Spanish.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Palm Beach County Library System.

Check out Our Hispanic Heritage Month Collection

Hispanic Heritage Month
Hispanic Heritage Month for Kids
Celebremos Nuestra Herencia Latina

Upcoming Events

E.g., 09/26/2018
E.g., 09/26/2018

Book Discussion: "Next Year in Havana," by Chanel Cleeton 

Royal Palm Beach Branch
Wed, Sep 26, 2:00 pm

Copies available at the research services desk. (60 min.) Call (561) 790-6030 to preregister.

About this Series

Copies available at the research services desk. (60 min.) Call (561) 790-6030 to preregister.

09/26

Boogie Woogie Time!

Loula V. York Branch
Thu, Sep 27, 10:00 am
Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month II. 

Young children and their parents are invited to dance, play and enjoy stories. Ages 3-5. Limit 10. (45 min.) Call (561) 924-5928 to preregister.

About this Series

Young children and their parents are invited to dance, play and enjoy stories. Ages 3-5. Limit 10. (45 min.) Call (561) 924-5928 to preregister.

09/06School Daze I. 
09/13School Daze II. 
09/20Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month I. 
09/27Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month II. 

Musical Concert: Wayna - Music of the Andes

Concierto musical: Wayna - Música de los Andes

Lantana Road Branch
Sat, Sep 29, 2:30 pm
Sábado, 29 de septiembre,  2:30 pm

Wayna’s repertoire recreates traditional and contemporary sounds and melodies from the highlands of Ecuador, Peru and Bolivia. Call (561) 304-4500 to preregister.Se requiere registrarse. 

Wayna, Música de los Andes, presentará un repertorio de música tradicional y contemporánea de Ecuador, Perú y Bolivia. Se requiere registrarse. 

About this Series

Wayna’s repertoire recreates traditional and contemporary sounds and melodies from the highlands of Ecuador, Peru and Bolivia. Call (561) 304-4500 to preregister.Se requiere registrarse. 

09/29
Wayna, Música de los Andes, presentará un repertorio de música tradicional y contemporánea de Ecuador, Perú y Bolivia. Se requiere registrarse. 
09/29

Musical Performance: Latin Women in Music

Cantantes latinoamericanas, su música e historia

Greenacres Branch
Tue, Oct 02, 6:30 pm
Martes, 02 de octubre,  6:30 pm

Vocalist Alexandra Marie will perform beloved melodies that pay tribute to female composers and singers, including Mercy Ferrer, Silvia Rexach and more. (45 min.) Call (561) 641-9100 to preregister.Se requiere registrarse. 

Alexandra Marie interpretará canciones en homenaje a compositoras y cantantes latinoamericanas, incluyendo a Mercy Ferrer, Silvia Rexach y más. (45 min.) Se requiere registrarse. 

About this Series

Vocalist Alexandra Marie will perform beloved melodies that pay tribute to female composers and singers, including Mercy Ferrer, Silvia Rexach and more. (45 min.) Call (561) 641-9100 to preregister.Se requiere registrarse. 

10/02
Alexandra Marie interpretará canciones en homenaje a compositoras y cantantes latinoamericanas, incluyendo a Mercy Ferrer, Silvia Rexach y más. (45 min.) Se requiere registrarse. 
10/02

Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Hagen Ranch Road Branch
Wed, Oct 03, 10:00 am

Florida Department of Health discusses mammograms, breast ultrasound and MRI for breast health screenings. (60 min.) Preregister. 

About this Series

Florida Department of Health discusses mammograms, breast ultrasound and MRI for breast health screenings. (60 min.) Preregister. 

10/03

Cuéntame un cuento/Tell Me a Story With Carrie Sue Ayvar

Clarence E. Anthony Branch
Thu, Oct 04, 10:00 am

Flowing seamlessly between Spanish and English, Carrie Sue Ayvar chooses from her large repertoire of personal and traditional tales to connect people, languages and cultures. The journey begins with the simple phrase, "Había una vez/Once upon a time.” All ages. (45 min.) Preregister. 

About this Series

Flowing seamlessly between Spanish and English, Carrie Sue Ayvar chooses from her large repertoire of personal and traditional tales to connect people, languages and cultures. The journey begins with the simple phrase, "Había una vez/Once upon a time.” All ages. (45 min.) Preregister. 

10/04

Breast Cancer Awareness Month

West Boca Branch
Fri, Oct 05, 2:00 pm

Florida Department of Health discusses mammograms, breast ultrasound and MRI for breast health screenings. (60 min.) Preregister. 

About this Series

Florida Department of Health discusses mammograms, breast ultrasound and MRI for breast health screenings. (60 min.) Preregister. 

10/05

Family Flick Friday

Acreage Branch
Fri, Oct 05, 3:30 pm

"Coco." ©Walt Disney Pictures. (109 min.) Make a colorful family tree. Popcorn provided. All ages. PG

About this Series

"Coco." ©Walt Disney Pictures. (109 min.) Make a colorful family tree. Popcorn provided. All ages. PG

10/05

Cuéntame un cuento/Tell Me a Story With Carrie Sue Ayvar

Glades Road Branch
Sat, Oct 06, 11:00 am

Flowing seamlessly between Spanish and English, Carrie Sue Ayvar chooses from her large repertoire of personal and traditional tales to connect people, languages and cultures. The journey begins with the simple phrase, "Había una vez/Once upon a time.” All ages. (45 min.) Preregister. 

About this Series

Flowing seamlessly between Spanish and English, Carrie Sue Ayvar chooses from her large repertoire of personal and traditional tales to connect people, languages and cultures. The journey begins with the simple phrase, "Había una vez/Once upon a time.” All ages. (45 min.) Preregister. 

10/06

October Is Dyslexia Awareness Month

Lantana Road Branch
Sat, Oct 06, 11:00 am

Dr. Jennifer Corcoran, ESE Specialist at PBC Schools, gives an overview of dyslexia/reading difficulties and ways to support your child. (60 min.) Call (561) 304-4500 to preregister.

About this Series

Dr. Jennifer Corcoran, ESE Specialist at PBC Schools, gives an overview of dyslexia/reading difficulties and ways to support your child. (60 min.) Call (561) 304-4500 to preregister.

10/06

Colorful Craft From Panama

Lantana Road Branch
Sun, Oct 07, 1:00 pm

Design a bright, animal mola art piece based on the traditional fabric creations of the Kuna Indians from Panama. Grades 4 & up. (90 min.) Call (561) 304-4500 to preregister.

About this Series

Design a bright, animal mola art piece based on the traditional fabric creations of the Kuna Indians from Panama. Grades 4 & up. (90 min.) Call (561) 304-4500 to preregister.

10/07

Popular Latin American Board Games

Lantana Road Branch
Sun, Oct 07, 2:00 pm

Play Mexican lotería, dominoes and bingo. Other board games are welcome. Meet new friends while you learn some words in Spanish! (2 hr.) Call (561) 304-4500 to preregister.

About this Series

Play Mexican lotería, dominoes and bingo. Other board games are welcome. Meet new friends while you learn some words in Spanish! (2 hr.) Call (561) 304-4500 to preregister.

10/07

Italian-American Heritage Month Documentary

Okeechobee Boulevard Branch
Wed, Oct 10, 6:00 pm

"Violin Masters: Two Gentlemen of Cremona." ©PBS. (60 min.) The story of Antonio Stradivari and Giuseppe Guarneri del Gesù and why the string instruments they sculpted are worth millions of dollars today. Shown with permission. Not rated.

About this Series

"Violin Masters: Two Gentlemen of Cremona." ©PBS. (60 min.) The story of Antonio Stradivari and Giuseppe Guarneri del Gesù and why the string instruments they sculpted are worth millions of dollars today. Shown with permission. Not rated.

10/10

Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Glades Road Branch
Wed, Oct 10, 6:30 pm

Florida Department of Health discusses mammograms, breast ultrasound and MRI for breast health screenings. (60 min.) Preregister. 

About this Series

Florida Department of Health discusses mammograms, breast ultrasound and MRI for breast health screenings. (60 min.) Preregister. 

10/10

Fire Safety Month

Belle Glade Branch
Thu, Oct 11, 10:00 am

Learn about fire safety and see a PBC Fire Rescue truck, if there is no emergency. Ages 4 & up. (45 min.) Call (561) 996-3453 to preregister.

About this Series

Learn about fire safety and see a PBC Fire Rescue truck, if there is no emergency. Ages 4 & up. (45 min.) Call (561) 996-3453 to preregister.

10/11

Hispanic Heritage Month Movie

Hagen Ranch Road Branch
Thu, Oct 11, 2:00 pm

"McFarland, USA." ©Walt Disney Pictures. (128 min.) Call (561) 894-7500 to preregister.PG

About this Series

"McFarland, USA." ©Walt Disney Pictures. (128 min.) Call (561) 894-7500 to preregister.PG

10/11

Latin American Classical Music on Viola

Música clásica de latinoamérica en viola

Lantana Road Branch
Thu, Oct 11, 6:30 pm
Jueves, 11 de octubre,  6:30 pm

Mexican violist David Pedraza performs classical music by Latin American composers.  (60 min.) Call (561) 304-4500 to preregister.Se requiere registrarse. 

El violista mexicano David Pedraza interpreta música clásica de compositores latinoamericanos. (60 min.) Se requiere registrarse. 

About this Series

Mexican violist David Pedraza performs classical music by Latin American composers.  (60 min.) Call (561) 304-4500 to preregister.Se requiere registrarse. 

10/11
El violista mexicano David Pedraza interpreta música clásica de compositores latinoamericanos. (60 min.) Se requiere registrarse. 
10/11

Bilingual Music & Movement

Música y movimiento bilingüe

West Boynton Branch
Fri, Oct 12, 11:00 am
Viernes, 12 de octubre,  11:00 am

Wiggle, jump, hop, and read. Improve motorskills, rhythm, and coordination using beanbags, balls, instruments, and more.  Edades 2-5. Ages 2-5. (30 min.) Call (561) 734-5556 to preregister.Se requiere registrarse. 

Menéate, salta, brinca y lee. Mejora tus habilidades motoras finas, tu ritmo y cordinación usando beanbags, pelotas, instrumentos y más. Edades 2-5. (30 min.) Se requiere registrarse. 

About this Series

Wiggle, jump, hop, and read. Improve motorskills, rhythm, and coordination using beanbags, balls, instruments, and more.  Edades 2-5. Ages 2-5. (30 min.) Call (561) 734-5556 to preregister.Se requiere registrarse. 

10/12
Menéate, salta, brinca y lee. Mejora tus habilidades motoras finas, tu ritmo y cordinación usando beanbags, pelotas, instrumentos y más. Edades 2-5. (30 min.) Se requiere registrarse. 
10/12

Cuéntame un cuento/Tell Me a Story With Carrie Sue Ayvar

Tequesta Branch
Fri, Oct 12, 11:00 am

Flowing seamlessly between Spanish and English, Carrie Sue Ayvar chooses from her large repertoire of personal and traditional tales to connect people, languages and cultures. The journey begins with the simple phrase, "Había una vez/Once upon a time.” All ages. (45 min.) Preregister. 

About this Series

Flowing seamlessly between Spanish and English, Carrie Sue Ayvar chooses from her large repertoire of personal and traditional tales to connect people, languages and cultures. The journey begins with the simple phrase, "Había una vez/Once upon a time.” All ages. (45 min.) Preregister. 

10/12

Cuéntame un cuento/Tell Me a Story With Carrie Sue Ayvar

Jupiter Branch
Sat, Oct 13, 10:00 am

Flowing seamlessly between Spanish and English, Carrie Sue Ayvar chooses from her large repertoire of personal and traditional tales to connect people, languages and cultures. The journey begins with the simple phrase, "Había una vez/Once upon a time.” All ages. (45 min.) Preregister. 

About this Series

Flowing seamlessly between Spanish and English, Carrie Sue Ayvar chooses from her large repertoire of personal and traditional tales to connect people, languages and cultures. The journey begins with the simple phrase, "Había una vez/Once upon a time.” All ages. (45 min.) Preregister. 

10/13

Traveling Librarian Series: Central America

Lantana Road Branch
Sat, Oct 13, 10:00 am

Join us throughout the year as we explore many parts of the world. (2 hr.) Call (561) 304-4500 to preregister.

About this Series

Join us throughout the year as we explore many parts of the world. (2 hr.) Call (561) 304-4500 to preregister.

10/13

Stories & Songs for You!

¡Cuentos y canciones para ti!

Royal Palm Beach Branch
Sat, Oct 13, 11:00 am
Sábado, 13 de octubre,  11:00 am

Students from John I. Leonard Community High School will share Latin and Hispanic traditions, songs, dances and stories in honor of Hispanic Heritage Month. Edades 2 en adelante. Ages 2 & up. (45 min.) Call (561) 790-6030 to preregister.Se requiere registrarse. 

Los estudiantes de la escuela John I. Leonard Community High School compartiran sus tradiciones latinas y hispanas, canciones, bailes y cuentos con ustedes en honor de el Mes de la Herencia Hispana. Edades 2 en adelante. (45 min.) Se requiere registrarse. 

About this Series

Students from John I. Leonard Community High School will share Latin and Hispanic traditions, songs, dances and stories in honor of Hispanic Heritage Month. Edades 2 en adelante. Ages 2 & up. (45 min.) Call (561) 790-6030 to preregister.Se requiere registrarse. 

10/13
Los estudiantes de la escuela John I. Leonard Community High School compartiran sus tradiciones latinas y hispanas, canciones, bailes y cuentos con ustedes en honor de el Mes de la Herencia Hispana. Edades 2 en adelante. (45 min.) Se requiere registrarse. 
10/13

Italian-American Heritage

West Boca Branch
Sat, Oct 13, 2:00 pm

The Order of the Sons of Italy in America presents a panel discussion in honor of Italian-American Heritage Month. Panel will include area professor. All ages. Limit 80. First come, first served. (2 hr.) 

About this Series

The Order of the Sons of Italy in America presents a panel discussion in honor of Italian-American Heritage Month. Panel will include area professor. All ages. Limit 80. First come, first served. (2 hr.) 

10/13

Peru's Folklore

Perú y su folclore

Glades Road Branch
Sat, Oct 13, 2:30 pm
Sábado, 13 de octubre,  2:30 pm

Discover the richness of Peruvian culture and enjoy a demonstration of Peru’s national folkloric dance, “La Marinera.” (45 min.) Call (561) 482-4554 to preregister.Se requiere registrarse. 

Conozca la riqueza de la cultura peruana y disfrute de una demostración del baile nacional de Perú, “La Marinera.” (45 min.) Se requiere registrarse. 

About this Series

Discover the richness of Peruvian culture and enjoy a demonstration of Peru’s national folkloric dance, “La Marinera.” (45 min.) Call (561) 482-4554 to preregister.Se requiere registrarse. 

10/13
Conozca la riqueza de la cultura peruana y disfrute de una demostración del baile nacional de Perú, “La Marinera.” (45 min.) Se requiere registrarse. 
10/13

Cuéntame un cuento/Tell Me a Story With Carrie Sue Ayvar

Hagen Ranch Road Branch
Sat, Oct 13, 3:00 pm

Flowing seamlessly between Spanish and English, Carrie Sue Ayvar chooses from her large repertoire of personal and traditional tales to connect people, languages and cultures. The journey begins with the simple phrase, "Había una vez/Once upon a time.” All ages. (45 min.) Preregister. 

About this Series

Flowing seamlessly between Spanish and English, Carrie Sue Ayvar chooses from her large repertoire of personal and traditional tales to connect people, languages and cultures. The journey begins with the simple phrase, "Había una vez/Once upon a time.” All ages. (45 min.) Preregister. 

10/13

Musical Concert: Mariachi de Mi Tierra

Concierto musical: Mariachi de Mi Tierra

West Boynton Branch
Sun, Oct 14, 2:00 pm
Domingo, 14 de octubre,  2:00 pm

Enjoy traditional Mexican songs by this talented and delightful group. (60 min.) Call (561) 734-5556 to preregister.Se requiere registrarse. 

Mariachi de Mi Tierra interpreta canciones tradicionales de México. (60 min.) Se requiere registrarse. 

About this Series

Enjoy traditional Mexican songs by this talented and delightful group. (60 min.) Call (561) 734-5556 to preregister.Se requiere registrarse. 

10/14
Mariachi de Mi Tierra interpreta canciones tradicionales de México. (60 min.) Se requiere registrarse. 
10/14

Breast Cancer Awareness Month

West Boynton Branch
Wed, Oct 17, 1:00 pm

Florida Department of Health discusses mammograms, breast ultrasound and MRI for breast health screenings. (60 min.) Preregister. 

About this Series

Florida Department of Health discusses mammograms, breast ultrasound and MRI for breast health screenings. (60 min.) Preregister. 

10/17

Cuéntame un cuento/Tell Me a Story With Carrie Sue Ayvar

Belle Glade Branch
Thu, Oct 18, 10:30 am

Flowing seamlessly between Spanish and English, Carrie Sue Ayvar chooses from her large repertoire of personal and traditional tales to connect people, languages and cultures. The journey begins with the simple phrase, "Había una vez/Once upon a time.” All ages. (45 min.) Preregister. 

About this Series

Flowing seamlessly between Spanish and English, Carrie Sue Ayvar chooses from her large repertoire of personal and traditional tales to connect people, languages and cultures. The journey begins with the simple phrase, "Había una vez/Once upon a time.” All ages. (45 min.) Preregister. 

10/18

Creolophony Month: Mini-Language Session

Belle Glade Branch
Fri, Oct 19, 11:00 am

Discover a simple and engaging way to learn Haitian Creole. Ages 12 & up. (2 hr.) Call (561) 996-3453 to preregister.

About this Series

Discover a simple and engaging way to learn Haitian Creole. Ages 12 & up. (2 hr.) Call (561) 996-3453 to preregister.

10/19

Hispanic Presence in America: Culture, Literature & Language

Glades Road Branch
Sat, Oct 27, 2:00 pm

Yvette Fuentes, Ph.D., discusses the significant contributions and impact, Latin American culture, literature, and Spanish language have had on American society. (60 min.) Call (561) 482-4554 to preregister.

About this Series

Yvette Fuentes, Ph.D., discusses the significant contributions and impact, Latin American culture, literature, and Spanish language have had on American society. (60 min.) Call (561) 482-4554 to preregister.

10/27