Celebrate National Hispanic Heritage Month at the Memphis Public Libraries from September 15th through October 15th.
Frayser Library - September 15 - 4:30 PM
Teens! Celebrate National Hispanic Heritage Month and join us as we learn about the art of metal tooling!
Frayser Library - September 17 - 2:00 PM
To kick off National Hispanic Heritage Month, join us for Disney Pixar's movie "Coco." "Despite his family's generations-old ban on music, Miguel dreams of becoming an accomplished musician like his idol, Ernesto de la Cruz. Desperate to prove his talent, Miguel finds himself in the stunning and colorful Land of the Dead following a mysterious chain of events. Along the way, he meets charming trickster Hector, and together, they set off on an extraordinary journey to unlock the real story behind Miguel's family history."
Crosstown Concourse (Big Stairs) - Mondays in September - 10:30 AM
Our stories are on the go! Find us on the Big Stairs at Crosstown Concourse with stories, songs, activities, and more.
The librarians from the Connect Crew are excited to see you there!
Suds Laundry (664 Waring) - 2nd Saturdays - 10:00 AM
Meet storytime characters while learning songs and rhymes with your local librarians at the Pinwheel Playroom in Suds Laundry.
Overton Square/Chimes Square - September 24 - 12:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Come visit our Connect Crew Outreach team at Latin Fest 2022, a family-oriented Latin festival that provides a place to gather with family and friends to listen and dance to live Latin music, taste some Latin food and drinks, also crafts for kids, vendors, and fun for everyone in an open social space. Come and celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month with us.
South Library - October 1 - 12:00 PM
Black history doesn't end with February. Tweens, join the South Branch for this recurring program to highlight Black pioneers in different fields. In celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month, we'll be looking at AfroLatinos/as, or people of African and Latino descent that have made a mark on the world.
Whitehaven Library - Tuesdays - 10:00 AM
It's never too late to learn a new language. Adults, come to Whitehaven's beginning Spanish class designed for students that have no familiarity with the language. We promise to be gentle and to make sure everyone enjoys the process!
Visit our Continuing Education page for details on courses in English Language Learning and Spanish!
Spanish Language Authors (Fiction and Nonfiction)
"Hispanic Americans are Americans of Spanish-speaking descent. Many Hispanic Americans are the descendants of Mexican people who lived in the Southwest when it became part of the United States. Almost all other Hispanic Americans or their ancestors migrated to the United States from Latin America. The three largest Hispanic groups in the United States are Mexican Americans, Puerto Ricans, and Cuban Americans. As a group, Hispanic Americans represent a mixture of several ethnic backgrounds, including European, Native American, and African. People of Native American descent also are called Indigenous (native) people of the Americas, or of a particular place in the region." Read More.
The Library of Congress, National Archives and Records Administration, National Endowment for the Humanities, National Gallery of Art, National Park Service, Smithsonian Institution and United States Holocaust Memorial Museum join in paying tribute to the generations of Hispanic Americans who have positively influenced and enriched our nation and society. Visit the site HERE for links to exhibits, collections, images, events, and more.