Hispanic Heritage Month 2021

Join us in celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month, which runs from September 15-October 15.  The Library will offer an outdoor screening of Coco, a performance of ballet folklorico by Mexico 2000, as well as recommended items for check out and take and make crafts.

On September 24 at 7 p.m. the Library will be offering an outdoor screening of Coco with crafts such as papel picados and tissue paper flowers.

Bring chairs, water, and plenty of bug spray, as this is an outdoor screening. The screening will be on Forest Street and spill over into the Library’s 9th Street parking lot. Recommended parking is in the lot on 8th Street.

Coco’s summary: “Despite his family’s generations-old ban on music, young 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. After meeting a charming trickster named Héctor, the two new friends embark on an extraordinary journey to unlock the real story behind Miguel’s family history.”

On September 25 at 2 p.m., join us at the Library for a ballet folklorico performance by Mexico 2000!

  • This is a ticketed performance. Limited tickets are available.
  • Tickets can be picked up in the Library lobby at 1 p.m. the day of the performance.

How else do we celebrate Hispanic Heritage? By reading and watching media by Hispanic creators. Check out one of these lists broken down by age group:

The Library is also offering take and make kits for teens and adults:

We have our very own city employees, Britin and Ann, on a Tuesday Talk about local Hispanic heritage! Watch that video here.

We’re very excited to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month with you. If you have any questions, please call the Library at 512.930.3551.