Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month 2022 at MCPL!

Join us at the branches and virtually to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month this September and October! This year’s theme is “Unidos: Inclusivity for a Stronger Nation.”Check individual event listings for details, and registration link where that’s required.

Hispanic Heritage Month Events

Monday, September 26: 2-4pm
Coco and Crafts! at Aspen Hill Library
Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month with an afternoon of movies and crafts!

Tuesday, September 27: 10:30am – 11am
Family Storytime at White Oak – Let’s Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month!
Join us for stories, songs, and rhymes in Spanish and English.

Saturday, October 1: 10:30-11am
Family Storytime at Germantown – In Celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month
These 25-30-minute programs are designed to delight children of all ages and are filled with diverse stories and activities that promote and develop language skills and imagination.

Saturday, October 01: 11am – 12pm
Games Unbound – Hispanic Heritage Month Edition – Twinbrook Library
Play a collaborative role playing game with a Hispanic heritage themed story and characters so you can jump right in and enjoy! Registration required: https://mcpl.events/games-unbound

Wednesday, October 5: 7-7:30pm
İBienvenidos a su Biblioteca! – Virtual – Hispanic Heritage Month
Le invitamos a una breve sesión virtual donde puede descubrir todo lo que la biblioteca tiene disponible para todas las edades. (El programa será presentado en español)

Saturday, October 8: 2-4pm
Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month- In-person – Create Amate Paintings at Little Falls Library
Drop in between 2 pm and 4 pm to paint a colorful one-of-a-kind piece of art in the style of Mexican amate paintings.

Sunday, October 9: 1-2pm
Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month – with Latin Dance Rhythms – Live at Kensington Park Library
Performances by “DanceinTime” and Latin Dance lesson for all.

Wednesday, October 12: 6:30pm – 7:30pm
Tween Book Club at Gaithersburg Library
Explore different genres of tween literature each month with games, activities and book discussions.

Wednesday, October 12: 6:30-7:55pm
Spanish Book Club at Germantown Library (Hybrid, also on Zoom.) Acompáñenos al club de lectura en persona o virtualmente en la biblioteca de Germantown.

Se discutirá Gótico de Silvia Moreno-García (2021)
Tras recibir una extraña carta de su prima recién casada, Noemí Taboada se dirige a High Place, una casa en el campo en México, sin saber qué encontrará allí. Noemí no parece tener dotes de salvadora: es glamurosa, más acostumbrada a asistir a cócteles que a las tareas de detective. Pero también es fuerte, inteligente y no tiene miedo: ni del nuevo marido de su prima, un inglés amenazante y seductor; ni de su padre, el antiguo patriarca que parece fascinado por Noemí; ni de la casa, que empieza a invadir los sueños de Noemí con visiones de sangre y fatalidad.

Thursday, October 13: 6-7:30 pm
El Seguro Social – Virtual – Asegurando el presente y el futuro – Hispanic Heritage Month
El programa será presentado en español

Friday, October 14: 4:30-5:30pm
Art at the Library – at Gaithersburg Library
Explore your creative side & take your masterpiece home!

Saturday, October 15: All Day
Latin American Community Celebration – All Are Welcome. Free Family Fun! at Aspen Hill Library
Heritage Month at Aspen Hill Library with bilingual storytime, Latin dance performance, group salsa, and more.

Outdoor Bilingual Spanish Storytime with Ms. Luz at Aspen Hill Library
Come celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month with us! We’ll have fun under the sun at family storytime! Join us for family storytime outside.

Hispanic Folktales: a Puppet Adventure – Hispanic Heritage Month at Twinbrook Library
Bilingual Hispanic fables inspired puppet show presented by the Puppet Co.

12:30pm – 1:30pm
Food Demonstration – No-Bake Tres Leches Icebox Cake at Aspen Hill Library
Please come join us as we celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month. We will demonstrate step by step how to make a No-Bake Tres Leches Icebox cake.

Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month with Salsa/Merengue/Bachata at Aspen Hill Library
Put on your dancing shoes! All Out Danza, a local professional dance studio, will be teaching a family friendly group class. All levels welcome. Come enjoy the music and learn some dance moves.

Sunday, October 23: 2-3pm
Mariachi Los Amigos – Music for Hispanic Heritage Month at Wheaton Library
Mariachi Los Amigos is a local music group sharing a passion for the celebratory sound of mariachi music, which originated from Mexico in the 19th century, and is still evolving in the 21st.