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San Diego Public Library celebrates and recognizes the rich heritage, history, cultures, contributions, and resilience of our Latinx, Latino-identified and Hispanic communities. We celebrate with an array of programs for all ages and recommended reading and listening lists from our English and Spanish collections.
La Biblioteca Pública de San Diego celebra y reconoce la herencia, historias, culturas, contribuciones y resiliencia de nuestras comunidades latinas, latinx e hispanas. Celebramos con una variedad de programas para todas las edades y listas de lectura y audio recomendadas de nuestras colecciones en inglés y español.


Photo of mom reading book to three kids
Wednesday, September 15, 2021 | 11 a.m. - 12 p.m. | In-person Program | Learn More
Join us for a storytime and craft on September 15 for the start of Hispanic Heritage Month. This special storytime is meant to recognize the contributions and influence of Hispanic Americans to the history, culture and achievements of the United States.
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Wednesday, September 15, 2021 – Friday, October 15, 2021 | In-person Program | Learn More
Test your knowledge of Hispanic/Latinx Heritage by picking up an entry form at the Logan Heights library. Once you have answered the questions return the form to the library to be entered to win a gift certificate to El Carrito restaurant (for adults) or Amazon (for teens). Forms must be submitted by 6:00pm on October 15th.
Puppet theatre
Monday, September 20, 2021 | 4 - 5 p.m. | In-person Program | Learn More
We're partnering with New Children's Museum to celebrate Mass Creativity Day! Stop by our library to pick up a free art kit, finish the project, and submit it. Learn more here.
We Made San Diego book cover
Tuesday, September 21, 2021 | 6 p.m. | In-person Program | Learn More
Mária E. García’s latest work describes the contributions Latinx people have made to the progress of San Diego County. Participants will learn about some of the major accomplishments of San Diego’s Latinx community.
What Can you do with a Paleta? book cover
Monday, September 27, 2021 | 10 a.m. | View Program Live on SDPL's Virtual Hub on Facebook
Señor Chon reads, What Can You Do with a Paleta? ¿Qué Puedes Hacer con una Paleta? por Carmen Tafolla y illustraciones de Magaly Morales...in celebration of Latin Heritage Month!
Puppet theatre
Monday, September 27, 2021 | 4 - 5 p.m. | In-person Program | Learn More
We're partnering with New Children's Museum to celebrate Mass Creativity Day! Stop by our library to pick up a free art kit, finish the project, and submit it. Learn more here.
performer next to a Storybox
Tuesday, September 28, 2021 | 6 p.m. | In-person Program | Learn More
Storybox Theatre presents illustrated stories to youngsters and this month, we are celebrating Latinx Heritage Month with two very special Latinx kamishibai stories that were adapted and illustrated for kamishibai by a Brazilian citizen of Japanese descent.
Cartoon image of female hosting storytime
Wednesday, September 29, 2021 | 10 a.m. | Virtual | Register Here
Celebrate Latinx Heritage Month with a special bilingual storytime with Ms. Carrie and Srta. Alma, on Zoom, Wednesday September 29 at 10:00am. Join us for virtual stories, songs, and fun in English and Spanish that foster early literacy skills.
Photo of  painting "pintura de havana"
Wednesday, October 6, 2021 | 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. | Virtual | Register Here
The concept of a collective Latino identity began to emerge in the United States in the mid-20th century. Explore how Latino artists shaped the artistic movements of their day, often using their work to communicate with a larger public about social justice and themes of diversity, identity, and community.  
Am I Blue or am I Green? book cover
October 16, 2021 |2 p.m.| hybrid Zoom/In-person Program | Register Here
Join us for a festive afternoon of cultural appreciation and a celebratory book launch with award-winning author, Beatrice Zamora and her beautifully illustrated children's book Am I Blue or Am I Green? Verde o Azul. ¿Cúal Soy Yo? The book explores the immigrant world of a young child who examines his rich bi-cultural life and eventually defines an elegant and resilient identity.


Pura Belpre Award - The Pura Belpré Award, established in 1996, is presented annually to a Latino/Latina writer and illustrator whose work best portrays, affirms, and celebrates the Latino cultural experience in an outstanding work of literature for children and youth.


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