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Hispanic Heritage

Celebrate National Hispanic Heritage Month

Hispanic Heritage Month takes place from September 15 to October 15 every year as a time to recognize and celebrate the many contributions, diverse cultures, and extensive histories of the American Latino community. Your Milwaukee Public Library celebrates Hispanic Heritage throughout the year, and during Hispanic Heritage Month, we have programming and resources for everyone to enjoy. 


Drop-In Activities:

 

Milwaukee Central Library: Hojalata Craft & DIY Drum-Making

During Latinx Heritage Month we will be celebrating Latinx art! Throughout the month of September, visit the Central Library Children’s Room to create your own 3D hojalata (Mexican tin art, pronounced “oh-ha-la-ta") art designs with mini pie tins. Or, bang your drums loud in celebration after you build your own drum inspired by the book Drum Dream Girl by Margarita Engle.

Capitol Branch: Make your own Mola Maze for Hispanic Heritage Month! 

A Mola Maze is inspired by the textile designs of the Cuna women, an indigenous people from the San Blas Islands of Panama.


Hora de cuentos virtual de la Biblioteca Pública de Milwaukee 

29 de septiembre- 15 de diciembre
Los viernes 9:30-10am | milpublib.qrd.by/cuentos

¡Diviértanse con nosotros cada viernes! Los niños pequeños y las personas queue los cuidan están invitados a los programas virtuales en español llenos de cuentos, canciones y actividades de juego. Cada hora de cuentos está diseñada para ayudar a los pequeños a desarrollar las habilidades de la alfabetización temprana.


Papel Picado Workshop at Bay View
Tuesday, September 19, 2023 - 4 PM to 5 PM

Join us in learning all about Papel Picado for Hispanic Heritage Month and make some to take home!

Coming to America Book Club (Virtual)
Wednesday, September 20, 2023 - 5:30 PM to 6:30 PM

This book club approaches American identity as an evolving and ongoing conversation, using fiction and non-fiction to explore questions of identity, assimilation, language, cuisine, generational change and other aspects of life in the United States. September's selection is My Broken Language by Quiara Alegria Hudes. Request a physical copy here,  or request the e-book or e-audio book on the Libby library app. Sign into the app with your library card. Register in advance for this program here. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

Hispanic Heritage Celebration with Panadanza Dance Company at Mitchell Street
Saturday, September 23, 2023 - 2:30 PM to 3:30 PM

Karlies Kelley Vedula of Panadanza Dance Company will lead a dance lesson featuring Latin American dances including the Salsa and Bachata! Learn about the roots of Salsa and other Latin dances and experience first-hand the rhythms of Panadanza!

Community Art in the Alley with La Familia de Arte at Mitchell Street

Mitchell Street Library and La Familia de Arte invite you to collaborate in a public art piece celebrating our community! We'll use tile, tools, and glaze to create your vision for a ceramic mosaic, to be installed in your new pedestrian alley space at the library this fall! This mosaic will ensure pedestrian safety and provide a colorful focal point to this outdoor community gathering space.

Community Art with Muralist Mauricio Ramirez! at Central
Saturday, September 30, 2023 - 10:30 AM to 11:15 AM

¡Vengan a Celebrar! Come Celebrate! with MPL and muralist Mauricio Ramirez. We will read a story, meet Mauricio and build community by creating a mural together in celebration of Latinx Heritage month.

"Musical Storybook" at Zablocki
Saturday, September 30, 2023 - 2 PM to 2:45 PM

Black Cat Ensemble's "Musical Storybook" presentation features excerpts from the book "Drum Dream Girl" by Margarita Engle. This family-friendly presentation highlights music of Latin America, teaches Cuban dance rhythms, and explores the history of Millo Castro Zaldarriaga who broke Cuba's traditional taboo against female drummers.

Design Your Sugar Skull on Canvas at Tippecanoe (Ages 13-18)
Monday, October 9, 2023 - 5:45 PM to 7:30 PM

Each year, Americans observe National Hispanic Heritage Month from September 15 to October 15. At this event, we will learn about the Day of The Dead and the Mexican practice of decorating calaveras, or skulls, with colorful paint as a way to honor the memory of loved ones. Decorate a sugar skull on canvas that's yours to keep while enjoying Mexican treats. Registration required. Limit 10. Ages 13-18.

Ceramic Sugar Skull Decorating at Bay View (Ages 13-18)
Tuesday, October 10, 2023 - 4 PM to 5:30 PM

Each year, Americans observe National Hispanic Heritage Month from September 15 to October 15. At this event, we will learn about the Day of The Dead and the Mexican practice of decorating calaveras, or skulls, with colorful paint and glitter as a way to honor the memory of loved ones. Decorate a ceramic skull that's yours to keep while enjoying Mexican treats. First come, first served. Limit 14.

It’s Vegetable! It’s a Tuber! No, It’s Super Potato! At Capitol
Tuesday, October 17, 2023 – 5 PM to 6 PM

Ever want to design your own mini-superhero costume? Now’s your chance! Latinx Heritage Month is here, so celebrate reading a graphic novel in translation from its original in Spanish language. If you like Captain Underpants, you’ll probably want to create a costume design for Super Potato, the hero of his own humorous graphic novel series. Adults will have fond memories of building Mr. Potato Head! 

Novel Ideas Book Club at Zablocki
Monday, October 09, 2023 - 6 PM to 7 PM

Please join us for a discussion of Mexican Gothic by Silvia Moreno-Garcia.  Noemi is not afraid. Not of her cousin's new husband, who is both menacing and alluring; not of his father, the ancient patriarch who seems to be fascinated by Noemi; and not even of the house itself, which begins to invade Noemi's dreams with visions of blood and doom. Note: This program will be offered at the Zablocki Library and offered virtually through Zoom. For virtual attendance, please register here. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the discussion.

Meet the Children's Author & Illustrator Ellia Ana Hill
Monday, October 23, 2023 – 3:30 PM to 4:15 PM

Milwaukeean Ellia Ana Hill is the author and illustrator of No Boy/El Niño que dice No, a bilingual board book. She is the illustrator of the forthcoming book Medias Naranjas: Diego & Frida. The program will feature a reading and conversation about being an author and artist.


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