Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month!

Yonkers Public Library (YPL) is proud to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month (September 15-October 15). The Hispanic community is essential to Yonkers, comprising over 42% of the city’s population, according to the 2020 U.S. Census. The library is committed to recognizing Hispanic culture and history through in-person events, virtual programs and its diverse, multilingual collection of books and digital resources.  See below for all our upcoming events!

Hispanic Heritage Month Reading Lists

Hispanic Heritage Poetry
Chile’s Land” by Gabriela Mistral, translated by Ursula K. Le Guin
Central America in My Heart” by Oscar Gonzales
Un Mango Grows in Kansas” by Huascar Medina
Ode to the Head Nod” by Elizabeth Acevedo
When I Became La Promesa” by Peggy Robles-Alvarado 
Spanish As Experienced by a Native Speaker” by John Olivares Espinoza
Black Parade” by Darrel Alejandro Holnes
Maine Yet Miami” by Richard Blanco
From Barrio Obrero to La Quince” by Nicole Cecilia Delgado


Hispanic Heritage Month Events