Every year, communities across the United States observe Hispanic Heritage Month from September 15 to October 15 by celebrating the contributions, traditions, cultures and history of individuals with roots from Spain, Mexico, the Caribbean and Central and South America. While YPL presents programs and events year round celebrating our diverse community, Hispanic Heritage Month is a time to pay tribute to the long and vibrant history of Hispanic and Latino Americans' influence and contributions to our great city.
YPL’s celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month will involve a series of events, including cultural programs, an art exhibit at our Riverfront Art Gallery, music performances, art workshops and much more. Each library will also offer books displays showcasing Hispanic, Caribbean and Latin American authors for adults, teens, and kids. Below is a sample of event offerings. View our Hispanic Heritage Month Calendar for a full event listing.
- Cuentos in the Cove: Bilingual Storytime | Mondays at Riverfront Library | 11 am
- Paint & Juice with Mrs. Renee: Hispanic Heritage Month Edition |Saturday, September 16 at Riverfront Library | 2 pm
- Mix and Match: Activities for Teens - Play Loteria | Monday, September 18 at Will Library | 3 pm
- Health & Flavor with Hispanic Heritage Foods | Tuesday, September 19 at Will Library | 11 am
- Art with Erica: Creating in the Style of Joan Miro | Wednesday, September 20 (Virtual Program) | 4 pm
- Por Amor al Habla- Grupo de Lectura y Charlas en español | Saturday, September 23 (Virtual Program) | 2 pm
- Create Your Family Tree/ Crea tu árbol de familia | Monday, September 25 at Riverfront Library | 10 am
- Rather Be Reading Book Club: Mexican Gothic by Silvia Moreno-Garcia | Wednesday, September 27 at Will Library | 2:30 pm
- Friday Fiesta: Celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month with Yonkers NNORC | Friday, September 29 at Crestwood Library | 1 pm
- Bilingual Birdies Concert in Spanish! | Saturday, October 7 at Riverfront Library | 2 pm
- Carlos Jimenez Mambo Quartet in Concert | Saturday, October 7 at Will Library | 12 pm
- Diablo Cojuelo Mask Painting | Friday, October 13 at Crestwood Library | 3 pm