Fri, Oct 13 | 6 PM | Stavros Niarchos Foundation Library (SNFL) & Online
Get to know best-selling author Esmeralda Santiago as we explore the immigrant experience and the power of family ties through her latest book, Las Madres—a celebration of culture, resilience, and the unbreakable bond between mothers and daughters. This event will be presented in English with live interpretation in español (Spanish).
Celebrate Hispanic & Latinx Heritage Month with free events and programs for all ages including Bronx Fashion Week (BXFW) at the Bronx Library Center, author talks, book discussions, film screenings, arts and crafts, dance lessons, and much more.
Reading Recommendations: Hispanic & Latinx Heritage Month
Explore titles by Hispanic and Latinx authors recommended by our expert librarians. These lists feature bilingual and monolingual titles in various formats (print, e-book, audiobook, talking book, and braille) for everyone to enjoy.
- Echoes of Mexico: New and Classic Works by Authors of Mexican Descent
- Celebrate Latin & Hispanic Culture Through Food | Celebre la tradición culinaria de la cultura latina e hispana
- Raise a Flag: Kids' Activities for Hispanic & Latinx Heritage Month
- Books for All Ages
- Libros infantiles en español
- Celebrating Latinx Authors: Kids Titles in English
- Bilingual Titles for Kids (Español/English)
The Latino & Puerto Rican Cultural Center at the Bronx Library Center
The Bronx Library Center's Latino and Puerto Rican Cultural Center pays homage and celebrates the rich heritage and contributions of Latinx communities through a wide array of reference materials and monthly art showcases. Artists from all disciplines are encouraged to submit works reflective of diverse experiences of Latinidad.
New! Coming Home: Nelson Host Santiago
Through October 27 | Bronx Library Center
Experience the world of Nelson Host Santiago, an artist deeply rooted in Puerto Rican heritage, through this new community showcase. Santiago’s work addresses vital social, economic, and political issues in Puerto Rico and the Bronx, where he aims to contribute to his home borough’s reputation as a destination for art and culture.
Explore the Polonsky Exhibition of The New York Public Library’s Treasures
Delve deeper into the Library’s collections, exhibitions, and resources, including the Polonsky Exhibition of The New York Public Library’s Treasures, with our digital guide on Bloomberg Connects, the free arts and culture app. Use the app to explore the Library on site, or from anywhere! Plus—for Hispanic & Latinx Heritage Month, experience a special tour exploring Hispanic and Latinx histories and cultures.
Listen to Paloma Celis Carbajal, NYPL's Curator of Latin American, Iberian, and U.S. Latino Collections, discuss Mexican writer Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz, whose Segundo Volumen is on view in the Polonsky Exhibition.
Discover the Library’s Treasures: Family Treasure Hunt!
Celebrate Hispanic and Latinx Heritage Month with this family-friendly exhibition treasure hunt. The Polonsky Exhibition of the Library’s Treasures showcases some of the most extraordinary items from the 56 million in our collections, including NYPL librarian Pura Belpré's handmade puppets, artist José Guadalupe Posada's illustrations, and a range of treasures related to children's literature. See what you can find!
Hispanic & Latinx Heritage Month at the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture
- Between the Lines: Conversation with Tanya Katerí Hernández, Author of Racial Innocence: Unmasking Latino Anti-Black Bias and the Struggle for Equality
- Modern Spain and the Early Travels of Arturo Schomburg
- Afro-Latinx Materials to Explore at the Schomburg Center
- Slavery Ended in Puerto Rico 150 Years Ago. Examine the Island’s History from Former Spanish Colony to US Territory
- Four Occasions Arturo Schomburg Inspired American & African Diasporic Culture
- Celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month and Afro-Latinx Ties
- A Digital Glimpse into Arturo Schomburg’s Collections
Hispanic & Latinx Heritage Month at the Library for the Performing Arts
Explore resources for researching Latinx and Hispanic heritage, including scholarly journals, genealogical resources, newspapers and magazines, LGBTQ+ resources, and more from the Library’s collections.
- From Hispanic to Latine: Hispanic Heritage Month and the Terms That Bind Us
- Hispanic & Latinx Heritage Month: A Guide to NYPL's E-Resources
- Latinx & Hispanic Histories and Cultures: Resources and Databases
- General Research Librarians Celebrate Latinx and Hispanic Heritage Month
- Putting Immigrant Crises in Perspective: BLC Latino and Puerto Rican Cultural Collection
NYPL’s Pura Belpré: The Library's First Puerto Rican Librarian and Passionate Advocate
Starting her career at the 135th Street branch, Pura Belpré became an enthusiastic advocate for the Spanish-speaking community and shepherded in bilingual story hours, stockpiling Spanish-language books, and advancing programs based on traditional holidays such as Three Kings Day. The branches where she worked, including and especially the 115th Street and Aguilar branches, became vital cultural centers for local Latino residents.
Early Literacy at NYPL
Watch this past LIVE from NYPL conversation featuring Latina writers, including Carolina De Robertis, Naima Coster, Patricia Engel, Daisy Hernandez, and Quiara Alegria Hudes.
Hear poetry and conversation from an all-star panel of Latinx poets—Rio Cortez, Melissa Lozada-Oliva, Darrel Alejandro Holnes & Gabriel Ojeda-Sagué—who discussed and read from their recent works during a past LIVE from NYPL event.
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