Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month

Harris County Public Library is celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month with a variety of programs and events. Join and you will go all over the Hispanic world including Ecuador, Guatemala & Puerto Rico. You will do traditional crafts, but also go high-tech with 3D printed 'sugar' skulls. Enjoy music, food & more! Click here to see some of what we have in store.

September

North Channel Branch Library
Guatemalan Worry Dolls
Make your own Guatemalan worry doll.
Wed. Sep. 20.
10:30AM - 11:30AM
Adults

Aldine Branch Library
4 Week Introduction to Spanish Class
Come learn a little Spanish with us.
Wednesdays. Sep. 20, 27, Oct. 4 & 11.
6PM - 7:30PM
Adults

Lone Star College - Tomball Community Library
Hispanic Heritage Month Celebration
Join us for a family for a dance performance by Las Americas Ballet Folklorica, fun crafts for kids & teens, and light refreshments.
Sat. Sep. 23. 
10:30AM - 12:30PM.
All ages

Fairbanks Branch Library
Papel Picado & Paletas
Bring the family to Fairbanks Library to create your own Papel Picado banners for Hispanic Heritage Month. We will also be serving Horchata Water and a variety of Paletas! All materials provided.
Sat. Sep. 23.
1PM - 2:30PM
All ages

Northwest Branch Library
Migajon Clay
Learn about the history of Ecuadorian migajon figures and how to make some yourself.
Mon. Sep. 25.
4:30PM - 5:30PM
Teens & tweens (Ages 12 - 17)

South Houston Branch Library
Hispanic Heritage Month Family Celebration
Listen to Latino music, whack a piñata. and enjoy crafts & food.
Mon. Sep. 25.
4:30PM - 6:30PM
All ages

Maud Smith Marks Branch Library
Amate Paper Painting
Learn about amate bark paper painting and try your hand at painting in the style of Mexican amate.
Wed. Sep. 27.
4:45PM
School age kids

Jacinto City Branch Library
Vejigante Mask Workshop
Vejigante is a folkloric character in Puerto Rican festival celebrations. In this 2-Day workshop. You will learn how to create a basic vejigante mask with simple materials. 
Day 1 - Making mask | Day 2 - Painting mask
Wed. & Thu. Sep. 27 & 28. 
2PM - 3:30PM
Teens & adults

Stratford Branch Library
Explorers' Cafe: The History of Chocolate
Discover how chocolate began as a religious ritual in the Aztec and the Mayan cultures. See how their version of the sweet treat differed from what we think of as chocolate today! 
Thu. Sep. 28.
4:30PM - 5PM
All ages

Clear Lake City - County Freeman Branch Library
Children's Craft  
(FREE tickets available 30 minutes prior to programs)
Thu. Sep. 28
6:30PM - 7:30PM
Pre-school to tweens

October

Lone Star College - CyFair Branch Library
The Tejano Spirit through Food & History
Asst Library Director, Paula Gonzales offers a personal perspective on food and culture and how Tex-Mex cuisine is preserved and passed on through family. Enjoy a light refreshment at the end of the presentation. A LIFE Program
Wed. Oct. 4
10AM - 11AM
Adults

Evelyn Meador Branch Library
Cooking Class: Mexican Molletes
Learn how to make Mexican Molletes--perfect for your next Sunday brunch!
Wed. Oct. 4.
4PM - 6PM
All ages

Fairbanks Branch Library
3D Printed Sugar Skulls
See how 3D printing works and paint one of the printed skulls.
Wed. Oct. 4. 
4:30PM
School-age kids

Clear Lake City - County Freeman Branch Library
Food Fiesta Demonstration
You will learn how to make delicious dishes from Mexico.  The refreshments prepared in this event will be provided by the Friends of Freeman Library.
Fri. Oct. 13
10:30AM - 12PM
Adults