Celebrating National Hispanic Heritage Month 2019

Celebrate National Hispanic Heritage Month September 15 - October 15 with a variety of enriching programs, events, and resources that will be available to you from the Library District! Enjoy free dance classes, live concerts, DIY crafts for the whole family, a movie night, plus so much more. Your free library card also gives you access to online resources where you can stream your favorite movies, TV shows, and music, check out the latest eBooks, comics and downloadable audiobooks, along with accessing online databases.  

Upcoming Events:

Let's Dance Latin!
September 16 - October 7
Whitney Library

Join us as professional dancer and instructor, Jo Anna Heckman will teach various Latin dances, including Salsa, Bachata, Mambo, and many others. Classes will begin with the fundamentals of footwork, frames, arms, and hands, styling, and body form. From there, classes will focus on a specific dance type per month.

Hispanic Heritage Month Celebration
Sunday, September 15
Whitney Library

Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month by creating Mexican Papel Picado Flags and the Costa Rican Morpho Butterfly craft. For ages 6-17.

Sonia De Los Santos Live in Concert 
September 16-17

Sonia De Los Santos will be performing four times at the Library District during Hispanic Heritage Month! Sonia's Latin American party tunes and new bilingual versions of American classics, present a personal, yet universal, musical story. Her powerful messages of joyful community music-making and cultural bridge-building will inspire and excite children and grown-ups alike.

Once Upon a Cuento
Tuesday, September 17
Sunrise Library 

Enjoy bilingual cuentos (stories) to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month at Sunrise Library. 

Folktale Fiesta
Wednesday, September 18
Centennial Hills Library 

Learn about Mexican culture and history through folktales! Make a fun craft to take home! Space is limited for all Centennial Hills Library programs. Tickets will be given out one-half hour before the program starts. Grades K-5.

Journey to Mexico
Thursday, September 19
West Charleston Library 

¡Hola Mis Amigos! Travel to Mexico through stories, music, and art. Learn the Mexican Hat Dance and make a colorful craft. For ages 6-11.

DIY Mini Piñatas
Thursday, September 19
Windmill Library 

This program is free and open to the public. Space is limited. Tickets will be handed out 30 minutes prior to the program.

A Public Fit Theatre Company's Staged Reading of The Ghosts Of Lote Bravo by Hilary Bettis
Friday, September 20
Clark County Library 

In Hilary Bettis’ play, The Ghosts of Lote Bravo young girls often disappear in Cuidad Juarez, Mexico. Many turn up murdered. Juanda Cantu’s daughter, Raquel, is one of these girls. Through visions offered by La Santa Muerte, she is shown Raquel’s past only to discover that her daughter had hopes, dreams, and courage she knew nothing about. The Ghosts of Lote Bravo is a play about great hope in the midst of relentless violence, poverty, and grief.

The performance is intended for mature audiences. Following the staged reading, A Public Fit Theatre Company artists will continue the conversation with The Buzzz, an interactive discussion between the production cast/crew and the audience. 

Hispanic Heritage Movie
Saturday, September 21
Clark County Library 

Visit the Clark County Library for a special screening of a hand-picked movie to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month! 

Celebrating Latin Jazz with Jonathan Karrant
Sunday, September 22
Summerlin Library 

Join singer Jonathan Karrant as he performs Latin and Brazilian songs made popular by such artists as Antonio Carlos Jobim, Sergio Mendes + The Brazil 66 and more. In this exciting show, Jonathan and his incredible band will give you an ethnic feel from Brazilian bosa nova's to Spanish samba's. You'll be toe-tapping to the beat and dancing in your seat!

Tango Argentino
Sunday, September 29
Whitney Library

Join us in celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month with a lectured dance performance you will not want to miss by Argentine Tango USA Champion Michael Thomas and the stunning Spanish movement artist, Angela del Rio. Together, they will take audience members through a historical journey of the history of tango through dance. Be ready to be moved and fall in love with this passionate, heartfelt style of dancing. There will be a meet and greet following the performance.

Hispanic Youth Leadership Summit 2019
Friday, October 4
West Las Vegas Library

Join us as Clark County Commissioner Lawrence Weekly and County Liaison Kelly Benavidez and staff host their annual Hispanic Youth Leadership Summit. Youth from throughout the valley discuss the importance of education, in recognition of Hispanic Heritage History month.

¡Viva el Mariachi! A Concert in Celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month
Friday, October 4
Clark County Library

Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month with an evening of popular mariachi music performed by the talented young mariachi musicians from local middle and high schools.

Mexican Lotería
Thursday, October 10
Windmill Library

Join us in celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month with Mexican Lotería, a bingo game that's over one hundred years old! Have fun and win prizes in this game of chance and learn simple Spanish words along the way. For kids ages 6-11.

Las Vegas Institute of Advanced Mariachi Studies (LVIAMS) Concert Series 2019 “Sonidos de Mexico Concert” – Sounds of Mexico Concert
Saturday, October 12
West Las Vegas Library 

At this special concert, you will be treated to an afternoon Mexican culture, heritage, and community through song and dance performances by talented students from the Clark County School District’s Mariachi programs and community ensembles. Co-sponsored by the Las Vegas Institute of Advanced Mariachi Studies. 

Tween Tuesday: DIY Mexican Pompom Charms
Tuesday, October 15
Windmill Library

Come hang out and have fun making Mexican pompom charms! For tweens in grades 5-8.

Online Resources:

The Library District provides dedicated online resources in Spanish, which you can access for free using your library card. From streaming movies, TV shows, and music, to accessing digital newspapers and the latest eBooks and downloadable audiobooks. See all our online resources in Spanish HERE

Streaming (Movies/TV/Music):

Pongalo ofrece la colección más amplia de telenovelas y películas de Hollywood en español disponible en todos los dispositivos populares. Vea más de 10,000 episodios de sus telenovelas y series de televisión favoritas, además de películas de América Latina, España, y EE. EE. ¡Cien por ciento en español y a la carta!

Hoopla Digital
Hoopla is a digital media service that allows you to borrow movies, music, audiobooks, ebooks, comics, and TV shows to enjoy on your computer, tablet, or phone – and even your TV! With no waiting, titles can be streamed immediately or downloaded to phones or tablets for offline enjoyment later. Borrow up to ten titles per month with your library card.

Freegal Music
Download and listen to songs from Freegal Music, which offers access to about 13 million songs, including Sony Music’s catalog of legendary artists, and over 40,000 music videos. In total, the collection is comprised of music from over 40,000 labels with music that originates in over 100 countries. There is no software to download, and there are no digital rights management (DRM) restrictions.

What you get:

  • 6 song downloads each week with your library card and PIN
  • 3 hours of streaming music per day

eBooks and Downloadable Audiobooks:

Overdrive For Libraries
You can borrow and enjoy free eBooks, audiobooks, and more with Libby, the free app by OverDrive. All you need to get started is an internet connection and your library card. This collection includes popular fiction, non-fiction, and technical titles.

Need some help getting started? Check out the OverDrive getting started guide.

Spanish Newspapers:

Read more than 2,000 newspapers and 1,000 magazines from around the world. Enjoy titles from 100 countries in 60 languages, including The Las Vegas Review-Journal, The Washington Post, and The L.A. Times. 

Online Research:

Recursos Para Hispanohablantes
Herramientas de aprendizaje, carrera y ciudadanía en español.

Referencia Latina
Referencia Latina ofrece artículos de más de 50 películas en español de los Estados Unidos y el mundo.

For more information about how to get a FREE Las Vegas-Clark County Library District library card and to sign-up online, click HERE

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