Hispanic Heritage Month 2022, Fountaindale Public Library

Hispanic Heritage Month begins on Thursday, September 15 and runs through Saturday, October 15. We’re celebrating all month long with fun events and activities for adults, teens and children! Join us as we celebrate this rich culture! Ver esta información en Español.

For Adults & Teens:

Fiesta Donkey Take-It Make-It Kit
Monday, September 19
Pick up a kit from the 3rd Floor Desk while supplies last. Each kit contains materials, instructions and a list of supplies needed to complete your craft.

Mexican Tin Folk Art
Tuesday, September 20, 6:30 p.m.
Make your own vibrantly painted and decorated metal Milagros. Registration required.

Vejigante Masks
Wednesday, September 21, 6 p.m.
Celebrate Puerto Rican heritage by painting your own vejigante mask. Registration required.

Aztec Dancers 
Thursday, September 22, 7–8 p.m.
Chicago-based Danza Azteca Xochitl-Quetzal will perform centuries-old indigenous dances and music of the Aztec and Mexica people. Drop in.

Paint Your Own Llama
Monday, September 26, 6 p.m.

Grades 6–12
No drama here! Paint an adorable ceramic llama to decorate your room or gift to a friend. Registration required.

Introduction to Mexican Genealogy (Zoom)
Tuesday, September 27, 7 p.m.
Genealogist Lisa Medina will introduce you to foundational concepts in family history research, as well as give an overview of the abundant church and civil records available online. Registration required.

The Cabinet of Curiosities: Guillermo del Toro
Tuesday, October 4, 6 p.m.
Dive into the myths and stories of Mexican director Guillermo del Toro while creating a paper craft inspired by his characters. Registration required.

Teen Paint Party: Día de Los Muertos
Saturday, October 15, 2 p.m.
Grades 6–12
Want to try your hand at painting a beautiful work of art? Join us for an afternoon of fun and creativity as we paint a calavera-themed art piece. All experience levels are welcome. Registration required.

For Children & Families:

Interactive Storytime
Friday, September 16, 9:30–10:30 a.m.
Be part of the story, and use props and prompts to retell the Central American fairy tales Mañana Iguana and Tortuga in Trouble! Drop in.

Art Studio
Fridays, September 16 & October 14, 4:30 p.m.
Grades K–5
Create a unique masterpiece using different techniques and mediums! Registration required.

Picture Book Fandom Kit: Paletero Man by Lucky Diaz
Wednesday, September 21
Explore a picture book with activities and a craft! Registration required.

Thursday, September 22, 4:30 p.m.
Grades K–5
Explore different children’s books and learn to create similar drawings to the ones made by the illustrators! Registration required.

Encanto-Inspired Madrigal House
Monday, September 26, 4:30 p.m.
Grades K–5
Create and decorate a Madrigal house inspired by the movie Encanto! Registration required.

DIY Mayan Kite
Tuesday, September 27, 4:30 p.m.
Create a Mayan-inspired kite using different materials. Registration required.

Moche-Style Animals & Vegetables
Monday, October 3, 4:30 p.m.
Grades 3–5
Make an animal or vegetable sculpture inspired by the ceramics of the Moche culture of ancient Peru. Registration required.

Perler Beads Craft
Tuesday, October 4, 4:30 p.m.
Grades 3–5
Create a special design with perler beads. Registration required.

Rainbow Parrotfish
Wednesday, October 5, 4:30 p.m.
Decorate a wooden fish with different colors! Registration required.

Discovering Art: Pablo Picasso
Thursday, October 6, 4:30 p.m.
Grades K–5
Learn styles and techniques looking at art and artists from around the world. Registration required.

Selena Live!
Saturday, October 8, 1:30 pm.
Sing and dance along to some favorite Selena songs and make a craft! Adults and teens welcome. Registration required.

Puerto Rican Inspired Floral Wreath
Wednesday, October 12, 4:30 p.m.
Create a wreath with colorful papers. Registration required.

Cactus Piñata Workshop
Thursday, October 13, 4:30 p.m.
Create a mini cactus piñata with colorful tissue paper and a premade base. Registration required.

Mini Movin’ and Groovin’ 
Friday, October 14, 9:30–10:15 a.m.
Ages 8 months–5 years with an adult
Get your little ones movin’ & groovin’! Drop in.