Hispanic Heritage Month at Cleveland Public Library

Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month at Cleveland Public Library. The month honoring the culture takes place from September 15 – October 15. Our family fun programs will focus on the rich history, culture, and contributions of Hispanic Americans.


Hispanic Heritage Month Celebration at South Branch

Enjoy the sights, sounds, and traditions of Cleveland’s Hispanic heritage, including live music and dance performances along with a sampling of Latinx treats.

Friday, September 15
6:00 – 8:00 p.m.
South Branch Outdoor Patio
3096 Scranton Road

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Hispanic Heritage Month Celebrations

“Travel” to a different country or location each week. This intergenerational program will explore the vast diaspora of Hispanic Heritage. We’ll learn about local history, explore fun games, and create unique crafts. Cleveland READS! readers can add more books to their reading total by checking out books by Hispanic authors/illustrators all month long.

Thursdays, September 21 – October 12
4:00 – 5:00 p.m.


¡Buscar la Bandera! Find the Flag!

Join us for a Hispanic Heritage Month-themed scavenger hunt. Practice identifying the flags of various Hispanic Heritage countries, find them, and receive a prize.

Friday, September 15
10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Main Library, Youth Services

325 Superior Avenue

Fiesta Flowers

Kickoff Hispanic Heritage Month by making some fiesta flowers.

Friday, September 15
4:30 p.m.
Carnegie West

Hispanic Heritage Month Series

Learn about different Latinx countries, their literature, arts, and crafts in this four-week series.

Tuesdays, September 19 – October 10
4:00 – 5:00 p.m.
South Brooklyn

Hispanic Heritage Month Crafts

Discover interesting facts about Hispanic heritage and try your hand at some traditional-style crafts.

Wednesdays, September 20 – October 11
4:15 p.m. – 5:15 p.m.
Lorain Campus

Bilingual Buddies

Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month & International Day of Peace! Bring a buddy or come make new friends and learn some Spanish vocabulary by creating your own bilingual bookmarks. Draw inspiration from bilingual picture and board books featuring Latinx authors and illustrators.

Thursday, September 21
3:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Main Library, Youth Services


Teen Fall Film Series

Share in the celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month and join us for the viewing of Almost a Woman, based on a book by Esmeralda Santiago. Almost a Woman is an autobiographical story based on the life of Esmeralda “Negi” Santiago that follows the young “Negi” as she struggles to adjust to life in NYC after moving from her native Puerto Rico.

Tuesday, October 3
4:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Memorial Nottingham