Hispanic Heritage Month

 

Celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month

Children and Families

Kid's Yoga in Spanish / Yoga para niños

Wednesday, September 28, 10:30-11 a.m., Montbello

Let's do yoga! Join us for breathing, stretching, singing and movement. For kids ages 2-6 and their grownups. Mats Provided; You're also welcome to bring your own.  This program is presented in Spanish.

 

Papel Picado/Paper Flowers workshop with CHAC (Chicano Humanities & Arts Council)

Saturday, September 24, 1-2 p.m., Green Valley Ranch

Saturday, October 15, 1-2 p.m., Smiley

Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month with the Chicano Humanities and Arts Council in this workshop where you will make art with tissue paper as you learn about the history and meaning of these pieces in Hispanic culture.

 

La Llorona Stories 

Saturday, October 8, 2-4 p.m., Rodolfo “Corky” Gonzales

Join us for a family-friendly fun-filled festival of interactive storytelling about legendary Latino ghost La Llorona. Explore the myths and facts surrounding this iconic figure. Hear from Denver Public Library staff and community members about their own La Llorona traditions as we examine the history and evolution of  La Lloronas’ influence throughout the Americas. Come and share your own experiences with the audience! 

 

Calaveras Day!

Saturday, October 29, 2-4 p.m., Rodolfo “Corky” Gonzales

Hispanic Heritage Month is over but we continue the celebration! 

Join us for a family-friendly fun-filled festival of decorating sugar skulls. Explore the history and stories surrounding this tradition. Learn about the ancient Aztec ritual that celebrated the lives of those who were deceased and how with the 17th century introduction of sugar, after the Spanish conquest of Mexico, sugar skulls came to be a Mexican tradition. Create and decorate your own sugar skull.

 

 

Art with the IdeaLab kit

September 15 - October 15

Stop at one of these branches to Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month with us with an assembling kit to create a layered image of an iconic traditional image, or take a kit home! While supplies last.

Schlessman Family

Ross-Barnum

Hadley

Rodolfo “Corky” Gonzales

Montbello

Hampden

Sam Gary

 

Create your own Muñeca Quitapenas or Flores de papel picado

September 15 - October 15

Visit any of these branches to pick up your kit to create your own Worry Dolls or Paper Flowers. Kits are limited so make sure you stop by soon!

Smiley

Ross-University Hills

Green Valley Ranch

Ross-Broadway

             

 

 

Teens and families

Zine workshop

Saturday, October 15, 1-2 p.m., Bob Ragland

Join the Denver Zine Library and the Denver Public Library in a zine workshop as we explore the impact that zine's had in Central and South America. During the workshop you'll have the opportunity to create your own zine. This workshop will be presented in both Spanish and English. 

Adults

A Tribute to Mexican Heroes/Un tributo a héroes mexicanos

Saturday, September 17, 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m., Rodolfo “Corky” Gonzales 

Join us for this dedication ceremony of the mural, titled Mexican Heroes. 

The mural was created by Chicana muralist Carlota EspinoZa and donated to the Denver Public Library Western Art Collection by local santero and pioneer of the local Chicano movement, Carlos and Anita Santistevan.

Light refreshments will be provided.

 

Musical Bingo

Wednesday, September 21, 7 p.m., Raíces Brewing (2060 W Colfax Ave, 80204)

Join us for Musical Bingo!

We'll show you music videos and you'll have 30 seconds to find the song on your board.

Have some fun and win prizes!

 

Tummy Tales Book Reception

Saturday, September 24, 2-4 p.m., Rodolfo “Corky” Gonzales

This new Tummy Tale book release celebrates the joy of cooking. Join local Colorado authors from diverse Latino and other heritages as they recount their own family food stories. Learn about how traditional recipes from your own family can ensure your families’ heritage is carried on. 

 

Older Adults

Cooking Series: Rice from Puerto Rico

Thursday, September 15, 3:30-4:30 p.m., Smiley 

Join us for a Hispanic Heritage Month celebration with conversation and delicious food! Sandy will show you how to make her yummy recipe that takes rice to a whole new level. Come practice your Spanish while you sample the real thing at this fun in-person presentation.

This event is in Spanish and English. Este evento es en español e inglés. Food will be available while supplies last. Please register . 

 

 

Cooking Series: Flan from Mexico

Thursday, September 29, 3:30-4:30 p.m., Smiley 

Join us for a Hispanic Heritage Month celebration with food and conversation! Jorge will show you how to make his delicious flan recipe that gets rave reviews. Come practice your Spanish while you sample the real thing at this fun in-person presentation.

This event is in Spanish and English. Este evento es en español y inglés. Food will be available while supplies last. Please register.

 

 

Memory Cafe

Tuesday, Oct 11, 1:30-3 p.m., Schlessman Family

In celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month we will be trying our hand at playing Lotería, a Mexican game of chance similar to bingo.  Learn about the history of the game and its place in Mexican culture.  There will be prizes!

Memory Cafe is a fun place to socialize, relax, and engage with people experiencing memory loss and their families/caregivers. Each cafe has a focus—such as music or art—to facilitate the main goal, which is a social connection for individuals with shared experiences. At the Memory Cafe, you can just be yourself -- without worrying about remembering or forgetting.

 

All ages

Mandinga Mangueiro: An Introduction to Capoeira the Afro-Brazilian Martial Arts

Thursday, September 8, 2-3 p.m., Ford-Warren

Saturday, September 10, 2-3 p.m., Green Valley

Saturday, September 17, 12-1 p.m., Bob Ragland

Saturday, September 24, 3-4 p.m., Ross-Barnum

Capoeira is an exciting art and cultural expression that is a manifestation of Afro-Brazilian culture with strong African Roots, a product of the African Diaspora in South America. Enslaved African people who were forcibly moved from Western regions in Africa by the Portuguese were responsible for the development of Capoeira. Capoeira not only heavily influences Brazilian culture, but it has adopted pieces of the popular and indigenous characteristics of the culture. It is a perfect recipe of dance-like movements set to a rhythmic pace and mood that shares the history, lessons, and philosophy of Martial Arts techniques. These techniques are a symbol of resistance against oppression and marginalization. During this program, you will explore these aspects using movement, music, and storytelling.

 

Celebrate Latin American Heritage Month with Latin American Folk Music performed by Elisa Garcia

Saturday, October 1, 2-3 p.m., Virginia Village

Elisa Garcia plays songs from Mexico, Cuba, Venezuela, down to Chile, Argentina, and Uruguay. Using rhythms like huapango, boleros, cumbias, zambas, and candombes, she takes listeners on a journey through Latin America. Elisa is accompanied by her husband, Mexican percussionist Leo Munoz-Corona.

 

Mexican Bingo (Lotería Mexicana)

Wednesday, October 5, 4:30-5:30 p.m., Rodolfo “Corky” Gonzales

Wednesday, October 12, 4:15-5:15 p.m., Pauline Robinson

Saturday, October 15, 11 a.m.-12 p.m., Woodbury

In celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month we will be trying our hand at playing Lotería, a Mexican game of chance similar to bingo.  Learn about the history of the game and its place in Mexican culture. There will be prizes!

 

Cultural Night

Saturday, October 15, 6-9 p.m., Aztlan Theater (976 Santa Fe Dr, 80219)

Come on down to Santa Fe Drive for a celebration of Latin American, and Hispanic culture at the historic Aztlan Theater! We’ll wrap up Hispanic Heritage Month with music, art, and, of course, books. All are welcome at this family-friendly celebration of the excellence and diversity of Latino artistry and culture.