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Hispanic Heritage Month at PCL

Hispanic Heritage Month is September 15 to October 15. Join us as we celebrate the art, cultures and heritage of our vibrant and diverse Latino Community!

Here's a digest of some the events happening at PCL locations but be sure to check at your local library and the PCL website for updates:

At Knight Memorial Library:


Crafts and Foods for Hispanic Heritage Month 
Thursdays, September 20 & 27, October 4 & 11, 3:00PM
Sept 20: Create your own mini piñata craft and learn about the origins of the pinata - not as simple as you might think!
Sept. 27: Make your own mango smoothie and learn more about Cuba.
Oct. 4: Make some Bocaditos de Leche -bite-sized milk truffle candies - and learn about Venezuela!
Oct. 11: Decorate skull-decorated sugar cookies that honor the Mexican tradition of Dia de los Muertos and learn about the Day of the Dead.
All crafts are suitable for school age/teens.Registration requested: contact Allison 467-2625

At Mount Pleasant Library


Story Time: Luchadores!
Tuesday, October 9, 6:30PM-7:30PM
Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month by listening to stories about lucha libre, the theatrical style of wrestling popular in Mexico.  Enjoy stories like Niño Wrestles the World and Lucía the Luchadora.  After the stories, make your own luchador mask!

At Olneyville Library


Hispanic Heritage celebration: Traditional Latin American Arts & Crafts
Tuesdays & Thursdays, September 20, 27, October 9, 11, 3:30PM - 4:30PM
We are going to create paper maracas, Worry dolls, masks, paper flowers and other fun crafts. Vamos a crear maracas de papel, muñecas Worry, máscaras, flores de papel y otras manualidades divertidas.  

Merengue, Mangulina, Salsa, Bachata Dance Demonstration and Food Fiesta Celebration!
Friday, October 12 3:00PM - 5:30PM
A special performance by “Grupo Arcoiris of Rhode Island” organized by Iris Yinette, of traditional music and dance from the Dominican Republic and the Caribbean. They perform different genres, such as "palos," "merengue,” "mangulina," "perico ripiao" and other rhythms. Light refreshments will be served! (All ages welcome)
Presentación especial “Grupo Arcoiris of Rhode Island” organizado por Iris Yinette, realiza música y danzas tradicionales de la República Dominicana y el Caribe. El grupo interpretan diferentes géneros, como "palos," "merengue," “mangulina,” "perico ripiao" y otros ritmos. ¡Se servirán refrigerios! (Todas las edades bienvenidos)

At South Providence Library


Dance Workshops with Nader Molina Figueroa
Thursdays, September 13 & 20, 4:00PM-5:30PM
Experience the rythmns of dances from Colombia, Ecuador, Mexico, and Peru! 

Movie Screening: Providence Latin American Film Festival
Thursday, September 27 4:00PM
We are proud once again to host a film festival screening. Movie to be announced - please check back or visit for updates. 

For more information about Hispanic Heritage Month events in Rhode Island, visit this page at Rhode Island Latino Arts.