Library Recognizes Hispanic Heritage Month with Offering of Cultural Programs

(August 29, 2023 – Annapolis, MD) Anne Arundel County Public Library is offering the following programs in honor of Hispanic Heritage Month.  



Discoveries: The Library at the Mall 

Pretend Play: El Mercado 

Friday, September 22 at 10:30 am 

Children will use their imaginations in activities that let them explore a pretend Latino market. 


Fiesta de Arte 

Friday, October 6 at 10:30 am 

Enjoy an art party celebrating Hispanic heritage! We will have fun exploring vibrant colors, fun shapes and exciting patterns. 



Día de Los Muertos Family Storytime 

Wednesday, November 1 at 6:30 pm 

Celebrate Día de Los Muertos with stories, songs and a craft! 



Discoveries: The Library at the Mall 

Luis Garay: The Passion and Inspiration of the Drum 

Saturday, September 23 at 2 pm 

Enjoy a high-energy blend of South American, Caribbean and African rhythms. The program features many exotic instruments as well as the more familiar congas, bongos, timbales and drums. 


Hispanic Heritage Crafternoon 

Monday, September 25 at 2 pm 

Create crafts from Latin America and the Caribbean.  



Busch Annapolis 

Flamenco with Arte Flamenco 

Thursday, October 5 at 6:30 pm 

Learn about the history of one of Spain's most famous traditional dances and enjoy a short dance hosted and performed by Arte Flamenco! 


Adults and Kids 


Paired Program: Mexican Paper Flowers 

Monday, September 25 at 6:30 pm 

Adults can socialize and learn to make Mexican flower wreaths. Children will enjoy their own crafting time on the other side of the room. 


All Ages 

¡Mucha Música! – A musical journey to Latin America with Cantaré / Un viaje musical a Latinoamérica con Cantaré 

Severna Park Library – Saturday, September 23 at 11 am 

Brooklyn Park Library – Friday, September 29 at 11:30 am 

Edgewater Library – Saturday, October 7 at 2 pm 

Cantaré introduces audiences to the beautiful songs and rhythms of Latin America, drawing from the musical heritage of the Caribbean, Central and South America. Cantaré performs songs in Spanish and Portuguese, while sharing the music’s cultural and historical background. 


Barranquilla Carnival 

Deale Library – Saturday, September 16 at 2 pm 

Crofton Library – Saturday, October 7 at 11 am 

Eastport-Annapolis Neck Library – Saturday, October 21 at 2 pm 

Cultural Dance Center presents Carnival of Barranquilla, an experience that includes traditional dance performances, costumes and music from Colombia.   



Día de los Muertos Crafternoon 

Wednesday, November 1 at 3:30 pm 

Join us for a fun and easy craft program where you create something unique with reusable material.   


Discoveries: The Library at the Mall 

Let’s Play Lotería (Latin Bingo)! 

Saturday, September 30 at 2 pm 

Lotería is a popular board game that originated in Mexico and played throughout Latin America. 


Bailes de Mi Tierra Dance Performance 

Saturday, October 14 at 2 pm 

Celebrate the end of Hispanic Heritage Month by watching a traditional Mexican folk dance performance by the Bailes de Mi Tierra dance group!