National Hispanic Heritage Month 2022

National Hispanic Heritage Month, observed Sept. 15-Oct. 15, is a way to celebrate the history, culture, and contributions of Hispanic Americans.

Learn & Explore

Museo De Las Americas
Lafayette residents may use their Lafayette Library card number to reserve free admission for two people (and always-free admission for kids under 12) to Museo De Las Americas in Denver. Located in the heart of the Art District on Santa Fe, Museo de las Americas is the premier Latin American art museum in the Rocky Mountain region. Learn more about Museo and how to reserve your pass.

Around Town
Learn about exhibits and other ways Lafayette celebrates our local Hispanic heritage and community: City of Lafayette Hispanic Heritage Month.

Read

At the Library, we take this time to honor the contributions of Hispanic authors. Find books on display around the Library, or browse our recommendations online below and in our catalog. Find a longer list of these and other titles in the catalog.

Participate

Every year we cap off October with our Day of the Dead/(Día De Los Muertos) celebration on Saturday, Oct. 29, featuring musical Storytime with Basho & Friends, a performance by Mariachi Alma de Folklore, sugar skull workshop, and face painting.

Before the event itself, there are lots of ways to get involved!

Call for Day of the Dead Altars
Lafayette Public Library invites individuals, families, or groups to create an altar for our Día de Los Muertos (Day of the Dead) community display Oct. 15-Nov. 12.
Learn more and sign up by Oct. 8! 

Create Mini-Diorama Altars
Pick up supplies starting Oct. 1 – Drop off dioramas by Oct. 15.

Pick up a small box (while supplies last) from the Lafayette Public Library starting Oct. 1 to create your own mini-diorama altar honoring a loved one. Using materials from home, honor a family member, friend, pet, or celebrity that passed away. Include a description of your loved one. Get creative!

Make a Mini-Piñata – Registration Required Mini Pinata Workshop
Saturday, Oct. 22, 11am-1pm

Families – Learn how to make a piñata from beginning to end with Mexican artist Maribel Arredondo.
Learn more and register

Storytimes and Recurring Events

  • Bilingual Storytime – Thursdays at 10:30am
  • Bilingual Twilight Tales – Tuesday, Oct. 18, 6pm
    “Cuenta Cuentos del Otoño con la Naturalista Juanita Echeverri de OSMP” (Fall Tale Tell with naturalist Juanita Echeverri of Boulder’s Open Space and Mountain Parks).
  • Lotería Mexicana – Family Bingo, Monday, Oct. 10, 5-6pm (and every 2nd Monday)
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