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Celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month

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bpl latino life 2013 coverIn celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month (September 15 – October 15), Boston Public Library has a variety of programs planned across the City. In addition, the library’s annual Latino Life booklist, featuring recent books about the Hispanic experience, is available online and at all library locations.

Program highlights include:

  • Classical guitarist Michael Nigro takes audiences on a journey through Latin America, featuring works by South American and Spanish composers in the month of September at the Dudley, Jamaica Plain, Grove Hall, Parker Hill, and South End branches.
  • On September 28, Boston Lyric Opera, Boston Public Library, Handel and Haydn Society, and Zoo New England collaborate to present a free Family Opera Day at the BPL.
  • Starting October 1, the Connolly Branch hosts an exhibition featuring paintings by Dominican artist Nasiri Guzman.
  • Starting October 7, the Central Library’s Monday night film series celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month.
  • In October, Veronica Robles educates children on Mexican music, dance, and culture at the Hyde ParkJamaica PlainLower Mills, and West End branches.
  • La Piñata, an organization dedicated to promoting Latin American culture, provides children and teens in grades K-8 an introduction to Latin America through a variety of art, games, and music activities.

To view dates, times, and more information on these programs, please visit the BPL calendar.