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September 14, 2022

Six Ways to Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month with Houston Public Library!

Herencia Historia Cultura

¡Celebremos! September 15 – October 15, 2022
Count the ways to discover and appreciate Hispanic voices in literature, history & film!

Number 1

Maria Hinojosa

A Morning with Maria Hinojosa
Tuesday, October 11 | 10:30 AM
Central Library
500 McKinney St., Houston TX 77002

Meet the renowned journalist and author, as she talks about her award-winning memoir.

Number 2

Ann Davila Cardinal

A Virtual Evening with Ann Dávila Cardinal
Tuesday, October 11 | 6 PM
Virtual program on Facebook Live

Hear from the author of Category Five and Five Midnights about her debut adult fiction novel.

Number 3

Prosperando Juntos

The Living Room at HPL: Prospering Together / Prosperando Juntos
Saturday, October 1 | 1 PM
Stanaker Neighborhood Library
611 S Sgt Macario Garcia Dr., Houston, TX 77011

Experience the rich, cultural diversity of Houston through traditional dances by Ballet Folklórico Carrillo Elementary!

Enjoy crafts, games, a bilingual puppet show, face-painting, and much more!

Number 4

Let's Talk Soccer

Let's Talk Soccer!
Thursday, September 29 | 6:30 PM
Central Library
Houston will host FIFA 2026 World Cup matches set to kick off in the summer of 2026. Football (fútbol) or soccer, as it is known in US, is a much-loved and extensively-played sport in many countries, including Spain and Latin America. In celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month, we want to highlight the role of soccer in the Hispanic culture: Let's Talk Soccer! With guest speaker, international artist Betirri.

Number 5

Revolutionary Mexico

Tracing Ancestors through Revolutionary Mexico
Friday, September 16 | 2 PM

In this Clayton Library program, learn about sources and methodologies for tracing your ancestors in revolutionary Mexico with guest speaker Lisa Medina. Listen to the story of Atala Apodaca Anaya as well as those of other lesser-known figures from the Revolución Mexicana.

Number 6

Family Films

Book Clubs & Family Films
Various dates & locations
Check HPL Eventsfor details!



Hispanic Digital Collections at HPL
Over 100 collections of papers and photographs represent the contributions of Hispanics in every industry and their experience in the Bayou City.

Citation: Felix Fraga Papers Collection (SC4306-B05F24-001) Houston History Research Center, Houston Public Library.