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Join us in celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month!

September 14, 2020 at 11:35 AM by Brandi Cummings

In recognition of Hispanic Heritage Month, September 15-October 15, 2020, Kenosha Public Library will host a series of events highlighting the achievements and contributions of Hispanic and Latino Americans and celebrating Hispanic and Latino American culture. Kenosha Public Library provides free and equitable access to cultural and educational experiences. The library celebrates ideas, nourishes curiosity, connects people, inspires learning, and enriches lives, with an emphasis on promoting literacy and equity in library collections, services, and programs.

Library events in celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month

Lunch at the Library! 
Join us for Taco Truck Tuesday as we support local Latinx food truck owners! 

911 Tacos
Northside Library
Tuesday, September 15th 
11 AM - 2 PM

De La Rosa's 
Northside Library
Tuesday, October 13th 
11 AM - 2 PM

Loteria Reading Challenge
Hispanic Heritage Month is observed every year in the United States from September 15th to October 15th - it’s the perfect time to recognize the contributions Hispanic-Americans have made in our society. Celebrate with KPL and join our mini reading challenge in the style of the famous Mexican Loteria!

Loteria is often called Mexican Bingo. Both games are similar, but instead of working on getting 5 numbers in a row, you collect pictures in a row. For our Loteria Challenge, earn “Bingo” (3 pictures in a row) by reading, watching, or listening to something that is related to the picture.

Turn in your completed Loteria Card at curbside pickup, at the front desk at any KPL branch, or at any bookmobile location by Sunday, October 18th. Completed cards will be entered into a drawing for a chance to win a prize!

Register online at or pick up a loteria card at any KPL branch
Entries must be received by Sunday, October 18th

Virtual Storytimes
Join us on Facebook Live for 15 minutes of fun stories, songs, and rhymes. We will be featuring books by Hispanic/Latinx authors and illustrators in as many of these storytimes as possible!

Monday - Friday
September 15 - October 15
10:30 - 10:45 AM

Wednesdays: September 16, 23, 30, and October 7, 14
6:30 - 6:45 PM

Read to Me: A Grownup Storytime
Grab your lunch and join us for a story! Once a month, enjoy a short story, an excerpt from a book, or a collection of poetry. It’s like an audiobook - but LIVE! Please join Elkid Alvarez this month for a selection of readings to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month.

Wednesday, September 16
12:00 - 1:00 PM
VIRTUAL - Register here

Literary Listeners
Join Librarians, Marcia, and Linda for a discussion about any immigration story you have listened to on audiobook. Some suggestions are: Jose Antonia Vargas - Dear America, Notes of an Undocumented Citizen, Luis Alberto Urrea - The Devil’s Highway, Amy Bass - One Goal: A Coach, a Team, and the Game That Brought a Divided Town Together, Flo Groberg - 8 Seconds of Courage: A Soldier’s Story.  Registration required. 

Thursday, September 24
6:30 - 7:30 PM
VIRTUAL - Register here

Book Truck Boogie: Latin Dance Party
This is an outdoor dance party and will feature the greatest Hispanic music hits!
Dance is a fun way to get some cardio while socializing in a group, so tighten your laces and get ready to learn the Macarena. This program is best suited for any individual that likes to dance! Children ages 9 and under should be accompanied by an adult. Bring your own water bottle.  This event will be canceled in the event of rain or severe weather.

Saturday, September 26 
1:00-2:00 PM
Northside Library Parking Lot

Open Books, Open Minds: Teen Edition
Come join Teen Librarians Alejandria and Susannah on Zoom for a discussion of Marcus Vega Doesn’t Speak Spanish by Pablo Cartaya in celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month! The first 10 teens to register for the book club will receive their own copy of the book to keep. Books will be made available for pickup at the Southwest Library in advance of the program. Registration required.

Saturday, October 3
1:00 - 2:00 PM
VIRTUAL - Register here

Intersections Book Club
Join us to celebrate and talk about characters, creators, and stories with diverse and intersectional themes. This month, we are celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month, so we have listed some recommended books, movies, and tv shows that highlight Hispanic or Latinx characters on our website. 

Saturday, October 10
11:00 - 12:00 PM
VIRTUAL - Register here

Novels at Night Book Club 
The first rule of Book Club is: tell everyone about Book Club! We meet monthly to talk about edgy contemporary novels that are slightly off the beaten path. This group is genre-fluid and likes to discuss fun and challenging authors and subjects.  Our September selection is Mexican Gothic by Silvia Moreno-Garcia to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month. For more information and a copy of the book, please contact Emily Kastelic at or call 262-564-6130.  

Tuesday, October 13
6:00 - 7:00 PM
VIRTUAL - Register here

Bonk! Special Edition: Hispanic Heritage Month
Bonk! is a performance art series that allows local artists to feature original works of music, poetry, dance, and more.  This special edition Bonk! Curated specifically for Kenosha Public library will feature works created to honor Hispanic Heritage Month. 

Saturday, October 17
6:00-8:00 PM 


Family Reading Club
Read a book together as a family, then discuss it with others at the library! This month we will be reading Ghost Squad by Claribel Ortega. As a bonus, we will get to chat with the author!

The first 10 families to register for each event will receive their own copy of the book to keep. Books will be made available for pickup at the Southwest Library approximately 1 month in advance of the program. Registration required. Only register 1 person in your family, please!

Sunday, October 18
2:00 - 3:00 PM

VIRTUAL - Register here