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Hispanic Heritage Month

Adult Programs and Classes

Immigrant Journeys from South of the Border ¡Mi travesía hasta Wisconsin!
A project of the Wisconsin Humanities in partnership with Centro Hispano, Kenosha Public Library is proud to host this exhibit sharing personal stories of Latino immigrants who make their home in Wisconsin today.

Exhibit Available September 7-19
Northside Library

Immigrant Journeys with Sergio Gonzalez
Trace the diverse journeys of Mexicans to the Badger State with historian Sergio M. González, author of Mexicans in Wisconsin (Wisconsin Historical Society Press). González will follow the emigration trails that led Mexicans to settle in Wisconsin over the last century and share how they've come to build homes and community in rural and urban spaces across the state.  Sergio M. González is an assistant professor of Latinx Studies at Marquette University. A historian of twentieth-century U.S. immigration, labor, and religion, his scholarship focuses on the development of Latinx communities in the Midwest.  Registration is required at or call 262-564-6130.

Tuesday, September 7
6:00 - 7:00 PM
Register here

Hispanic Heritage Month: My Immigrant Experience
The Kenosha Literacy Council students represent countries from around the world. The immigrant experience is very much a part of their personal story. At this panel discussion, hear stories of making a new home in the United States and Kenosha

Wednesday, September 15
5:30 - 7:00 PM
Uptown Library


Panadanza Dance Company presented by Flutes at Dawn
Join us for an exciting dance performance with live drummers by the Panadanza Dance Company accompanied by an educational presentation taking you through the various rich traditions of Latin America from Bomba, to Rumba, to Salsa and Samba. After the performance, join in the fun with an all ages and skill level group dance lesson and the opportunity to learn traditional rhythms on a variety of drums.

Saturday, September 18
1:00 - 2:00 PM
Southwest Library


Afro-Cuban Jazz: Tunes & Talk
Join musician and educator Galen Abdur-Razzaq to learn about the rich history of Afro-Cuban jazz in a live performance and discussion. Explore the sounds of drums, timbales, claves, and more through the music of prominent Latin Jazz artists, such as Mario Bauza, Cachao, and Machito.  Registration is required at or call 262-564-6130.

Thursday, September 23
6:00-7:00 PM
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Virtual Gallery Tour: Mauricio Ramirez: Poly Wave Seeds of Color & Shape
Join the Kenosha Public Library and Latino Arts, Inc. on a virtual gallery tour of prolific muralist Mauricio Ramirez in his solo exhibit: Poly Wave – Seeds of Color and Shape! Jacobo Lovo, Managing Artistic Director of Latino Arts, Inc. will guide us through Ramirez’s colorful work that explores his Mexican American cultural roots and the importance of public cultural arts in the community. Registration is required at or call 262-564-6130.

Thursday, September 30
6:00-7:00 PM
Register here.


Hispanic Heritage Month: Family Literacy Night
Join us for an evening of fun activities, food, and stories to learn about Hispanic heritage! Learn how to prepare some delicious foods from Latin America and children will also participate in a fun storytime.

Wednesday, October 6th
5:30 – 7:30 PM
Kenosha Literacy Council - 2419 63rd Street.

Fireside Folktales at Hawthorn Hollow
Grab a chair or blanket and join us at historic Hawthorn Hollow Nature Sanctuary to hear folktales told by the fireside! Storytellers for Kenosha Public Library, UW-Parkside, and Gateway Technical College will share stories from a variety of cultures and offer insight into the symbolism and wisdom found in these great tales.

Thursday, October 14
6:00-8:00 PM
Hawthorn Hollow - 880 Green Bay Road

Youth and Family Programs and Classes

Teen Book Club: Hispanic Heritage Month
To celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month, we’re reading and discussing Don’t Date Rosa Santos by Nina Moreno. This romantic tale of curses and culture is on our Too-Good-to-Miss list.  The first 6 teens to sign up get a free copy of the book, available to pick up at Southwest Library a month before the program. Registration required. 

Tuesday, September 21
5:00 - 6:00 PM
Southwest Library
Register here.   


Join the Kenosha Public Library at the Museum to create fantastical animalitos inspired by a Zapotec folk art tradition. Registration required.

Friday, September 24
4:00 - 5:00 PM
Kenosha Public Museum - 5500 1st Ave. 
Register here. (Registration opens September 14)


Out of This World!
Join the Kenosha Public Library at the Museum for a variety of outer space-related STEM activities inspired by the careers of Astronaut Ellen Ochoa, Spacecraft Engineer Scarlin Hernandez, and Planetary Geologist Adriana Ocampo. Registration required.

Tuesday, September 28
4:00 - 5:00 PM
Kenosha Public Museum - 5500 1st Ave.
Register here. (Registration opens September 21)


Picasso Masks
Join the Kenosha Public Library at the Museum for Hispanic Heritage Month. We will explore the famous artist  Pablo Picasso from Spain and learn about cubism. We’ll look at the way Picasso painted faces and try creating our own Picasso-inspired mask. Registration required.

Tuesday, October 5
4:00 - 5:00 PM
Kenosha Public Museum - 5500 1st Ave.
Register here. (Registration opens September 28)


Prickly Science 
Join the Kenosha Public Library at the Museum to learn about botanist Helia Bravo Hollis, find out how cactuses survive and build a desert biome with your very own succulent. Registration required.

Tuesday, October 12
4:00 PM
Kenosha Public Museum - 5500 1st Ave.
Register here. (Registration opens October 5)


Mexican Folk Art Mirrors
Design a personal mirror inspired by Mexican folk art and tin-embossing techniques. Registration required.

Friday, October 22
4:00 - 5:00 PM 
Northside Library
Register here. (Registration opens on October 15)

Thank you to our community partners for joining us in celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month.