We celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month to remember the achievements, contributions, and influence of Hispanic Americans to the history, culture, and achievements of the United States. Also, to recognize the history, traditions, and additions to society of Hispanic communities, including their presence in the county’s population, currently. Hispanic or Latinx in Montgomery County is continually growing and is about a fifth of the population. According to the 2020 Census, the county had a Hispanic/Latinx population of 217,409 (20.5%).
This month join in paying tribute to the generations of Hispanic Americans who have positively influenced and enriched our nation and society. Learn, laugh, and enjoy the cultures brought to the United States from the many Hispanic/Latinx Countries. There are many ways to learn some Hispanic/Latinx culture in Montgomery County because Montgomery Parks & Montgomery County Public Library is celebrating with Several Free Community Programs & Events!!!
Saturday, September 25 | 10 am – 12 pm
ANS and CHEER are looking for families who want to engage in an initiative to identify problems impacting the Long Branch stream and the surrounding environment. During this year and next, the families will work together on a solution to improve the health of Long Branch stream.
ANS y CHEER estan buscando familias que deseen participar en una iniciativa para identificar problemas que afecten al arroyo Long Branch y su entorno. Durante este año, las familias trabajan juntas en una solución para mejorar la salud del arroyo de Long Branch.
The program is part of the Si Se Puede! project with staff from Audubon Naturalist Society (ANS), Montgomery Parks, and Community Health and Empowerment through Education and Research (CHEER).
Meet at the front entrance of Rolling Terrace Elementary School. Children must be accompanied by an adult at all times. Masks are required for persons two and older. FREE event, but registration required.
Saturday, September 25 | 10:30 am
Lady J. Monroe reads stories in English and Spanish at Drag Queen Story Hour outdoors at Brookside Gardens on Saturday, September 25, at 10:30 am. In spaces like this, children see people who defy rigid gender restrictions and imagine a world where people can present as they wish and where dress-up is real.
This one-hour free program is co-sponsored by WAM and FAM and Drag Queen Story Hour of Montgomery County, Maryland. The event will move indoors to a classroom if there’s rain.
Friday, October 8 | 5:30-7:30 pm
Let your body move to the music! Don’t know how? Take a free salsa lesson then dance through the night during Salsa in the Park on Friday, October 8, 5:30 to 7:30 pm, at Long Branch-Arliss Neighborhood Park.
FREE admission, food, and parking! Live music by Ocho de Bastos! Games and vendors! All ages welcome. No registration, and, sorry, no dogs.
Tuesday, October 5 | 6:30-8:30 pm
Finally, it’s a family night of entertainment during Movies in the Gardens(opens in a new tab) at Brookside Gardens. Enjoy “Coco” with the kids on Tuesday, October 5, from 6:30 to 8:30 pm on our big screen.
Spread out the blanket, set up the chairs, and bring dinner or snacks. No time to prepare anything? Grab a bite from the food truck on site. Oh, yes, the film is absolutely FREE!
Join the Montgomery County Public Library for these events in September to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month
Wednesday, 9/15, 9:30am
Baby Storytime @ MCPL – Virtual – Celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month!
Enjoy Baby Storytime live with one of MCPL’s children’s librarians via Zoom! Help kick off Hispanic Heritage Month with songs, rhymes, lap bounces, and simple stories in Spanish and English for infants up through about 18 months. Baby Storytime is designed for adult caregivers to enjoy together with babies, and can help develop your child’s growing language skills and encourage a lifelong love of reading and learning.
Monday, 9/20, 6:30pm
Taller de resolución de conflictos para jóvenes y familias hispano-hablantes
This workshop will be conducted entirely in Spanish. Durante este taller vamos a explorar el significado de conflicto para cada uno de nosotros y que informa nuestras ideas sobre el conflicto. Presentado por el Centro de Resolución de Conflictos del Condado de Montgomery (CRCMC).
Thursday, 9/23, 4pm
Create Your Own Hojalata
In honor of National Hispanic/Latino Heritage month, join us as we discover the Mexican folk art called Hojalata!
Cuerpo Sano, Cerebro Sano, Vida Sana… Consejos de las últimas investigaciones
This workshop will be conducted entirely in Spanish. Este taller cubre cuatro áreas de hábitos de estilo de vida que están asociados con un envejecimiento saludable.
A cualquier edad, podemos adoptar hábitos de estilo de vida para ayudar a mantener o incluso mejorar nuestra salud, mantener nuestro cerebro en forma y posiblemente retrasar la aparición del deterioro cognitivo. Este taller cubre cuatro áreas de hábitos de estilo de vida que están asociados con un envejecimiento saludable. Este programa está diseñado para personas de cualquier edad que buscan información y herramientas prácticas para ayudar a incorporar recomendaciones en un plan para un envejecimiento saludable.
Thursday 9/30, 7pm
Book Discussion “Mexican Gothic”
Join us for a lively discussion of the award winning gothic horror novel “Mexican Gothic” by Silvia Moreno-Garcia.
You can obtain your copy of Mexican Gothic by Silvia Moreno-Garcia by placing a hold online or calling your local branch. The book is also available on overdrive as an e-book and e-audio book https://mcplmd.overdrive.com/search?query=mexican+gothic