The Bilingual Family Event Will Be Held on
Friday, Sept. 29 (Online) and
Saturday, Sept. 30
(In-Person) at the Central Library, Downtown Los Angeles
ANGELES, Sept. 18, 2023 /PRNewswire/ -- In
celebration of Latinx Heritage Month, the Los Angeles Public
Library will be hosting the Fifth Annual Los Angeles Libros
Festival, the city's largest celebration of bilingual books along
with other activities throughout the month.
"Every year, the Los Angeles Libros Festival brings together
authors and performers from across the U.S. and Spanish-speaking
countries," said City Librarian John F.
Szabo. "On Saturday, Sept. 30,
at the Central Library, we will have more than 40 events, with 20
authors and more than nine countries represented, making this our
biggest L.A. Libros Festival to date!"
The L.A. Libros event will feature two days of free
entertainment for all ages with Spanish and bilingual storytelling,
performances, art workshops and award-winning authors on
Sept. 29-30, 2023. The festival
includes a Virtual School Day targeting children in grades K-5, on
Friday, Sept. 29, from 9 a.m. to 12 noon in Spanish on the Los Angeles
Public Library's YouTube channel
(www.youtube.com/user/losangeleslibrary). It will include a word
game workshop, artist-led drawing session and performances by
Canticuénticos and César "Jarochelo" Castro.
On Saturday, Sept. 30, all
programming will be in person from 10 a.m.
to 4 p.m., in English and Spanish, at the Central
Library, 630 W. Fifth St., Los Angeles,
CA 90071. The line-up includes Grammy-winning musician Lucky
Diaz, Susie Jaramillo from
Emmy-nominated preschool brand Canticos and bestselling authors
Reyna Grande, Alex Sanchez, Torrey
Maldonado, Mirelle Ortega,
Henry Barajas and Leo Espinosa. Activities workshops with Self
Help Graphics and LACMA, a Center Theatre Group performance, a
storytime by Skirball Cultural Center, and writing workshops by
Yesika Salgado and Tía Chucha's
Centro Cultural & Bookstore.
Visit the Los Angeles Libros Festival website at
lapl.org/libros for the full schedule of events. The Festival
is presented by the Los Angeles Public Library in partnership with
LA librería, Southern California's
only bookstore that specializes in Spanish language children's and
young adult books, and REFORMA, the national association that
promotes library and information services to Latinos and Spanish
speakers. For additional information,
Visit the Latinx Heritage Month website at
lapl.org/latinx to discover other programs including baile
folklórico performances, English and Spanish storytimes, crafts,
movies and more.
A recipient of the nation's highest honor for library
service—the National Medal from the Institute of Museum and Library
Services, the Los Angeles Public Library serves the largest and
most diverse urban population of any library in the nation. Its
Central Library, 72 branch libraries, collection of more than 6
million books and state-of-the-art technology accessible at
lapl.org provide everyone with free and easy access to
information and the opportunity for lifelong learning.
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