A Celebration of Latin American Heritage
Each year during September and October, Long Beach Public Library presents Vida Latina—our homegrown celebration of Latinx culture, stories, and community. Each year we celebrate with special programs and performances, book and media lists, and other activities for library visitors.
The Library also hosts the annual Mercadito Literario, a family-friendly book fair and literary festival that highlights Latin American, bilingual, and Spanish-language booksellers, vendors, and resources.
Try the Book Finder tool and discover thousands of Latinx books for children and teens.
Connect by chat with a tutor for help in all Grades K-12 subjects. 24/7 assistance is available in English and Spanish for Language Arts and Mathematics. Every day between 10:00 AM and 10:00 PM, assistance is available in English, Spanish, Tagalog, Mandarin, Cantonese, and Vietnamese for core K-12 subjects.
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Newspapers and magazines from Latin America. PressReader also provides instant translations for most articles and some full publications in up to 18 different languages. All available on-demand, no waiting or holds lists!
Explore and Connect
The Museum of Latin American Art expands knowledge and appreciation of modern and contemporary Latin American and Latino art through its collection, ground-breaking exhibitions, stimulating educational programs, and engaging cultural events.
The Cheech Marin Center for Chicano Art & Culture
The Cheech Marin Center for Chicano Art & Culture is a public-private partnership between RAM, the City of Riverside, and comedian Cheech Marin who is one of the world’s foremost collectors of Chicano art. The Cheech's mission is to be the “center of Chicano art, not only for painting, but for sculpture, photography, and video arts.”
LA Plaza de Cultura y Artes
A community hub in downtown Los Angeles where people gather to celebrate Latinx culture through transformative exhibitions, music, dance, culinary arts, and multigenerational artmaking and storytelling experiences.
Plaza de la Raza
Plaza de la Raza is a multidisciplinary community arts venue dedicated to serving the Eastside neighborhoods of Los Angeles. Plaza hosts classes and opportunities for students of all ages (ranging from entry level to conservatory level) and free, year-round cultural programs.
Self Help Graphics & Art
A Los Angeles arts organization fostering the creation and advancement of new art works by Chicana/o and Latinx artists through experimental and innovative printmaking techniques and other visual art forms. Self Help Graphics provides arts engagement and education, cultural and annual events, and youth and community outreach.
CASA 0101 Theater
A leading arts venue for Los Angeles’ East Side, presenting theatrical productions, film festivals, and other special events year round. CASA 0101 also offers year-round, free arts education classes for youth, and low-cost classes for adults.
Virtual Exhibitions on Calisphere
This curated collection of exhibitions on Hispanic Americans was created as part of the California Cultures project.
Zócalo Public Square
A media hub and non-profit organization that blends live events and humanities journalism to connect people to ideas and to each other.
A Long Beach non-profit organization dedicated to the improvement and advancement of Latino/Hispanic communities through youth development, immigrant integration, workforce development, and business support.
Organizing Rooted in Abolition, Liberation, and Empowerment (ÓRALE). ÓRALE is building and sustaining a thriving immigrant-led movement to end the criminalization of immigrants and secure bold protections and opportunities that allow immigrant communities to thrive.
Latinos in Action California
Latinos in Action California is a grassroots organization providing programs that educate, empower, and encourage community members to excel and become leaders.