5th Annual Celebration of Vida Latina

2023 Vida Latina News card featuring flower design

We're excited to announce the 5th annual celebration of Vida Latina, which returns Sept. 15 through Nov. 2, 2023. Vida Latina honors Latin American heritage through a series of captivating events at all library locations, and showcases the diverse, vibrant culture of Latin American communities.

This year's Vida Latina presents an exciting blend of activities for adults, teens and kids, including beloved classics like LoterĂ­a and Cuentos y Cantos Storytime, alongside innovative new additions like Amate Art, create your own Huipil garment, and the Mercadito Literario, a literary festival highlighting Latinx authors, vendors, performances and programming for the whole family. Mercadito Literario will take place on Saturday, Oct. 7, from 12 to 4 PM at the Billie Jean King Main Library (200 W. Broadway). View all the events on our event calendar.

We're proud to present an array of special programs, curated book and film lists, and engaging activities that welcome library visitors to immerse themselves in the richness of Latin American culture. Be sure to check out our Reflections of Long Beach page, a dynamic digital space that offers a year-round opportunity to delve into the vibrant cultural history of Long Beach, all while fostering exploration, learning, and meaningful connections.