Vida Latina 2022
From September 10 to November 2, the Long Beach Public Library will host Vida Latina, a celebration of Hispanic and Latinx Heritage Month. This year's series will present a mix of in-person and virtual events on the library’s Facebook page.
Vida Latina will cover an array of topics, including Hispanic/Latinx folk art, herbal remedy demonstrations, sexual health workshops for teens and their caregivers, bilingual storytimes, crafts, movie nights, a poetry workshop for teens, and a community offering for the Day of the Dead. Other highlights include Mercadito Literario, a family-friendly literary fair highlighting Hispanic and Latinx authors, poets, small business, and local community resources. Mercadito Literario is scheduled for Saturday, October 15, 2022.
“Vida Latina is a wonderful opportunity to come together and to celebrate and uplift the experiences of Long Beach’s Hispanic and Latinx community,” said Cathy De Leon, Director of Library Services. “Last year’s programs welcomed over 2,600 participants, a true indicator that these events and workshops are valued by and reflective of our residents."