Beginning Tuesday, September 27, 2022, Billie Jean King Main Library will temporarily shift service to To-Go only. We anticipate To-Go Service will be in place for approximately two weeks while appropriate staffing levels are addressed and specialized staff training takes place.


Face masks covering nose and mouth are recommended for all patrons when in library buildings.

Vida Latina 2022

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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 demonstrationssexual health workshops for teens and their caregiversbilingual storytimes, crafts, movie nights, a poetry workshop for teens, and 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."

To see the full schedule of programs celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month, visit  our event calendar  or call the library at (562) 570-7500 during open hours.