City of Long Beach 
Public Information Office
411 W. Ocean Blvd, 
Long Beach, CA 90802

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEPress Release # 091420
Long Beach Public Library Celebrates National Hispanic Heritage Month
Cynthia Bautista
Youth and Family Services Senior Librarian
Long Beach Public Library

The Long Beach Public Library (LBPL) will host a variety of virtual events between September 15 and October 15 as part of Hispanic Heritage month. The LBPL event series, called ‘Vida Latina,’ is now in its second year. This year’s series will stream every Tuesday and Saturday on the library’s Facebook page.

“Our public libraries continue to offer great opportunities for learning,” said Mayor Robert Garcia. “Join us virtually through our libraries to celebrate the amazing culture and heritage of our Latinx community during Hispanic Heritage Month.”

The virtual events will cover an array of topics, including Latinx folk art, food demonstrations featuring cookbooks from the library’s collection, bilingual storytime for toddlers and preschoolers, family crafts, a storytelling workshop for teens and retellings of popular myths and legends from Latin America. 

“Our libraries and staff exist to serve everyone in our community. I’m glad to see the increase in the number of Latinx individuals and families who attend our events and utilize our services such as homework help and career assistance,” said Glenda Williams, Director of Library Services. “I’m proud that staff continues to be responsive to our Latinx residents as they envision the library’s place in the community.”

To see the full schedule of programs celebrating National Hispanic Heritage Month, visit or call the library on Tuesdays - Saturdays, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m., at 562.570.7500. 

About the City of Long Beach
Home to approximately 470,000 people, the multiple award-winning and innovative City of Long Beach offers all the world-class amenities of a large metropolitan city while maintaining a strong sense of individual and diverse neighborhoods nestled together along the California coast. As a full-service charter city, Long Beach is home to the Queen Mary, Aquarium of the Pacific, several museums and theaters, a highly-rated school district, Long Beach Airport, the Port of Long Beach, as well as many award-winning City departments such as Health, Parks, Recreation and Marine, Development Services and more. The City also has a highly-respected university and city college, two historic ranchos, five hospitals, five golf courses, 171 parks, miles of beaches, marinas, bike paths, and a Bike Share program.

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About Long Beach Public Library
Long Beach Public Library, founded in 1896, serves a diverse urban city of close to half a million people. The Long Beach Public Library system includes Main Library and eleven neighborhood libraries and a vibrant online presence. In summer of 2017, the Long Beach Public Library was awarded the National Medal for Library and Museum Services in recognition of successful community-collaborations, innovative STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) and literacy-focused programs to the residents of Long Beach. With an emphasis on providing free and equal access to information and support for learning for a lifetime, the Library offers books, media, databases, Internet access, Family Learning Centers, makerspaces, and a variety of events ranging from story times to educational and cultural programs.

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