September 2017

ECPL Celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month: September 15 to October 15

ECPL Celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month: September 15 to October 15

EAST CHICAGO, IN - Hispanic Heritage month is a time to recognize the contributions made and the important presence of Hispanic and Latino Americans to the United States. In honor of Hispanic Heritage Month, the East Chicago Public Library will be celebrating Hispanic culture and tradition with a variety of programs and events for adults, teens, and kids.

The highlights include:

  • Loteria (Mexican Bingo) - Come for a game of Loteria Mexicana! Everyone is welcome, event will be done mostly in Spanish. We will have prizes and refreshments.
Monday, Sept. 11 and Monday, Sept. 25, 9:30 AM – Main Library, 2401 E. Columbus Drive
Wednesday, October 4, 10:00 AM – Pastrick Branch, 1008 W. Chicago Ave.

  • Golden Era Mexican Matinee - Movies from the Golden Era of Mexico’s cinema will be shown at two library locations. Coffee, hot chocolate and pastries will be offered after the film.
Friday, September 15, Tuesday, Sept. 19, 9:30AM—Main Library
Friday, September 22, 9:30 AM– Main Library.
Tuesday, October 3, and Tuesday, October 10, 10 AM – Pastrick Branch

  • Folkloric Dancing - Ballet Folkorico Yolotzin. Enjoy traditional dances from Mexico presented in all their passionate glory to celebrate Mexican Independence. For all ages.
Wednesday, September 27, 6 PM – Main Library
  • Latin Style Exercise – Zumba/Salsa for Everyone! Have fun while doing exercise Latin style. For all ages. Directed by Rosamaria Rodriguez
Thursday, Sept. 28, 5:00 PM – Main Library
Thursday, October 5, 6:00 PM – Pastrick Branch

  • Bien Sabrosas! Delicious – Learn to make tortillas de harina (flour tortillas) from scratch. Following the presentation we’ll eat the tortillas with delicious beans and other toppings. Yum!
Friday, September 29, 3-4:30 PM – Main Library

ECPL Celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month – Sept. 15 to October 15


On Wednesday, October 11 at 5pm, we will host our concluding program for Hispanic Heritage Month at the Main Library located at 2401 E. Columbus Dr. This event will include a performance by Africaribe of Chicago, Ill. The performance will highlight the African influence in Puerto Rico and other Caribbean lands through various styles of song, dance, drumming and more! The closing celebration will also feature Ada Lopez, author of Asi Somos/ Who We Are: A collection of vibrant color photos that highlight the richness and diversity of Puerto Rican people throughout the United States and Puerto Rico. Refreshments will be served before the performances begin.

All events are free and open to the public. Please visit the library’s web page for a complete list of program dates and times.