Loutit District Library invites you to celebrate the area’s Hispanic heritage by joining us in Fiesta Week fun.

Dreamers by Yuyi Morales StoryWalk — Monday through Sunday

We will have a bilingual StoryWalk of Dreamers by Yuyi Morales in Central Park, Grand Haven, from Monday –Sunday. Visitors can walk one direction to read the story and activity prompts in English, and then walk the circle in the opposite direction to read them in Spanish.

Streaming Storytime — Friday, September 25, 10:00 am

Join Miss Elizabeth for a special Streaming Storytime with several books and songs that feature both English and Spanish in honor of the Hispanic Heritage Fest.

Film Festival Discussion with LDL Staff — Friday, September 25, 8:00 pm

The Film Festival | Festival de Cine features a different film and discussion each night of Fiesta week. Join us on Friday, September 25 for a discussion of El laberinto del fauno / Pan’s Labyrinth, a thriller/fantasy film set in the Falangist Spain of 1944. The bookish young stepdaughter of a sadistic army officer escapes into an eerie but captivating fantasy world. Watch the movie on Hoopla with your Loutit, Spring Lake, Herrick, or Muskegon Area District Library card. Visit your home library’s website for access. Then join the discussion with Christina LeVey-Rowland on Zoom at 8:00pm!

Learn at Home resources, featuring videos and lesson plans, from PBS Kids:

The Dolores Huerta Collection   (Grades 6-12) History tells us that César Chavez transformed the U.S. labor movement by leading the first farm workers’ union. But missing from this story is the equally influential co-founder, Dolores Huerta, who tirelessly led the fight for racial and labor justice alongside Chavez becoming one of the most influential feminists of the Twentieth Century.

Hispanic Heritage Month | All About the Holidays  (Grades K-4)  Celebrate the culture and contributions of Americans whose ancestors come from Spain, Mexico, the Caribbean, and Central and South America.

The Butterfly/La Mariposa | A World of Stories  (Grades K-8)  This Mexican folktale that explains why butterflies do not live in houses and why they migrate. Story told in Spanish and English. This resource is part of the KET A World of Stories and Exploraciones collections.

¡Aprender español!

Learn Spanish with Pronunciator!  (You must have a valid Loutit District Library card)