Denver Public Library celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month

A month-long celebration of fun events and programs ~

Denver, CO—September 2021—The Denver Public Library celebrates National Hispanic Heritage Month from September 15 to October 15. The library will celebrate all month long with special events both in-person and virtual. Additionally, the library is offering two newly designed, bilingual library cards in honor of Hispanic Heritage Month and to celebrate National Library Card Sign-up Month which takes place throughout September.

There are events and programs for everybody from learning Spanish through the language of cooking, to how to research Hispanic ancestry, to a music performance from Denver’s Chicano Funk band, Los Mochochetes. 

Customers can visit any Denver Public Library location ( and sign-up for a new library card and can pick one of the two designs celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month. One card design showcases colorful flags representing the rich diversity of Spanish speaking countries, the second card shows the cover of Miguel de Cervante’s Don Quixote, which is considered the archetype of modern novels, holding major literary significance as a widely recognized Spanish language novel. 

Any Colorado resident or student attending a Colorado college or university may obtain a free Denver Public Library Card. Applicants 12 and under must be accompanied by a parent or guardian with a picture ID and proof of address to receive a full privilege library card.

A permanent card allows customers to check out library materials, request library materials from other library systems, use a Denver Public Library computer, reserve museum and cultural passes, and access online learning platforms like Udemy. Existing cardholders may swap for a new design, resulting in a new library card number.

For a full list of Hispanic Heritage Month events and programs, visit or read our monthly library publication Engage!.

To find the nearest Denver Public Library location near you, visit

Hispanic Heritage Month Event Highlights

Hispanic Heritage Celebration with Storytimes and Crafts 

Saturday, Sept. 18, 10:30 a.m.-1 p.m. at Athmar Branch Library

Saturday, Oct. 2, 10:30 a.m.-1 p.m. at Montbello Branch Library

Introduction to Hispanic Genealogy and Family History Research

Saturday, Sept. 18, 11 a.m.-12 p.m. at Rodolfo “Corky” Gonzales Branch Library

Book Explorers: Family Stories —  Illustrating Your Story with Museo de las Americas 

Saturday, Sept. 25, 10-11 a.m., Online (English) 

Saturday, Sept. 25, 11 a.m.-12 p.m., Online (Spanish) 

Concert with Los Mocochetes 

Saturday, Sept. 25, 12-1 p.m. at ArtPark, 1900 35th St. 

2021 Latino Community Service Awards 

Saturday, Oct. 9, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. at Rodolfo “Corky” Gonzales Branch Library  

Closing Celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month 

Friday, Oct 15, 7-10 Aztlan Theater, 976 Santa Fe Dr. 

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