Hispanic Heritage Month

Wellington celebrates National Hispanic Heritage Month from September 15 to October 15 by recognizing the contributions and influence of Hispanic Americans to the history, culture, and achievements of the United States. We are proud of our community’s cultural diversity, and the beautiful traditions of Latin American countries. 

We invite residents to share their Hispanic roots and join us as we celebrate and honor diversity in our Village by using the #WellingtonOrgullo on their social media posts.

Hispanic Heritage Month Virtual Events

The following Virtual Events are offered Free of charge by the Palm Beach County Library System. 

Hispanic Heritage Month Kickoff Event: Meet the Author - Sofia Segovia

Tuesday, September 15, 6:00 PM
Renowned Mexican novelist, Sofia Segovia, talks about her literary career and her perspective on daring to follow our dreams. She is the author of Huracán, Peregrinos, and El Murmullo de las Abejas (The Murmur of Bees), a bestseller named Literary Discovery of the Year by Penguin Random House and Novel of the Year by iTunes. Checkout or reserve copies at your local branch, eBook/eaudiobook available on Cloudlibrary. (Bilingual/Spanish-English).

Apertura del Mes de la Herencia Hispana: Conoce a la autora – Sofía Segovia

Martes, 15 de Septiembre, 6:00 PM
La renombrada novelista mexicana, Sofía Segovia conversa sobre su trayectoria literaria y sobre su perspectiva de cómo podemos atrevernos a seguir nuestros sueños. Es autora de Huracán, Peregrinos y El Murmullo de las Abejas, y su versión en inglés, el cual es un best seller nombrado Descubrimiento Literario del Año por Penguin Random House y Novela del Año por iTunes. Reserve copias de sus libros en su sucursal o en formato electrónico a través de CloudLibrary. (Bilingüe/español-inglés)

Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month: Latin Flavor Cooking Demo - Plantains in Mole Sauce from Guatemala

Thursday, Sep 17, 11:00 AM
Enjoy a cooking demonstration and discover ingredients and spices used in Latin American food. (Bilingual/Spanish-English)

Celebra el Mes de la Herencia Hispana: Un toque de sabor latino - Plátanos en Mole Guatemaltecos

Jueves, 17 de Septiembre, 11:00 AM
Disfruta de una demostración culinaria, y descubre nuevos ingredientes y especias utilizados en la comida latinoamericana. (Bilingüe/español-inglés)

Bilingual Story Time

Thursday, September 17, 11:00 AM
Stories and songs about our forest friends in both Spanish and English. Take home craft available at Glades Road branch children's desk or to download as PDF. Ages 2-5.

Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month: Wayna Music of the Andes

Saturday, September 19, 2:00 PM
Wayna’s musical presentation recreates traditional and contemporary sounds and melodies from the highlands of Ecuador, Perú & Bolivia. Paco Moreno, director and group’s founder will demonstrate the traditional string, wind and percussion instruments.

Wayna Música de los Andes

Sábado, 19 de septiembre, 2:00 PM
Ofrecerá un repertorio de música tradicional y contemporánea de Ecuador, Perú y Bolivia. Paco Moreno, director y fundador del grupo demostrará los instrumentos tradicionales de cuerda, viento, y percusión.

Carolina Storyteller Celebrates Hispanic Heritage: Clever Little Animals

Tuesday, September 22, 9:00 AM
Community Engagement Activity: Learn how nature and its creatures came to be through these tales of ingenious animals!

Story Time: Hispanic Heritage Month

Tuesday, September 22, 11:00 AM
Hola! Get ready for a fun time in English and Spanish. We will be learning about Hispanic Heritage together with stories, rhymes and songs. Ages 2-6.

Conociendo al Autor: Antonio Villa

Tuesday, September 22, 3:00 PM
En esta entrevista conoceremos al autor español de “Morir en La Habana” y "La Heredera". Con su carisma, Antonio Villa comparte su historia cronológica como autor, su proceso de recopilación, escritura y su inspiración.

Celebremos! Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month

Tuesday, September 22, 5:00 PM
Join us to play Loteria, Mexican bingo while learning how to make your own paletas (Mexican ice pops) at home! You may even pick up some new Spanish words! Grades 6 & up.

Visit the Palm Beach County Library System's website for more Hispanic Heritage Month events and activities.