7th Annual LibroFest a Houston Public Library Hispanic Heritage Month Celebration







Families will enjoy the festivities at the 7th Annual LibroFest at the Central Library Barbara Bush Literacy Plaza, 500 McKinney St., 77002 on Saturday, September 29, 2018 from 12 PM – 3 PM. People of all ages can discover the sights, sounds and flavors of Houston’s vibrant Hispanic community. This annual fest will feature local organizations, authors and artists for presentations supported by Arte Público, interactive activities, food, music and much more! This event is free and open to the public. For more information visit www.houstonlibrary.org or call 832-393-1313.

LibroFest Activities Include:

  • Children’s crafts and interactive activities all day long. The Houston Metropolitan Research Center (HMRC) offers Anthropoesia Writer’s Workshop for budding writers and a fun and easy Book Snake craft.
  • Bilingual Storytimes with Xavier Garza and Gwendolyn Zepeda. Garza is the author of Just One Itsy Bitsy Little Bite / Sólo una mordidita chiquitita, an engaging picture book featuring Day of the Dead, mariachi music and pan dulceZepeda is the author of Maya and Annie on Saturdays and Sundays / Los sábados y domingos de Maya y Annie, a sweet story about friendship and blended families!
  • Live musical performances and Undebel Flamenco performance by Mercy Renteria.
  • Today’s Latinx Writers: Out Loud & in Full Bloom present a conversation between local authors Daniel Peña (Bang: A Novel) and Jasminne Méndez (Night-Blooming Jasmin(n)e: Personal Essays and Poetry), and Gwendolyn Zepeda.
  • Banned Books Week Feature Film Bless Me, Ultima. 

About The Houston Public Library

The Houston Public Library (HPL) operates 35 neighborhood libraries, four HPL Express Libraries, a Central Library, the Houston Metropolitan Research Center, the Clayton Library Center for Genealogical Research, The African American Library at the Gregory School, and the Parent Resource Library located in the Children’s Museum of Houston. With more than eight million visits per year in person and online, HPL is committed to excellent customer serviceand equitable access to information and programs by providing library customers with free use of a diverse collection of printed materials and electronic resources, Internet, laptop and computer use, and a variety of database and reference resources with live assistance online 24/7.

For further information, visit the Houston Public Library at www.houstonlibrary.org, on Twitter @houstonlibrary, on Facebook – houstonlibrary or call 832-393-1313.