From Sept. 15–Oct. 15, Dakota County Library will celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month, which honors the histories, cultures and contributions of Americans whose ancestors came from Spain, Mexico, the Caribbean, Central America and South America, with the following programs:
Latin Dance Styles with Salsabrosa
11 a.m.–noon Saturday, Sept. 14
Galaxie Library, 14955 Galaxie Ave., Apple Valley
Watch Salsabrosa’s top dance instructors perform the hottest Latin dance styles, and learn the fun and easy steps and moves. Registration required. Ages 18 and older.
Leo and Kathy Lara
11 a.m.–noon Saturday, Sept. 21
Inver Glen Library, 8098 Blaine Ave., Inver Grove Heights
The artists will bring the diverse sounds of Latin America to life with a variety of songs and instruments. All ages.
Dia de Los Muertos — Wire and Clay Sculptures
6–8 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 6
Work with an artist to create a colorful wire and clay sculpture that bursts with humor and color. Presented by ArtStart. Registration required. Ages 18 and older.
La Familia Torres-Peña
10:30–11:30 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 5
Burnhaven Library, 1101 W. County Road 42, Burnsville
Enjoy a lively performance by the Torres-Peña family, who are part of a full-scale mariachi band, as they talk about Mexican traditions, sing songs, and play the guitar, violin, vijuela, and accordion. All ages.
All Hispanic Heritage Month programs are funded with money from the Minnesota Clean Water, Land & Legacy Amendment.
For more information, visit www.dakotacounty.us/library or call 651-450-2900.