¡Hora de Cuentos! Bilingual Preschool Storytime

10 am – 11 am

¡Hora de Cuentos! Bring your children ages 1 through preschool to the National Hispanic Cultural Center’s beautiful and historic library for bilingual story reading. During this week’s storytime, Rocio Chavez from the Smithsonian Latino Center Young Ambassadors, will be reading Drum Dream Girl and leading an art project for the children.

This event is held every 2nd and 4th Thursday of the month at 10 am. Parents or caregivers must remain with their child. No registration required.

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Free family event

Reading & Booksigning: Jonathan Marcantoni, Kings of 7th Avenue and Tristiana

2 pm to 4 pm

Join author Jonathan Marcantoni, who will be traveling to Albuquerque from Colorado, for an interactive reading event, drawing from the material in his books Kings of 7th Avenue and Tristiana.

Kings of 7th Avenue takes an unflinching look at Tampa’s multi-ethnic communities to show how the roots of misogyny and abuse have grown so deep that they have become tradition, tracing the meteoric rise of one couple and the violent fall of another against the backdrop of Tampa’s infamous Ybor City club district. Tristiana, Marcantoni’s first Spanish-language novel, explores a beautiful and troubled land where a group of men and women debate between the playful comfort of the world of ideas and the cruel reality of political violence. The epic of these “Tristianos,” embodied in paintings and murals—transcends the lines connecting the struggles of the past and the dreams of a free future.
Free public event

Poster Art Exhibit: Event Posters 2001-2017

Welcome to an exhibition of posters created by the National Hispanic Cultural Center in support of various and numerous events over the last 16 years. Each of the Center’s programs creates and presents events in conjunction with our mission. This exhibit will run from July to December 2017 in the History and Literary Arts Building. It is free and open to the public Tuesday-Friday, 10 am–5 pm and the 1st Saturday of the Month, 1 pm–5 pm.