Chandler Contigo

Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month! Chandler’s Diversity, Equity & Inclusion (DEI) Division brings together multiple City departments for the annual Chandler Contigo, opens a new window — a month-long program of educational events and cultural activities for all ages.

The diverse events will be held in various locations in Chandler with something for every age group to enjoy. Check out the events hosted by Chandler Public Library:

StoryWalk® at Amberwood Park, Sept. 8 through Oct. 17
Take a walk, read a book and have an adventure! Bring the kids to the park any day of the week to explore "Siesta," a picture book display that will bring together the joy of reading, the importance of reading together, and the benefits of outdoor physical activity.

Grab & Go: All About Butterflies! at all 4 Chandler Library locations, Friday, Sept. 16
Stop by any of our four locations to pick up a Grab and Go Activity Kit for kids 12 and under. Make a butterfly finger puppet, create a butterfly pinwheel and receive your very own butterfly garden!  While supplies last.

Corona del Sol Student Art Exhibit at Sunset Library, Sept. 26 through Nov. 2
Stop by the Sunset Library to view Chandler Contingo celebration-inspired artwork created by Corona del Sol's High School students! 

Preschool Time 
Drop in to this Contigo-inspired storytime with stories, songs, and interactive play.
Downtown Library: Monday, Sept. 26 at 11 a.m.
Hamilton Library: Wednesdays, Sept. 28 or Oct. 5 at 9:15 a.m.
Sunset Library: Tuesday, Oct. 4 at 9:15 a.m.

Stories @ the Market at A.J. Chandler Park, Saturday, Oct. 1 at 9 a.m.
Celebrate Hispanic Heritage month with a special Chandler Contigo bilingual storytime.

Reading Wrestlers/Luchadores de Lectura at Basha Library, Saturday, Oct. 1 at 11 a.m.
The Luchador Ave Dragon is excited to meet you! He will share and read about Lucha Libre, the traditional Mexican wrestling phenomenon. This drop-in program includes a craft activity, photos, and gifts for kids (while supplies last).

Salsa with DJ Leo at Hamilton Library, Saturday, Oct. 1 at 2 p.m.
DJ Leo will share his knowledge of Salsa dance history, instruments, and an introductory lesson to Salsa dancing. If you love music, join us! 

Toddler Time
Drop in to this special Latino heritage-themed Toddler Time for stories, songs and interactive play!
Sunset Library: Monday, Oct. 3 at 9:15 a.m.
Hamilton Library: Monday, Oct. 3 at 10:15 a.m.
Downtown Library: Tuesdays, Oct. 4 or Oct. 11 at 10 a.m. or 11 a.m.

Family Time
A drop-in storytime for families and children 0-5.
Basha Library (bilingual): Monday, Oct. 3 at 10 a.m.
Sunset Library: Tuesday, Oct. 4 at 6 p.m.
Downtown Library (bilingual): Wednesday, Oct. 5 at 11 a.m.

Monday Movie Matinee at Downtown Library, Monday, Oct. 3 at 2 p.m.
We invite you to bring the family and enjoy popcorn with "The Book of Life" (rated PG, 1 hour 35 minutes). 

Baby Time
Join us at Baby Time for stories, songs and interactive play! This is a 20 minute program appropriate for ages 0-18 months.
Hamilton Library: Tuesday, Oct. 4 at 9:15 a.m.
Sunset Library: Wednesday, Oct. 5 at 9:15 a.m.
Downtown Library: Wednesday, Oct. 12 at 10 a.m.

Tuesday Movie Matinee at Hamilton Library, Tuesday, Oct. 4 at 10:15 a.m.
We invite you to bring the family and enjoy popcorn with "Coco" (rated PG, 1 hour 45 minutes). 

STEAM Club at Sunset Library, Tuesday, Oct. 4 at 4 p.m.
Join us for a special Latino heritage themed STEAM Club for ages 6-12 as we explore Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math through hands-on activities. Register online.

Treasure Map to Your Life and Legacy at Hamilton Library, Tuesday, Oct. 4 at 5 p.m.
Chandler author Albert Quihuis will host an interactive presentation of his Legacy Journal. Follow the author while he shows you how to chart your own heritage and preserve your family's history. Registration is required and opens Sept. 20.

Movie Night at Sunset Library, Wednesday, Oct. 5 at 6 p.m.
Bring the family and enjoy popcorn with "Coco" (rated PG, 1 hour 45 minutes). 

Papel Picado at Downtown Library, Thursday, Oct. 6 at 10 a.m.
Kids age 0-5 and their caregivers can make a papel picado banner, which is a traditional Mexican decorative craft. These bright and colorful tissue paper banners are often used to celebrate holidays and special events.

STEAM Jr. at Downtown Library, Thursday, Oct. 6 at 1:30 p.m.
Discover simple Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math (STEAM) concepts through interactive learning centers. Appropriate for ages 2 – 5 years.

DIY Mini Piñatas for Teens at Sunset Library, Thursday, Oct. 6 at 3 p.m.
Teens (ages 13-17), stop by the Sunset Library to learn how to make your own mini piñatas! Registration is not required, but supplies and space are limited to the first 20 participants.

Family Lotería at Downtown Library, Tuesday, Oct. 11 at 3 p.m.
Join us in a traditional Mexican game, Loteria, and try your luck! No Spanish skills needed, but you may end up learning your first Spanish words as you fill your Loteria card!

Travel Tuesdays with Chandler Contigo at Downtown Library, Tuesday, Oct. 11 at 3:30 p.m.
Travel on Tuesday at the Downtown Library, starting with a digital safari and ending on a scavenger hunt or craft related to the site we visited engaging kids in a global community.  Explore a Latin American country in today's program.

Sugar Skull Earrings at Basha Library, Tuesday, Oct. 11 at 6 p.m.
Sugar skulls are deeply rooted in Mexican tradition and culture. This festive and whimsical symbol is an integral part of the Day of the Dead, or Día de Los Muertos. Joins us in making Sugar skull polymer earrings. Register online.

Treasure Map to Your Life and Legacy at Sunset Library, Wednesday, Oct. 12 at 6 p.m.
Chandler author Albert Quihuis will host an interactive presentation of his Legacy Journal. Follow the author while he shows you how to chart your own heritage and preserve your family's history. Register online.

Latin American Crafts at Downtown Library, Thursday, Oct. 13 at 10 a.m.
Celebrate different Latin American artwork such as Mexican Metal Tooling, Taíno Petroglyphs found in caves throughout Puerto Rico and Cuba, and a Zampoña traditional wind instrument from Peru! Leave class with beautiful folk art to display. Drop-in program for ages 9-12.

Game Day at Downtown Library, Thursday, Oct. 13 at 2 p.m.
Families- celebrate our Latino heritage by learning about and playing games from Latino cultures. This is a drop in program from 2 - 4 pm.

Travel Thursdays with Chandler Contigo at Basha Library, Thursday, Oct. 13 at 3:30 p.m.
Travel on Thursday at the Basha Library, starting with a digital safari and ending on a scavenger hunt or craft related to the site we visited, and engage kids in a global community! Explore a Latin American country in today's program. 

Butterfly ¡Fiesta! at Desert Breeze Park, Saturday, Oct. 15 at 10 a.m.
Families - come learn about butterflies and their migration to Mexico through our StoryWalk® Señorita Mariposa by Ben Gundersheimer, make a butterfly finger puppet and butterfly pinwheel, learn some Spanish during Bilingual Storytime, and be amazed by the Desert Botanical Garden, as you learn all about the metamorphosis of a butterfly. Don't miss this event!

Get Creative with the Crafty Chica! at Downtown Library, Saturday, Oct. 15 at 2 p.m.
Come and experience a part of Mexican culture with this hands on program for teens and adults presented by the Crafty Chica. 

Monday Movie Matinee at Downtown Library, Monday, Oct. 17 at 2 p.m.
We invite you to bring the family and enjoy popcorn with "Encanto" (rated PG, 1 hour 42 minutes). 

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