Virtual Los Angeles Libros Festival offers bilingual family fun

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LOS ANGELES – Los Angeles Libros Festival will feature live online entertainment for families with children featuring free Spanish-language and bilingual storytelling, performances, workshops and award-winning authors Saturday, Sept. 26, starting at 10 a.m.

More than 5,000 Angelenos attended the inaugural festival in 2019 to celebrate with an all-star cast of artists.

This year, 123 Andrés, Meg Medina, Margarita Engle, Raúl the Third, Juana Martinez-Neal, Pablo Cartaya, Anika Aldamuy Denise, Juan Felipe Herrera and Olga Loya are among the 28 artists scheduled to livestream on the Los Angeles Public Library’s Facebook, http://www.facebook.com/lapubliclibrary and YouTube, http://www.youtube.com/user/losangeleslibrary, channels.

Patrons looking to get involved with the festival before and after Sept. 26 will have the opportunity to join the Los Angeles Libros Festival Challenge where readers of all ages can enter to win a series of exciting prizes. Family members must register online at http://lapl.beanstack.org/reader365 to earn badges and complete five fun activities.

A series of prefestival virtual events began Sept. 14 with Music Mondays – Nathalia’s Bilingual Family Concert. There’s an online event scheduled nearly every day leading up to the main festival.

Visit the Los Angeles Libros Festival website at http://lapl.org/libros-fest for the full schedule of prefestival and day of events, as well as the complete list of authors, illustrators and performers. To RSVP, visit https://www.eventbrite.com/e/los-angeles-libros-festival-registration-118704210489?aff=efbeventtix.

The second annual Los Angeles Libros Festival is presented by the Los Angeles Public Library in partnership with L.A. librería and REFORMA. For additional information, email librosfest@lapl.org.

A recipient of the nation’s highest honor for library service – the National Medal from the Institute of Museum and Library Services, the Los Angeles Public Library serves the largest and most diverse urban population of any library in the nation. Its Central Library, 72 branch libraries, collection of more than 6 million books and state-of-the-art technology accessible at http://lapl.org provide everyone with free and easy access to information and the opportunity for lifelong learning.

Submitted by Los Angeles Public Library.