This fall, join us in paying tribute to the generations of Hispanic Americans who have influenced and enriched our culture through their contributions to art, music, and literature with a selection of library programming for kids
and adults during National Hispanic Heritage Month, September 15 to October 15.
Each year, Americans observe National Hispanic Heritage Month by celebrating the histories, cultures, and contributions of American citizens whose ancestors came from Spain, Mexico, the Caribbean, and Central and South America.
The observation started in 1968 as Hispanic Heritage Week under President
Lyndon Johnson and was expanded by President Ronald Reagan in 1988 to cover a 30-day period starting on September 15 and ending on October 15.
The date of September 15 is significant because it is the anniversary of
independence for Latin American countries such as Costa Rica, El Salvador,
Guatemala, Honduras, and Nicaragua. Additionally, Mexico and Chile celebrate
their independence days on September 16 and September 18, respectively.
Join the celebration by stopping by the library to select a book for kids or adults that honors Hispanic heritage. Or join in at one of these free library programs:
Also find us at Brushwood Family Fest at nearby Ryerson Woods on Saturday, September 17, from 10am-2pm for a festive celebration of nature, art, and culture. Stop by the library table featuring crafts from three Latin American countries.