Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month

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Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month

Mes de la Herencia Hispana

hhmposterDuring Hispanic Heritage Month (Sept. 15 to Oct. 15), we recognize the contributions made and the important presence of Hispanic and Latino Americans to the United States and celebrate their heritage and culture.

Hispanic Heritage Month, whose roots go back to 1968, begins each year on Sept. 15, the anniversary of independence of five Latin American countries: Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras and Nicaragua. Mexico, Chile and Belize also celebrate their independence days during this period and Dίa de la Raza is Oct. 12.

As part of Petworth Library's celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month, join us for these special programs:
José Luis Orozco: Children's Singer/Songwriter
Tuesday, Sept. 23 at 10 a.m.

Hispanic Heritage Story Time and Craft
Bilingual stories, songs and a special craft
Tuesday, Oct. 7 at 4 p.m.

If you'd like to read some books about Hispanic life and culture, try these:We also have some wonderful Hispanic folk tales:To learn more about some influential Hispanic people, try these books: