National Hispanic Heritage Month 2021

Join the library from September 15 to October 15 in celebrating the culture and contributions of Hispanic Americans through special events, curated booklists, and the annual youth art contest.

Contest

Calling all students, K-12 – make your artistic voice heard and be eligible to win prizes! The art contest for Hispanic Heritage runs from September 15 to October 15, 2021 and is available to elementary, middle and high school students. Get all the details and start creating!

Bookmark Contest – Grades K - 8

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Poster Contest – Grades 9 - 12

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Inspiration

Poster contest - winning submission

Get inspired by last year’s winning entries.

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Online Events

One Book One Night: The Soul of a Woman

Friday, September 24th at 6:30 p.m.

Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month with us as we read selections in English (The Soul of a Woman) and Spanish (Mujeres del alma mía) from the latest work of venerated author Isabel Allende. Part essay collection and part memoir, this book is full of Allende’s wit, wisdom, and insight. Register and attend this special event for a chance to win a free book. Recommended for all ages.

Book e-Club for Kids

Thursday, September 28th at 6:30 p.m.

Let's celebrate the best parts of the book! Our September title is Pancho Rabbit and the Coyote: A Migrant's Tale by Duncan Tonatiuh. Recommended for ages 5-7.

Book e-Club: New and Popular

Thursday, September 30th at 6:30 p.m.

Let's celebrate the best parts of the book! Our September title is The Lost Book of Adana Moreau by Michael Zapata. Recommended for adults.

Books That Changed My Life: Hispanic Heritage

Tuesday, October 5th at 5:30 p.m.

Books have the power to change lives. Join library staff as they share recommendations for the Latino authors and stories that have made an impact on them, plus a spotlight on library resources for finding great books. Recommended for all ages.

Cultural Cooking: Postres

Tuesday, October 5th at 6:30 p.m.

Join us in celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month by learning how to make some of our favorite postres, or desserts. Wellness chef and holistic life coach Chef Mira will show how to make some traditional Latin American desserts that will be sure to satisfy your sweet tooth! Recipes include: quesitos, pastelilos de guayaba, arroz con dulce.

Celebrations Around the World: Día de los Muertos

Tuesday, October 12th at 5:30 p.m.

Take a glance at the music, food, customs, and culture of special occasions around the globe. Today’s topic is Día de los Muertos. Recommended for all ages.

Book Lists

Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month!

Book cover - Taste of Sugar

Celebrate National Hispanic Heritage month with these recent releases.

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Children and Teen Hispanic Heritage Reads

Book cover - Clap When You Land

Children and teen books featuring Hispanic heritage and culture.

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Drawing Books for Kids and Teens

Book cover - Draw It!

Channel your inner artist and get busy practicing your drawing skills with these books!

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