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Hispanic American Heritage Month

Hispanic American Heritage Month

Feel a slight change in the breeze? Smell a hint of fall in the air? As October is upon us, we are midway through the celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month.  ¡Bienvenidos!

The library is a cultural center, where customers can come to explore, interact and imagine.  This month you can find many resources to help you explore and appreciate Hispanic Heritage.  

The Capitol Hill Library houses the largest Spanish language collection in the system, and also offers Spanish language classes.  A Día de los Muertos art workshop for teens and preteens at Capitol Hill will feature sugar skull creations on Saturday, Oct. 25 at 2pm. 

On September 4, the Northwest Library honored Hispanic heritage with a cooking demonstration. Visitors sampled arepas, a type of corn cake popular in Columbia and Venezuela.

The culture celebration continues Nov. 1 at the Bethany Library. Mariachi de gullo America band will perform, with a sugar skull decorating workshop for teens.

The library is a community center for diverse populations and celebrates diverse cultures through material access, arts, concerts, language classes and more. Skilled staff can help people find immigration and citizenship information and other community resources.

Find a large collection of language, history, travel and cook books featuring Hispanic regions and other places all over the world.  Want to learn Spanish or Portuguese, but don’t have time for a class? Our digital language databases will get you fluent in no time. Access Mango from any internet connected computer or device.

There’s a lot you can do with a library card. Feel empowered, pursue a hobby, satisfy your curiosity, explore a database, experience and celebrate culture. All at your local library!

 

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Jana Hausburg

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I grew up in San Antonio, Texas where I developed a love for authentic tacos and spicy salsa. Reading is the love of my life ... and becoming a librarian meant I would be surrounded by my good friends (books) at all times. I graduated from Southern Nazarene University and received my MLIS from the University of Oklahoma. I have one husband, two sons, a crazy dog, and an assortment of besties that keep me bolstered and laughing every day.

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