Celebrate National Hispanic Heritage Month at the Memphis Public Libraries from September 15th through October 15th.
Frayser Library - September 15 - 22
Celebrate National Hispanic Heritage Month and join for various DIY craft projects!
Whitehaven Library - September 19 - 2:00 PM
Come to the library and crate a mini mosaic art piece for Hispanic Heritage month. While painting, we will have different Hispanic snacks beverages for tasting.
South Library - October 13 - 2:00 PM
Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month by learning about and playing this Mexican game, similar to BINGO! Learn some Spanish vocabulary and compete to win prizes
Bartlett Library - October 13 - 2:30 PM
To celebrate National Hispanic Heritage Month, join us in watching "The Book of Life"
Manolo, a young man who is torn between fulfilling the expectations of his family and following his heart, embarks on an adventure that spans three fantastic worlds where he must face his greatest fears!
South Library - October 14 - 11:00 AM
Family storytimes are a great opportunity for children and caretakers to come together, hear stories, sing songs, and work together on crafts or other activities. September 15 kicks off the start of Hispanic Heritage Month. We'll use this storytime to look at some great books by Latinx authors!
Spanish Language Authors (Fiction and Nonfiction)
"Hispanic Americans are Americans of Spanish-speaking descent. Many Hispanic Americans are the descendants of Mexican people who lived in the Southwest when it became part of the United States. Almost all other Hispanic Americans or their ancestors migrated to the United States from Latin America. The three largest Hispanic groups in the United States are Mexican Americans, Puerto Ricans, and Cuban Americans. As a group, Hispanic Americans represent a mixture of several ethnic backgrounds, including European, Native American, and African. People of Native American descent also are called Indigenous (native) people of the Americas, or of a particular place in the region." Read More.
The Library of Congress, National Archives and Records Administration, National Endowment for the Humanities, National Gallery of Art, National Park Service, Smithsonian Institution and United States Holocaust Memorial Museum join in paying tribute to the generations of Hispanic Americans who have positively influenced and enriched our nation and society. Visit the site HERE for links to exhibits, collections, images, events, and more.