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Celebrate Hispanic Heritage
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The Toledo Lucas County Public Library and the Library Legacy Foundation love to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month (September 15 - October 15). We have been providing amazing programming to the public since 2008, and this year is no different. Check out these great opportunities to create memorable cultural experiences right here in Northwest Ohio.
Library Programs Celebrating Hispanic Heritage
Experience the Latino World
An All Ages Hispanic Heritage Program
Come to the Main Library to “Experience the Latino World!” Taste the Latino World from Toledo’s best Mexican and Cuban restaurants and sip on delicious traditional drinks. Travel the Latino World by viewing videos of Latin America and visiting our passport info table. Feel the Latino World through our family cardio drumming and crafting stations. Listen to the Latino World with music by Hector Mendoza, and much more - there is something for everyone as we celebrate the Latino World! Brought to you by the Library Legacy Foundation.
A Family Hispanic Heritage Program
Have fun and exercise by cardio drumming with Latin music and then cool down with some refreshing Agua Fresca. The Sofia Quintero Art and Cultural Center presents this lively family program for Hispanic Heritage Month. Ages 5 and up. Sponsored by the Library Legacy Foundation.
Cooking with Spices
An Adult Hispanic Heritage Program
Learn to make different spices with a Molcajete to use in Latin cooking. Also, discuss different types of chilies and how to cook with each one. The Sofia Quintero Art and Cultural Center presents this tasty adult program for Hispanic Heritage Month sponsored by the Library Legacy Foundation.
Hispanic Heritage Drop-In Programs
Learn about Hispanic cultures around the world. Stop by during library hours to try one of our drop-in activities.
|September 15 - 23||Main - Teen|
|September 15 - 30||West Toledo|
|September 18 - October 14||Reynolds Corners|
|September 18 - 22||Mott|
|September 18 - 23||Waterville|
|September 25 - Oct 2||Heatherdowns|
|Oct 2 - 28||Sanger|
Library Materials honoring Hispanic Heritage
Books for Children
|The Beach Trip by Jacqueline Jules|
Series: Sofia Martinez, Book 9
Ages 5 - 7
The Martinez family is headed for a weekend at the beach, along with their friends, but Sofia has packed so many games that she does not have room for clothes.
|Rooting for Rafael Rosales by Kurtis Scaletta|
In the Dominican Republic, a boy who dreams of playing professional baseball in the United States crosses paths with a young environmentalist from Minneapolis who is passionate about saving bees.
|Bravo! Poems About Amazing Hispanics by Margarita Engle|
Bold, graphic portraits and beautiful poems present famous and lesser-known Latinos from varied backgrounds who have faced life's challenges in creative ways.
Books for Teen
|The Education of Margot Sanchez by Lilliam Rivera|
Margot Sanchez is paying off her debts by working in her family's South Bronx grocery store, but she must make the right choices about her friends, her family, and Moises, the good looking but outspoken boy from the neighborhood.
Also available in eBook.
|Lucky Broken Girl by Ruth Behar|
In 1960s New York, fifth-grader Ruthie, a Cuban-Jewish immigrant, must rely on books, art, her family, and friends in her multicultural neighborhood when an accident puts her in a body cast.
Also available in Audiobook and eAudio.
|Latino Young Men and Boys in Search of Justice : Testimonies edited by Frank de Jesus Acosta and Henry A. J. Ramos ; foreword: Luis J. Rodriguez|
In this compelling collection of first-person testimonials—essays, poetry and letters—Latino men and boys who have been or are incarcerated write movingly about their past and future. The book also incorporates essays by community advocates seeking criminal and juvenile justice system reform. Leaders of organizations including Barrios Unidos, Homeboy Industries, Communities United for Restorative Youth Justice and National Compadres Network contribute pieces that address issues such as culture-based healing and violence prevention. Many use artistic expression as a form of healing, and this volume includes a wide variety of art, from poetry to drawings, tattoos and murals.
We want to send out a huge thank you to all of the individuals and organizations who support the Toledo Lucas County Public Library and the Library Legacy Foundation. Without your continued support we would not be able to offer quality programs like the ones featured in this blog post.
Featured image credit: Photo by Gregory Smith.