Hispanic Heritage Month
September 15 - October 15
National Hispanic Heritage Month celebrates the histories, cultures and contributions of American citizens whose ancestors came from Spain, Mexico, the Caribbean and Central and South America.
The observation started in 1968 as Hispanic Heritage Week and was expanded in 1988 to cover a 30-day period. September 15 is significant because it is the anniversary of independence for Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras and Nicaragua. In addition, Mexico and Chile celebrate their independence days on September 16 and September 18.
PROGRAMS FOR ALL AGES
Mexican Alebrije Painting
Tuesdays and Thursdays | Sept. 4 – Oct. 16
Learn the technique of Alebrije painting with the Sofia Quintero Arts and Cultural Center. Paint a small wooden animal in the style of the Traditional Mexican Alebrijes and learn about the history behind these whimsical creatures. Open to all ages.VIEW EVENTS
Explore Latin Countries (Quiz)
September 15 – October 15 | All Library locations
Stop into any Library location and pick up an answer sheet to test your knowledge about Latin countries. Click the button below to find the answers. Turn in your quizzes once completed and win a small prize. Open to all ages.One grand prize winner will receive a one year family of four membership to the Toledo Zoo.
Learn about Latin Culture
Explore one-of-a-kind perspectives on daily life, culture and customs of the Latin world.Learn More
Learn to Speak Spanish
Learn to speak Spanish through Transparent Language's fun, interactive and self-paced lessons.
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