Hispanic Heritage

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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.

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PROGRAMS FOR ALL AGES

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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.

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Mexican Alebrije Painting

Tuesday Sep. 25
at 4:00 p.m.

Location: Heatherdowns

This all ages program will show you the technique of Alebrije painting with Sofia Quintero Arts and Cultural Center.

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Mexican Alebrije Painting

Tuesday Sep. 25
at 6:30 p.m.

Location: Point Place

This all ages program will show you the technique of Alebrije painting with Sofia Quintero Arts and Cultural Center.

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Mexican Alebrije Painting

Thursday Sep. 27
at 4:00 p.m.

Location: Toledo Heights

This all ages program will show you the technique of Alebrije painting with Sofia Quintero Arts and Cultural Center.

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Latino Quesadillas

Thursdays and Saturdays | Sept. 1 – Nov. 1

The Sofia Quintero Arts and Cultural Center will demonstrate how to cook up a Latino quesadilla using ingredients not normally found in a traditional quesadilla. Open to all ages.

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Latino Quesadilla

Saturday Sep. 22
at 2:00 p.m.

Location: Heatherdowns

This all ages program by the Sofia Quintero Arts and Cultural Center demonstrates how to cook up a Latino quesadilla using ingredients not normally found in a traditional quesadilla.

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Latino Quesadilla

Thursday Sep. 27
at 4:00 p.m.

Location: Locke

This all ages program by the Sofia Quintero Arts and Cultural Center demonstrates how to cook up a Latino quesadilla using ingredients not normally found in a traditional quesadilla.

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Latino Quesadilla

Saturday Sep. 29
at 2:00 p.m.

Location: Maumee

This all ages program by the Sofia Quintero Arts and Cultural Center demonstrates how to cook up a Latino quesadilla using ingredients not normally found in a traditional quesadilla.

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QUIZ ANSWERS

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.

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ONLINE RESOURCES

Learn about Latin Culture

Explore one-of-a-kind perspectives on daily life, culture and customs of the Latin world.

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