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Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month

Posted 3 months ago by Latino Cultural Committee

Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month with the Library

This year's Hispanic Heritage Month will be very different from past years at the Toledo Lucas County Public Library, but we are still committed to celebrating Hispanic/Latinx history and culture. With the focus on virtual events, we are able to provide engaging and enriching activities for our patrons.

Did you know we have Saturday morning storytimes? Check out our fall schedule for a special storytime featuring Hispanic/Latinx stories, songs, and more.

Join us on Tuesday, Sept. 22 from 7 – 8 p.m. for an engaging virtual Authors! event with Sonia Manzano.

On Saturday, Sept. 26 from 9:30 - 10:30 a.m., we will feature a virtual program for all ages with El Corazon de Mexico Ballet Folkorico. Marvel at the traditional Mexican dancers' skill and learn a move or two!

If you are missing social interaction, try one of our Adult Book Groups. Our Latino Cultural Committee will host a virtual book discussion, Afterlife by Julia Alveraz on Wednesday, Oct. 14 from 7 – 8 p.m.

Finally, the Library is proud of its diverse staff, so be sure to look out for our Toledo Library Blog for a new series featuring short interviews with our Hispanic/Latinx library staff members.

Recommended Reads for Hispanic Heritage Month

Children

Picture Books

Cover of The Secret Footprints The Secret Footprints
Cover of Across the Bay Across the Bay
Cover of Frida Kahlo and her Animalitos Frida Kahlo and her Animalitos
Cover of Waiting for the Biblioburro Waiting for the Biblioburro
Cover of Maybe Something Beautiful: How Art Transformed a Neighborhood Maybe Something Beautiful: How Art Transformed a Neighborhood
Cover of ¡Vámonos!/ Let's Go! ¡Vámonos!/ Let's Go!
Cover of Planting Stories: The Life of Librarian and Storyteller Pura Belpré Planting Stories: The Life of Librarian and Storyteller Pura Belpré
Cover of Islandborn Islandborn
Cover of La Princesa and the Pea La Princesa and the Pea
Cover of Dancing Hands: How Teresa Carreño Played the Piano for President Lincoln Dancing Hands: How Teresa Carreño Played the Piano for President Lincoln
Cover of My Diary from Here to There/Mi diario de aqui hasta alla My Diary from Here to There/Mi diario de aqui hasta alla
Cover of Nana's Big Surprise/Nana, ¡Que Sorpresa! Nana's Big Surprise/Nana, ¡Que Sorpresa!
Cover of I Know the River Loves Me I Know the River Loves Me
Cover of ¡Vamos! Let’s Go to the Market, illustrated and written ¡Vamos! Let’s Go to the Market, illustrated and written
Cover of Mamá the Alien Mamá the Alien
Cover of Mango, Abuela, and Me Mango, Abuela, and Me
Cover of Mango, Abuela y yo Mango, Abuela y yo
Cover of Tía Isa Wants a Car Tía Isa Wants a Car
Cover of Dreamers Dreamers
Cover of Just a Minute: a Trickster Tale and Counting Book Just a Minute: a Trickster Tale and Counting Book
Cover of Alma and How She Got Her Name Alma and How She Got Her Name
Cover of Escalera a la Luna Escalera a la Luna
Cover of Carmela Full of Wishes Carmela Full of Wishes
Cover of Just Ask! Just Ask!
Cover of My Papi Has a Motorcycle My Papi Has a Motorcycle
Cover of Mi papi tiene una moto Mi papi tiene una moto

Middle Grade Books

Cover of How Tía Lola Came to (Visit) Stay How Tía Lola Came to (Visit) Stay
Cover of The Other Half of Happy The Other Half of Happy
Cover of Lety Out Loud Lety Out Loud
Cover of Yes! We Are Latinos: Poems and Prose About the Latino Experience Yes! We Are Latinos: Poems and Prose About the Latino Experience
Cover of Sal and Gabi Break the Universe Sal and Gabi Break the Universe
Cover of The Circuit: Stories from the Life of a Migrant Child The Circuit: Stories from the Life of a Migrant Child
Cover of Juana & Lucas Juana & Lucas
Cover of The First Rule of Punk The First Rule of Punk
Cover of The Dreamer The Dreamer
Cover of Esperanza Rising Esperanza Rising
Cover of Soldier for Equality: José de la Luz Sáenz and the Great War Soldier for Equality: José de la Luz Sáenz and the Great War
Cover of Separate Is Never Equal: The Story of Sylvia Mendez & Her Family's Fight for Desegregation Separate Is Never Equal: The Story of Sylvia Mendez & Her Family's Fight for Desegregation

Teen

Cover of Clap When You Land Clap When You Land
Cover of The New David Espinoza The New David Espinoza
Cover of A Breath Too Late A Breath Too Late
Cover of The Tequila Worm The Tequila Worm
Cover of Category Five Category Five
Cover of Salty, Bitter, Sweet Salty, Bitter, Sweet
Cover of The Lightning Dreamer: Cuba's Greatest Abolitionist The Lightning Dreamer: Cuba's Greatest Abolitionist
Cover of Dark and Deepest Red Dark and Deepest Red
Cover of Tigers, Not Daughters Tigers, Not Daughters
Cover of Where We Go From Here Where We Go From Here
Cover of I Am Not Your Perfect Mexican Daughter I Am Not Your Perfect Mexican Daughter
Cover of This Train is Being Held This Train is Being Held
Cover of The Everything I Have Lost The Everything I Have Lost

Adult

Cover of A Long Petal of the Sea: A Novel A Long Petal of the Sea: A Novel
Cover of Afterlife Afterlife
Cover of Bless Me, Ultima Bless Me, Ultima
Cover of Borderlands = La frontera Borderlands = La frontera
Cover of Sabrina & Corina Sabrina & Corina
Cover of In the Country We Love In the Country We Love
Cover of Children of the Land: A memoir Children of the Land: A memoir
Cover of Caramelo: A Novel Caramelo: A Novel
Cover of The House on Mango Street The House on Mango Street
Cover of Fruit of the Drunken Tree Fruit of the Drunken Tree
Cover of Dominicana Dominicana
Cover of The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao
Cover of From Coveralls to Zoot Suits: the Lives of Mexican American Women on the World War II Home Front From Coveralls to Zoot Suits: the Lives of Mexican American Women on the World War II Home Front
Cover of The Book of Unknown Americans The Book of Unknown Americans
Cover of Thoughts Without Cigarettes: A Memoir Thoughts Without Cigarettes: A Memoir
Cover of Woven in Moonlight Woven in Moonlight
Cover of In the Dream House: A Memoir In the Dream House: A Memoir
Cover of Chicano Movement for Beginners Chicano Movement for Beginners
Cover of An African American and Latinx History of the United States An African American and Latinx History of the United States
Cover of The Crusades of Cesar Chavez The Crusades of Cesar Chavez
Cover of Mexican WhiteBoy Mexican WhiteBoy
Cover of Taina Taina
Cover of Barrio America Barrio America
Cover of My Beloved World My Beloved World
Cover of The Undocumented Americans The Undocumented Americans