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Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month

Posted 09/09/20 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