Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month

Posted on September 9, 2020

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 Cover of The Secret Footprints

The Secret Footprints

Cover of Across the Bay Cover of Across the Bay

Across the Bay

Cover of Frida Kahlo and her Animalitos Cover of Frida Kahlo and her Animalitos

Frida Kahlo and her Animalitos

Cover of Waiting for the Biblioburro Cover of Waiting for the Biblioburro

Waiting for the Biblioburro

Cover of Maybe Something Beautiful: How Art Transformed a Neighborhood Cover of Maybe Something Beautiful: How Art Transformed a Neighborhood

Maybe Something Beautiful: How Art Transformed a Neighborhood

Cover of ¡Vámonos!/ Let's Go! Cover of ¡Vámonos!/ Let's Go!

¡Vámonos!/ Let’s Go!

Cover of Planting Stories: The Life of Librarian and Storyteller Pura Belpré 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 Cover of Islandborn

Islandborn

Cover of La Princesa and the Pea 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 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 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! Cover of Nana's Big Surprise/Nana, ¡Que Sorpresa!

Nana’s Big Surprise/Nana, ¡Que Sorpresa!

Cover of I Know the River Loves Me 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 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 Cover of Mamá the Alien

Mamá the Alien

Cover of Mango, Abuela, and Me

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