Celebrate National Hispanic Heritage Month

Hispanic Heritage Month

September 15 to October 15, 2016, is National Hispanic Heritage Month. Here are three ways to celebrate at your library.

1.) Delve deeper into history with our featured event.

Knowing our Latino Heroes program

Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month with Venezuelan historian and author Miguel Chirinos as he presents, "Knowing Our Latinos Heroes: Simón Bolívar and Francisco de Miranda.”

Saturday, Oct. 15 at 2:30 p.m. at Hickory Grove Branch
Join us in a bilingual talk and presentation about the visit of Simón Bolívar to the United States in 1807 and Francisco de Miranda, a Venezuelan who participated in the American Revolution. Learn more about Chirinos' research into places named "Bolivar." A Q&A and book signing will follow the talk. Books will be available for purchase at the event. Learn more or call 704-416-0557.

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2) Read something new! From cookbooks to picture books.

  • #HispanicHeritageMonth. Browse reading lists that have been specially created for Hispanic Heritage Month by individuals and libraries from across the nation. Browse now

  • ¡Muy Delicioso! Explore a wealth of books and resources that celebrate the delicious diversity of Latin foods. Browse now

  • Plus much more! Discover and explore all the books and materials in our catalog that fall under the topic of Hispanic and Latino—the list is immense, with titles for all ages! Browse now

3) Immerse in great Spanish-language music, TV and film.

  • Browse a variety of streaming Spanish language content on hoopla (which you can also download for offline viewing). Start browsing now. Don't have a hoopla account? Set one up using your library card or ONE Access account number—here's how. 

These are just a few of the many ways to explore and celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month using the resources of your public library. How are you celebrating? We invite you to share your experiences with us on social media with the hashtags #cmlibrary and #hispanicheritagemonth