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Hispanic Heritage
Month

History of National Hispanic Heritage Month

National Hispanic Heritage Month recognizes and celebrates the culture, contributions, and heritage of Hispanic Americans. Now observed annually from September 15 to October 15, this national observance was first established by Public Law 90-498, approved September 17, 1968 by the 90th Congress. Public Law 90-468 authorized the president to proclaim National Hispanic Heritage Week each year. On August 17, 1988, the 100th Congress enacted Public Law 100-402, which extended the observance from a week to a month.

The months of September and October cover a wide range of independence days for Latin American countries. Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras and Nicaragua all celebrate their independence on September 15. Mexico celebrates its independence on September 16, Chile on September 18, and Belize on September 21. El Día de la Raza (Columbus Day) is observed on October 12.

We’re celebrating all month long with events across our locations—find links in the right hand column, and come join us!

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Chicano Resource Center Events

The Chicano Resource Center at East Los Angeles Library was established to serve the needs of the Mexican-American (Chicano) community and to make information about the history and culture of this group available to the general public.

The Resource Center is celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month with some special events, including a Hispanic genealogy activity, a workshop on Mexican corridos (ballads), an author talk, and a discussion about Southwestern history.

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Additional Information

National Hispanic Heritage Month website, brought to you by the Library of Congress, Smithsonian Institution, National Archives and Records Administration, United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, National Park Service, National Endowment for the Humanities, and National Gallery of Art.

US Census – Facts and Features, Hispanic Heritage Month 2017

Hispanic Heritage Month Events

october

mon01oct5:00 pm6:00 pmHispanic Heritage Month Art Activity5:00 pm - 6:00 pm Angelo M. Iacoboni LibraryCategories:Art Activity,Hispanic Heritage Month

mon01oct5:00 pm6:00 pmAdult Art Activity: Repujado5:00 pm - 6:00 pm Agoura Hills LibraryCategories:Art Activity,Hispanic Heritage Month

mon01oct6:00 pm7:45 pmMexican Repujado Painting Activity6:00 pm - 7:45 pm Sorensen LibraryCategories:Art Activity,Hispanic Heritage Month

tue02oct5:00 pm6:00 pmRepujado Painting5:00 pm - 6:00 pm La Cañada Flintridge LibraryAudience:AdultsCategories:Hispanic Heritage Month

tue02oct5:30 pm6:30 pmHispanic Heritage Month Art Activity for Adults5:30 pm - 6:30 pm Chet Holifield LibraryCategories:Art Activity,Hispanic Heritage Month

tue02oct6:15 pm7:15 pmCelebrate Hispanic Heritage Month with a Book Party6:15 pm - 7:15 pm Charter Oak LibraryAudience:Children,FamilyCategories:Art Activity,Games,Hispanic Heritage Month,Storytime

wed03oct4:30 pm5:30 pmRepujado Art Activity4:30 pm - 5:30 pm Clifton M. Brakensiek LibraryAudience:AdultsCategories:Art Activity,Hispanic Heritage Month

wed03oct5:00 pm6:00 pmHispanic Heritage Month Art Activity5:00 pm - 6:00 pm Lancaster LibraryAudience:AdultsCategories:Art Activity,Hispanic Heritage Month

fri05oct3:30 pm4:30 pmMexican Dance Fiesta3:30 pm - 4:30 pm Hermosa Beach LibraryAudience:Children,FamilyCategories:Hispanic Heritage Month,Theater

fri05oct4:00 pm5:00 pmHispanic Heritage Month Film Series/Mes de la Herencia Hispana Serie de Películas: Chicano Rock!: The Sounds of East Los Angeles4:00 pm - 5:00 pm Compton LibraryCategories:Film,Hispanic Heritage Month

sat06oct2:00 pm3:00 pmRepujado Art2:00 pm - 3:00 pm Carson LibraryCategories:Art Activity,Hispanic Heritage Month

sat06oct2:00 pm3:30 pmFeaturedHispanic Music and Art Exhibition2:00 pm - 3:30 pm Huntington Park LibraryAudience:Adults,Babies & Toddlers,Children,Family,TeensCategories:~Bilingual,~en Español,Hispanic Heritage Month,Latino Cultural Series

sat06oct2:00 pm3:00 pmFeaturedMeet Lil' Libros Authors Ariana Stein and Patty Rodriguez2:00 pm - 3:00 pm Baldwin Park LibraryCategories:Author Talks,Hispanic Heritage Month

sat06oct2:00 pm3:00 pmHispanic Heritage Month Art Activity2:00 pm - 3:00 pm Temple City LibraryCategories:Hispanic Heritage Month

sat06oct3:30 pm4:30 pmFeaturedAmor de Historia Antigua: o la Trémula Luz de los Espejos - Spanish Language Author Talk with Manuel Gayol Mecias3:30 pm - 4:30 pm East Los Angeles LibraryCategories:~en Español,Author Talks,Hispanic Heritage Month

tue09oct4:00 pm5:00 pmCelebrating Hispanic Heritage4:00 pm - 5:00 pm Castaic LibraryCategories:Art Activity,Hispanic Heritage Month,Science & Mathematics

tue09oct5:00 pm6:00 pmHispanic Heritage Month Adult Art Activity5:00 pm - 6:00 pm East Rancho Dominguez LibraryAudience:AdultsCategories:Art Activity,Hispanic Heritage Month

wed10oct2:00 pm3:00 pmAdults Create Mexican Repujado Paintings2:00 pm - 3:00 pm Paramount LibraryCategories:Art Activity,Hispanic Heritage Month

wed10oct4:00 pm5:00 pmArt Activity4:00 pm - 5:00 pm Lake Los Angeles LibraryAudience:Children,TeensCategories:Art Activity,Hispanic Heritage Month

wed10oct4:00 pm5:00 pmArt Activity for Adults4:00 pm - 5:00 pm Lake Los Angeles LibraryCategories:Art Activity,Hispanic Heritage Month

wed10oct5:00 pm6:00 pmHispanic Heritage Month Art Activity5:00 pm - 6:00 pm A C Bilbrew LibraryAudience:TeensCategories:Art Activity,Hispanic Heritage Month

wed10oct6:00 pm7:30 pmHispanic Heritage Month Adult Art Activity - Repujado Painting6:00 pm - 7:30 pm El Monte LibraryCategories:Art Activity,Hispanic Heritage Month

wed10oct6:00 pm7:30 pmAdult Art Activity - Repujado Painting6:00 pm - 7:30 pm El Monte LibraryAudience:AdultsCategories:Art Activity,Hispanic Heritage Month

wed10oct7:00 pm8:00 pmFeaturedEcos de Espana7:00 pm - 8:00 pm Manhattan Beach LibraryCategories:Hispanic Heritage Month

thu11oct11:00 am12:00 pmHispanic Heritage Month Art Activity11:00 am - 12:00 pm Hollydale LibraryAudience:AdultsCategories:Art Activity,Hispanic Heritage Month

thu11oct4:30 pm5:30 pmDay of the Dead Celebration4:30 pm - 5:30 pm Rivera LibraryCategories:Hispanic Heritage Month,Holiday

thu11oct6:00 pm8:30 pmFeaturedTurn the Page: works by Eloy Torrez and Juliane Backmann6:00 pm - 8:30 pm East Los Angeles LibraryAudience:Adults,FamilyCategories:Chicano Resource Center,Exhibit,Hispanic Heritage Month,Resource Center

thu11oct6:00 pm8:30 pmTurn the Page: works by Eloy Torrez and Juliane Backmann6:00 pm - 8:30 pm Chicano Resource CenterCategories:Chicano Resource Center,Exhibit,Hispanic Heritage Month,Resource Center

fri12oct4:00 pm5:00 pmHispanic Heritage Month Film Series/Mes de la Herencia Hispana Serie de Películas: A Class Apart: A Mexican American Civil Rights Story4:00 pm - 5:00 pm Compton LibraryCategories:~Bilingual,~en Español,Film,Hispanic Heritage Month

sat13oct11:00 am12:00 pmFeaturedABC’s of Art with léo Limón11:00 am - 12:00 pm East Los Angeles LibraryAudience:Adults,TeensCategories:~Bilingual,Art Activity,Hispanic Heritage Month,Workshop

sat13oct2:00 pm3:30 pmHispanic Heritage Month: Family Loteria2:00 pm - 3:30 pm El Monte LibraryAudience:Adults,Children,Family,TeensCategories:Games,Hispanic Heritage Month

sat13oct2:00 pm3:00 pmFiesta in Mexico2:00 pm - 3:00 pm Artesia LibraryCategories:Hispanic Heritage Month,Music & Dance

sat13oct2:00 pm4:00 pmPopotillo Straw Art2:00 pm - 4:00 pm Westlake Village LibraryAudience:AdultsCategories:Art Activity,Hispanic Heritage Month

sat13oct2:00 pm4:00 pmArt Projects for Teens and Adults: Popotillo Workshop2:00 pm - 4:00 pm Castaic LibraryCategories:Art Activity,Hispanic Heritage Month

sat13oct2:00 pm3:00 pmFeaturedAuthor talk: Re-Imagining Indigenous Identities by Dr. Bernardo Gallegos2:00 pm - 3:00 pm East Los Angeles LibraryCategories:Chicano Resource Center,Hispanic Heritage Month,History

sat13oct2:00 pm3:00 pmHispanic Heritage Month Art Activity2:00 pm - 3:00 pm El Camino Real LibraryCategories:Art Activity,Hispanic Heritage Month,Workshop

sat13oct2:00 pm3:00 pmHispanic Heritage Month Art Activity2:00 pm - 3:00 pm Duarte LibraryCategories:Art Activity,Hispanic Heritage Month

mon15oct5:00 pm7:00 pmMovie Screening: Cesar Chavez5:00 pm - 7:00 pm Agoura Hills LibraryCategories:Film,Hispanic Heritage Month

mon15oct5:00 pm6:00 pmPuppet Show5:00 pm - 6:00 pm Lake Los Angeles LibraryCategories:~Bilingual,~en Español,Hispanic Heritage Month,Puppets

mon15oct6:00 pm7:00 pmFilm Screening: Summer of Dreams6:00 pm - 7:00 pm West Covina LibraryAudience:Adults,Family,TeensCategories:Film,Hispanic Heritage Month

wed17oct6:00 pm7:00 pmRepujado Art Activity6:00 pm - 7:00 pm Rivera LibraryAudience:AdultsCategories:Art Activity,Hispanic Heritage Month

wed17oct6:30 pm7:30 pmRepujado Art Workshop6:30 pm - 7:30 pm La Verne LibraryAudience:AdultsCategories:Art Activity,Hispanic Heritage Month,Workshop

thu18oct1:00 pm2:00 pmAfternoon Art: Latin American Repujado1:00 pm - 2:00 pm Lloyd Taber-Marina del Rey LibraryAudience:AdultsCategories:Art Activity,Hispanic Heritage Month

sat20oct2:00 pm3:00 pmFilm Screening - Mariachi High2:00 pm - 3:00 pm Hacienda Heights LibraryAudience:AdultsCategories:Film,Hispanic Heritage Month

mon22oct6:00 pm7:00 pmRepujado Art Activity6:00 pm - 7:00 pm Pico Rivera LibraryAudience:AdultsCategories:Art Activity,Hispanic Heritage Month

thu25oct5:30 pm7:00 pmPBS Documentary: The Longoria Affair5:30 pm - 7:00 pm Lloyd Taber-Marina del Rey LibraryAudience:AdultsCategories:Film,Hispanic Heritage Month,History

sat27oct2:00 pm3:00 pmPopotillo Art2:00 pm - 3:00 pm Masao W. Satow LibraryCategories:Art Activity,Hispanic Heritage Month

tue30oct5:00 pm6:00 pmHalloween Paint Night5:00 pm - 6:00 pm Huntington Park LibraryAudience:ChildrenCategories:Art Activity,Hispanic Heritage Month

wed31oct2:00 pm4:00 pmDia De Los Muertos/Day of the Dead2:00 pm - 4:00 pm Quartz Hill LibraryCategories:Hispanic Heritage Month

november

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december

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