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Hispanic Heritage Month

Hispanic Heritage Month

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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.

To Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month, the Chicano Resource Center will offer programs on Hispanic Genealogy, a documentary on the rise of the Chicano Movement, a night of poetry by local poets and an author talk by former California State Assembly member Richard Alatorre.

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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 2018

Hispanic Heritage Month Events

september

sat21sep2:00 pm3:00 pmDIY Mini Piñatas Activity for Children2:00 pm - 3:00 pm East Los Angeles LibraryAudience:Children,FamilyCategories:Art Activity,Hispanic Heritage Month

sat21sep2:00 pm3:00 pmPeruvian Wave Bracelet2:00 pm - 3:00 pm La Verne LibraryAudience:FamilyCategories:Art Activity,Hispanic Heritage Month

sat21sep2:00 pm3:00 pmAmate Painting / Pintura de amate2:00 pm - 3:00 pm El Camino Real LibraryAudience:AdultsCategories:Art Activity,Hispanic Heritage Month

sat21sep2:00 pm3:00 pmPapercutting and Popotillo2:00 pm - 3:00 pm Duarte LibraryAudience:AdultsCategories:Art Activity,Hispanic Heritage Month,Workshop

sat21sep2:00 pm3:00 pmMexican Cooking2:00 pm - 3:00 pm Hacienda Heights LibraryAudience:AdultsCategories:Food & Cooking,Hispanic Heritage Month

sat21sep2:30 pm3:30 pmHispanic Heritage Month Crafts2:30 pm - 3:30 pm Audience:ChildrenCategories:Art Activity,Hispanic Heritage Month

sat21sep2:30 pm3:30 pmYarn Painting (Nierikas) Workshop2:30 pm - 3:30 pm Hermosa Beach LibraryAudience:AdultsCategories:Art Activity,Hispanic Heritage Month

sun22sep2:00 pm4:00 pmHomenaje a Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz2:00 pm - 4:00 pm East Los Angeles LibraryAudience:AdultsCategories:~en Español,Hispanic Heritage Month,History,Music & Dance

mon23sep5:00 pm6:00 pmHispanic Heritage Month: Yarn Painting - Nierkas5:00 pm - 6:00 pm Chet Holifield LibraryAudience:AdultsCategories:Art Activity,Hispanic Heritage Month

mon23sep5:00 pm6:00 pmYarn Painting Nierikas5:00 pm - 6:00 pm Graham LibraryAudience:AdultsCategories:Art Activity,Hispanic Heritage Month,History

mon23sep5:00 pm6:00 pmHispanic Heritage Adult Yarn Art Activity5:00 pm - 6:00 pm Los Nietos LibraryAudience:AdultsCategories:Hispanic Heritage Month

mon23sep6:00 pm7:30 pmHispanic Heritage Month Documentaries: Farmingville6:00 pm - 7:30 pm Topanga LibraryAudience:AdultsCategories:Film,Hispanic Heritage Month

mon23sep6:00 pm7:00 pmFive Suns of Mexico6:00 pm - 7:00 pm Pico Rivera LibraryAudience:AdultsCategories:Hispanic Heritage Month,Music & Dance

mon23sep6:30 pm7:30 pmHispanic Heritage Month Program6:30 pm - 7:30 pm Maywood César Chávez LibraryAudience:AdultsCategories:Art Activity,Hispanic Heritage Month

tue24sep3:00 pm4:00 pmReading Circle: What Can You Do with a Paleta / ¿Qué Puedes Hacer con una Paleta?3:00 pm - 4:00 pm South El Monte LibraryAudience:Children,FamilyCategories:Art Activity,Hispanic Heritage Month,Storytime

tue24sep3:30 pm4:30 pmLoteria for Kids3:30 pm - 4:30 pm View Park Bebe Moore Campbell LibraryAudience:Children,Family,TeensCategories:~Bilingual,Games,Hispanic Heritage Month

tue24sep4:00 pm5:00 pmReading Roots and Rhythms4:00 pm - 5:00 pm Topanga LibraryAudience:ChildrenCategories:Hispanic Heritage Month,Music & Dance

tue24sep5:00 pm6:00 pmNierikas (Yard Art)5:00 pm - 6:00 pm Clifton M. Brakensiek LibraryAudience:AdultsCategories:Art Activity,Hispanic Heritage Month

tue24sep5:00 pm6:00 pmCreate your own Nierikas Yarn Painting5:00 pm - 6:00 pm Acton Agua Dulce LibraryAudience:AdultsCategories:Art Activity,Hispanic Heritage Month

tue24sep5:00 pm7:30 pmRepujado Art Workshop5:00 pm - 7:30 pm Willowbrook LibraryAudience:AdultsCategories:~Bilingual,Art Activity,Hispanic Heritage Month

tue24sep6:00 pm7:00 pmNierikas6:00 pm - 7:00 pm Norwood LibraryAudience:AdultsCategories:Art Activity,Hispanic Heritage Month

tue24sep6:30 pm8:30 pmNo Basta Ser Charro6:30 pm - 8:30 pm East Los Angeles LibraryAudience:AdultsCategories:~en Español,Film,Hispanic Heritage Month

wed25sep10:30 am11:30 amYarn Painting10:30 am - 11:30 am Paramount LibraryAudience:AdultsCategories:Art Activity,Hispanic Heritage Month

wed25sep11:00 am12:00 pmBilingual Nursery Rhyme Concert11:00 am - 12:00 pm San Fernando LibraryAudience:Babies & Toddlers,FamilyCategories:~Bilingual,Hispanic Heritage Month,Music & Dance,Storytime

wed25sep12:00 pm1:00 pmHispanic Heritage Month: Adult Yarn Art Activity / Mes de la Herencia Hispana: Actividad de arte de hilados para adultos12:00 pm - 1:00 pm El Camino Real LibraryAudience:AdultsCategories:Art Activity,Hispanic Heritage Month

wed25sep12:00 pm1:00 pmAmate Painting12:00 pm - 1:00 pm Westlake Village LibraryAudience:AdultsCategories:Art Activity,Hispanic Heritage Month

wed25sep3:00 pm4:30 pmHispanic Heritage Month Craft- God's Eyes (Ojos de Dios)3:00 pm - 4:30 pm Acton Agua Dulce LibraryAudience:Children,FamilyCategories:Art Activity,Hispanic Heritage Month

wed25sep4:00 pm5:00 pmHispanic Heritage Month Storytime with Diamond Bar H.S. National Honor Society4:00 pm - 5:00 pm Diamond Bar LibraryAudience:ChildrenCategories:Art Activity,Hispanic Heritage Month,Storytelling

wed25sep4:00 pm5:00 pmTalavera Pottery for Teens4:00 pm - 5:00 pm Pico Rivera LibraryAudience:TeensCategories:Art Activity,Hispanic Heritage Month

wed25sep4:00 pm5:00 pmTejedora del Arcoiris Bilingual Book Party4:00 pm - 5:00 pm Lake Los Angeles LibraryAudience:ChildrenCategories:~Bilingual,Art Activity,Hispanic Heritage Month,Storytime

wed25sep5:00 pm6:00 pmHispanic Heritage Month - Mariachi Monumental de America5:00 pm - 6:00 pm Florence LibraryAudience:Adults,Children,Family,TeensCategories:~Bilingual,~en Español,Hispanic Heritage Month,Music & Dance

wed25sep6:30 pm8:30 pmFeaturedNoche de Poesía: Poetry and Open Mic6:30 pm - 8:30 pm East Los Angeles LibraryAudience:AdultsCategories:Chicano Resource Center,Hispanic Heritage Month,Poetry,Resource Center

thu26sep3:30 pm4:30 pmMexican Folk Art3:30 pm - 4:30 pm Hacienda Heights LibraryAudience:TeensCategories:Art Activity,Hispanic Heritage Month

thu26sep4:00 pm5:00 pmHispanic Heritage Month – Adult Yarn Art Activity4:00 pm - 5:00 pm Florence LibraryAudience:AdultsCategories:~Bilingual,~en Español,Art Activity,Hispanic Heritage Month

thu26sep4:00 pm5:30 pmHispanic Heritage Month-YARN ART4:00 pm - 5:30 pm Stevenson Ranch LibraryAudience:AdultsCategories:Art Activity,Hispanic Heritage Month

thu26sep6:00 pm7:30 pmYarn Painting Craft6:00 pm - 7:30 pm Compton LibraryAudience:AdultsCategories:Art Activity,Hispanic Heritage Month

fri27sep3:30 pm4:30 pmCreate & Explore: Papel Picado3:30 pm - 4:30 pm Hermosa Beach LibraryAudience:Children,FamilyCategories:Art Activity,Hispanic Heritage Month

sat28sep9:00 am5:00 pmTeen Book Club9:00 am - 5:00 pm San Fernando LibraryAudience:TeensCategories:Book Club,Hispanic Heritage Month

sat28sep2:00 pm4:30 pmRepujado Art: Mexican Tinwork Workshop2:00 pm - 4:30 pm Castaic LibraryAudience:AdultsCategories:Art Activity,Hispanic Heritage Month,Workshop

sat28sep2:00 pm3:00 pmIndependent Lens: The Longoria Affair - PBS Program2:00 pm - 3:00 pm Montebello LibraryAudience:AdultsCategories:Film,Hispanic Heritage Month

sat28sep2:00 pm3:00 pmYarn Painting2:00 pm - 3:00 pm La Verne LibraryAudience:AdultsCategories:Art Activity,Hispanic Heritage Month

sat28sep2:00 pm3:00 pmHispanic Heritage Month Art Activity2:00 pm - 3:00 pm Bell Gardens LibraryAudience:AdultsCategories:Art Activity,Hispanic Heritage Month

sat28sep3:00 pm4:00 pmHispanic Heritage Month Yarn Art // Arte de hilo del mes de la Here3:00 pm - 4:00 pm Hawaiian Gardens LibraryAudience:AdultsCategories:Art Activity,Hispanic Heritage Month

sat28sep3:00 pm4:00 pmFeaturedHispanic Heritage Yarn Painting3:00 pm - 4:00 pm Lake Los Angeles LibraryAudience:AdultsCategories:Art Activity,Hispanic Heritage Month

mon30sep4:30 am6:00 pmFrida Kalho Style Self-Portraits4:30 am - 6:00 pm La Crescenta LibraryAudience:TeensCategories:Art Activity,Hispanic Heritage Month

mon30sep10:00 am8:00 pmTopanga Bookworms Book Club10:00 am - 8:00 pm Topanga LibraryAudience:ChildrenCategories:Book Club,Hispanic Heritage Month

mon30sep5:00 pm6:00 pmAdult Art Activity: Hispanic Heritage Month5:00 pm - 6:00 pm Agoura Hills LibraryAudience:AdultsCategories:Art Activity,Hispanic Heritage Month

mon30sep5:00 pm6:00 pmFeaturedMariachi Monumental de America5:00 pm - 6:00 pm Chet Holifield LibraryAudience:Adults,Children,Family,TeensCategories:Hispanic Heritage Month,Music & Dance

mon30sep6:00 pm7:30 pmHispanic Heritage Month: Yarn Painting - Nierikas6:00 pm - 7:30 pm Huntington Park LibraryAudience:AdultsCategories:Art Activity,Hispanic Heritage Month

mon30sep6:00 pm7:30 pmHispanic Heritage Month Yarn Art6:00 pm - 7:30 pm Sorensen LibraryAudience:AdultsCategories:Art Activity,Hispanic Heritage Month

mon30sep6:15 pm7:30 pmHispanic Heritage Month Yarn Art6:15 pm - 7:30 pm Charter Oak LibraryAudience:AdultsCategories:Art Activity,Hispanic Heritage Month

mon30sep6:30 pm7:30 pmFamily Book Club: Turning Pages6:30 pm - 7:30 pm Agoura Hills LibraryAudience:Children,FamilyCategories:Book Club,Hispanic Heritage Month

october

tue01oct4:00 pm5:00 pmHispanic Heritage Month Yarn Art: Nierikas4:00 pm - 5:00 pm Leland R. Weaver LibraryAudience:AdultsCategories:Hispanic Heritage Month

tue01oct5:00 pm6:00 pmHispanic Heritage Month: Mexican Cooking Demo5:00 pm - 6:00 pm A C Bilbrew LibraryAudience:AdultsCategories:Food & Cooking,Hispanic Heritage Month

tue01oct6:00 pm7:00 pmHispanic Heritage Month: Adult Yarn Painting Art6:00 pm - 7:00 pm South El Monte LibraryAudience:AdultsCategories:Art Activity,Hispanic Heritage Month,History

tue01oct7:00 pm8:00 pmFamily Storytime7:00 pm - 8:00 pm Hacienda Heights LibraryAudience:Children,FamilyCategories:Art Activity,Hispanic Heritage Month,Storytime

wed02oct4:00 pm5:00 pmTissue Paper Flowers!4:00 pm - 5:00 pm Agoura Hills LibraryAudience:ChildrenCategories:Art Activity,Hispanic Heritage Month

thu03oct2:00 pm3:30 pmHispanic Heritage Month Art Activity2:00 pm - 3:30 pm Norwalk LibraryAudience:AdultsCategories:~Bilingual,~en Español,Art Activity,Hispanic Heritage Month

fri04oct5:00 pm7:00 pm1st Friday Movie Night: The Book of Life (PG)5:00 pm - 7:00 pm View Park Bebe Moore Campbell LibraryAudience:Adults,Children,Family,TeensCategories:Film,Hispanic Heritage Month

sat05oct12:00 pm1:30 pmLatin Dance: Learn Salsa, Cha-Cha, and Merengue12:00 pm - 1:30 pm Norwalk LibraryAudience:AdultsCategories:Hispanic Heritage Month,Music & Dance

sat05oct2:00 pm3:00 pmArt of Nierikas (Yarn Painting)2:00 pm - 3:00 pm Hacienda Heights LibraryAudience:AdultsCategories:Art Activity,Hispanic Heritage Month

sat05oct2:00 pm3:00 pm¡Azúcar! Rhythm Instruments2:00 pm - 3:00 pm Bell Gardens LibraryAudience:Children,FamilyCategories:Art Activity,Hispanic Heritage Month,Storytime

sat05oct2:00 pm3:30 pmArte Plumaria: The History of the Art of the Feather2:00 pm - 3:30 pm East Los Angeles LibraryAudience:AdultsCategories:~Bilingual,Hispanic Heritage Month,History

mon07oct11:00 am12:00 pmHispanic Heritage Month – Adult Yarn Art Activity11:00 am - 12:00 pm East Los Angeles LibraryAudience:AdultsCategories:Art Activity,Hispanic Heritage Month

mon07oct6:00 pm7:00 pmHistory of Mexican Rebozos6:00 pm - 7:00 pm Clifton M. Brakensiek LibraryAudience:AdultsCategories:Hispanic Heritage Month

mon07oct6:00 pm7:00 pmMariachi Monumental de America6:00 pm - 7:00 pm Sorensen LibraryAudience:AdultsCategories:Hispanic Heritage Month,Music & Dance

tue08oct3:00 pm4:00 pmCelebrate Hispanic Heritage Month: Make an Alebrije!3:00 pm - 4:00 pm South El Monte LibraryAudience:ChildrenCategories:Art Activity,Hispanic Heritage Month,History

tue08oct5:00 pm6:00 pmTrio Renacimiento5:00 pm - 6:00 pm Los Nietos LibraryAudience:Adults,FamilyCategories:~Bilingual,Hispanic Heritage Month,Music & Dance

tue08oct5:00 pm6:00 pmTrio Renacimiento5:00 pm - 6:00 pm Los Nietos LibraryAudience:Adults,FamilyCategories:~Bilingual,Hispanic Heritage Month,Music & Dance

wed09oct11:15 am11:45 amFeaturedHispanic Heritage Month Celebration with Mamá Maestra11:15 am - 11:45 am West Hollywood LibraryAudience:Babies & ToddlersCategories:Hispanic Heritage Month,Storytime

wed09oct2:00 pm3:00 pmHispanic Heritage Month Art Activity: Yarn Painting2:00 pm - 3:00 pm Alondra LibraryAudience:AdultsCategories:Art Activity,Hispanic Heritage Month

wed09oct2:00 pm3:00 pmHispanic Heritage Month Art Activity2:00 pm - 3:00 pm Alondra LibraryAudience:AdultsCategories:Art Activity,Hispanic Heritage Month

wed09oct3:30 pm4:30 pmCuentos del Mundo/Stories of the World3:30 pm - 4:30 pm Lomita LibraryAudience:FamilyCategories:Hispanic Heritage Month,Storytelling

wed09oct3:30 pm4:30 pmHispanic Heritage Month: Ojo de Dios3:30 pm - 4:30 pm Sunkist LibraryAudience:ChildrenCategories:Hispanic Heritage Month

wed09oct4:00 pm5:00 pmFrida Kahlo: Her Life & Work4:00 pm - 5:00 pm Chet Holifield LibraryAudience:Adults,FamilyCategories:Hispanic Heritage Month,Music & Dance,Storytelling

wed09oct4:00 pm5:00 pmFamily Loteria4:00 pm - 5:00 pm East Los Angeles LibraryAudience:Children,FamilyCategories:Games,Hispanic Heritage Month

wed09oct6:00 pm7:30 pmFeaturedHispanic Heritage Month Yarn Painting6:00 pm - 7:30 pm Quartz Hill LibraryAudience:AdultsCategories:Art Activity,Hispanic Heritage Month

wed09oct6:00 pm7:00 pmHispanic Heritage Month Art Activity  6:00 pm - 7:00 pm South Whittier LibraryAudience:AdultsCategories:Art Activity,Hispanic Heritage Month

thu10oct4:00 pm5:00 pmHispanic Heritage Month Yarn Art4:00 pm - 5:00 pm Lennox LibraryAudience:AdultsCategories:Hispanic Heritage Month

thu10oct4:00 pm5:00 pmSugar Skulls4:00 pm - 5:00 pm Stevenson Ranch LibraryAudience:TeensCategories:Art Activity,Hispanic Heritage Month

thu10oct6:30 pm7:30 pmFeaturedRichard Alatorre: Change from the Inside6:30 pm - 7:30 pm East Los Angeles LibraryAudience:Adults,TeensCategories:Author Talks,Chicano Resource Center,Hispanic Heritage Month,History,Resource Center

fri11oct4:00 pm6:00 pmHispanic Heritage Month Yarn Art4:00 pm - 6:00 pm Woodcrest LibraryAudience:AdultsCategories:Hispanic Heritage Month

sat12oct1:00 pm2:00 pmPoptillo Art1:00 pm - 2:00 pm Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. LibraryAudience:AdultsCategories:Art Activity,Hispanic Heritage Month

sat12oct2:00 pm4:00 pmRepujado: Mexican Tinwork Workshop2:00 pm - 4:00 pm Duarte LibraryAudience:AdultsCategories:Art Activity,Hispanic Heritage Month,Workshop

sat12oct2:00 pm3:00 pmLotería Art Collage2:00 pm - 3:00 pm Bell Gardens LibraryAudience:Children,FamilyCategories:Art Activity,Hispanic Heritage Month

sat12oct2:00 pm3:00 pmHispanic Heritage Month Art Activity2:00 pm - 3:00 pm Carson LibraryAudience:AdultsCategories:Art Activity,Hispanic Heritage Month

sat12oct3:00 pm4:00 pmCreate Your Own Yarn Painting3:00 pm - 4:00 pm West Hollywood LibraryAudience:AdultsCategories:Art Activity,Hispanic Heritage Month

tue15oct4:00 pm5:00 pmBilingual Family Concert 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm East Los Angeles LibraryAudience:Babies & Toddlers,Children,FamilyCategories:Hispanic Heritage Month,Music & Dance

tue15oct5:00 pm6:00 pmMes Nacional de la Herencia Hispana: Atención de la Salud Mental5:00 pm - 6:00 pm South El Monte LibraryAudience:AdultsCategories:Health & Wellness,Hispanic Heritage Month

tue15oct5:30 pm6:30 pmMexican Cooking5:30 pm - 6:30 pm Hermosa Beach LibraryAudience:AdultsCategories:Food & Cooking,Hispanic Heritage Month

tue15oct6:00 pm7:00 pmCelebrate Hispanic Heritage Month6:00 pm - 7:00 pm Angelo M. Iacoboni LibraryAudience:Adults,TeensCategories:Art Activity,Hispanic Heritage Month

wed16oct5:00 pm6:00 pmNational Hispanic Heritage Month: Mental Health Awareness5:00 pm - 6:00 pm South El Monte LibraryAudience:AdultsCategories:Health & Wellness,Hispanic Heritage Month

sat19oct11:00 am1:00 pmClaremont Indigenous Day Celebration: California Missions through Native Eyes11:00 am - 1:00 pm Claremont Helen Renwick LibraryAudience:Adults,TeensCategories:Hispanic Heritage Month

sat19oct12:00 pm2:30 pmArt for Adults: Repujado12:00 pm - 2:30 pm View Park Bebe Moore Campbell LibraryAudience:AdultsCategories:Art Activity,Hispanic Heritage Month

sat19oct2:00 pm3:30 pmCarbe & Durand, a Spanish Guitar Duo2:00 pm - 3:30 pm Lancaster LibraryAudience:AdultsCategories:Hispanic Heritage Month,Music & Dance

thu24oct3:30 pm4:30 pmDay of the Dead: Traditions and History3:30 pm - 4:30 pm Hacienda Heights LibraryAudience:TeensCategories:Art Activity,Hispanic Heritage Month

november

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