Library Hosts Special Programs For Hispanic Heritage Month: Feliz Mes De La Herencia Hispana!

LIBRARY News:

The Los Alamos County Library System is celebrating Hispanic Heritage month with special programs for kids, a Read-In, and book displays for all ages, through October 15.

Story-times will be bilingual, with stories being told by native speakers in both Spanish and English 10:10-10:40 a.m. on Sept. 30 in White Rock, and 10:30 -11 a.m. Oct. 1 at Mesa Public Library.

Music and Movement programs will feature a Hispanic Heritage beat Tuesday, Sept. 28 and Thursday, Oct. 1 at Mesa Public Library, and Wednesday, Sept. 30 at the White Rock Branch Library.

All ages are invited to a Read-In at Mesa Public Library 4-5 p.m. Monday, Sept. 28. Library staff has been mining the shelves for the best books by Hispanic authors, and they’ve come up with some great recommendations. They will introduce you to some books that are destined to become your new favorites, and remind you of some old favorites with reading lists and displays.

American writing has been made much richer with the addition of authors with Hispanic heritage. Hispanic writers have become Poet Laureates, (the current poet laureate is Juan Felipe Herrera) Pulitzer, and Nobel Prize winners. Your librarians will help you get started by introducing you to some great authors, but we also welcome your suggestions.

Hispanic Heritage Month is supported by the Library of Congress, National Archives and Records Administration, National Endowment for the Humanities, National Gallery of Art, National Park Service, Smithsonian Institution and United States Holocaust Memorial Museum. The month pays tribute to the generations of Hispanic Americans who have positively influenced and enriched our nation and society.

Call 505.662.8258 for details, and visit the Library’s events page for times and dates. http://www.losalamosnm.us/library/Pages/Events.aspx Also, http://hispanicheritagemonth.gov/

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