What is National Hispanic Heritage Month?
National Hispanic Heritage Month (NHHM) started in 1968 with President Lyndon Johnson's support. Other United States presidents have expanded NHHM. In Spanish, we call it Mes de la Herencia Hispana. We celebrate NHHM in the U.S. between September 15 and October 15. During NHHM, we acknowledge the diverse contributions of Latinos to the United States.
How Does the King County Library System (KCLS) Celebrate NHHM?
This year we are celebrating NHHM virtually, with these great online programs:
- Author Voices Silvia Moreno-García, opens a new window October 6, 7:30-8:30pm. Join a conversation with the author of Mexican Gothic, opens a new window. KCLS Librarian, José García, will moderate.
Romance Reading Series LatinX September 15, 6-7:30pm.
- Family Book Club in Spanish October 8, 5-6pm.
In Our Community
September 18 and 19: Sea Mar, in Seattle, is hosting several virtual events for Fiestas Patrias, which commemorates the independence of many Latin American countries.
September 13 - October 15: MEXAM Northwest Festival 2021.
Other Ways To Connect With NHHM at Your Library
You can also check out our booklists:
- Latinx & Hispanic Heritage Month 2021: Non-Fiction
- National Hispanic Heritage Month for All Ages
- Latinx & Hispanic Heritage Month 2021: Fiction
- National Hispanic Heritage Month Women Authors
- Bibliotecas King County Recomienda: Libros para jóvenes adultos
- Hispanic/Latinx Heritage Month for Kids
Get updates on the Bibliotecas King County Facebook page.