Celebrate National Hispanic Heritage Month!

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What is National Hispanic Heritage Month?

National Hispanic Heritage Month (NHHM) started in 1968 with President Lyndon Johnson's support. Other U.S. presidents have expanded NHHM. In Spanish we call it El 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?

  1. We are in business: Empowering Latino Businesses and Entrepreneurs!

Come to this free fair to listen to stories of success. Get advice from Latino entrepreneurs who have started and expanded their businesses. Share information about your products or services too!

We hope to see you at the Renton Highlands Library, Saturday, October 12 from 12:30 am-3 pm. All members of the family are welcome. There will be activities for children, refreshments, raffle prizes and much more!

  1. Writing workshops in Spanish
    Grab your notebook and get ready to journey into your imagination! Join award-winning children’s book author of The Only Road, Alexandra Diaz at the Kent Panther Lake library, Thursday, October 17 6:30pm-8:30 pm.

Join us for ¡Del corazón al papel / Yo soy! ¡Deja salir al poeta que hay en ti! presented by Ana Evelin Garcia, at the Tukwila Library, Saturday, October 26 10:30am-12:30 pm.

  1. KCLS has joined National Welcoming Week, which takes place September 13-22.

Welcoming Week creates awareness about the contribution of new residents of the community. This includes immigrants and refugees, and new Americans.

Join us in creating communities of belonging.

In our community

In September, Fiestas Patrias commemorate the independence and national holidays of the following:

  • Chile,
  • Costa Rica,
  • El Salvador,
  • Guatemala,
  • Honduras,
  • Mexico, and
  • Nicaragua.

This year, Fiestas Patrias in Seattle is hosting several events. Join us for events on the theme of “Building bridges" September 14 and 15.

Other Ways to Connect with NHHM at Your Library

You can also check out KCLS booklists related to NHHM. Find lists with Latina authors, teen books, and other materials.

Visit our website in Spanish.

Get updates on the Bibliotecas King County Facebook page.

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