Join Sno-Isle Libraries in celebrating Hispanic and Latinx culture during National Hispanic Heritage Month, Sept. 15-Oct. 15, with events and suggested reading lists.
Sno-Isle Libraries seeks to provide resources and opportunities for members of our community to engage with and learn more about cultural offerings and observances.
Every year since 1968, Americans have observed National Hispanic Heritage Month by celebrating the histories, cultures and contributions of American citizens whose ancestors came from Spain, Mexico, the Caribbean, and Central and South America.
Sno-Isle Libraries has scheduled an online event with the Humanities Washington Speakers Bureau that focus on Hispanic and Latina/Latino/Latinx cultural and social contributions to American society.
At 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 21, Seattle artist Jake Prendez will present “The Art of Rebellion: Social Justice and Chicana/Chicano Visual Arts.” He will deconstruct his own Chicano artwork to trace the history of social-justice art, from the rise of Mexican muralism to its influence on American artwork from the civil rights era to today. Prendez is the owner and co-director of the Nepantla Cultural Arts Gallery in Seattle.
Want a great read to celebrate the month? Click on the links below to see dozens of book titles Sno-Isle Libraries librarians recommend for readers of all ages and genre preferences.
Read It Now
“With the Fire on High” by Elizabeth Acevedo is available now for instant download with no holds or waiting required during the month of September. This engrossing YA novel follows Emoni, a teen trying to balance finishing high school, raising her daughter, and pursuing her dream of becoming a chef.
From now through Oct. 15, readers of all ages can join the Hispanic Heritage Month Reading Challenge. Record your reading progress and complete activities in Beanstack to earn badges. The theme is “Esperanza: A Celebration of Hispanic Heritage and Hope.”
Sno-Isle Libraries offers many resources to Spanish-speaking customers. Visit our Spanish page to view Sno-Isle Libraries resources in Spanish.