Happy Hispanic heritage month!

We celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month (September 15 - October 15) to recognize the achievements and contributions of Hispanic American champions. The observation began in 1968 as Hispanic Heritage Week. 

giveaways & Events

Giveaways - Buttons & Bookmarks!

Stop by any of the service desks at the library for a complimentary celebration button or bookmark! Bookmarks feature reads that celebrate Hispanic Heritage, share lived experiences, and inform readers about issues facing the Hispanic community today. 


Tacos & Tequila
Thursday, September 15
7 - 8 p.m.
Virtual Event

Kick off Hispanic Heritage Month with Karla Alba as she discusses her Mexican heritage and shows you how to make easy tacos and a great tequila cocktail (mocktail version too).  Karla Alba is a Bilingual Adult Reference Librarian in Illinois. She has a passion for bringing resources to communities in need, whether this means creating instructional programming that provides adult learning content to Spanish-speakers, to promoting organization-wide events and programming to enrich diverse communities.
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Teens: Maker Kit Drop In: Guatemalan Worry Dolls
Grades 7-12
Monday, October 3
2:30 - 3:30 p.m.

Explore the new maker craft kits that are available in Teen Central. A librarian will be available with September's project!

Videos & resources


PBS Documentary

Latino Americans is a landmark six-hour documentary featuring interviews with nearly 100 Latinos and more than 500 years of History. Stream for free on the PBS website.


Association for Latin American Art

The Association for Latin American Art is a non-profit organization dedicated to the study of the art of Latin America, and links to a vast array of digital resources.


The Hispanic Museum and Library

The Hispanic Society of America was founded in 1904 by Archer Milton Huntington (1870-1955) with the object of establishing a free, public museum and reference library for the study of the art and culture of Spain, Portugal, Latin America, and the Philippines.


Latina(o) Cultural Heritage Archives

A database featuring photographs and documents assembled from twelve collections of the Urban Archives of the University Library Special Collections and Archives. Funded as part of the Hispanics-Serving Institutions Grant of the State of California, these materials capture the history of Latino and Chicana/o people and culture in Southern California. These collections feature the arts, labor and immigration as important parts of the historical fabric of this community.


The Latinx Project at New York University

The Latinx Project curates a growing list of Latinx related Archives, Journals & Digital Publications, Centers/Institutes, and Museums.


Latinx Studies: Library of Congress Resources

This Library of Congress guide compiles a variety of both their own digital resources, as well as links to other databases.


Museum of Latin American Art

The Museum of Latin American Art expands knowledge and appreciation of modern and contemporary Latin American and Latino art through its Collection, ground-breaking Exhibitions, stimulating Educational Programs, and engaging Cultural Events.


National Archives: Hispanic / Latino Heritage

A robust collection featuring documents and images on categories including  Arts, Diplomacy, Civil Rights, Military and Veterans, Notable Hispanics in the US, and more.


Onda Latina: The Mexican American Experience

The Onda Latina Collection consists of 226 digitally preserved audio programs including interviews, music, and informational programs related to the Mexican American community and their concerns from the radio series "The Mexican American Experience" and "A esta hora conversamos" the Longhorn Radio Network, 1976-1982.



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