Join us between September 15 – October 15 as we celebrate Latinx & Hispanic Heritage Month! During this month-long celebration, we honor the history, culture, and contributions of those whose ancestors came from Spain, Mexico, the Caribbean and Central and South America. We commemorate the many achievements that Latinx and Hispanic people have made, from colorful visual art to compelling literary works to relentless activism.
- Storytimes: Join us for Latinx & Hispanic Heritage Month-themed stories, rhymes, and songs:
- Wednesday, September 20 @ 3:00pm: Button Making Pop-up for Teens: Celebrate Latinx Heritage Month!
- Sunday, September 24 @ 11:00am: Zumba for All Ages
- Saturday, October 14 @ 10:00am: Zumba for All Ages
- Saturday, October 14 @ 3:30pm: Día de los Muertos: Flower Crown
- Latinx Artists to Discover this Heritage Month!
- Latinx & Hispanic Leaders in U.S. Politics & Government
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Access these digital resources with your library card!
- Check out eBook collections on Overdrive/Libby
- LOTE4Kids is a collection of picture books in various languages
- Find movies and audiobooks on Hoopla featuring Latinx and Hispanic authors and stories.
- Explore Latinx and Hispanic documentaries & films on Kanopy
- Want to learn or improve your Spanish? Give Mango Languages a try.
- Visit our online Spanish resources page
- Palo Alto Art Center’s new exhibit Boom Oaxaca: Conversaciones de Campo a Campo
- San Jose celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month
Orchard Days at Filoli Gardens features at Hispanic Heritage Weekend on September 23 & 24
Local Mental Health & Wellness Resources
LGBTQ Wellness (SCC Behavioral Health) hosts monthly meetups in Spanish:
- LantinX Diversa: A peer support group for adults ages 18+ who belong to both the LGBTQIA+ and Latinx communities.
- Latino Mental Health: Family Outreach & Engagement Program
- Explore ¡Presente! A Latino History of the United States at The Smithsonian
- Check some Virtual Experiences at the National Hispanic Cultural Center
- Even more resources can be found at the National Archives and the National Park Service