Latino Heritage Month @ LBPL
Join us in celebrating Latino Heritage through an exciting schedule of programs which reflect the stories, art, language and diversity of Latin Americans and Latinos living in the United States.
LBPL's celebration of Latino Heritage month also highlights the inception of recurring programming that strives to be inclusive to the Latino community. Join us for the following programs, which reflect the stories, art, language and diversity of Latin Americans and Latinos living in the United States.
See the full schedule of programs celebrating Latino Heritage Month at LBPL.
Each year, Americans observe National Latino Heritage Month from September 15 to October 15, by celebrating the histories, cultures and contributions of American citizens whose ancestors came from Spain, Mexico, the Caribbean and Central and South America. The observation started in 1968 as Hispanic Heritage Week under President Lyndon Johnson and was expanded by President Ronald Reagan in 1988 to cover a 30-day period starting on September 15 and ending on October 15. It was enacted into law on August 17, 1988, on the approval of Public Law 100-402. The day of September 15 is significant because it is the anniversary of independence for Latin American countries Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras and Nicaragua. In addition, Mexico and Chile celebrate their independence days on September 16 and September 18, respectively. Also, Día de la Raza, which is October 12, falls within this 30 day period.
Don't forget to browse our catalog! Our collections include books about prominent Latinos and Latino culture for all ages in English and Spanish. Find books, music and movies by Latin American and Latino authors, musicians and filmmakers.