Cleveland Public Library to host Hispanic Heritage Month events
CLEVELAND, Ohio – The Cleveland Public Library offers many National Hispanic Heritage Month programs for people of all ages during September and October.
“Everyone is welcome at the People’s University. We think the best way to understand each other is to experience other cultures, ”Twyla Turner, director of inclusion and leadership education at the Cleveland Public Library, said in a press release. “We invite all Clevelanders to visit the library or join us online for a month of cultural appreciation.”
Hispanic Heritage Month is celebrated nationwide from Sep 15 to Oct 15, honoring the anniversaries of the independence of several Latin American countries (Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras and Nicaragua, all celebrate September 15) as well as the independence days of Mexico (September 16) and Chile (September 18).
During the same period, the Cleveland Public Library will host craft tutorials, lectures, classes and a festival for the Clevelands. Participants can sample samples of Hispanic food, learn about their family’s history, watch dance performances, and more.
Some events are face-to-face, while others are virtual experiences.
“There is an emotional connection to the music, food and traditions of our ancestors and we look forward to sharing this with our community,” said Jaime Declet, manager of the Southern branch and president of the Hispanic Employee Resource Group of CPL, in a press release. . “Whether it’s play and learn or seek and find, library events are designed to bring friends and families together to show their pride and embrace the vibrant Hispanic heritage.”
Discover the program below:
-4 p.m., September 13, Carnegie West branch – Crafts to go: Mexican God’s Eye (Ojo de Dios)
-4 p.m., September 14, Walz branch – Hispanic heritage crafts: Hojolata Tin Art
-4 p.m., September 15, Memorial Nottingham branch – Takeaway Crafts: Mexican Il de Dieu (Ojo de Dios)
-4 p.m., Thursdays, Sep 16-Oct 14, Nottingham Memorial Branch – Baila Conmigo! music and dance performances
-6 p.m.-8 p.m., September 17, South Branch (outdoor patio) – Celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month with performances by Grupo Azteca Guadalupana and Suavecito Project, with Latinx food samples available
-4: 00-5: 00 p.m., Fridays, Sep 24 Oct 24 15, Julia De Burgos Cultural Arts Center – Latinx Make Art Youth Series (events are both in-person and virtual; free art kits available for pickup in local branches)
-6 pm-7pm, Fridays Sep 24 Oct 24 29, Julia De Burgos Cultural Arts Center – Latinx Make Art Adult Series: in person only
-4 p.m., September 28, Walz branch – Hispanic heritage crafts: rock engravings from Taino
-4 p.m., October 5, Walz branch – Hispanic Heritage Crafts: Nazca Lines
-4: 30 p.m., October 6, virtual – Explore Your Hispanic Roots Lecture Series, Part 1: Learn to Trace Your Mexican Ancestors
– 6:00 p.m., October 15, virtual – Online conversation by graphic novelist Edgardo Miranda-Rodriguez, followed by games
-4: 30 p.m., October 19, Virtual – Explore Your Hispanic Roots Lecture Series, Part 2: Learn the Basics of Mexican Vital and Vital Records
Find more information about all of CPL’s upcoming Hispanic Heritage Month programs at cpl.org.
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