Hispanic Heritage Month

Our American : A Hispanic History of the United StatesEach year, Americans observe National Hispanic Heritage Month from September 15 to October 15, by celebrating the contributions of American citizens whose ancestors came from Spain, Mexico, the Caribbean, Central America, and South America.  This year the theme is “Hispanics: One Endless Voice to Enhance our Traditions.”  The theme invites us to reflect on Hispanic American’s tradition, history and culture.  Aissha Hernandez-Ramos from the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) in San Juan, Puerto Rico submitted the winning theme, stating “Although Hispanics share so much, we do also have very unique characteristics; and that, enhances us as a group.  Our traditions will always be part of who we are.  As our history shapes our character; culture defines our beauty; and traditions will enhance our future.  History, culture and traditions define us; and we maintain alive because of that.  We will keep talking to the world, we will let them know we are here, with our history and culture, as we will keep raising our voice with all we are: a legacy of traditions.” Visit the library today to enhance your knowledge of these vibrant histories and cultures!  Click here to preview just a few of the many books and DVD's available https://bit.ly/2Nb0sIi

Ann P.