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Hispanic Heritage Month

Join the Jacksonville Public Library in celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month!

Hispanic Heritage Month, whose roots go back to 1968, begins each year on September 15, the anniversary of independence of five Latin American countries: Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras and Nicaragua. Mexico, Chile and Belize also celebrate their independence days during this period and Columbus Day (Día de la Raza) is October 9.

The term Hispanic or Latino, refers to Puerto Rican, South or Central American, or other Spanish culture or origin regardless of race. On the 2010 Census form, people of Spanish, Hispanic and/or Latino origin could identify themselves as Mexican, Mexican American, Chicano, Puerto Rican, Cuban, or "another Hispanic, Latino, or Spanish origin."

Today, 55 million people or 17% of the American population are of Hispanic or Latino origin. This represents a significant increase from 2000, which registered the Hispanic population at 35.3 million or 13% of the total U.S. population.

Share in this special annual tribute by learning and celebrating the generations of Hispanic and Latino Americans who have positively influenced and enriched our nation and society. – HispanicHeritageMonth.org.

Recommended Reading Adult

Recommended Reading Children and Teen



Regency Square Branch Library
Sep 23 2017 -
12:00pm to 2:00pm

Danzas PeruJax A Peruvian Dance Group

Come celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month at Regency Square Library.
Danzas PeruJax will be dancing the afternoon away with lively music, colorful dances and folktales from Peru.
Hispanic1 JPL50 Culturalfusion1

University Park Branch Library
Sep 23 2017 -
3:00pm to 4:00pm

Teen Art Club: Magical Folk Art

Tired of the same old art activities? Need reminding that creativity can exist outside of paper and canvas? Then join us for this Hispanic Heritage Month celebration where we’ll learn about folk art inspired by the cultures of Spain and Mexico. You learn about an intriguing folk artist and make your own Hojalata (tin art). For teens 12- 18. Arts1 Hispanic1

Regency Square Branch Library
Sep 25 2017 -
4:00pm to 5:30pm

Usando Informatica para buscar empleos

Aprenda a usar la informatica para para ayudarlos a encontrar empleos.
Tambien proveremos herramientas para llevarse de la clase Hispanic1

Regency Square Branch Library
Sep 27 2017 -
2:30pm to 3:30pm

Early Release Fun Day: ARTrageous: Lively Latin Beat

Explore your creative side through arts and culture activities sure to delight any young artiste! This month we’ll be celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month and learning all about Tito Puente and the Magic of Mambo, as well as Celia Cruz and the Sweetness of Salsa. For children ages 5 -12. Arts1 Hispanic1

West Branch Library
Sep 27 2017 -
3:00pm to 4:00pm

Early Release

Join us in the Children's Craft room for a fun afternoon of crafts and activities! We'll celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month on 9/27, have a mini maker con on 10/11, a puppet show on 10/25, a Fandom Fun on 11/1 and 11/15 and decorate winter trees on 12/13. Open to kids 5-12. Hispanic1

Pablo Creek Regional Library
Sep 27 2017 -
4:00pm to 5:00pm

ARTrageous: Lively Latin Beat

Explore your creative side through arts and culture activities sure to delight any young artiste! This month we’ll be celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month and learning all about Tito Puente and the Magic of Mambo, as well as Celia Cruz and the Sweetness of Salsa. For children ages 5 -12. Arts1 Hispanic1

Main Library
Sep 27 2017 -
4:00pm to 5:00pm

LEGO Building and Books: Pura Belpré Creates (and so can you!)

Test your building skills as you Make your own amazing LEGO stories! Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month by learning about Pura Belpré and help us create our own bilingual mini-library. All materials will be provided, just bring your creativity and excitement. This program will be limited to 25 participants. For children ages 5 – 12.
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Highlands Regional Library
Sep 27 2017 -
4:30pm to 5:30pm

STEM Lab: Juego

Take part in hands-on, minds-on exploration of science, technology, engineering and math concepts. Together we’ll explore, create and discover through challenges, experiments and projects. Whether building boats or playing games, you’ll have so much fun you won’t realize you’re actually learning! Join us in celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month, as we play math games from Mexico and Spain. You’ll be sure to have fun as you juego! For children ages 12-18. STEM1 Hispanic1

Mandarin Branch Library
Sep 27 2017 -
7:00pm to 8:30pm

Publix Cooking Demonstration

Join us as we celebrate Hispanic Heritage month with a cooking demonstration and tasting presented by the Publix Aprons Cooking School staff. Hispanic1, JPL50

University Park Branch Library
Sep 28 2017 -
10:00am to 12:00pm

¡Cuentos! Stories to Celebrate and Connect with our Hispanic Cultures

With the simplest of phrases, "Había una vez/Once upon a time," we celebrate and connect with our rich Hispanic cultures. Children and adults, even those who have never spoken a word of Spanish before, will find themselves repeating Spanish phrases during this interactive storytelling program. Flowing seamlessly between Spanish and English, storyteller Carrie Sue Ayvar chooses from her large repertoire of personal and traditional tales to connect people, languages, and cultures through her stories. Hispanic1 JPL50

Pablo Creek Regional Library
Sep 28 2017 -
3:30pm to 4:30pm

¡Cuentos! Stories to Celebrate and Connect with our Hispanic Cultures

With the simplest of phrases, "Había una vez/Once upon a time," we celebrate and connect with our rich Hispanic cultures. Children and adults, even those who have never spoken a word of Spanish before, will find themselves repeating Spanish phrases during this interactive storytelling program. Flowing seamlessly between Spanish and English, storyteller Carrie Sue Ayvar chooses from her large repertoire of personal and traditional tales to connect people, languages, and cultures through her stories. Hispanic1 JPL50

Webb Wesconnett Regional Library
Sep 28 2017 -
7:00pm to 9:00pm

¡Cuentos! Stories to Celebrate and Connect with our Hispanic Cultures

With the simplest of phrases, "Había una vez/Once upon a time," we celebrate and connect with our rich Hispanic cultures. Children and adults, even those who have never spoken a word of Spanish before, will find themselves repeating Spanish phrases during this interactive storytelling program. Flowing seamlessly between Spanish and English, storyteller Carrie Sue Ayvar chooses from her large repertoire of personal and traditional tales to connect people, languages, and cultures through her stories. JPL50 Culturalfusion1 Hispanic1

Webb Wesconnett Regional Library
Sep 30 2017 -
2:00pm to 3:00pm

Viva Panama-USA

In honor of National Hispanic Heritage Month, please join us for a cultural dance celebration of Panama. Hispanic1

South Mandarin Branch Library
Sep 30 2017 -
3:00pm to 5:00pm

Hispanic Heritage Celebration

The Jacksonville Public Library will celebrate the cultural diversity of our city with Hispanic Heritage Month (Sept. 15 to Oct. 15).
The South Mandarin Branch celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month @ your library with a mix of bilingual stories, songs, and folktales to celebrate Hispanic culture in our community. This program will include dancing and lively music from Danzas PeruJax, an exhibition of Colombian Folk Art, as well as South American Stories/Cuentos Latinoamericanos.
Date: September 30, 2017
Time: 3:00 -5:00 p.m.

Pablo Creek Regional Library
Sep 30 2017 -
3:30pm to 4:30pm

ARTrageous: Lively Latin Beat

Explore your creative side through arts and culture activities sure to delight any young artiste! This month we’ll be celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month and learning all about Tito Puente and the Magic of Mambo, as well as Celia Cruz and the Sweetness of Salsa. For children ages 5 -12. Arts1 Hispanic1

Main Library
Oct 3 2017 -
12:30pm to 2:00pm

MS Office: Word 1 (Español)

Aprenda a abrir el programa y encontrar funciones básicas (El botón de Office, la cinta (Ribbon), y el menú de ayuda. La clase incluye formateando el texto, cortar y pegar, y utilizando la herramienta de revise de deletreo y gramática. Hispanic1

Pablo Creek Regional Library
Oct 4 2017 -
4:00pm to 5:00pm

STEAM Explorers: Juego

Take part in hands-on, minds-on exploration of science, technology, engineering and math concepts. Together we’ll explore, create and discover through challenges, experiments and projects. Whether building boats or playing games, you’ll have so much fun you won’t realize you’re actually learning! Join us in celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month, as we play math games from Mexico and Spain. You’ll be sure to have fun as you juego! For children ages 5 – 12. STEM1 Hispanic1

Westbrook Branch Library
Oct 4 2017 -
4:00pm to 5:00pm

Viva Frida!

This program will introduce adults and teens to Hispanic Heritage Month by celebrating Frida Kahlo’s artistic contributions through a special inkblot craft activity. Materials will be provided. hispanic1

Highlands Regional Library
Oct 5 2017 -
4:30pm to 5:30pm

Hispanic Heritage: Folklore and Folk Tales

Come celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month as we discuss Folklore and Folk Tales using some fun storytelling exercises. Light refreshments will be provided. Bookclub1 Hispanic1

Webb Wesconnett Regional Library
Oct 5 2017 -
5:00pm to 6:00pm

STEM Lab: Juego

Take part in hands-on, minds-on exploration of science, technology, engineering and math concepts. Together we’ll explore, create and discover through challenges, experiments and projects. Whether building boats or playing games, you’ll have so much fun you won’t realize you’re actually learning! Join us in celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month, as we play math games from Mexico and Spain. You’ll be sure to have fun as you juego! For children ages 5 – 12. STEM1 Hispanic1

Jacksonville Public Library