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Hispanic Heritage Month Library Programs ~ Programas de la Biblioteca para el Mes de la Herencia Hispana

2:00pm ~ Sunday October 7
 ~  El domingo 7 de octubre  

Argentinean guitarist Pedro Baez and his talented friends will present a variety of music from classical to modern pieces. Pedro will be accompanied by incredible musicians from Latin America, Europe and the U.S., including Pablo Aslán on counterbass; Emiliano Messiez on piano; and Rex Benincasa and Juan Pablo Pastor on percussion. Don't miss this fabulous fiesta de música

Guitarista argentino Pedro Baez y sus amigos talentosos presentarán una variedad de música de lo clásico al moderno. Tocarán con Pedro unos increíbles músicos de América Latina, Europa y los EE.UU, incluso a Pablo Aslán en contrabaja; Emiliano Messiez en piano; y Rex Benincasa y Juan Pablo Pastor en percusión. ¡No pierdan esta fabulosa music festival! 

Latin Dance: Salsa! 
7:00pm Tuesday October 9  ~ El martes 9 de octubre 

Learn basic steps and improve your moves with Maestro Carlos Doñán of Latinshines!  All levels welcome. 
No partner required & no registration required. 

¡Aprendan los pasos básicos y mejoren su estilo con Maestro Carlos Doñán de Latinshines! Todos los niveles bienvenidos. No se requiere pareja ni registración. 


Bilingual Poetry Reading ~ Lectura bilingüe de poesía
3:00pm Saturday October 13 ~ El sábado 13 de octubre

Xánath Caraza is a traveler, educator, poet and short story writer. She will read selections in English and Spanish from her new book of poems, Hudson, published this year. This book of poems dedicated to the Hudson River and New York City personifies the river as "El río que es también poesía." or "the river that also is poetry."  (Javier Díaz Gil Publicado 2018-07-14)    Her book of poetry, Sílabas de viento / Syllables of Wind, received the 2015 International Book Award for Poetry. It also received Honorable Mention for Best Book of Poetry in Spanish in the 2015 International Latino Book Awards.

Read this review of Hudson in Spanish/Lea este reseño de Hudson en español.

Xánath Caraza es viajera, educadora, poeta y escritora de cuentos cortos. Leerá selecciones en inglés y español de su nuevo libro de poesía, Hudson, publicado este año. Este libro de poemas dedicado al Río Hudson y la Ciudad de Nueva York personifica "El río que es también poesía."  (Javier Díaz Gil Publicado 2018-07-14)  Su libro de poesía, Sílabas de viento / Syllables of Wind, recibió el Premio del Libro Internacional de Poesía. También recibió la Mención Honorable para el Mejor Libro de Poesía en español en los Premios Internacionales del Libro Latino de 2015. 



September 15 ~ October 15

Each year, Americans observe National Hispanic 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 September18, respectively. Also, Columbus Day or Día de la Raza, which is October 12, falls within this 30 day period.

Executive and Legislative Documents

The Law Library of Congress has compiled guides to commemorative observations, including a comprehensive inventory of the Public Laws, Presidential Proclamations and congressional resolutions related to Hispanic American Heritage Month.

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