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Library celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month

The Toledo-Lucas County Public Library hosts its annual Hispanic Heritage Month celebration from 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, September 24, 2011, at Main Library, 325 Michigan St. To kick off of the downtown celebration begins at 10:30 a.m., when the Main Library will honor Latino leaders.

HHM runs September 15 through October 15, and celebrates Latino heritage and honors the independence from Spain of the Latin American countries of Guatemala, El Salvador, Costa Rica, Honduras, Nicaragua, Mexico, and Chile. The Library has observed HHM for more than 15 years.

Schedule of activities at Main Library:
• Gallery exhibit:
Display of images and biographies of local and national Hispanic leaders (On view beginning September 15, the first day of Hispanic Heritage Month, through September 26). (Gallery);
• 10:30 am: Welcome,
Honoring local Latino dignitaries by Mistress of Ceremonies Angi González, anchor/reporter at WNWO/NBC24 News (Wintergarden);
• 11 am, Ballet Folklorico Imagenes Mexicanas
: Traditional dance presentation (Wintergarden);
Noon: Cooking Demonstration, featuring Lina Barrera and Syndi Guerrero. Come and sample a variety of mouth-watering foods including corn chowder soup with roasted tomatillos and poblana peppers, Mexican Rice, and shredded chicken with lime and rehydrated chilies served on warm corn tortillas. (Huntington Meeting Room);
1:30 pm, Children’s Crafts with local artist Delfina Zapata (McMaster Lobby);
2 pm, Salsa contest (sample and help judge this contest which will award the best Library branch salsa, made by Library staff) (McMaster Lobby);
3 p.m. – Program Concludes.

Program Highlight: A special Main Library Gallery exhibit in honor of the 25th anniversary of the National Hispanic Heritage Awards ( www.hispanicheritage.org ) will kick off September 15, the first day of Hispanic Heritage Month, and run until September 26. This display honors the following local and national Latino leaders:

Local Gallery Honorees:
Santiago “Jimmy” Bejarano, Sr., Tejano Conjunto Hall of Fame inductee;
• The late honorable Judge Joseph A. Flores;
Anita López, Lucas County Auditor;
Lourdes Santiago, City of Toledo Law Department Senior Attorney;
Luis Santiago, Toledo Fire Department Chief.

National Gallery Honorees:
Isabel Allende, Chilean Author;
• The late Mario Moreno “Cantinflas,” Mexican Actor;
• The late César Chávez, Farm Labor Organizer;
Shakira, Colombian Singer/Dancer/Philanthropist;
• The honorable Sonia Sotomayor, U.S. Supreme Court Associate Justice.

Local Artist Gallery Feature: In addition, the Gallery will feature the work of local artist Delfina Zapata, who describes her portraits and drawings as a “celebration of human life.” Zapata, who is majoring in Art Education at the University of Toledo, uses mixed media to create her works of art, (“Panadero”, “Mariachi”, “Delfina’s Kiss” and more), and prefers acrylic as her paint of choice. The Library is honored to highlight Zapata’s art during this most important observance.

This program is supported by the Library Legacy Foundation. For additional information visit toledolibrary.org, or call 419.259.5200.

Editor’s Note: The South Branch will also be featuring “Hispanic Puppet Tales: The race of frog and deer,” with Joyce Davis, on Wednesday, September 21, 4:00PM.

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