Library celebrates its 15th anniversary HHM celebration
Hispanic Heritage Month, which runs September 15 through October 15, celebrates Latino heritage and honors independence for the Latin American countries from Spain of Guatemala (Sept. 15, 1821), El Salvador (Sept. 15, 1821), Honduras (Sept. 15, 1821), Nicaragua (Sept. 15, 1821), Costa Rica (Sept. 15, 1821), México (Sept. 16, 1810), Chile (Sept. 18, 1810), Panamá (Nov. 3, 1903), Dominican Republic (Feb. 27, 1844), Paraguay (May 15, 1811), Cuba (May 20, 1902), Venezuela (July 5, 1812), Argentina (July 9, 1810), Colombia (July 20, 1810), Puerto Rico (July 25, 1952), Perú (July 28, 1821), Bolivia (August 6, 1825), Ecuador (August 1809), and Uruguay (August 25, 1830).
Several major events have highlighted the month at various library locations with a culminating event, sponsored by the Library Legacy Foundation, that featured music, dancing, cooking demonstrations, prizes, and art on Oct. 5 at the Main Library.
Activities for Oct. 5, 2013 included:
10:30-11:30 Welcome and Michal T Promotions presents Toledo Salsa Dancers- Wintergarden;
11:30-12:30 Cooking Demonstration with Lina G. Barrera and Syndi Guerrero- Huntington Meeting Room;
12:30-1:30 Children’s Art Project with Delfina Zapata and Music by Hector Mendoza- Wintergarden;
1:30-3:00 Library Staff Salsa Contest- McMaster Lobby (Chips courtesy of Stadium Salsa)
Additional events include the following programs:
1. Fiesta! – Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month at our fun-filled outdoor family Fiesta! We will have an inflatable obstacle course, snacks, music and more! This program is sponsored in part by the Library Legacy Foundation.
Tuesday, October 15 - 4 p.m. Birmingham Branch Library, 203 Paine Ave.
2. Film FOCUS: An Independent Film Festival (Festival of Shorts)
Monday, October 14 – 6:15 p.m. – Inocente (40 min.) Academy Award® Winner – Best Documentary Short Subject; USA, Directed by Sean Fine and Andrea Nix; Academy award-winning documentary is an intensely personal and vibrant coming of age film about a young artist’s fierce determination to never surrender to the bleakness of her surroundings.
In the photo are: Lina G. Barrera and Syndi Guerrero.
For additional information visit toledolibrary.org, or call 419.259.5200.