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September 14, 2023

Thank you for celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month with Mid-Continent Public Library! 

Beginning in 1968, Hispanic Heritage Week was declared from September 15th-September 21st. This week was chosen as it coincides with the Independence Days of Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, and Nicaragua on the 15th, Mexico on the 16th, Chile on the 18th, and Belize on the 21st. Since 1988, every sitting president has declared September 15th-October 15th as Hispanic Heritage Month. 

On this page you can find information on learning Spanish, Fiction Books both in English and Spanish, Biographies, Recipes, and even books translated from Spanish. 

Check out digital resource Hispanic Life in America to explore “incredibly influential contributions and history of Hispanic Americans.” This resource has over 700 Spanish-language or bilingual publications, along with over 17,000 global news sources! 

Also don’t forget to check out our Hispanic Heritage Book Discussion Series and explore more resources for Hispanic Heritage Month

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Hispanic Heritage Book Discussion Series

Antioch Branch

Wednesday, September 20 | 7.00 p.m.
The Cuban Heiress by Chanel Cleeton 

Wednesday, October 18 | 7:00 p.m.
The Town of Babylon by Alejandro Verela  

Wednesday, November 15 | 7:00 p.m.
What Happened to Ruthy Ramirez by Claire Jimenez

Grandview Branch

Thursday, September 21 | 6:30 p.m.
They Both Die at the End by Adam Silvera  

Thursday, October 19 | 6:30 p.m.
Good Night, Irene by Luis Alberto Urrea  

Thursday, November 16 | 6:30 p.m.
The Man Who Could Move Clouds by Ingrid Rojas Contreras 

Lone Jack Branch

Friday, September 15 | 2:00 p.m.
Good Night, Irene by Luis Alberto Urrea  

Friday, October 20 | 2:00 p.m.
The Man Who Could Move Clouds by Ingrid Rojas Contreras  

Friday, November 17 | 2:00 p.m.
They Both Die at the End by Adam Silvera  

Red Bridge Branch

Wednesday, September 6 | 2.00 p.m.
The Cuban Heiress by Chanel Cleeton 

Wednesday, October 4 | 2:00 p.m.
The Town of Babylon by Alejandro Verela  

Wednesday, November 1 | 2:00 p.m.
What Happened to Ruthy Ramirez by Claire Jimenez 

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Hispanic Life in America

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