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 and expanded in 1988 to cover a 30-day period starting on September 15. The day of September 15 is significant because it is the anniversary of independence for several Latin American countries. Read more at the National Hispanic Heritage Month website.
Celebrate at your library! Join us at the Sunset Library for two Bilingual Storytimes during Hispanic Heritage Month: September 27 and October 4 at 10:30 a.m. Adult readers can celebrate with books by checking out our Hispanic Heritage Month booklist, featuring fiction, nonfiction and biography by and about Hispanic Americans. Or check out Kanopy for streaming video including the PBS documentary The Latino Americans, the award-winning feature Entre Nos (Between Us) and more, all free with your library card.
The City of Chandler is proud to host the 20th Annual Mariachi & Folklorico Festival , October 5 at 7:00 p.m. at the Center for the Arts. This year’s event features Grammy Award winning “Queen of Mariachi” Aida Cuevas, along with a dazzling array of folklorico dancers. For more information and to buy tickets, visit the Center for the Arts website.