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Hispanic Heritage Month
September 15- October 15

We celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month to recognize the achievements and contributions of Hispanic American champions who have inspired others to achieve success.

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.

Resource: HispanicHeritageMonth.gov

Hoopla celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month

Hoopla offers The Hispanic Heritage Month collection which highlights Hispanic artists such as Selena and Elizabeth Acevedo with content in multiple formats.

Kanopy's Collection of Films for Hispanic Heritage Month

Solano County Library is pleased to present this collection of films on Kanopy. Log in with your SCL card to view these narratives and documentary titles honoring the Hispanic community.

Library Events

Hispanic Heritage Month Seek & Find
Fairfield Cordelia Library
September 15- October 15
From September 15 – October 15, celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month with our Seek & Find Activity! Locate 5 Lotería cards posted throughout the children’s area and claim your prize at the information desk. One prize per child for this Seek & Find.

Spanish Bilingual Storytime
Fairfield Civic Center Library
Fridays, September 15 to October 13
Stories, music, movement and fun for kids 0-5 years of age. Cuentos, música, danza, y diversión para niños de edades 0-5.

Join us every Friday morning in celebration of National Hispanic Heritage Month with a series of activities. Unirse con nosotros cada Viernes en la mañana y celebre El Mes Nacional de la Herencia Hispana (15 de Septiembre-15 de Octubre) con un serie de actividades.

  • 9/15: We are kicking off the first day of National Hispanic Heritage Month (September 15-October 15) with painting dahlias with Ms. Rhea (Gardner)!
  • 9/22: Learn how to make salsa and learn about nutrition with Ms. Rema (El-Mahmoud) from Solano County Health & Social Services. Kids will create their own salsa with fresh ingredients and taste their own creations.
  • 9/29: Create a Guatamalan Quetzal bird craft!
  • 10/6: Kids, create a Peruvian Llama craft!
  • 10/13: End Hispanic Heritage Month with Family Bingo and a piñata celebration!

Mexican Folk Art: Papel Picado for Kids
Vacaville Town Square Library
Friday, September 22 at 2PM
Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month with this beautiful paper craft! Make one or a whole string of them to decorate with. Drop in anytime between 2-4. Best for ages 5+.

Loteria for Adults
Fairfield Cordelia Library
Saturday, September 23 at 2:30PM
Join us as we celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month by playing a few rounds of Loteria! Loteria is a Mexican game of chance similar to bingo that uses images instead of letters and numbers. Learn about the history of Loteria, win small prizes, and enjoy complementary snacks while supplies last. You may even learn some new Spanish words! This event is for adults.

Mariela’s Music Time: Stories & Songs in English & Spanish
Fairfield Cordelia Library
Tuesday, October 3 at 4PM
Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month through music and story! Mariela’s Music Time is an educational, energetic and interactive bilingual performance for infants, toddlers, and preschoolers and their families. It’s filled with rhythms and multicultural sounds, along with with the rich traditions of our Bay Area.

East Side Sushi’s Film Screening
Fairfield Civic Center Library
Saturday, October 7 at 2pm
Single mom Juana can slice and dice anything. After working at a fruit-vending cart for years, she decides to take a job at a local Japanese restaurant. Eventually she attempts to become a sushi chef, but is unable to because she is the “wrong” race and gender. Against all odds, she embarks on a journey of self-discovery, determined to achieve her dream.

Quetzalli Ballet Folklorico
Vallejo Springstowne Library
Saturday, October 7 at 11:30AM

Enjoy a special performance of traditional Mexican dances from Vallejo’s Ballet Folklorico.

Ballet Folklorico Quetzalli
Fairfield Civic Center Library
Saturday, October 14 at 2 PM-3 PM

Join us to celebrate the end of National Hispanic Heritage Month with music and dance! Ballet Folklorico Quetzalli Solano/Napa Valley will present folklorico dance from the country of Mexico. Children of all ages and families are welcomed!

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