September 15 – October 15, 2022
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.
Hispanic Life in America
The experience and impact of Hispanic Americans as recorded by the news media, 1704 to today.
Celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month at your local library!
Fairfield Civic Center Library
Bilingual Storytime on Fridays at 10:30 am and so much more!
September 16: Cultural Potluck/Fiesta Cultural
After Bilingual Storytime, participants can share their culture by bringing their favorite dish with the community and learn from each culture.
September 23: Arts & Crafts/Tiempo de Arte
After Bilingual Storytime, kids will create puppets of artists from Latin America.
September 30: Let’s Eat with Rema/Comamos con Rema!
After Bilingual Storytime, kids will learn how to make guacamole with county nutritionist Rema El-Mahmoud.
October 7: Bilingual BINGO/BINGO Bilingue
After Bilingual Storytime, kids will play BINGO in English and in Spanish.
October 14: Learn How to Salsa Dance/Aprende del Bailar Salsa
After Bilingual Storytime, kids will learn how to salsa dance. Beginner-level.
Fairfield Cordelia Library
September 27: Bilingual Storytime
Join us at 7 p.m. for Bilingual Storytime for National Hispanic Heritage Month! During this hour, we will read and sing both in English and Spanish followed up with crafts from different parts of Latin America.