City of Lincoln
2013 Media Releases
- September 25, 2013
- For More Information Contact:
- Jodene Glaesemann, Lincoln City Libraries, 402-441-4462
Lincoln City Libraries Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month
The public is invited to join Lincoln City Libraries in celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month. Walt Branch Library, 6701 S. 14th St., is hosting events in conjunction with the observance, celebrated each year from September 15 to October 15. The events include the following:
- Hispanic/Latino Artwork Display
- On display through October 15 is artwork by members of the local Latino community and people who have lived in Latin countries.
- Hispanic Heritage Dance Presentation and Movie Day
- From 2 to 4:30 p.m. Saturday, September 28, enjoy a movie about a young man's coming of age with the help of his curandera. The cultural dance group Kurumi will perform prior to the movie presentation. The movie has a PG-13 rating, so this event is intended for those who are at least age 13.
- Hispanic Heritage Read-in
- From 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday, October 1, community members from a variety of Hispanic backgrounds will share aspects of their cultures by reading stories and poems and sharing life experiences. Crafts will be available for children at this all-ages event, presented in cooperation with El Centro de las Americas and the Nebraska Latino American Commission.
More information about these and other Lincoln City Library events is available at lincolnlibraries.org.
National Hispanic Heritage Month celebrates the histories, cultures and contributions of Americans whose ancestors came from Spain, Mexico, the Caribbean and Central and South America. A week-long observation began in 1968 under President Lyndon Johnson and was expanded by President Ronald Reagan in 1988. Several days during this month are significant. September 15 is the anniversary of independence for Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras and Nicaragua. Mexico and Chile celebrate their independence on September 16 and 18, respectively, and Columbus Day, or Dia de la Raza is celebrated October 12. More information is available at hispanicheritagemonth.gov/about/.