Lincoln City Libraries (LCL) invites the public to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month with a free presentation by cultural historian Jose Garcia Saturday, October 7. "The History and Significance of the Ofrenda" will begin at 11 a.m. at the Walt Branch Library, 6701 S. 14th Street. Hispanic Heritage Month is observed from September 15 to October 15.
Ofrenda are altars created during Mexican Day of the Dead celebrations to honor the memory of the deceased. Garcia will explore the history, meaning and significance of the elements in an ofrenda, and give examples of how to create one.
An ofrenda honoring Nebraska authors will be on display through October 15 at Walt Branch Library and then from October 20 through November 5 at Bennett Martin Public Library, 136 S. 14th Street.
The presentation is made possible by Humanities Nebraska, the Nebraska Cultural Endowment and LCL as part of the Humanities Nebraska Speakers Bureau. For more information about Lincoln City Libraries and its services, visit lincolnlibraries.org.