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San Diego Public Library celebrates the rich heritage, cultures, experiences, contributions and resilience of our Latinx, Latino-identified and Hispanic communities. Join us in the celebration by checking out our diverse program offerings or reading a book from our staff created Latinx Heritage Month book lists.
 
La Biblioteca Pública de San Diego celebra la herencia, historias, culturas, experiencias, contribuciones y resiliencia de nuestras comunidades latinas, latinx, e hispanas. Acompáñanos en la celebración participando en nuestra variada de programas o leyendo un libro de las listas de libros creadas por nuestro personal para el Mes de la Herencia Latinx!

Upcoming Events

The San Diego Public Library Virtual Hub is a Facebook group where Library Staff and partnering organizations offer daily virtual programs for all ages including: read alouds, crafts & DIY, booktalks, and more! Visit SDPL Virtual Hub to participate in many of our Latinx Heritage Month programs.
 
 
Nicho box
Tuesday, September 22, 2020 | 4 - 5 p.m. | View Program Live on SDPL's Virtual Hub on Facebook
 
During this virtual art workshop, we will be giving step-by-step instructions on how to create these beautiful nicho boxes and a brief history of nicho boxes and elements of Meso-American art in honor of Latinx Heritage Month. At City Heights Library, staff have prepared these nicho box to-go kits, pick yours up today, while supplies last. City Heights Library: 3795 Fairmount Ave., San Diego, CA 92105. 619-641-6100.
 
Local author Beatrice Zamora
Wednesday, September 23, 2020 | 3 - 4 p.m. | View Program Live on Logan Heights Library's Facebook
 
Join us on Facebook for a live interview with local author Beatrice Zamora about her new bilingual children’s book celebrating the spirit of Chicano Park. Submit your own questions before or during the interview at https://www.facebook.com/loganheightslibrary/
 
 
Watersnakes by Tony Sandoval
Thursday, September 24 | 4 - 5 p.m. | View Program Live on SDPL's Virtual Hub on Facebook
 
Please join Valencia Park/Malcolm X Branch Librarian Rachel Esguerra as she discusses two Latinx graphic novels - Watersnakes by Tony Sandoval and Daytripper by Fábio Moon and Gabriel Bá.
 
¿De dónde eres?, escrito por Yamile Saied Méndez
Friday, October 2, 2020 | 10 - 11 a.m. | View Program Live on SDPL's Virtual Hub on Facebook
 
Vamos a leer el cuento de una niña que tiene una pregunta muy importante. La respuesta que recibe de su abuelo nos puede abrigar a todos. Agradecemos al editorial Harper por darnos el permiso de leer ¿De dónde eres?, escrito por Yamile Saied Méndez.
 
Mexican Folk Art mirrors
Tuesday, October 6, 2020 | 4 - 5 p.m. | View Program Live on SDPL's Virtual Hub on Facebook
 
During this virtual art workshop, we will be giving step-by-step instructions on how to create these beautiful Mexican Folk Art mirrors and a brief history of the importance of the mirror within Meso-American cultures.
 
Dreamers by Yuyi Morales
Friday, October 9, 2020 | 10 - 11 a.m. | View Program Live on SDPL's Virtual Hub on Facebook
 
In celebration of LATINX Heritage Month, please join Mrs. Claudia for a special MULTILingual Storytime in Spanish, English, and American Sign Language, as she shares award-winning author, Yuyi Morales' beautifully illustrated picture book. Dreamers or Soñadores is the story of her own personal immigration story which chronicles Yuyi Morales' journey from Mexico to the United States with her young son, Kelly.
 
Stella Diaz Has Something to Say by Angela Dominguez
Friday, October 9, 2020 | 2 - 3 p.m. | View Program Live on San Carlos Library's Facebook
 
What’s Ms. Erin reading? Each week, youth services librarian, Ms. Erin, will share teasers with you about a fun book she’s reading. This week she is going to tell you all about the Stella Díaz chapter book series by Angela Dominguez. Find out if this is a book you would like to read!
 
Esperanza Rising by Pam Munoz Ryan
Pam Muñoz Ryan Book Talk (in Spanish)
Friday, October 9, 2020 | 2 - 3 p.m. | View Program Live on SDPL's Teens Instagram
 
¡Aprende más sobre los libros de Pam Muñoz Ryan! Acompáñanos para conocer más sobre esta autora premiada por sus novelas que exploran temas importantes de perseverancia, prejuicio, clase social, familia y esperanza.
 
Image of ceviche
Tuesday, October 13, 2020 | 4 - 4:30 p.m. | View Program Live on SDPL's Virtual Hub on Facebook
 
Learn the origins behind this popular seafood dish and watch a demonstration to make it at home.
 
Chicana Tributes Book Cover
Thursday, October 15, 2020 | 4 - 5 p.m. | Register Here
 
In honor of SDPL's Centennial Celebration Series and Latinx Heritage Month we are proudly presenting an author talk and conversation with San Diego authors Rita Sanchez and Sonia Amelia Lopez. Join Professors Sanchez and Lopez for a virtual book discussion on Chicana Tributes: Activist Women of the Civil Rights Movement. The book features many of San Diego's notable Chicana women. What was their impact on and contribution to women's voting/civil rights and social justice in the local San Diego community? To find out, join us for a live conversation and Q & A afterwards. Check-out their book here. Zoom link will be posted within 24 hours of event.
 
Two horse pinatas
Friday, October 16, 2020 | 4 - 5 p.m. | View Program Live on SDPL's Teens Instagram
 
Learn how to make a mini burro piñata using materials you can find at home. You will need a cereal box, scissors, tape, glue, a piece of string, and colorful tissue paper.

Resources

Pura Belpre Award - The Pura Belpré Award, established in 1996, is presented annually to a Latino/Latina writer and illustrator whose work best portrays, affirms, and celebrates the Latino cultural experience in an outstanding work of literature for children and youth.
 
PBS Learning
Chicano Moratorium:

Chicano Park Documentary (1988)


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