Hispanic Heritage Month is celebrated from September 15 through October 15 and recognizes the achievements and contributions of Hispanic Americans to history, culture, and society.

Hispanic Heritage Month began as Hispanic Heritage Week in 1968, but the observance was expanded into a month-long celebration in 1988 by the U.S. Congress.

During Hispanic Heritage Month, several Latin American countries celebrate the anniversary of their independence, including Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras and Nicaragua on September 15, Mexico on September 16, and Chile on September 18.

Throughout the month and all year long, learn something new about the achievements of Hispanic Americans and the events that shaped history through our library resources.

Events

Exhibit

Resources

Event

Date / Time

Details

Cultura Tallahassee Exhibit Opening

Thursday, Sept. 15, 6 p.m. - 9 p.m.

Main Library. More information.

Cultura Tallahassee Exhibit 

Sept. 15 - Oct. 14
Main Library Open Hours

Main Library. More information.

Hispanic Heritage Preschool Story time

Wednesday Sept. 28, 10:30 a.m.

Lake Jackson Branch Library. More Information.

Adult Fiction / Nonfiction Book Club

Oct. 4, 6:30 p.m.

Virtual. Reading My broken language: a memoir by Quiara Alegría Hudes. More information and Zoom link

Preschool Story Time: A special story time focusing on Hispanic Heritage Month 

Wednesday, Oct. 5, 10:30 a.m.

Eastside Branch Library. More information.

Baby Story Time: A special story time focusing on Hispanic Heritage Month 

Friday, Oct. 7, 10:30 a.m.

Eastside Branch Library. More information.

Preschool Story Time: A special story time focusing on Hispanic Heritage Month

Thursday, Oct. 13, 11:30 a.m.

Northeast Branch Library. More information.

Family Story Time: A special story time focusing on Hispanic Heritage Month 

Saturday, Oct. 22, 11:00 a.m.

Dr. B.L. Perry, Jr. Branch Library. More information.

 

“Cultura Tallahassee” Exhibit
September 15-October 14
Leon County Main Library, 2nd Floor

Celebrate Hispanic culture, heritage, and history with the exhibit “Cultura Tallahassee: A Celebration of Hispanic Heritage” at the LeRoy Collins Leon County Main Library. The exhibit features artwork from more than 20 local artists in a variety of mediums and will be on display from September 15 through October 14, 2022.

The public is invited to attend an opening of the exhibit on Thursday, September 15 from 6-9 p.m. Light refreshments will be provided.

Streaming Films

 

Books for Children

Easy Books

Books for Young Adult and Junior Readers

YA Fiction

YA Graphic novels

Junior Fiction

Junior Graphic novels

Junior Nonfiction

Books for Adults

Biography

Ebooks

Fiction

Graphic Novels

Nonfiction