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  • Hispanic Heritage Month / El mes de la Herencia Hispana

    El mes de la Herencia Hispana

    Estaremos dando comienzo a la celebraci贸n de la herencia Hispana desde septiembre 15 hasta octubre 15 en las Bibliotecas del Condado de Orange.  En este mes aprenderemos sobre la cultura y contribuciones de los Latinos que tanto aportan a esta hermosa comunidad y que cada d铆a crece, predomina y contribuyen en nuestras comunidades del Condado…

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  • Celebraci贸n de la Herencia Hispana

    Celebraci贸n de la Herencia Hispana

    Este mes estamos celebrando la Herencia Hispana y las bibliotecas del Condado Orange presentan varios eventos educativos y culturales para nuestra comunidad, que van desde c贸mo hacer un buen mofongo hasta un desaf铆o en Beanstack. Entre el 15 de septiembre y el 15 de octubre algunos pa铆ses hispanos tambi茅n conmemoran su independencia. Es por eso que…

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  • From the Director, October 2021

    From the Director, October 2021

    When this pandemic first started, I remember having conversations about how we could best serve customers, even though we couldn鈥檛 invite them to gather in our buildings for storytimes, author talks and computer classes. Our team hustled to find the right tools to convert everything we do to a virtual format, and I must say, I…

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    What Does Hispanic Heritage Month Mean to You?

    In 1968, President Johnson commemorated the first Hispanic Heritage Week to honor the cultures and contributions of Latin Americans in our country. Twenty years later, President Reagan expanded the week-long celebration from September 15 through October 15, thus creating Hispanic Heritage Month. But why does it start in the middle of September? September 15 is…

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  • Preschool Fun: Hispanic Heritage!

    Preschool Fun: Hispanic Heritage!

    Hola! September 15鈥揙ctober 15 is Hispanic Heritage Month, so let鈥檚 celebrate! Vamonos! QUESTIONS: What is Hispanic Heritage Month? A time when we recognize all the awesome things Hispanic Americans have done. Like what? Language, food, dance, art, movies, medicine and more!  READ: Read any book you may have that is written by a Hispanic author. Need…

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  • From the Director, October 2020

    From the Director, October 2020

    The pandemic has changed the way we do just about everything, from work to school to leisure activities. Now, as we鈥檙e about to enter the holiday season, it鈥檚 changing how we celebrate special occasions. Halloween is upon us, and the CDC made recommendations against sending kids out trick or treating and suggested that parents instead…

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    6 Latinx Authors to Read During Hispanic Heritage Month

    In celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month, we gathered just a few of the most meaningful books written by Latinx authors we鈥檝e read in our lifetimes. This is an ideal time to pick up a new-to-you book and explore the varied, complex experiences of Latinx authors and the characters they鈥檝e brought to life in these stories.…

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  • D铆a de los Muertos: Q&A with Dr. Beatriz Reyes-Foster

    D铆a de los Muertos: Q&A with Dr. Beatriz Reyes-Foster

    What is D铆a de los Muertos all about? Dr. Beatriz M. Reyes鈥怓oster, Associate Professor & Graduate Coordinator of Anthropology at UCF, presents D铆a de los Muertos at Alafaya Branch on Saturday, October 12, 11 a.m. Learn about the history, art and cultural importance of this often-misunderstood holiday. We鈥檝e all seen the beautiful sugar skull art represented…

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  • An Interview with Margarita Engle

    An Interview with Margarita Engle

    Margarita Engle is a multi-award winning, Cuban-American author of children, teen and adult literature. She is the reigning Young People’s Poet Laureate and is the first Latino to be chosen for the prestigious honor. For Hispanic Heritage Month, Margarita Engle, along with illustrator Mike Curato, will be visiting our Chickasaw Branch to talk about their…

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