Hispanic Heritage Month 2022 poster created by Ily Soares

DID YOU KNOW?

As of July 2021, data shows that 12.5% of people living in Hales Corners identify as Hispanic or Latinx. Join the Hales Corners Library to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month (September 15 to October 15) and recognize the achievements and contributions of Hispanic American champions who have inspired others to achieve success. 

The observation began in 1968 as Hispanic Heritage Week under President Lyndon Johnson and was expanded by President Ronald Reagan in 1988 to cover a 30-day period. It was enacted into law on August 17, 1988. The theme for 2022 is “Unidos: Inclusivity for a Stronger Nation.

To learn more about Hispanic culture and famous Hispanic and Latinx people, click here..

Hispanic Heritage Month Event Calendar

Hispanic Heritage Month Events
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Special Exhibit

Hales Corners Library is pleased to host Chocolate: Drink of the Gods, Food of Mortals for Hispanic Heritage Month. A traveling exhibit created by the Rafael Cintrón Ortiz Latino Cultural Center (LCC) at the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC), the exhibit explores the history of how the cacao bean creates a unique relationship between culture, memory, food, and identity—from growing to processing to the people cooking unique recipes right down the street from us!

Free Online Events & Resources

Vigüela

Hispanic Heritage Month Homegrown Concert Series: Vigüela
9/14- 11AM-Noon

Vigüela is a traditional folk quintet with a commitment to the rural musical traditions of central Spain. This event will be livestreamed at https://www.youtube.com/loc

Take a Virtual Tour of the Teotihuacan Pyramid (Pyramids of the Sun) of Mexico

Explore the Museum of Latin American Art Online Art Collection, featuring photographs, sketches, drawings, and other visual treasures