San Antonio Public Library Celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month
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SAN ANTONIO (September 15, 2021) — In honor of Hispanic Heritage Month, San Antonio Public Library (SAPL) is recognizing the rich culture, history, and contributions of Hispanic and Latino communities. From September 15 through October 15 SAPL will host a variety of online events, programs, and activities for all ages to celebrate the month-long observance. Additionally, all SAPL locations will distribute papel picado Take-and-Make kits on a first-come, first-served basis during regular service hours. For a full list of Hispanic Heritage Month events, visit guides.mysapl.org/HHM

Hispanic Heritage Month Happenings at SAPL

Take-and-Make Activity Kit: Papel Picado
Tuesday, September 15 - Friday, October 15
All participating Library Branch Locations (while supplies last)

Visit the library to pick up a special Hispanic Heritage Month Papel Picado activity kit. This kit is available for all ages. Papel picado is a traditional Mexican craft that features colorful paper sheets with intricate cut-out details.

Book Recommendations from SAPL Staff
Tuesday, September 15 - Friday, October 15
Online - https://guides.mysapl.org/hhm

Join us in celebrating Latino and Hispanic authors, creators and trailblazers whose stories are moving and shaping today's culture. SAPL Librarians have put together several book lists for all ages to enjoy.

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Readings from Various Authors
Tuesday, September 15 - Friday, October 15
Online - https://guides.mysapl.org/hhm

A selection of video reading highlights from various Hispanic and Latino authors will be presented on SAPL's YouTube channel and will be available throughout the month.

Adult Craft: Worry Dolls
Tuesday, September 21, 4:30 – 5:30 p.m.
Great Northwest Library (9050 Wellwood, 78250)

Visit the library to learn how to make your own Worry Dolls. Pick up a supply packet to make at the library or to take home. This activity is intended for adults and supplies are limited. Worry dolls, also called trouble dolls, (in Spanish, Muñeca quitapena) are small, hand-made dolls that originate from Guatemala.

Noon Time Helping of Dueling Tacos in SAPL Virtual Kitchen
Thursday, September 23, 12:00 – 1:00 p.m.
Online - Register here

Dueling Tacos are on the menu for Noon Time Helping of Mexican cuisine in SAPL's Virtual Kitchen! Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month in style and discover new taco ideas.

Conversación con María Amparo Escandón: "L.A. Weather"
Tuesday, October 5, 6:00 – 7:00 p.m.
Online - Register here

*Se requiere registrarse para el evento.* María Amparo Escandón, autora número uno en ventas de Los Angeles Times con el libro "Esperanza's Box of Saints", presentará su libro más reciente, "L.A. Weather".

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María Amparo Escandón Author Talk: "L.A. Weather"
Tuesday, October 12, 6:00 – 7:00 p.m.
Online - Register here

*Registration is required* María Amparo Escandón, #1 Los Angeles Times bestselling author of "Esperanza's Box of Saints," will present her newest book, "L.A. Weather." Storm clouds are on the horizon in "L.A. Weather," a fun, fast-paced novel of a Mexican-American family.

Raza Cósmica Film Screening and Director Talk
Tuesday, October 12, 6:00 – 8:30 p.m.
Online - Register here

Presented as part of Raza Cósmica: A Constellation of Classic and Contemporary Latinx Science Fiction, in collaboration with MonteVideo and Presa House Gallery. Presented in Spanish with English Subtitles and Directors Talk in Spanish.

Raza Cósmica Film Screening and Director Introduction
Thursday, October 14, 6:00 – 8:30 p.m.
Online - Register here

Presented as part of Raza Cósmica: A Constellation of Classic and Contemporary Latinx Science Fiction, in collaboration with MonteVideo and Presa House Gallery.

For information on library services, visit https://www.mysapl.org. Library staff is available by phone at 210-207-2500 or by chat at ask.mysapl.org.

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