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Celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month

Each year, we observe National Hispanic Heritage Month from September 15th to October 15th. Started in 1968, this month is dedicated to honoring the histories, cultures and contributions of those in the Latinx community. It begins in the middle of the month of September because the 15th is the anniversary of independence for Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras and Nicaragua, with Mexico and Chile coming after, on the 16th and 18th. This culture is vibrant and its history important. That said, here is a selection of books for all ages that celebrate the intricacies of what Hispanic heritage truly means. 

 

 

Celebrating Grandparents

Grandparent’s Day is right around the corner—a time to celebrate those old(er) folks who’ve been a constant source of support, love and yes, amusement throughout our lives. In the book world, some of the best, most memorable characters have been grandparents and I’m here to share some of them with you. From humor to drama, and for all ages, here are some memorable reads featuring good ole’ grandma and grandpa. 

 

 

Escape the 80's

If you could pick any decade and experience it for the first time (or all over again) what would it be? Well, if your first thought was the 80’s (the one with John Hughes, big hair and shoulder pads, obviously) then you’re in luck. On Wednesday, July 25th, if you’re in grades 6-12, join us for a totally tubular escape room event where you will form teams and attempt to find clues, solve puzzles and open all of the locks before time runs out. You’ll have 45 minutes to finish, but be warned, if you can’t find your way home again you’ll be stuck in the 80’s forever.

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