Hispanic Heritage month

Crosby Book Club Meeting Friday, September 15 @ 2 pm

Crosby Branch Book Club will meet Friday, September 15 at 2 pm.  In recognition of Hispanic Heritage Month, we will discuss Lucky Boy by Shanthi Sekaran.  From rural Oaxaca Mexico, to Berkeley California and Silicon Valley, this timely story invites readers to think more deeply about the evolution of the American Dream, the dilemma of immigration, and the borders of love.  

Book Hunters in Brief #143: Hispanic Heritage Month 2016

September 15 - October 15 is Hispanic Heritage Month and today, Book Hunters celebrates the occasion with some great titles for kids that are as entertaining as they are educational.

Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month @ HCPL

September 15 - October 15 is Hispanic Heritage Month, and Harris County Public Library is celebrating with a variety of programs for adults, teens, and kids. We'll have music ranging from Spanish classical to Tejano. We'll have food and crafts reflecting the kaleidoscopic diversity of Hispanic culture. We'll have movies and story times and, of course, we will celebrate the greatest gift of all: chocolate!

Below is a small sampling of Hispanic Heritage Month programs, check your branch's Events Calendar to see what else is happening near you.

Hispanic Heritage Month 2015 @ HCPL

In any direction you wander on the cultural landscape of this country, you won't go very far before you see the ways--large and small--that people of Hispanic descent have transformed it. This week Book Hunters in Brief offers some reading recommendations written by Hispanic authors. Some are old favorites; others are new voices, still others are ones you might have missed.

Book Hunters in Brief #39: Children's Books for Hispanic Heritage Month

BHinB #39Here are a few children's books to help you celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month.

The Dreamer by Pam Muñoz Ryan

I Love Saturdays y domingos by Alma Flor Ada

Tales Our Abuelitas Told by F. Isabel Campoy

Niño Wrestles the World by Yuyi Morales

Waiting for the Biblioburro by Monica Brown

Book Hunters can create a custom reading for any occasion and to suit your every mood. It's fast, free and fun!

Hispanic Heritage Month @ HCPL

September 15 through October 15 is the month set aside to recognize the contributions people of Hispanic descent have made to this country and its culture. Harris County Public Library branches will be presenting special programs and events to educate and entertain people of all ages. Below are just a few of the highlights to come, in addition to special themed storytimes, movies and book clubs.

Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month with HCPL!

Hispanic Heritage Month Banner

September 15 - October 15 represents Hispanic Heritage Month and we at Harris County Public Library invite you to join us in celebrating the contributions people of Hispanic descent have made and continue to make in all facets of cultural and civic life in this great big mosaic of a county we all call home. HCPL will host programs for every age group that will entertain and inform. Scheduled events include movies, crafts,   dance demonstrations, a presentation on Latino history and literature, and--because we take celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month--seriously, several branches will hold fiestas with music, crafts, food and more!

Below are just some of the great programs in store across the county for Hispanic Heritage Month. Check your branch's Events Calendar for more. All programs are free and open to the public.

Island Beneath the Sea

Island Beneath the SeaA perfect audio selection for Hispanic Heritage Month would be Isabel Allende's recent novel, Island Beneath the Sea, translated from the Spanish by

Hispanic Heritage Month: Seven Nobel Laureates and a Might-Have-Been

Cover Art: La Casa Verde by Mario Vargas LlosaThey don’t hand out the Nobel Prize in Literature to just anybody. Unlike the Pulitzer and National Book Award, which are given for a single work, the Nobel is awarded for an author’s entire body of work. The result is that the prize isn't given out to the latest hot young thing, the flavor of the month, the flash-in-the-pan, the one-hit-wonder. The Nobel is awarded for sustained excellence.

Hispanic Heritage Month @ Your Library

Hispanic Heritage MonthIn honor of the diverse cultures that comprise Harris County, the Harris County Public Library and its branches will celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month starting September 15 and running through October 15. Programs, activities and displays will be offered at branches throughout Harris County.

Harris County continues to be shaped by, and to benefit from, its vibrant Hispanic community. Harris County Public Library hopes to educate, inform and entertain the citizens of Harris County during this month celebrating the contributions of Hispanics to the cultural and economic life of our nation.

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