Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month with Tulsa City-County Library

   Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month with Tulsa City-County Library during a month-long series honoring the colorful traditions of Hispanic culture.

   Fiestas, a movie night and a visit from award-winning author Cathy Camper and illustrator Raul Gonzalez III, these free family events are a celebration for everyone.

   The annual celebration is coordinated by TCCL’s Hispanic Resource Center, located at the Martin Regional Library, 2601 S. Garnett Road.  The Hispanic Resource Center provides cultural, informational and educational resources, as well as activities and services for both Spanish-and English-speaking families.  The center was established to meet the educational and cultural needs of Tulsa County’s growing Hispanic community.

   Enjoy these free events planned at various TCCL locations:

“Noche Mexicana/Mexican Fiesta” Sept. 15, 4-6 p.m., Kendall-Whittier Library, 21 S. Lewis. Enjoy mariachi music, piñatas for kids, plus chips and salsa. Bring a lawn chair and relax.

 “Make-and-Take Crafts” Families will enjoy making fun crafts.

{C}·         {C}Kendall-Whittier Library, Sept. 18, 4 p.m.

{C}·         {C}Bixby Library, 20 E. Breckenridge, Oct. 2, 4 p.m.

{C}·         {C}Maxwell Park Library, 1313 N. Canton, Oct. 5, 3:30 p.m.

 

 “Festival Americas” Sept. 22, Guthrie Green Park, 111 E. Brady St. Celebrate the rich culture of the Americas through live music, dance performances, cuisine, art and much more. Be sure to stop by TCCL’s booth.

 

 

“Movie: Nacho Libre” Martin Regional Library, 2601 S. Garnett Road, Oct. 5, 2-4 p.m. Follow the adventures of Jack Black as he realizes his dream of becoming a Luchador.

“Block Party and Author Visit” Martin Regional Library, Oct. 12, 5-8 p.m. Join us for a fun block party for all ages featuring Cathy Camper and Raul Gonzalez III, creators of the Lowriders in Space series. In 2018, Camper and Gonzalez released their third book together, Lowriders Blast from the Past. Their second book, Lowriders to the Center of the Earth, was awarded the American Library Association’s 2017 Pura Belpre Award. Families are invited to enjoy the fiesta and author presentation.

 

“Book Clubs”

          Adults

{C}·         {C}Martin Regional Library, Sept. 12, 10 a.m. The Book of Unknown Americans by Christina Henriquez

{C}·         {C}South Broken Arrow Library, 3600 S. Chestnut, Sept. 20, 2 p.m. Caramelo by Sandra Cisneros

{C}·         {C}Bixby Library, Oct. 17, 2 p.m. The House of Broken Angels by Luis Alberto Urrea

          Tweens

{C}·         {C}South Broken Arrow Library, Sept. 24, 6:30 p.m. Lowriders in Space by Cathy Camper

{C}·         {C}Martin Regional Library, Sept. 25, 3 p.m. Lowriders in Space by Cathy Camper

Bilingual Storytime

          Ages 3-5

{C}·         {C}Martin Regional Library, Tuesdays, 11 a.m.

{C}·         {C}Schusterman-Benson Library, Tuesdays, 10:30 a.m.

{C}·         {C}Bixby Library, Oct. 1, 10:30 a.m.

          Ages 0-2

{C}·         {C}Martin Regional Library, Thursdays, 11 a.m.

 

   Hispanic Heritage Month programs are sponsored by the Tulsa City-County Library’s Hispanic Resource Center and Tulsa Library Trust.

   For more information on TCCL’s Hispanic Heritage Month activities, call the AskUs Hotline, 918-549-7323, or visit the library’s website, www.tulsalibrary.org.

 

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