Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month with a special conversation and book signing with best-selling author Ingrid Rojas Contreras on Oct. 19, 2-4 p.m. at Martin Regional Library, 2601 S. Garnett Road.

   Contreras’ acclaimed debut novel, “Fruit of the Drunken Tree,” is a coming-of-age story set in Colombia at the height of Pablo Escobar’s rule. Inspired by the author’s own life, and told through the alternating perspective of two teenage girls, Contreras shares impossible choices women are often forced to make in the face of violence and the unexpected connections that can blossom out of desperation.

   The Hispanic Resource Center, located at Martin Regional Library 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.

   For more information on TCCL’s programming and services, call 918-549-7323, or visit www.tulsalibrary.org.

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