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Join us at Queens Library this September and October
for National Hispanic Heritage Month 2018!

Hispanic Heritage Month, which started as a week long celebration in 1968 and expanded to 30 days in 1988, begins each year on September 15, the anniversary of the independence of five Latin American countries: Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, and Nicaragua. Mexico, Chile, and Belize also celebrate their independence days during this month long period. Enjoy diverse music, try some special food, and come to a children’s play, an art lecture, and much more!

We hope you will help us honor the histories and cultures of Hispanic Americans and the many contributions they have made to our nation and to our society!

Kanopy Hispanic Heritage Month Collection
Are you interested in learning more about Hispanic culture, history, and art? Kanopy, our free streaming service of thousands of independent and critically acclaimed films, has assembled a collection of 100+ films to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month. Begin watching them today!

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Upcoming Programs

Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month: Quinoa Superfood, healthy and delicious with Christina Camacho  

Thursday, October 11 @ 6pm
Woodside Community Library
54-22 Skillman Avenue

Please join nutritionist Christina Camacho for a food preparation and tasting workshop. We will be preparing  a healthy and delicious adaptation of traditional fried rice using quinoa, vegetables, and scrambled eggs.   

Guatemalan Worry Doll Craft

Monday, October 15 @ 4pm
Langston Hughes Community Library
100-01 Northern Boulevard, Corona

Children of all ages are invited to create their own Guatemalan worry doll for Hispanic Heritage Month. 

Foncho Castellar y los Alegres de Colombia 

Monday, October 15 @ 5:30pm
Elmhurst Community Library
86-07 Broadway

This musical group will open up the world of virtuoso accordion and the beauty of Colombian music to listeners of all ages. Come ready to get involved and learn the nuts and bolts of vallenato, a popular form of folk music from Colombia's Caribbean region.

Hispanic Heritage Celebration 

Monday, October 15 @ 5:30pm
Langston Hughes Community Library
100-01 Northern Boulevard, Corona

Come and enjoy the music of the New York City Mariachi to celebrate Hispanic Heritage.

Frida Kahlo: A Broken/Feisty Heart 

Wednesday, October 17 @ 2:30pm
Woodhaven Community Library
85-41 Forest Parkway

Claudia Norman, producer and executive director of the Celebrate Mexico Now Festival, will show us a multimedia presentation of Frida Kahlo’s passionate and often devastating love life, which inspired some of her most famous and celebrated works of art.