Saturday, September 12, 2020 Charleston County Library

CHARLESTON, S.C. - Celebrate the rich and vibrant culture of Hispanic and Latino Americans with the Charleston County Public Library during Hispanic Heritage Month, September 15 through October 15, 2020. Discover something new at special programs the Library has scheduled highlighting stories, language, music, food, and plenty of recommended titles. 

You’ll have plenty of fun, too!

The observation started in 1968 as Hispanic Heritage Week under President Lyndon Johnson and was expanded by President Ronald Reagan in 1988 to cover a 30-day period. The day of Sept. 15 is significant because it is the anniversary of independence for Latin American countries Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras and Nicaragua. In addition, Mexico and Chile celebrate their independence days on Sept. 16 and Sept.18, respectively. Also, Columbus Day or Día de la Raza, which is Oct. 12, falls within this 30 day period.

All of our Hispanic Heritage Month virtual events take place on the CCPL Facebook page, and are for all ages. 

Don't forget to check out the special celebratory book recommendations list on Wednesday, Sept. 16! Each week we will release a new specially curated book recommendation list, and this week we're focusing on Hispanic authors. Check out what's in store!



Sept. 25 at 10 a.m. - Spanish Storytime with Miss Mary
Oct. 1 at 10 a.m. - Spanish Storytime with Miss Lourdes

Book Talks
Sept. 15 at 5 p.m. - Hispanic Heritage Month Children's Book Talk with Sally
Sept. 22 at 5 p.m. - Hispanic Heritage Month Children's Book Talk with Emily
Sept. 29 at 5 p.m. - Hispanic Heritage Month Children's Book Talk with Abbey
Oct. 4 at 4 p.m. - Hispanic Heritage Month Book Talk with April and Melissa
Oct. 6 at 5 p.m. - Hispanic Heritage Month Teen Book Talk with Ashley 

Special Programs
Sept. 18 at 1 p.m. - Hispanic Heritage Month Friday Favorite with Shayla 
Sept. 25 at 1 p.m. - Pinata Craft with Lourdes
Oct. 2 at 1 p.m. - Telling Stories Through Pictures: Puerto Rican Cultural Lesson with Mr. Toby - Download the coloring sheet here! 
Oct. 7 at 3 p.m. - Panamanian Food Lesson with Lindsey and Christian
Oct. 8 at 5 p.m. - Tales and Travels: Take a Trip to Chile with Melissa