Hispanic Heritage Month 2008

Hispanic Heritage Month PosterAfter our Jul/Aug special literacy focus, we now make way for Hispanic Heritage Month (Sep 15 – Oct 15), a celebration of the cultures and traditions of US residents who trace their roots back to Spain, Mexico and the Spanish-speaking nations of Central America, South America and the Caribbean. The theme this year is “Getting Involved: Our Families, Our Community, Our Nation.”

There will be all sorts of events happening throughout the country, and here’s what you’ll find on our website: interviews with author Pam Muñoz Ryan and youth services librarian Rose Zertuche-Treviño; gallery features showcasing the work of David Diaz and Susan Guevara; original heritage-related essays by Yuyi Morales and Juan Felipe Herrera, and plenty more. So dive in, and have fun – and check back here, too, as we continue the fiesta of Hispanic Heritage Month by blogging about it through Oct 15. There’s plenty of pride, information and fun to be gained from going deeper into this celebration!

3 Responses to “Hispanic Heritage Month 2008”

  1. bookworm Says:

    wonderful idea. I look forward to your posts.

  2. Aline Says:

    Thanks for stopping by, Naida. We’ll be expanding on the theme through Oct 15, so check back often (or subscribe) and help us spread the word about our celebration! The blog posts will be helping unpack the website’s riches.

  3. Isabella Coldivar Says:

    Hey Aline! I love this. Hispanic Heritage Month is such an amazing time. Coming together as a community is something to be proud of. I very much look forward to your posts as well and will absolutely spread the word about your celebration!

    And speaking of both spreading the word and Hispanic Heritage month, have you heard of what Cristina Saralegui has been doing lately? She’s joined forces with AARP to give Hispanics a voice and help to spread the word on the great benefits of being an AARP member. Cristina Saralegui knows the importance of providing information and services and wants to do her part to improve the lives of Hispanics and their family.

    If you’d like to know more, here’s this! :)

    Talk show host, Cristina Saralegui has paired up with AARP to to help spread the word about their great benefits!
    Check out http://www.upclosewithcristina.com/video to learn more and make a customizable video! You can have fun with your friends and
    make them on online TV star with Cristina’s video, “Amigos Live!” It’s a blast!

    Also, you can enter to win an all inclusive trip for 2 to Miami to to see the Cristina Saralegui show!
    Definitley check out AARP for yourself or for a relative or client. They’ve got some great benefits, including (but not limited to): Exclusive travel discounts, prescription discounts, retirement planning and free companion membership!

    I hope it’s alright that I commented on your blog — wanted to let them know about the fun video with Cristina and AARP’s great benefits. If you have any further questions,
    please don’t hesitate to email me.

    Isabella Coldivar
    AARP Ambassador