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National Hispanic Heritage Month

In the spirit of National Hispanic Heritage Month, we’ve put together a list showcasing a few of the Hispanic authors in our collection. From the award-winning poetry of Sandra Cisneros to the award-winning prose of Junot Díaz, we have something everyone will enjoy. Fiction, non-fiction, short stories, memoirs, recipes, poetry, and even a few libros for los niños. 

Julia Alvarez:

Jorge Luis Borges:

Sandra Cisneros:

Junot Díaz:

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Do you have a presentation due for class? Need to brush up on your PowerPoint skills or figure out how to use it in the first place? DCC’s Adult Education program is offering a free session this Friday to show you how it all works. 
The class meets this Friday from 1-2:30 pm in the library classroom (Room 134, Bldg. 10 at City Park). Space is limited, so be sure to register by calling (504) 671-5434. 
These free computer courses run through Oct. 24. See all the upcoming courses in the handout pictured.

Do you have a presentation due for class? Need to brush up on your PowerPoint skills or figure out how to use it in the first place? DCC’s Adult Education program is offering a free session this Friday to show you how it all works. 

The class meets this Friday from 1-2:30 pm in the library classroom (Room 134, Bldg. 10 at City Park). Space is limited, so be sure to register by calling (504) 671-5434. 

These free computer courses run through Oct. 24. See all the upcoming courses in the handout pictured.

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gov-info:

hispanicheritagemonth.gov: September 15-October 15 is National Hispanic Heritage Month
Each year, Americans observe National Hispanic Heritage Month from September 15 to October 15, by celebrating the histories, cultures and contributions of American citizens whose ancestors came from Spain, Mexico, the Caribbean and Central and South America.
So, why September 15-October 15?
It seems a bit strange that in contrast to all the other “heritage” celebrations and recognitions, the one for Hispanic Americans starts in the middle of the month – September 15 to be exact. That selection, however, has profound roots in Hispanic history.
The day of September 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 September 16 and September18, respectively. Also, Columbus Day or Día de la Raza, which is October 12, falls within this 30 day period. more from LOC

gov-info:

hispanicheritagemonth.gov: September 15-October 15 is National Hispanic Heritage Month

Each year, Americans observe National Hispanic Heritage Month from September 15 to October 15, by celebrating the histories, cultures and contributions of American citizens whose ancestors came from Spain, Mexico, the Caribbean and Central and South America.

So, why September 15-October 15?

It seems a bit strange that in contrast to all the other “heritage” celebrations and recognitions, the one for Hispanic Americans starts in the middle of the month – September 15 to be exact. That selection, however, has profound roots in Hispanic history.

The day of September 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 September 16 and September18, respectively. Also, Columbus Day or Día de la Raza, which is October 12, falls within this 30 day period. more from LOC