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Tahoe-Truckee Lib Loop: Explore National Hispanic Heritage Month

Anne Greenwood
Lib Loop

National Hispanic Heritage Month runs from September 15 to October 15. During this period,, we celebrate the histories, cultures and contributions of American citizens whose ancestors came from Spain, Mexico, the Caribbean, and Central and South America.

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 starting on September 15 and ending on October 15.

On Sept. 16, 2016, President Obama pronounced: “This month, let us reflect on the countless ways in which Hispanics have contributed to our Nation’s success, and let us reaffirm our commitment to expanding opportunity and building an ever brighter future for all. Let us embrace the diversity that strengthens us and continue striving to ensure the American dream is within reach for generations of Hispanics to come. “

Visit your library to find books, music, movies, research databases, online tutors, and much more to help you explore this vital group of individuals and their essential contributions to our nation.

Incline Village Library

Oct. 6, 11:15 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Stay & Play Toddler Time: After story time we’ll bring out tents, tubes, and blocks! Stay with your toddler and create playhouse out of blocks, or a city of tents!

Oct. 7, 2 to 4 p.m. Lifescapes: Writing program where Seniors are given an opportunity to write and share their memoirs. New members always welcome!

Oct. 11, 6:30 p.m. Tahoe Talks-Religious Liberty: Join your community and our guest experts as we discuss Religious Liberty in today’s society. Bring your questions, observations and thoughts to this important topic.

Kings Beach Library

Oct. 6, 3 to 4 p.m. Basic Computer Skills Workshop. In this class we will learn how to search the Internet. No experience necessary! Join us for this beginning class.

Oct. 11, 10:30 to 11 a.m. Preschool Story Time: “Ahoy there Pirates!” Join us as we explore a pirate theme with books, songs, activities, and a craft.

Get ready for Pumpkin Palooza! Bring your uncarved Book themed pumpkin to the library for display during the month of October. Prizes for the top 3.

Truckee Library Storytimes

Tuesdays at 10:30 a.m.: Toddler Time, for ages 18 months to 3 years.

Wednesdays at 10:30 a.m.: Babes in Bookland, for ages 6 months to 2 years.

Thursdays at 11:30 a.m.: Preschool Stories, for ages 3 and up.

Join Stay & Play for a half-hour after each Storytime.

Spanish Storytime is on a break through the end of the year. Please join us again for bilingual stories, songs and rhymes in the New Year, last Saturday of the month, at 10:30 a.m.

Anne Greenwood is Branch Manager at the Kings Beach Public Library.