Hispanic Heritage Month takes place between September 15 and October 15 every year. This celebration dates back to 1968, when it was created as Hispanic Heritage Week. It was extended to a full month in 1988. This period serves as a time for “celebrating the histories, cultures and contributions of American citizens whose ancestors came from Spain, Mexico, the Caribbean and Central and South America.”
HPL staff have put together a Hispanic Heritage Month booklist for adults that includes selections of fiction, nonfiction, biography, graphic novel, music, and movie titles that highlight Hispanic and Latinx authors, individuals, and experiences.
For fiction and nonfiction titles as well as graphic novels aimed at a young adult audience, please check out HPL’s Hispanic Heritage Month booklist for teens.
The Buttonwoods Museum is currently hosting a Puerto Rican Art Exhibit, which highlights “La Generaćion de los Cincuenta” (the generation of the 1950s) artists. Dr. Graciela Trilla of Haverhill is the Guest Curator for the exhibit, which is based on the Trilla Family Collection of Puerto Rican Art. The exhibit is open from September 8 to October 30.