latinx heritage month


Astronaut Dr. Jose M. Hernandez in his orange spacesuit
Kevin Awakuni, September 14, 2021

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There are only four minimum requirements needed to apply for the NASA astronaut program:

Elisa Chavarri and her award-winning book, Sharuko: El Arqueólogo Peruano Julio C. Tello / Peruvian Archaeologist Julio C. Tello and Federico and the Wolf
Laura Duncan, September 10, 2021

Elisa Chavarri is the illustrator of the Pura Belpré Honor book Sharuko: El Arqueólogo Peruano Julio C. Tello / Peruvian Archaeologist Julio C. Tello by Monica Brown, as well as many other picture books for children.

Author Michael Zapata and his latest book, The Lost Book of Adana Moreau
Daryl M., September 17, 2020

Michael Zapata is a founding editor of the award-winning MAKE: Literary Magazine. He is the recipient of an Illinois Arts Council Award for Fiction; the City of Chicago DCASE Individual Artist Program award; and a Pushcart Nomination.

Collage of books by Latinx authors
Elizabeth Graney, September 15, 2020

September 15 - October 15 is Latino Heritage month wherein we celebrate the achievements of Latinx people and recognize their contributions to American culture. Each year during this time, the Literature & Fiction department pulls together books by Latinx and Spanish language authors to honor their work.

Civil Rights leader Dolores Huerta
Ana Campos, October 03, 2019

Los Angeles Public Library was given an exclusive interview with the living legend Dolores Huerta. Ms.

Mexican American musical group ca 1960
Photo Friends, September 16, 2019

National Latino Heritage Month is a month dedicated to highlighting the culture and contributions of Americans whose origins can be traced to Mexico plus Guatemala, El Salvador, Nicaragua, and other Central American countries as well as Cuba and the Caribbean.

Saint Óscar Arnulfo Romero y Galdámez
Ana Campos, October 24, 2018

Oscar Arnulfo Romero y Galdámez, better known as Monsignor Romero or San Romero has represented a symbol of social justice against repression and poverty in El Salvador and throughout Latin America for more than 38 years.

Photo of Rotunda with the entire Oaxaca exhibit displayed in it's entirety

This month the Los Angeles Public Library is celebrating Latino Heritage Month, and it’s especially timely as a new exhibition at Central Library recently opened to the public as part

a photograph of the five Latina's in L.A's Creative Industries panelists, standing in front of the Edendale Branch Library
Angi Brzycki, September 29, 2017

On September 23, 2017 five young women came together at the Edendale Branch Library, for the Latinas in LA’s Creative Industries panel. This moderated discussion centered on the complexities of intersectionality as it relates to these Latinas' professional lives. The panelists included:

The marquee of the Globe Theater advertises Spanish-language entertainment in the early 1970s.
Christina Rice, September 18, 2017

Once upon a time, Broadway was the Great White Way of the West. A high concentration of theaters populating the stretch of Downtown between 3rd and Olympic rendered it an epicenter for film and live entertainment.