Wednesday, September 24, 2008

The Library celebrates Hispanic Heritage month!

Check out the display in the LRC atrium. All the books are available for check out.

Hispanic Heritage Month begins on September 15, the anniversary of independence for five Latin American countries—-Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, and Nicaragua. In addition, Mexico declared its independence on September 16, and Chile on September 18.

The term "Hispanic," as defined by the U.S. Census Bureau, refers to Spanish-speaking people in the United States of any race. More than 35 million people identified themselves as Hispanic or Latino in the 2000 Census.

Curious about what else is happening in Minnesota? Check out this page from the Minnesota Department of Finance Employee Relations.

What to know more? Check these resources out!

U.S. Census Facts for Features - Hispanic Heritage Month
Smithsonian celebrates
PBS announces lineup
Chicano Latino Affairs Council-State of Minnesota

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