Friday, September 21, 2007

National Hispanic Heritage Month / September 15th - October 15th

Hispanic Heritage Month begins on September 15th, this day marks the anniversary of independence for five Hispanic countries; Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, and Nicaragua. Mexico achieved independence on September 16th, and Chile on September 18th. More than 35 million people identified themselves as Hispanic or Spanish speaking, on the U.S. 2000 census form. The Lansing Public Library has a wonderful selection of bilingual fiction and nonfiction books. Come down to the Youth Services Department on the lower level and check-out our display of bilingual books. I'm sure you'll be delighted with our collection! The celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month runs from September 15th - October 15th.

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