National Hispanic Heritage Month is a time to recognize and celebrate the contributions of Hispanic and Latino Americans. The Denver Public Library invites you to join us as we honor Solicia E. Lopez, Diana Chavez, Dr. Priscilla Falcón and Deborah "Debbie" Ortega for their leadership and service, at the library's annual Latino Community Service Awards, Saturday, Sept. 21, 10 a.m. - 12 p.m., Rodolfo "Corky" Gonzales Branch Library.
The Denver Public Library is proud to honor these outstanding individuals who have made a positive impact on the Latino community in Denver and beyond.
Here are some additional events we are hosting as part of the month-long celebration:
A discussion and reading with Denver author Kali Fajardo-Anstine from her debut short story collection, Sabrina & Corina. Her unforgettable indigenous Latina characters navigate change, love, family and heritage in Denver and the American West. Sunday, Sept. 22, 2-3:30 p.m., Floor Seven, Vida Ellison Gallery, Central Library.
Create a life-size calavera with custom messages written to your loved ones, and experience the artistry and magic of Rita Flores de Wallace as she creates a traditional altar using elements of the ancient tradition of various regions of Mexico. Saturday, Oct. 12, 2-3:30 p.m., Rodolfo "Corky" Gonzales Branch Library.
Engage in a lively interactive community building workshop with students from MSU Denver's Department of Chicana and Chicano Studies, and create colorful calaveras de azúcar to honor your ancestors. All ages. Saturday, Oct. 26, 2-3:30 p.m., Rodolfo "Corky" Gonzales Branch Library.