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Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month through the Art of Writing & Music

From September 15 to October 15, the history, culture and traditions of Spain, Mexico, the Caribbean, Central America and South America are going to be at the forefront as Richland Library celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month with three, popular programs.

Hear from Sonia de Los Santos from 3 – 4 p.m., Sunday, September 24 at our Main location (1431 Assembly Street) as she takes us on a musical journey from Latin America to New York City. Her family-friendly, bilingual tunes have received many awards, including a Parent’s Choice Gold Award.

Then, geared more toward teens and adults, engage in an author talk with award-winning novelist and memoirist Reyna Grande from 3 – 4:30 p.m., Sunday, October 1 at our Main location (1431 Assembly Street) as she discusses her life and work. In her latest book, The Distance Between Us, Grande writes about her experience coming to the United States as an undocumented immigrant. An inspirational, coming-of-age story about the pursuit of a better life, her memoir offers a timely and remarkable perspective of the hopes and hardships that millions face on a daily basis.

Finally, take part in a storytime with Anika Denise, author of several critically acclaimed books for young readers, from 10:30 – 11:30 a.m., Saturday, October 7 at our Main location (1431 Assembly Street). Get a sneak peek of her newest book, Starring Carmen!, a vibrantly illustrated picture book featuring a young Hispanic girl with a flair for the dramatic.

All of the events are free and open to the public.

In addition, be sure to check out other multi-cultural programs and resources available at Richland Library, such as Hablamos Spanish, Say “Hola” to Stories and Mango Languages.

For questions, please contact Emily Stoll at 803-587-3637 or email estoll@richlandlibrary.com.
Richland Library is a vibrant, contemporary organization that provides resources and information that advance the Midlands. Offering state-of-the-art technology, a variety of literary and cultural programs and 11 bustling facilities located throughout the county, Richland Library offers a truly customizable, modern library experience for residents and visitors alike.

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