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Hispanic Heritage @ SWIC Library

Each year, Americans observe National Hispanic Heritage Month from September 15 to October 15. September 15 is significant because it is the anniversary of independence for Latin American countries Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras and Nicaragua. In addition, Mexico and Chile celebrate their independence days on Sept. 16 and Sept.18, respectively. Also, Columbus Day or Día de la Raza, which is October 12, falls within this 30 day periodRead more..

Hispanic Americans reflect on immigration, culture, and identity.

Meet the The Dream 9. They took activism around youth immigration farther than it had ever been taken before. What they were doing was not only risky but difficult.

18 Latino Superstars you need to know. Latino USA takes a look at these household names and their lasting legacies.

Welcome to Hispanic Heritage Month @ SWIC Library!
From September 15 through October 15, the library is featuring a collection of items that recognize, acknowledge and celebrate the histories, cultures, and contributions of American citizens whose ancestors came from Spain, Mexico, the Caribbean, Central and South America. 
  • Browse BOOKS in the gallery below and tabs to the left.
Watch this QUICK VIDEO on how to place a book request. Once requested, library staff will pull your item from the shelf and email you that it's ready for pick up at the library's front desk. You will need your SWIC ID to check items out of the library. The typical loan period for library items is 4 weeks. See our current library hours
  • Videos to watch and share.
  • Scroll down to Web Resources for Hispanic American Arts & Culture, Business & Employment, Civil Rights & Political Participation, Facts & Figures, Health & Wellness, History, Literature, Media, Primary Sources, Professional & Community and St. Louis Organizations.

Listen to prominent Latino musicians in the U.S. and in Latin America, from Google Arts & Culture

Gallery - Browse & Request Books @ SWIC Library

Web Resources

Arts & Culture
Business and Employment
Civil Rights and Political Participation
Facts and Figures
Health and Wellness
Primary Sources
Professional and Community Organizations
St. Louis Organizations
Hispanic Heritage Month