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Hispanic Heritage @ SWIC Library

Each year, Americans observe National Hispanic Heritage Month from September 15 to October 15,  The day of 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 September 16 and September18, 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.

SWIC Librarian

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Samantha Rogers
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Research Center
Belleville Campus Library
IS Building, First Floor
(618) 222-5236

SWIC Librarian

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Jennifer Bone
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Belleville Campus Library
IS Building, 1st Floor
(618) 222-5597

SWIC Librarian

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Teri Terranova
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Granite City Campus Library
(618) 931-0600, ext. 7353

What's Happening @ SWIC Library

SWIC Library joins with the campus community in celebrating diversity!
From September 15 through October 15, the library features 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.
The library’s, Books on Parade, is brightly displayed at the front of the library for all to see and includes children’s books, good reads by noted Hispanic authors, as well as memoirs and biographies on prominent Latino leaders. 

Browse our books below and in the Tabs outlined to the left.

Library Pick-Up Service: Watch this quick video on how to place a request on a book. 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
 
ONLINE Exhibit: Ballet Hispanico Part III: Beyond 50 Years     

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Hispanic Heritage Month

What's Happening @ SWIC Library!

SWIC Library joins with the campus community in celebrating diversity!

Browse a sampling of our books BELOW and in the TABS outlined to the left.

Library Pick-Up Service: 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.