The San Antonio Public Library Celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month

Where: Cortez Branch Library • 2803 Hunter Boulevard • 922-7372

When: Saturday, September 18 • 11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Children’s crafts
Musical performances
Luminaria Art Cart

In 2010 Mexico is celebrating the Bicentennial of its independence from Spain and the Centennial of the Mexican Revolution, and the San Antonio Public Library is honoring this observance during Hispanic Heritage Month, September 15 through October 15.

The community is invited to the Cortez Branch Library from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. on Saturday, September 18, for ¡Viva México!, a celebration in music, story and art of Mexico's battles for independence and democratic government. Activities will include musical performances by Juan and Armando Tejeda, Luís Berrios, and Maricela Barrera and Armando Martínez; creation of a work of art at the Art Cart; origins of Hispanic surnames; and children’s crafts.

Additionally, all month long there will be programs at branch libraries throughout the city. Featured activities are:Crafts, Humor and Short Stories - a series of short animated films focusing on the war for Mexican independence and the Mexican Revolution.

Rhythm of a Revolution - how corridos (a corrido is a popular Mexican narrative song and poetry form) motivated the Mexican revolution, with special performances by Los Inocentes.

Children are also included, with El águila y la serpiente, a craft series based on the eagle and snake imagery of the Mexican flag.

For information on any of these programs, call (210) 207-2500. A calendar of events is available at any library location, or online (click on “Hispanic Heritage Month” under “Quick Views.”)

All programs are free and open to the public.

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