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Hispanic Heritage Month


In recognition of Hispanic Heritage month, an art show with art from local Hispanic artists is being shown in the third floor foyer by special collections. The theme is: Mestizo, our Spanish and Indigenous Heritage. You can also celebrate with us at any of these fun virtual events!
September 16-24 -  Latino Book Festival
September 22 (an on going recorded event) - Edwardo Griego - Ancient Americans and our Star Ancestors  -- Virtual Discussion on Olmec/Maya calendars and Numbers, Chaco Canyon and Ix Motz (Pleides Star Cluster), Wind, Breathing & Healing and much more!
September 28 - Heraldo Acosta - Spanish Street Names of South Pueblo 1872.
Why the Spanish Street Names were changed in 1872 to names of presidents, governor, etc.
The historical street signate project paid for the Frontier Pathways has made it possible to get the Spanish street names up again in their original names not to take the place of the new names but as a historical reminder that they once were Spanish named streets. The signs are dark brown and don't interfere with the current street names. 
October 1 - Chocolate Kit2Go. In recognition of Hispanic Heritage Month and during All Pueblo Reads Kickoff, the special collections department will give away Chocolate and a story of its Mexican origin plus other food exchanges between the New World (Mexico) and the Old World (Europe).
October 7 -  Charlene Garcia Simms - The Grand Food Exchange between the Old World and the New World.
Learn about where Chocolate came from 4000 years ago beginning in ancient Mesoamerica, present day Mexico, where the first cacao plants were found. The Olmec, one of the earliest civilizations, were the first to turn the cacao plant into chocolate. The Aztecs used the cocoa beans as currency—its history is fascinating and will be shared, AND you will get a taste of chocolate. Be sure to join us on October 7 for a virtual presentation about a cornucopia of food from the Old World and the New World by Charlene Garcia Simms
See presentation (or recording) here, Oct 7, 6:30 p.m.