Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month at Omaha Public Library
Omaha Public Library will recognize National Hispanic Heritage Month (September 15 – October 15) with a series of programs to celebrate Hispanic cultures. National Hispanic Heritage Month started in 1968 as Hispanic Heritage Week under President Lyndon Johnson and was expanded by President Ronald Reagan in 1988 to cover a 30-day period.
Omaha Public Library has planned a variety of family-friendly, free events to honor the significant contributions of Hispanic people in our community and throughout history. For more information about age and registration recommendations for individual programs, call the hosting branch or visit omahalibrary.org.
Dancing Time for Kids: Tuesdays in September, 10:30 a.m. at Milton R. Abrahams Branch, 5111 N. 90th St., 402-444-6284
Día de los Muertos Sugar Skulls Craft
Tuesday, Sept. 8, 4 p.m. at Bess Johnson Elkhorn Branch, 2100 Reading Plz., 402-289-4367 (children)
Saturday, Sept. 12, 2 p.m. at Florence Branch, 2920 Bondesson St., 402-444-5299 (adults)
Friday, Sept. 25, 4 p.m. at Milton R. Abrahams Branch (teens)
Wednesday, Sept. 9, 10:30 a.m. at A.V. Sorensen Branch, 4808 Cass St., 402-444-5274
Saturday, Sept. 19, 10 a.m. at Benson Branch, 6015 Binney St., 402-444-4846 (family bilingual storytime)
Saturday, Sept. 19, 1 p.m. at South Omaha Library, 2808 Q St., 402-444-4850 (bilingual storytime, art and mariachi)
Games for Grownups: Thursday, Sept. 17, 6 p.m. at Saddlebrook Branch, 14850 Laurel Ave., 402-884-7473
Saturday, Sept. 19, 11 a.m. at Willa Cather Branch, 1905 S. 44th St., 402-444-4851 (folktales, crafts & more)
Wednesday, Sept. 23, 6:30 p.m. at Florence Branch (music, snacks and crafts)
Saturday, Sept. 26, 1 p.m. at South Omaha Library (music, poetry and refreshments)
Saturday, October 10, 1 p.m. at South Omaha Library (dance performance and instruction, and food)
Book Discussion, “Wise Latinas” by Jennifer de Leon: Saturday, October 3, 1 p.m. at South Omaha Library
“Omaha Public Library plays a large role in increasing cultural awareness in our community,” said South Omaha Library branch manager Jennifer Jazynka. “Hispanic Heritage Month provides a wonderful opportunity to share cultural traditions in a fun way.”
Visit omahalibrary.org for information on additional events at Omaha Public Library’s 12 metro locations.