Celebrate Hispanic cultures at South Omaha Library
South Omaha Library, 2808 Q St., will host a Hispanic Heritage Festival on
Saturday, September 27, 1-4 p.m.
The day will feature live music, refreshments and family activities. The event is free for all ages and is sponsored by the Omaha Public Library Foundation and City of Omaha Turn-back Tax Grant.
Omaha Public Library has planned a family-friendly event to honor the significant contributions of Hispanic people in our community and throughout history. Attendees can expect refreshments, bounce houses, face-painting, and a chili pepper eating contest. Various community organizations will also be present with Hispanic Heritage activities, displays, and information about resources they offer.
1-1:45 p.m. Performance by Sound de mi Tierra (traditional South American band)
1:30-2:30 p.m. Food from Maria Bonita and Jalepeño served
2-2:30 p.m. Performance by Xiotal (Ballet Folklorico Mexican dance group)
2:30-3 p.m. Chili pepper eating contest
3-4 p.m. Performance by Esencia Latina (Salsa band)
“Omaha Public Library is a connector for everyone and plays a large role in increasing cultural awareness right here in our own community,” said South Omaha Library Branch Manager Jennifer Jazynka.
Visit omahalibrary.org for information on additional events at Omaha Public Library’s 12 metro locations.
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Emily Getzschman, 402.444.4896 or 402.957.1340
Jennifer Jazynka, 402.444.4850