Observing National Hispanic Heritage Month 2021

September 15-October 15 is National Hispanic Heritage Month. Nearly 12% of the Skokie population identifies as Hispanic, Latinx, or Latine; that is more than 7,500 people who have amazing stories, traditions, ethnic backgrounds, and perspectives in our community. Although our staff strive to highlight Hispanic, Latinx, and Latine voices, experiences, and culture throughout the year, this national observance month adds emphasis to the recognition and appreciation of the contributions that Hispanic, Latinx, and Latine people have on our lives and the Skokie community. We invite you to enjoy and explore a range of events, activities, books, and more for visitors of all ages and abilities as we explore and further appreciate National Hispanic Heritage month stories, experiences, and cultural traditions.

¡El 15 de septiembre al 15 de octubre se celebra el Mes Nacional de la Herencia Hispana! Casi 12% de la población de Skokie se identifica como hispana, latinx, o latine; es decir, más de 7.500 personas que tienen historias, tradiciones, orígenes étnicos, y perspectivas increíbles en nuestra comunidad. El personal de la Biblioteca de Skokie se esfuerza por resaltar las voces, experiencias, y cultura hispanas, latinx, y latines a través de nuestros esfuerzos en todo nuestro trabajo durante todo el año. Este mes de observancia nacional agrega un énfasis adicional al reconocimiento y apreciación de las contribuciones que las personas hispanas, latinxs, y latines tienen en nuestras vidas en la comunidad de Skokie. Los invitamos a disfrutar y explorar una variedad de eventos, actividades, libros y más para visitantes de todas las edades y habilidades mientras exploramos y apreciamos aún más las historias, experiencias y tradiciones culturales del Mes Nacional de la Herencia Hispana.

Past Events


Kids Book Chat--Hispanic Heritage Month: Online Event on Facebook Live

Wednesday, October 13, 2021, 6:30 pm

Our youth librarians chat on Facebook Live about books by and about Hispanic people and communities. Designed for all ages.

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Adventure Club: Travel to Bolivia

Tuesday, October 12, 2021, 4:30 pm

Learn about Bolivia's culture, traditions, foods, and fun.

Limited to 10 kids in grades K-2 accompanied by an adult caregiver. All participants must follow the library's pandemic safety guidance.


Civic Lab--Hispanic Heritage Month: Online Event

Thursday, October 7, 2021, 6:00 pm

Let's talk about Hispanic Heritage Month and the words people use to describe themselves and their heritage.

In this online session, we start the discussion on the use of the word Latine rather than Latinx, followed by some general history about this observance month, September 15-October 15 every year.

You will receive the Zoom link in your confirmation email. If you have questions about this event after registration has closed, please email the events team or call the library at 847-673-7774.

Hablemos del Mes de la Herencia Latine y la Hispanidad. Únase a nosotros en esta sesión virtual mientras comenzamos la discusión sobre el uso de la palabra ""Latine"" sobre la palabra ""Latinx,"" seguida de un poco de historia general sobre este mes de observancia que se extiende del 15 de septiembre al 15 de octubre anualmente. Todos los participantes tienen que seguir las medidas de seguridad de la biblioteca relacionadas a la pandemia.


Civic Lab: Hispanic Heritage Month

Friday, October 1, 2021, 4:00 pm

Let's talk about Hispanic Heritage Month and the words people use to describe themselves and their heritage.

During this in-person, drop-in session, we're talking about the use of the word Latine instead of Latinx, followed by some general history about this observance month, which takes place September 15-October 15 every year. All participants must follow the library's pandemic safety guidance.

Hablemos de Latine y el Mes de la Herencia Hispana. Durante esta sesión en persona (no requiere inscripción), hablaremos acerca del uso de la palabra Latine en vez de Latinx, seguida por un poco de historia general sobre este mes de observancia que se extiende del 15 de septiembre al 15 de octubre anualmente. Todos los participantes tienen que seguir las medidas de seguridad de la biblioteca relacionadas a la pandemia.


Adventure Club--Travel to Bolivia: Online Event

Tuesday, September 28, 2021, 4:30 pm

Learn about traditions, foods, and fun from Bolivia.

Limited to 20 families. Registration closes September 21. 

You will receive the Zoom link in your confirmation email. We will email information on picking up materials for the event after registration has closed.

If you have questions about this event after registration has closed, please email the events team or call the library at 847-673-7774.


Zoom into the Movies Presents Mosquita & Mari: Online Event

Wednesday, September 22, 2021, 7:00 pm

Chris and Sharon discuss the film Mosquita Y Mari.

This sweet and sincere debut film set in Southeast Los Angeles follows a pair of Latina teens whose friendship is both a place of refuge and desire. A wonderful coming-of-age film that defies expectations, Mosquita Y Mari nimbly captures the joys and struggles of navigating the threshold of adulthood.

This film is in English with English subtitles. Watch the film for free on Kanopy, and then join us with your questions and comments.

You will receive the Zoom link in your confirmation email. If you have questions about this event after registration has closed, please email the events team or call the library at 847-673-7774.