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Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month

September 15 - October 15

Hispanic Heritage Month is celebrated each year to honor the independence of Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, México and Chile. Hispanic Americans also include those with South American, Cuban, and Puerto Rican origins. It is a time for all Hispanic Americans, our largest and fastest growing community, to celebrate their culture!

The National Council of Hispanic Employment Program Managers has chosen this year’s theme to be “Hispanics: A legacy of history, a present of action and a future of success.” In honor of this month, here is a list of books, websites, and videos that will help you learn more about Hispanic American history and culture. This includes juvenile fiction and nonfiction, young adult fiction and nonfiction, adult fiction and nonfiction, DVDs, and websites. All books and videos are available at the Norfolk Public Library.

Legacy of Weyanoke

American Indian Heritage Month Event

The Legacy of Weyanoke, an a cappella vocal ensemble, shares the “Coming Together” of the black (Africans) and the red (Native Americans), who blended history and culture 394 years ago when the first Africans settled in America in 1619 near the Weyanoke Indian Tribe in Charles City County. Learn the legacy through informal discussion, drumming, dancing and singing.


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