Library of Congress Hosts Events Celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month

“Free Tickets are available for Glenarden residents to attend several events during Hispanic Heritage Month!” – Mayor Edward Estes

Hispanic Heritage Month runs between Sept. 15 and Oct. 15. The Hispanic Division and the Hispanic Cultural Society at the Library of Congress will host workshops, displays and readings that celebrate Hispanic identity, civilization and culture inside the Hispanic Reading Room. The reading room is located on the second floor of the Thomas Jefferson Building, 10 First Street, S.E., Washington, DC 20540.  

Highlighting the month is the America’s Award Ceremony and workshop, with awardee Duncan Tonatiuh on Friday, Sept. 27 from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. The Americas Awards ceremony celebrates all nominees. This year, author and artist Duncan Tonatiuh, the Consortium of Latin American Studies Programs, the Library’s Learning and Innovation Office and the Hispanic Division offer a hands-on workshop inspired by Tonatiuh’s award-winning codex: “Undocumented: A Worker’s Fight.” Participants will work with the author to document and combine their own life stories in an accordion-folded book. The Hispanic Reading Room will display this work throughout Hispanic Heritage Month. The event is free and open to the public, but workshop seating is limited. Free tickets are available via Eventbrite:https://www.eventbrite.com/e/americas-award-ceremony-and-workshop-tickets-71701983563

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