Latino Americans: 500 Years of History

South Holland Public Library receives ‘Latino Americans: 500 Years of History’ grant

Schedule of Events
Calendario de Eventos
Press Release

Schedule of Events

Latino Americans: 500 Years of History – Film and Food Festival

Tuesday, September 15     6:00 – 8:00 PM     North Meeting Room

Did you miss the film fest? View the short films that were screened!

Dia de los Muertos

Saturday, October 24     2:00 – 8:30    North Meeting Room

Don’t worry if you missed this event. Learn all about Dia de los Muertos with these resources.

 

Mexico: Splendors of Thirty Centuries

January

Mexico: Splendors of Thirty Centuries presents three thousand years of Mexican culture and history through photographs of stone sculptures from prehistoric times, liturgical artifacts from Colonial days, nineteenth-century portraits and landscapes, and works on canvas and paper by twentieth-century muralists. Mexico: Splendors of Thirty Centuries strives to enhance appreciation of the richness and complexity of Mexico and its people.”

For more information, visit the Humanities Texas Exhibition page.

“Pride and Prejudice”

Monday, January 11     5:30-8:30     North Meeting Room

Led by Dr. Ellen Walsh of Governor’s State University, we will view and discuss Episode 5 of Latino Americans: 500 Years of History.

Mexican Folkloric Dancing

February

Have you ever wanted to learn traditional Mexican dances? Join us for this fun series of dance instruction.

Voces Americanas: Latino Literature in the United States

March-April

A celebratory survey of works by Latinos in the past thirty years, Voces Americanas: Latino Literature in the United States presents images of authors, books, movie stills, public presentations, and illustrations. It is based on an original exhibition at the University of Houston Library that documented a quarter century of Hispanic publishing in the United States.

For more information, visit the Humanities Texas Exhibition page.

“Peril and Promise”

Monday, April 4     5:30-8:30     North Meeting Room

Led by Mr. Sergio Gomez of South Suburban College, we will view and discuss Episode 6 of Latino Americans: 500 Years of History.

Calendario de Eventos

Festival de Cine Latino Short 

15 de Septiembre     6:00 – 8:00 PM

Disfrute de cortometrajes creados por los latinos de todo el mundo, aprender un nuevo juego o dos, y disfrutar de unos refrescos.

Día de los Muertos 

24 de Octubre     2:00 – 3:30 PM

Únase a nosotros para discutir los orígenes de este día, calaveras de azúcar pintura, y contribuimos a un altar comunitario creado para honrar a la familia que ya no está con nosotros.

En sus propias palabras: Vida y obra de César Chávez 

Enero

“México: Esplendores de Treinta Siglos presenta tres mil años de cultura e historia de México a través de fotografías de esculturas de piedra de la época prehistórica, artefactos litúrgicos de días coloniales, retratos del siglo XIX y los paisajes, y trabaja sobre tela y papel por muralistas del siglo XX. México: Esplendores de treinta siglos se esfuerza por mejorar la apreciación de la riqueza y la complejidad de México y su gente.”

Para obtener más información, visite la página de Humanidades de Texas Exposición.

“Orgullo y Prejuicio”

11 de Enero      5:30-8:30

Dirigido por el Dr. Ellen Walsh de la Universidad Estatal del Gobernador, vamos a ver y discutir Episodio 5 de Los Americanos Latinos: 500 Años de Historia.

Baile Folklórico de México

Febrero

¿Alguna vez has querido aprender bailes tradicionales mexicanos? Únete a nosotros en esta divertida serie de clases de baile.

Voces Americanas: Literatura Latina en los Estados Unidos 

Marzo-Abril

“Peligro y Promesa” 

4 de Abril     5:30-8:30

Liderados por el Sr. Sergio Gómez de South Suburban College, vamos a ver y discutir Episodio 6 de Los Americanos Latinos: 500 Años de Historia

Press Release

South Holland Public Library has been selected to receive a competitive Latino Americans: 500 Years of History grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) and the American Library Association (ALA).

As one of 203 grant recipients selected from across the country, South Holland Public Library will receive a cash grant to hold public programming — such as public film screenings, discussion groups, oral history initiatives, local history exhibitions, multi-media projects or performances — about Latino history and culture.

The library will also receive the six-part, NEH-supported documentary film “Latino Americans,” created for PBS in 2013 by the WETA public television station. The award-winning series chronicles the history of Latinos in the United States from the 16th century to present day. (Learn more about the series at www.pbs.org/latino-americans/en/.)

Planned programs at the library will include public screenings the final two episodes of the documentary followed by local scholar-led discussions, traveling exhibits that promote this history and culture of Latino Americans, a Dia de los Muertos event, and a series of programs to teach Mexican Folkloric Dance. The grant activities will kick-off in September with a Latino Short Film Festival.

The Latino Americans: 500 Years of History grantees represent 42 states and the District of Columbia, and include 78 public libraries, 68 college/university libraries and organizations, 19 community college libraries, 10 state humanities councils, 12 museums and a range of other nonprofit organizations. View a full list of the recipients.

Latino Americans: 500 Years of History is part of an NEH initiative, The Common Good: The Humanities in the Public Square.

Latino Americans: 500 Years of History has been made possible through a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities and the American Library Association.

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