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2021 Hispanic Heritage Events

Virtual Events

Raise a Reader Storytime

Wednesday 09/15/21, 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

We bring our storytime to your home! Join Miss Ruthie on Facebook Live for silly stories and songs, Wednesdays at 10:30am. This week, we will celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month by reading books by and about Hispanic Americans.

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Canciones y Cuentos, Songs and Stories

Thursday 09/16/21, 11:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Explore a joyous blend of traditional and original songs and new interpretations of folktales each week in English and Spanish with award-winning, internationally-touring family musician and teaching artist Alina Celeste in a special livestream performance on the NSU Alvin Sherman Library’s Facebook page:

This program is made possible with the generous support of the Erwin and Barbara Mautner Charitable Foundation.  

The Dark Side of the Neighborhood: Latinx Noir, with Richie Narvaez

Thursday 09/16/21, 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

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Latino Literature Discussion

Friday 09/17/21, 12:30 PM - 1:15 PM

Join us as we celebrate Hispanic Heritage month with a lively literary discussion led by Professor Reina Barreto. She will lead the discussion based on the reading “The Ceiba” by Salvadoran-Nicaraguan poet Claribel Alegría. This poem is found both in English and Spanish in our Latino Literature database.

The poem is part of a poetry collection by Alegría titled Threshholds/Umbrales: Bilingual Poems published in 1996. Alegría’s poems in this collection are lyrical and hopeful and speak of her transformation as both an immigrant and a poet. Alegría is one of the most celebrated literary voices from Central America.

Professor Barreto teaches Spanish, Humanities, and Latin American history at NSU. She has a Ph.D. in Latin American literature.

Please read ahead to get the most out of the discussion.

Instructions to read the poem:

You will need your Alvin Sherman Library card to view. If you don't have the library card, you can apply for one here

The title is located in our Latino Literature database found at this link

After you log into the database, you can do a search for the title of the poem, "La Ceiba" or "The Ceiba".


Latino Literature Discussion (Online Event) - LibCal - Nova Southeastern University


On-demand Bilingual Family Concert

Wednesday 09/22/21, 12:00 AM - 12:00 AM

Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month with a bilingual family concert starring Latin Grammy nominee Sonia De Los Santos! Available on-demand now through October 15, 2021 on Facebook and YouTube.

Foodways & the Immigrant Journey, with Chef Douglas Rodriguez

Thursday 09/23/21, 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

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Testimonio: Creative Writing Workshop

Thursday 09/30/21, 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM

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The Post-Pandemic Futures of Latin Nations

Thursday 10/07/21, 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

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