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2020 Hispanic Heritage Events

NSU Fort Lauderdale Campus Events

Family Deep Dives: Hispanic Heritage Month

Thursday 09/17/20, 4:00 PM - 4:45 PM


Families learn and explore together in our Deep Dives! Get the inside story and Q&A time with experts in science, history, community services, and more. Discover more fun resources and activities on our Library Guide. Recommended for ages 6 and up.

Family Deep Dives: Hispanic Heritage Month

Latino Literature Discussio

Friday 09/18/20, 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 "Estás Invitado y" (“You’re Invited and”) by Carlos Cumpián.

In his poem, Cumpián invites us to celebrate Latino American culture through larger-than-life characters, culinary delights, and lyrical language. Cumpián, a Chicano writer, is the author of the poetry collections Coyote Sun (1990), Armadillo Charm (1996), and 14 Abriles (2010), as well as the children's book Latino Rainbow: Poems About Latino Americans (1995, illustrated by Richard Leonard).

Please read ahead to get the most out of the discussion. The title is located in our Latino Literature database found at this link

You will need your Alvin Sherman Library card credentials to view.

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

Latino Literature Discussio

Friday Movie Matinee Discussion

Friday 09/25/20, 3:00 PM - 3:45 PM

Join us for a lively virtual discussion with Professor Tas Salini, instructor of Film History and Film Appreciation at Broward College. Before we meet, make sure to view the movie The Three Burials of Melquiades Estrada located here which is accessible with your Alvin Sherman Library card credentials.

Tas Salini is a producer, writer, and director with over 24 years of film industry experience. He has directed over 110 music videos that have aired on MTV (USA & Europe), BET and cable and satellite channels worldwide. He has produced and directed seven documentaries including A 20 Year Journey featuring the Grammy winning band Inner Circle and the award-winning documentary The Pan Am Story which aired on PBS. Further, Salini produced, wrote, and directed the romantic comedy Gringo Wedding, a feature film released theatrically and distributed internationally.

He has taught photography, film/video production in England and Austria and currently teaches Film Appreciation and Film History at Broward College.

The discussion will be held in English. You will receive the Zoom link for the program one day before it's held.

Friday Movie Matinee Discussion

My First Fine Arts: Latin GRAMMY Nominee Sonia De Los Santos

Saturday 09/26/20, 2:00 PM - 2:30 PM

Latin-GRAMMY nominee Sonia De Los Santos shares songs in Spanish and English in a special pre-recorded concert for preschool children (ages 3 – 5 years) exclusively for the NSU Alvin Sherman Library via our YouTube channel and Facebook page

Sonia is inspired by various Latin American rhythms including son jarocho, cumbia, gaita, currulao and huayno hailing from Mexico, Colombia and Peru as well as the North American folk traditions from the United States. Messages of joyful community music making, and cultural bridge building will inspire and excite children and grown-ups of all backgrounds. Click here for a sneak peek of Sonia’s sound with her Sonia en Casa series.

My First Fine-Arts is generously funded by PNC Bank’s Grow Up Great initiative. This series is designed for children ages 3 – 5.
Photo Credit: Krysta Brayer

My First Fine Arts: Latin GRAMMY Nominee Sonia De Los Santos


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