Hispanic Heritage Month begins in September, and there are ways for people to celebrate this time with the Atlantic City Free Public Library.
The city’s annual Hispanic Heritage Month Celebration — presented by La Casa Dominicana, the City of Atlantic City, Azteca Organization and library — will be held from 12 to 2 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 18, at Police and Firemen’s Memorial Plaza (located between City Hall and the library). This free event will include music and dance performances, and appearances by special guests. Please call (609) 334-5459 for information.
Also, the library’s Fun Day Sunday program at 2 p.m. Sept. 22 will feature a musical performance by Dicupé II. The show is free.
The group draws its inspiration from classic soul and incorporates a multicultural polyrhythmic sound with jazz-induced progressions to create an unmistakably Latin feel.
Dicupé has performed in venues throughout Atlantic City, New York and Philadelphia. The group’s song “Quiero Dormir Cansado” reached No. 9 on the WFDU 89.1 FM (New York) charts.
Call (609) 345-2269, ext. 3112, for more information about the Fun Day Sunday musical performance.
Americans observe National Hispanic Heritage Month from Sept. 15-Oct. 15, by celebrating the histories, cultures and contributions of citizens whose ancestors came from Spain, Mexico, the Caribbean and Central and South America.
Sept. 15 marks the anniversary of independence for Latin American countries Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras and Nicaragua. Mexico and Chile celebrate their independence days on Sept. 16 and 18, respectively.
Interested in learning more about Hispanic Heritage Month? The library offers terrific eResources (Recursos Electronicos en Espanol) — such as ¡Informe! And Referencia Latina — related to National Hispanic Heritage Month and Hispanic/Latino heritage in general.
With full-text articles from the most popular Spanish-language and bilingual periodicals, ¡Informe! provides quality Hispanic reference material – not just Spanish translations of English-language materials.
Referencia Latina offers content from a variety of sources including encyclopedias, health reports, a Spanish-English dictionary and full text of more than 100 reference books and dozens of general interest magazines. To use either of these great resources — ¡Informe! or Referencia Latina — visit the library’s website — www.acfpl.org — click on the Learn tab and then Premium eResources. Both ¡Informe! and Referencia Latina are listed under Recursos Electronicos en Español.
Atlantic City Library cardholders can use these resources 24 hours a day from any device with an Internet connection. Those who don’t have an Atlantic City Library card can access them from a library computer.