Hispanic Heritage Month 2021

Each year, Americans observe National Hispanic Heritage Month from September 15 to October 15, by celebrating the histories, cultures, and contributions of American citizens whose ancestors came from Spain, Mexico, the Caribbean, and Central and South America. Join the FAU Libraries as we celebrate Hispanic Heritage month with events, activities, collection highlights, and more!

Life as a Hispanic: Heritage and Hope

Tuesday, October 12 at Noon

Join us as we partner with the Broward County Library to host a lively discussion featuring a panel of Hispanic Americans, who are sharing their stories and reflecting on how great our tomorrow can be if we hold onto our resilience and hope. This virtual event will feature speakers with diverse life experiences who are working to make a brighter future with a reminder that we are stronger together. This event is open to community members as well as FAU faculty, staff, and students and will be live online via Zoom. 

Click here to register for this free, online event.

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Hispanic Heritage Month Resources

Hispanic Heritage Month first began as a week-long celebration in 1968. In 1988, President Ronald Reagan expanded the week to a month to celebrate the history, culture, and contributions of the Hispanic and Latinx community. Several Latin American countries also celebrate their independence during this time, including Costa Rica, El Salvador, and Mexico. We have selected a variety of e-books and videos to help you learn more about this rich culture.

 For even more resources, visit our virtual display.


They met in 1928; Frida Kahlo was then 21 years old and Diego Rivera was twice her age. He was already an international reference, she only aspired to become one. An intense artistic creation, along with pain and suffering, was generated by this tormented union, in particular for Frida.


This book offers a historical and comparative overview of the evolution of racial classifications in the United States, Latin America, and the Caribbean.

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The first adult novel in almost fifteen years by the internationally bestselling author of "In the Time of the Butterflies" and "How the Garcia Girls Lost Their Accents".

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Scavenger Hunt to Win Prizes!

This virtual scavenger hunt has challenges that range from taking a photo to answering trivia questions to attending one our events! We can't wait to see your creative answers and post! The winner will be announced on our social media channels, so be sure to follow us at @FAULibraries on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook to see the final results.

Download the Goosechase app and use code QE9D8L


Faculty & Staff Spotlight

Hispanic Heritage Month is a special time for us to be able to hear the stories and traditions from our Library staff. Gaby, our Interlibrary Loan Specialist, submitted this photo of her grandma. Check out our social media (@faulibraries) to see more of what Hispanic Heritage Month means to our staff and their traditions.

Recorded Sound Archives - Spanish/Latin American Recordings

The Spanish/Latin American collection features over 180 recordings with performances by Latin American artists and along with those who made the genre popular in the 1950s such as Xavier Cugat,  Desi Arnaz from I Love Lucy, Carmen Miranda, and Chu Chu Martinez to name a few.

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