TCCL Celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month With Virtual Events

TULSA, Okla. – The Tulsa City and County Library and Hispanic Resource Center provide additional opportunities for Tulsans to share and honor the many colorful traditions of Hispanic heritage in September and October.

This year’s online celebrations, which run from September 15 to October 15, include cooking demonstrations, a virtual event with award-winning educator and author Felicia Rose Chavez, a community mural project and more.

The annual celebration is coordinated by TCCL’s Hispanic Resource Center, which provides cultural, informational and educational resources, as well as activities and services for Spanish and English speaking families.

The center was created to meet the educational and cultural needs of the growing Hispanic community in Tulsa County.

Free virtual events include:

“Community mural project”

Library branches have created a community wall kit for all ages to honor the heritage and culture of local artists. Each branch has the kits available from Wednesday September 15th. Each kit will come with the story of a Latinx artist and invite anyone to recreate one of his masterpieces. People can return their finished canvas to your local library by Friday, October 15.

“Takeaway Hispanic Heritage Crafts”

Guests can visit the Kendall-Whittier Library, located at 21 S. Lewis Ave., and purchase a take-home Mexican art project to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month.

“Kitchen with the Hispanic Resource Center”

On Wednesday September 15, September 29, October 13 and October 27, anyone can join TCCL for a cooking tutorial featuring a variety of dishes from across Latin America. The tutorials will be streamed live on the Hispanic Resource Center Facebook page.

“In conversation with Marcelo Hernandez Castillo”

On Thursday, October 7, TCCL invites clients to a reading and discussion with Marcelo Hernandez Castillo, poet and author of “Children of the Land”. It is co-organized by Fulton Street Coffee & Books. The event will be hosted via Zoom and streamed live on the Hispanic Resource Center’s Facebook page. No registration is required.

“National Museum of Hispanic Art: Meet the Curator”

Thursday, October 14 anyone can meet and speak with the curator of the National Museum of Hispanic Art and learn about the museum’s current exhibits and permanent collections. The event will be hosted via Zoom and streamed live on the Hispanic Resource Center’s Facebook page. No registration is required.

For more information on TCCL’s Hispanic Heritage Month activities, call the AskUs helpline, 918-549-7323, or visit the library’s website.

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