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Celebration of the Month Library Exhibits: Latinx Heritage Month

Celebrate monthly events with these commemorative library exhibits!

In Person Exhibits September 15-October 13, 2022

Voces Americanas

Latino Literature in the United States     

                                                                                                          Carmen Lomas Garza “Barbacoa para Cumpleaños” alkyds on canvas, 36” x 48” © 1993.                                                                                                                                         Excerpt from “In My Family / En mi familia,” published by Lee & Low Books, New York (888) 320-3190

(located next to the Circulation Desk) 

Beginning September 15, the Ozuna Library will present Voces Americanas: Latino Literature in the United States,an exhibition produced by Humanities Texas, the state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities.

A literary renaissance has been going on in the United States for decades. It includes poetry, prose and drama of the American experience for Spanish speaking peoples.

A celebratory survey of works by Latinos, “Voces Americanas” presents images of authors, books, movie stills, public presentations and illustrations part of this literary renaissance. “Voces Americanas” is based on an original exhibition at the University of Houston Library that documented a quarter century of Hispanic publishing in the United States.


Images of Valor

Latinos and Latinas of World War II 

(located next to OZU 217) 


Beginning September 15, the Ozuna Library will present Images of Valor:  Latinos and Latinas of World War II,, an exhibition created by the School of Journalism and Center for Mexican American Studies at The University of Texas at Austin and produced by Humanities Texas, the state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities.

Through images and stories, this twelve-panel exhibition provides a historical overview of U.S. Latino participation in World War II. In addition to photographs from the Voces Oral History Center archives, “Images of Valor” incorporates contemporary photographs of men and women of the WWII generation by photojournalist Valentino Mauricio. The exhibition focuses on individual stories that reveal larger themes such as citizenship and civil rights and features excerpts from the more than 500 oral history interviews that were part of the project.

The exhibitions are located in Ozuna Library (2nd floor)  and will be available to the public from September 15-October 13, 2022. For more information, visit the library website or contact Cynthia Sanchez  210-486-3563.


Virtual Exhibits Celebrating Latinx Month  (see below)


Celebrating Hispanic Heritage in Murals | Picture This: Library of Congress Prints & Photos

Flags from Spanish Speaking Countries

Flag of Argentina


Bolivian Flag


Flag of Chile


Flag of Colombia


Flag of Costa Rica


Flag of Cuba


Flag of Dominican Republic


Flag of Ecuador


Flag of El Salvador


Flag of Guatemala


Flag of Honduras


Flag of Mexico


Flag of Nicaragua


Flag of Panama


Flag of Paraguay


Flag of Peru


Flag of Puerto Rico


Flag of Spain


Flag of Uruguay


Flag of Venezuela


More about Hispanic Heritage Month

Palo Alto College's Latinx Heritage Month celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month

What is Hispanic Heritage Month?

Hispanic Heritage Month recognizes and celebrates the contributions Americans tracing their roots to Spain, Mexico, Central America, South American and the Spanish-speaking nations of the Caribbean have made to American society and culture. The observance was born in 1968 when Congress authorized the president to issue an annual proclamation designating National Hispanic Heritage Week. Just two decades later, lawmakers expanded it to a monthlong celebration, stretching from September 15 to October 15.

The timing is key. Hispanic Heritage Month — like its shorter precursor — always starts on September 15, a historically significant day that marks the anniversary of independence of five Latin American countries: Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras and Nicaragua. The designated period is also a nod to those from Mexico and Chile, which celebrate their independence on Sept. 16 and Sept. 18, respectively.

Library Resources

Book Resources

Streaming Video

Book Discussion

Join us for Palo Alto College's first book discussion during Latinx Heritage Month 2022: Book Discussion for Little Joe ¡No Llore, Chingòn! by Emma González

Registration is open through September 30 for the  Ozuna Library .  The book discussion will be held on  October 11 at 11am in the Legacy Room (OZU 101).  The book discussion will be open to students, faculty, staff, and community. Complete this form to reserve a spot and receive a free print copy of the book. Free books available while supplies last.  Contact  Cynthia Sanchez at for more information.

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