The Southern Prairie Library System will be hosting a series of programs during National Hispanic Heritage Month. The programs will be on Wednesdays at 4:30 p.m. at the Altus Public Library beginning Sept. 23 through Oct. 14.
These programs will be presented by Nova Noon. Noon originates from Eugene, Oregon. He joined the United States Air Force in 2006 and has been working as a Loadmaster on the C-17 since 2007. He currently instructs the Initial Loadmaster Qualification students at Altus Air Force Base. Noon has two children and enjoys traveling for work and pleasure, working with tools, and teaching.
What is Hispanic Heritage? What does it mean to be Hispanic? People of Hispanic descent have been making an impact on American culture ever since the very earliest days of westward expansion. During this series of fun and educational events, participants will learn about the variety of cultures and countries that Hispanic people call home. Noon will also introduce his audience to Hispanic foods, language, and celebrations.
The program on Sept. 23 will be an introduction to Hispanic cultures and will answer the question “What is Hispanic?” On Sept. 30, the audience will hear a native speaker read a Spanish language poem and will get a chance to sample traditional Hispanic food. On Oct. 7 and 14, Noon will read stories about the traditional holidays of Cinco de Mayo and Dia De los Muertos. Each day he will read a story and offer a presentation followed by related craft activities for the children.
For more information, contact the Altus Public Library at 580-477-2890. You can also like them on Facebook: Southern Prairie Library System.