Celebrate Sonoma County’s rich Hispanic and Latino/a/x history and culture with the library during Hispanic Latinx Heritage Month, which runs from September 15 through October 15. This is a time dedicated to recognizing the achievements and contributions of Hispanic or Latinx people to American society and culture. (“Latinx” is a gender-neutral alternative to the terms Latino or Latina).
The Sonoma County Library will celebrate with exciting free in-person and virtual programs in
English and Spanish, such as Spanish Music & Movement and Papel Picado Workshop for
Celebrations. All events are free to the public and are for all ages.
The library is also offering curated reading lists and resources, such as music playlists, history
and genealogy resources and a list of community partners.
“Enjoy free events, classes and books that reflect our county’s rich and diverse culture and
history,” said Sonoma County Library Adult Services Administrator Aleta Dimas. “Make Sonoma County Library your home for culture, community and learning. La biblioteca es su
The U.S. Census Bureau estimates that 28.3 percent of Sonoma County residents are Hispanic or
Latino as of 2021. According to the Sonoma County Economic Development Board, Sonoma
County is home to the largest Hispanic population in the North Bay region. The board projects
that by 2060 the Hispanic population will make up 40 percent of Sonoma County’s population.
Visit sonomalibrary.org/HLHM or your local library to learn more about the histories, cultures
and contributions of Hispanic and Latino/a/x people. The Sonoma County Library offers a large
collection of English and Spanish books, audiobooks, DVDs, CDs, video games and online
resources for all ages, free with a library card. Make yourself at home in the library.