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Latino-American History @ SCF Libraries

A State College of Florida Libraries program

2020 Hispanic Heritage Month @ SCF

2019 Hispanic Heritage Month @ SCF

2018 Hispanic Heritage Month @ SCF

2018 Hispanic Heritage Month


Friday, September 14th: 9:00-11:00am

"Café Hispano": Coffee tastings from Hispanic countries

In addition: Invitation for SCF students & staff to sign up for Oral Histories (record their stories related to their Hispanic heritage) throughout the month.

Location: Library & Learning Center - Bldg. 3 - Library Forum


Friday, September 21st: All day

"Hispanic Films Series"

Location: Bldg. 10 - Room 115

NOTE: The room has limited capacity and the event is mainly for SCF students.

Showing the following films:

* 2:00pm: Zama

* 4:30pm: Coco

* 7:00pm: Fantastic Woman


Friday September 28th: 9:00-11:00am

"Café Hispano & Trivia": Coffee tastings, snacks, & Hispanic Trivia questions prepared by SCFCS students

Location: Student Union


October 5th: 3pm

SCFCS "Holiday Desserts from Around the World" with an emphasis on Hispanic countries

Artwork display by SCF Collegiate School students.

Posters will be displayed in the Library's lobbies.


Monday October 15th: 2:00pm

Hispanic Heritage Month Closing Event & Oral Histories Presentation

Location: Library & Learning Center, Bldg. 3 - 1st floor

Unveiling & sharing of Oral Histories recorded throughout the month

2017 Hispanic Heritage Month

New College of Florida & SCF Libraries present...

"The Cubano-American Community Project"


Find out more!

2015/2016 Hispanic Heritage Month

State College of Florida (SCF) Libraries present


Latino Americans: 500 Years of History

State College of Florida Bradenton Library  (Map it)

As part of a series of events on the history of Latino Americans, the SCF Libraries hosted two scholar-led viewing and discussion events that featured the documentary film "Latino Americans," supported by an NEH grant and created for PBS by the WETA public television station.

The second series of events consisted of oral history interviews with local families and SCF students who have immigration stories. We invited immigrant families from our Sarasota and Manatee communities to be part of these conversations!  Read more about it on this page and sign in to participate! We are still taking applications.

On March 18th, 2016, we hosted a Night of Storytelling (a "Noche de Cuentos") for families, with storyteller Carrie Sue Ayvar. Check out our photos and more information here.

Latino Americans: 500 Years of History, produced by the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) and the American Library Association (ALA), is a nationwide public programming initiative that supports the exploration of the rich and varied history and experiences of Latinos, who have helped shape the United States over the last five centuries and who have become, with more than 50 million people, the country's largest minority group.


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2015 Hispanic Heritage Month: Film+Discussion: September 17, 2015


The goals of the "Latino Americans: 500 Years of History" program at SCF are:

* to engage the Latino American communities in Manatee-Sarasota in learning and discussing experiences related to their histories;

* to encourage Manatee-Sarasota Latino Americans and other immigrants to document and preserve their family histories, and to share their culture with the new generations; and

* to bring awareness to the entire community of the diverse cultures that coexist in our Manatee-Sarasota general population and foster understanding among them.