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Gilroy Library 350 W. Sixth Street 408.842.8207 sccl.org/locations/Gilroy The Gilroy Library will feature book displays and special activities celebrating National Hispanic Month, including bilingual Storytime programs. The library offers a Spanish language ebook service; call for dates for orientation classes on how to use this service. Saturday 9/16 12-2 pm Arts and Crafts Monday 9/18 7 pm Pajama Storytime and Crafts Tuesday 9/19 4 pm Family Storytime and Crafts Donations of photos and objects pertaining to local history (family genealogy charts, items handed down from ancestors such as clothes and accessories, awards, photographs, and newspaper or magazine clippings) are welcomed. Contact your local historical society to learn more. Gilroy Historical Society and Museum 195 5th Street, Gilroy gilroyhistoricalsociety.org • 408.846.0446 Morgan Hill Historical Society 17860 Monterey Road, Morgan Hill morganhillhistoricalsociety.org • 408.779.5755 Morgan Hill Library The County of Santa Clara 660 W Main Avenue 408.779.3196 sccl.org/Locations/Morgan-Hill The Morgan Hill Library will precede Hispanic Heritage Month with several bilingual programs highlighting Hispanic art, music and literature. Partnered with the Consulate General of México and local community partners and volunteers for the 13th annual Binational Health Week (BHW), one of the largest health mobilization efforts of federal, state and local governments in the Americas. Most activities and events are free to participants. Monday 9/11 7 pm Mexican Bark Painting for adults. Children accompanied by an adult may attend. October 2 Escuela Popular Health Fair hosted by Escuela Popular Tuesday, 9/12, 7 pm Mariachi Music and Crafts Wednesday 9/13 6:30 pm Family Loteria Night October 7 BHW Kick-Off Event hosted by BHW partners Saturdays 10:15 am Bilingual Storytime. Stories in English and Spanish. October 8 Day on the Bay Festival Hosted by County Supervisor Dave Cortese Gilroy and Morgan Hill Historical Societies October 14-15 Open Air Health Fair Hosted by The Health Trust Contact: Maritza Rodriguez, 408.793.2709 Maritza.Rodriguez@phd.sccgov.org Our historical societies play a vital role in preserving local history and culture, including our Hispanic heritage. Both organizations archive historic records and artifacts, bring history to life through community events, and support history education programs in local schools. Local videographers at 152 West Productions film oral histories for both organizations, including histories of founding families with Hispanic roots. These films will be shown at upcoming events. 30 GILROY • MORGAN HILL • SAN MARTIN City of Gilroy The Gilroy City Council will recommend to renew its proclamation declaring the month of September as National Hispanic Heritage Month. SEPTEMBER/OCTOBER 2017 gmhtoday.com