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Library Displays for Latinx Heritage Month

The Library is featuring literature, film, and music titles as part of Purchase’s celebration of Latinx Heritage Month. Check out displays in the Music Collection and Library First Floor through October 15th.

Joining in the campus recognition of Latinx heritage month, the Library is featuring several displays of literature, film, and music titles that demonstrate the diversity and richness of the Latinx experience. 

In the literature and film on the first floor, works by canonical authors such as Borges and Garcia Lorca sit beside contemporary writers like novelist Ana Castillo and poet Carmen Jimenez Smith. Critical writings range from cultural histories (a two-volume set of Latino and Latina writers) and scholarly reference sources, e.g the Encyclopedia of Latin American literature to collections of essays such as Entiendes?: queer readings, Hispanic writings and Sexual futures, queer gestures, and other Latina longings. Select films on display include  Alejandro González Iñárritu’s “Amores Perros” and the PBS documentary “Latino Americans.” 

On display in the first floor Music Collection are CD recordings of Latinx artists from the postwar decades to the present. Hear various genres and styles: merengue and mambo, salsa and Latin jazz, Mexican baroque and 17th century Iberian organ music.  The display highlights a dynamic range of classic and contemporary Latin artists and performers, including Machito, Xavier Cugat, Celia Cruz, Willie Colon, Ruben Blades, Marc Anthony, La Lupe, and Alondra De la Parra.

All items on both displays are available for checkout.

The displays, and Latinx Heritage Month, run from September 15th through October 15th.