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FERRIS PUBLIC LIBRARY: More than Books (September 21, 2023)

Hispanic Heritage Month is celebrated nationwide Sept.15 – Oct. 15 by honoring the contributions and influence of Hispanic Americans in history, culture, and achievements.

Sept. 15 is significant because it is the anniversary of independence for several Latin American countries, including Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, and Nicaragua. Mexico and Chile celebrate their independence days on Sept. 16 and Sept. 18, respectively.

Additionally, many Latin and Spanish-speaking countries commemorate their indigenous people by celebrating Día de la Raza on Oct. 12, which also falls within these 30 days.

Reading a book by a Hispanic author, attending an event or trying a new recipe are some fun and simple ways to commemorate this month.

Stay tuned for upcoming events at the Ferris Public Library.

Story Time for preschool children is held every Wednesday at 10:30 a.m. Children are treated to stories, fun activities, and a snack. 

After-School Game Time for ages 7 through 17 is held every Thursday from 3:30 – 5 p.m. Kids may play board games or the PS5 on the large screen.

NEW BOOKS: “Family Lore” by Elizabeth Acevedo, “Learned by Heart” by Emma Donoghue, “Happiness” by Danielle Steel, “My Friend Anne Frank: The Inspiring and Heartbreaking True Story of Best Friends Torn Apart and Reunited Against All Odds” (Dewey 940) by Hannah Pick-Goslar, and “Microsoft Word Step by Step” (Dewey 005) released 2023 by Joan Lambert.  

BOOK BLURB: “Family Lore: A Novel” by Elizabeth Acevedo, published August, 2023. From the bestselling, National Book Award–winning author Elizabeth Acevedo comes the story of one Dominican American family told through the voices of its women as they await a gathering that will forever change their lives.


The library is located at 301 E. 10th St., across from Mutz Ballpark. Library staff may be reached at or (972) 544-2110, Option 9.

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208 S Central St. 
Ferris, TX 75125