Latino Americans: 500 Years of History


The Westmont Public Library was selected to receive a Latino Americans: 500 Years of History grant to foster discussion about Latino history and culture in the United States. The library has also received the six-part documentary film Latino Americans, created for PBS by the WETA public television station. The award-winning series chronicles the history of Latinos in the United States from the 16th century to present day. Learn more about the series at

La Biblioteca Pública de Westmont fue seleccionada para recibir un subsidio para fomentar los diálogos sobre la historia y cultura latina. Así mismo la biblioteca recibió las seis partes del documental Latino Americans, creado por PBS para la estación de televisión pública WETA. Este galardonado documental narra la historia de los latinos en los Estados Unidos desde el siglo 16 hasta el presente. Aprende más sobre estas series en

The $3,000 grant supports the following programs:

Salsa Celebration

See videos of Rica Obsesion at their website.

Past Programs:

  • Peril and Promise
  • Cha Cha Cha: Latin American Dances
  • Empire of Dreams

Missed these programs? Check out the PBS documentary Latino Americans here.

Latino Americans: 500 Years of History has been made possible through a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities and the American Library Association.

Latino americanos: 500 años de historia ha sido posible gracias a la donación del National Endowment for the Humanities y American Library Association.