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September 27, 2016

5TH Annual Houston LibroFEST and Exhibit at the Houston Public Library
Saturday, October 1, 2016

Houston Public Library invites the community to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month at the 5th Annual Houston LibroFest (Book Fest) on Saturday, October 1, 2016 from 2 PM - 5 PM at the Central Library, 500 McKinney St., 77002. The Houston LibroFEST will feature local and nationally recognized award-winning authors; art; history and culture, activities, performances and more for the entire family.

Visitors can learn about the history of the Hispanic vote in Houston at the Library's exhibit: From Voter Drives to Viva Kennedy: the Latino Vote in Houston, 1930s - 1960s. The League of Women Voters will also be at the event helping to register voters.

LibroFEST and the exhibit are both free and open to the public. For more information visit: www.houstonlibrary.org or call 832-393-1313.

 LibroFEST authors include:

Julissa Arce - My (Underground) American Dream. Ms. Arce is being featured on HBO Latino's one-hour special series, Habla y Vota, September 2016.

Javier O. Huerta - American Copia: An Immigrant Epic.  Huerta will share his experience as an immigrant in America and his journey toward becoming a naturalized citizen.

Rene Colato Lainez - children's book author of Mama the Alien/ Mama la extraterreste.

Gracie Saenz - former Houston City Council member and Mayor Pro Tem for the City of Houston

Diana Davila Martinez - former Texas State Representative


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