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Hispanic Heritage Month events planned

The Village will celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month, which runs annually from Sept. 15 to Oct. 15, with a host of new community events in 2023.

Author Prisca Dorcas Mojica Rodríguez will visit the Veteran’s Room at the Oak Park Public Library, 834 Lake St. on Sept. 24 at 1 p.m. for a discussion on her book “For Brown Girls with Sharp Edges and Tender Hearts,” and more.

Later that week, on Sept. 28, there will be a community roundtable discussion centered around the theme of prosperity, progress and power, also in the Oak Park Public Library’s Veterans Room at 6 p.m. Complimentary refreshments will be served.

In October, the Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion is hosting a community conversation on the Village’s language access needs on Oct. 4 at 6 p.m. at Village Hall, 123 Madison St.

Fun for the whole family awaits at the Village’s ¡Viva! Festival planned for Oct. 7 on the south lawn at Village Hall. The daytime event will feature food, entertainment, activities for kids and more.

Finally, the Village’s Hispanic Heritage Month celebration will wrap up the evening of Oct. 13 with an outdoor screening of Disney’s Encanto on the south lawn at Village Hall.

For more information about Hispanic Heritage Month and these upcoming events, visit or email