Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month with virtual paint party


Driftwood Public Library and the Lincoln City Cultural Center will be co-sponsoring a virtual paint party to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month on Thursday, Oct. 15, at 4 p.m. The party will take place online via Zoom, and all are invited to attend. Free art kits will be available to participants.

Hispanic Heritage Month recognizes and celebrates the contributions made to society and culture by Americans who trace their roots to Spain, Mexico, Central America, South America and the Spanish-speaking nations of the Caribbean. It began in 1968 when Congress authorized the president to issue an annual proclamation designating National Hispanic Heritage Week. Two decades later, lawmakers expanded it to a month-long celebration, stretching from Sept. 15 to Oct. 15.

For those interested in attending the virtual art event, call the library at 541-996-2277 and press 1 from the menu. Tell them you’re interested in signing up for the virtual paint party, and they’ll set aside a supply kit for you and make an appointment for you to pick it up at the library’s Galley Avenue entrance (let library officials know if getting to the library is problematic). The kit will contain a canvas, a paint palette, a set of acrylic paints in basic colors and paintbrushes, as well as the information needed to join the Zoom event on Oct. 15. Supplies are limited.

Driftwood Public Library is located at 801 SW Highway 101, on the second floor of the city hall building. During the library’s closure, curbside service is being offered: items may be picked up by appointment. Call 541-996-2277 or email [email protected] for details. Information can also be found online at www.driftwoodlib.org.

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