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Autumn Mortenson

Black History Month 2021

Four people you should get to know (and read) for Black History Month 2021

February 02, 2021

This year, as you celebrate the accomplishments and contributions African Americans have made to American society, take time to learn about the Riley-Hickingbotham Library’s four featured authors from four different genres, browse the other books on display and attend one of MORE’s programmed events.

Hispanic Heritage Month library display

Celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month

October 01, 2020

Join the Riley-Hickingbotham Library and La Fuerza, Ouachita's Latinx multicultural organization, in celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month through Oct. 15 as we recognize and honor the contributions of Hispanic Americans.

Black History Month recommendations

12 book recommendations by notable African American authors

February 12, 2020

February is Black History Month – a time to remember the contributions that African Americans have made to our country and our world. Celebrate, commemorate and learn something new about black history as Ouachita’s Riley-Hickingbotham Library spotlights four distinguished African American authors and their books.

Hispanic heritage month banner

Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month

September 19, 2019

Hispanic and Latino Americans have positively shaped our society, so it is only right to celebrate their accomplishments and contributions during Hispanic Heritage Month, held from September 15 to October 15.

Black History Month recommended reads

Celebrate Black History Month: 28 books for 28 days

February 01, 2019

Celebrate Black History Month by exploring one or more of these 28 classic and award-winning must-reads that honor the lives of black Americans, authors, artists, political figures and characters that have changed our world.