The Santa Barbara Public Library has introduced a series of programs that highlight Latin American immigrants in Santa Barbara County, as part of the California Humanities Library Innovation Lab grant, the library announced Tuesday. 

The programs highlight music, poetry, art and Latin American food, the library said in a press release. Programs include an art gallery exhibition, “Things We Do Not Say: Intergenerational Conversations Through Art on Taboo Subjects in Immigrant Families”; a poetry and zine workshop focused on bilingual adults; a recipe contest; and “An Evening of Afro-Latino Music and Dance with Radio Café.” 

The concert will take place on Oct. 15, at 5:30 p.m. at the Central Library Lower Plaza on 40 E. Anapamu Street; the exhibit will run between Sept. 15 and Oct. 30, at Faulkner Gallery Central Library; and the poetry workshop is on Oct. 1 at 5:30 p.m. at the Eastside Library Outdoor Patio. 

The recipe contest is accepting submissions through Oct. 15. Learn more about each event at 

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