Latinx Heritage Month Celebration Continues at ICPL

Latinx Heritage Month

The Iowa City Public Library is celebrating Hispanic & Latinx Heritage Month from  September 15 to October 15, spotlighting programs and services to honor all Americans with roots and heritage from Latin America and the Iberian Peninsula. ICPL recognizes their contribution to our nation all year, especially this month of nationwide celebration. 

National Hispanic Heritage Month is celebrated in the United States from September 15 to October 15 to recognize the histories, cultures, and contributions of Americans with roots in Spain, Mexico, the Caribbean, and Central and South America. 

Below is a list of programs and resources that the Iowa City Public Library put together  to commemorate this celebration:


Spanish Bilingual Storytime

Join us on Tuesdays from 10:30 to 11 a.m. for Spanish Bilingual Storytime! Every week, there will be a fun theme with plenty of repetition from previous weeks in order to enhance language learning. Get ready for a lot of movement with singing, dancing, activities, stories, and rhymes in Spanish and English. Children of all ages and their caregivers are welcome to join us.


Latin American Music and Storytelling with Karin Stein

Thursday, October 6, 2022 
10:30 to 11 a.m.
Storytime Room

Join us October 6 for a very special Storytime celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month with Colombian musician Karin Stein. She will present a bilingual, family-friendly, music and storytelling program at the Library! Ms. Stein is part of a group called EcoMadres. EcoMadres is a group of mothers and fathers who fight for clean air and the health of our children.

She will read the picture book, Señorita Mariposa, about the monarch butterfly migration based on an original, bilingual song by Mister G. She will also share her passion and talent for Latin American music through an interactive concert to be enjoyed by the whole family!


Spanish Bilingual Family Storytime

Saturday, October 8, 2022 
10:30 to 11 a.m.
Storytime Room

Family Storytime is recommended for all ages and includes both shorter and longer stories combined with action games and activities.


Family Night: Encanto Karaoke Fiesta!

Wednesday, October 12, 2022 -

4 to 5 p.m. 
Storytime Room

Do you love the movie Encanto, which takes place in Colombia? Are you ready to have fun singing the songs with other Encanto lovers? Come celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month by singing karaoke, enjoying a special Colombian drink, and creating your version of the doors from the movie Encanto, with your own portrait and powers.

To celebrate National Hispanic Heritage Month, ICPL is pleased to present this collection of films on Kanopy. To view these narrative and documentary titles honoring the Hispanic community, go to


Reading Recommendation

Celebrate Hispanic and Latino Heritage by reading books by Latino/a/x Heritage authors and books in Spanish. The ICPL team put together a suggestion list available at:


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