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Madison Public Library Celebrates Latinx Heritage Month

Madison Public Library Celebrates Latinx Heritage Month

In recognition of Latinx Heritage Month, September 15-October 15, Madison Public Library will host a series of events highlighting the achievements and contributions of Hispanic and Latino Americans and celebrating Hispanic and Latino American culture. Throughout the rest of the year, upcoming events in Spanish or about Latinx culture and resources in Spanish will also appear here.

Madison Public Library provides free and equitable access to cultural and educational experiences. The library celebrates ideas, promotes creativity, connects people, and enriches lives, with an emphasis on promoting literacy and equity in library collections, services, and programs.

Upcoming Events


Bilingual Storytime/Hora de cuentos bilingües

October 26, 10:30-11:30AM | Hawthorne Library: Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead)

November 23, 10:30-11:30 | Hawthorne Library: Comida y gratitud (Food and Gratitude)

December 7 10:30-11:30AM | Hawthorne Library: Latinas influyentes (Influential Latinas)

¡LEE y JUEGA junto con otros niños menores de 5 años, en inglés y español! Participar con libros, canciones y experiencias divertidas ayuda a los niños a desarrollar la comunicación, paciencia, empatía y habilidades de la alfabetización temprana y ayuda a desarrollar un amor eternal por la lectura! Los programas de la biblioteca son siempre gratuitos. Los hermanos y los grupos de cuidado infantil son bienvenidos.

READ and PLAY together with children 5 & under in English & Spanish! Engaging with books, songs and playful experiences all help children develop communication skills, patience, empathy, and pre-reading skills​ - and helps to build a lifelong love of reading. Library programs are always free. Siblings and childcare groups are welcome.

Con una invitada especial Araceli Esparza = With special guest Araceli Esparza

Pinney Playdate / Hora de Juger

Mondays, 10-11AM  | Pinney Library

Check the calendar:

Join other neighborhood families for a casual library playdate, featuring open-ended play materials and lots of books! For kids up to age 5 with their caregivers. Siblings welcome.

Vengan a reunirse con otras familias del barrio para jugar en el patio de la biblioteca, con juguetes abiertos y muchos libros. Para niños de hasta 5 años, con sus cuidadores. Hermanos/as son bienvenidos.

We Make: Calaveras (Sugar Skulls)

Tuesday, November 1, 4:30PM | Hawthorne Library

Drop-in anytime between 4:30PM-5:30PM and make a Calavera. All materials are provided and take your Sugar Skull with you when you leave. This is a special workshop in celebration of Dia de los Muertos. Workshop attendees are also invited to add photographs of loved ones who passed to the Hawthorne Community OfrendaYouth 5 and under will require extra assistance from a caregiver.​​​​​​​


Explore Online Resources


Spanish Art of the Picture Book Collection
Many of these books were sourced from a trip to Guadalajara back in 2019 and they feature books on a variety of topics written and illustrated by Latinx folx. LEARN MORE

Kanopy Streaming Service
Kanopy is home to 30,000+ titles, including a fantastic collection for Latinx Heritage Month! You can watch movies, documentaries, cartoons, and more all from the comfort of your own home using a smart TV, tablet, smart phone, etc. All you need to sign up is your library card. SIGN UP

Latinx Book Lists
You can read books in Spanish, written by Latinx authors or that focus on Latinx characters throughout the month and beyond! Madison Public Library has lists on Latino Fiction, Memoir, History, Poetry and more. START BROWSING

Libby eBooks + Audiobooks

Wisconsin’s Digital Library is a shared, state-wide collection of digital materials available to all Wisconsin public library card holders. It has thousands of popular eBook, eAudiobook, and digital magazine titles that you can read or listen to on most current mobile devices, tablets, phones, or your computer. Check out the celebration of Hispanic Authors they have going on right now! READ ON LIBBY

ComicsPlus is a huge collection of comics, graphic novels and manga available online with your library card! They've got a great collection of bilingual, Spanish and Latinx-driven stories called Hispanic Heritage, Latinx Voices. Plus, the great thing about ComicsPlus is that every title is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week for offline reading -- no waiting on holds lists, no wasting data! TRY IT