“Selena, Queen of Tejano Music” by Silvia Lopez will be read on Oct. 9.

Five special story times are planned in celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month (Sept. 15 – Oct. 15) at the i.d.e.a. Museum.

Books selected aim to showcase Hispanic contributions to the arts, from authors and illustrators to visual and performance artists. All story times take place on Saturdays.

On Sept. 18 and Oct. 16, the museum staff will present traditional story times in the reading nook within our Robo Art exhibition. Both begin at 11:15 a.m.

While on Sept. 25, Oct. 2 and Oct. 9, staff will offer an Artful Tales Story Time, which feature a related art, music and/or movement activity immediately after the book reading. These three drop-in programs will be held in the HUB Classroom. Supplies for the activities are included with your museum admission.

The tentative schedule

“Diego Rivera: His World and Ours” by Duncan Tonatiuh will be read on Oct. 2.

  • Sept. 18: What Can You Do with a Paleta? by Carmen Tafolla
  • Sept. 25: Just Behave Picasso by Jonah Winter, followed by a Picasso-inspired art activity (featured in image above)
  • Oct. 2: Diego Rivera: His World and Ours by Duncan Tonatiuh, followed by a mural-making activity
  • Oct. 9: Queen of Tejano Music: Selena by Silvia Lopez, followed by art and movement activities inspired by her music
  • Oct. 16: The Library’s Secret by A. Galan

Registration is not required for these drop-in events, included with museum admission..