Press Release

Lifetime Living Through Art Program Returns to the Miami-Dade Public Library

(MIAMI, JANUARY 28, 2014) – Adults 55 and older are invited to get creative at the Miami-Dade Public Library during the new Lifetime Living Through Art program series, which begins on Wednesday, February 5.

This Lifetime Living Through Art program series is supported by a grant to Lifetime Arts by the AARP Foundation and is administered in partnership with the Miami‑Dade Public Library System.

Led by professional teaching artists, the free instructional workshops will engage participants in drawing, painting and photography, with the goal to foster mastery and promote meaningful social engagement – two key ingredients for positive aging.

Interested adults must commit to attending all workshops in the series, and participating in a culminating event to showcase their work. Workshops will be held at the following locations. Interested adults should call the branches to register.

Beginning Painting
February 5 - March 26
Culminating Event: Saturday, March 29, 3 p.m.
Miami Lakes Branch Library
6699 Windmill Gate Rd. • 305-822-6520

Fine Art Digital Photography
February 15 - April 5
Culminating Event: Saturday, April 19, 11 a.m.
North Central Branch Library
9590 NW 27 Ave. • 305-693-4541

Elements and Style of Drawing*
March 27 - May 15
Culminating Event: Thursday, May 22, 2 p.m.
Miami Beach Regional Library
227 22nd St. • 305-535-4219

Principles and Elements of Drawing
March 31 - May 19
Culminating Event: Thursday, May 29, 10 a.m.
Homestead Branch Library
700 N. Homestead Blvd. • 305-246-0168

*Program made possible by the City of Miami Beach, Cultural Affairs Program, Cultural Arts Council.

For more information visit www.mdpls.org.

About Lifetime Arts
Founded in 2008, Lifetime Arts., is a 501(c) 3, nonprofit organization working nationally to promote the creation, expansion and sustainability of professionally conducted arts programs for older adults. Through a variety of services and initiatives, Lifetime Arts provides practical support and resources to organizations that serve older adults. Lifetime Arts has gained national recognition as a major contributor to the development of creative aging policies, best practices, and information services, artists training resources, technical assistance, and advocacy. For more information about Lifetime Arts visit www.lifetimearts.org.

About the AARP Foundation
The AARP Foundation helps struggling seniors by being a force for change on the most serious issues they face today. The Foundation provides: direct assistance, legal advocacy and works to increase awareness about critical issues concerning low‑income older Americans. Every year, AARP Foundation helps millions of seniors who struggle to meet their basic need for nutritious food, safe and affordable housing, adequate income and much-needed personal connections. For more information visit www.aarp.org/aarp‑foundation/.

About the Miami-Dade Public Library System
A recipient of the 2008 National Medal for Museum and Library Service, The Miami‑Dade Public Library System strives to be a compelling community destination by providing a five‑star customer service experience. With 49 branches and two bookmobiles, the library aims to reach every resident of Miami‑Dade County who has a desire for informational, educational and recreational materials. The library provides access to more than 3.9 million books, movies, audiobooks, and more; 1647 public computers; 120 self‑checkout machines, and Wi‑Fi at every location. The library proudly serves more than seven million visitors that come through its doors annually, and another 4.4 million that access collections and services through its website.

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Media Contact:
Jessica Melgarejo Cespedes
305-375-3327
melgarejoj@mdpls.org