Press Release

Tales Under The Stars and Mini‑Festivals

– All Part of Miami‑Dade Public Library’s 14th Annual International Art of Storytelling –

(MIAMI, APRIL 11, 2014) – Bring your family and friends and gather ‘round for folk tales, fairy tales, and more at the Miami‑Dade Public Library’s Tales under the Stars and Mini‑Festivals, all part of the 14th Annual International Art of Storytelling. These free programs bring together several of the best storytellers and performers to inspire people of all ages and backgrounds and encourage them to celebrate the tradition of storytelling.

The International Art of Storytelling was created by the Miami‑Dade Public Library System in 2000.  Since that time, the library system has partnered with public libraries from 14 countries to explore the role that storytelling plays in education, culture and entertainment. The 2014 partner is the Comune di Milano Settore Biblioteche, Milan, Italy.

Schedules of events are as follows:
Mini Festivals

Saturday, April 12, 11 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Featuring the Florida Grand Opera and the Drum Circle with Lela Lombardo
North Dade Regional Library

Saturday, April 19, 10:30 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Featuring Actors’ Playhouse, Storyteller Carrie Sue Ayvar, and Italian Folk Dancers
Pinecrest Branch

Tales Under the Stars

All attendees at Tales Under the Stars are encouraged to bring their blankets and lawn chairs.

Tuesday, April 15, 7 p.m.
Featuring Storyteller Carrie Sue Ayvar
Miami Lakes Branch

Thursday, April 17, 7 p.m.
Featuring the Momentum Dance Company
Kendale Lakes Branch

Tuesday, April 22, 7 p.m.*
Featuring Storyteller Carrie Sue Ayvar and Italian Folk Dancers
Deering Estate at Cutler

* Presented in partnership with Deering Estate at Cutler.

For more information visit www.mdpls.org.

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

About the Miami-Dade Public Library System
The Miami‑Dade Public Library System (MDPLS), a recipient of the National Medal for Museum and Library Service, serves as a community center and learning place where the Miami‑Dade community meets to exchange ideas, learn, share, and create. The Library strives to ensure that all residents, regardless of socioeconomics, will be enriched through access to materials, technology, art and culture and programs so that they may develop the skills they need to create and produce innovations for the 21st century. Through its 48 locations, bookmobiles, special services, website (www.mdpls.org) and MDPLS iLibrary app, the library proudly serves more than 7 million annual visitors. In the more than 40 years of serving the community, the MDPLS continues to experience tremendous change and growth, evolving with the technological needs and requirements of its diverse community.