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Storytellers, Magicians, Music and Giveaways Make for a Great Day of Family Fun at Miami‑Dade Public Library System

– Enjoy art, culture, stories and activities at six community family storytelling festivals –

(Miami, FL – March 2, 2015) Let your imagination be your inspiration as the story begins… once upon a time, había una vez, se te yon lé, and visit one or all of Miami‑Dade Public Library System’s Storytelling Miami family festivals. Bring the entire family to enjoy great stories from featured storytellers, enjoy the illusions of a magician, listen to music and get creative with arts and crafts.

“We invite the community to come out and have a great time,” said Library Administrator Ian Rosenior. “It is a great opportunity to meet your neighbors, listen to stories, and see all the wonderful things your library has to offer.”

The Storytelling Miami Family Festivals will take place every Saturday from March 21 - April 25 from 11 a.m. - 3 p.m. at different branches every week.

Homestead Branch Library
700 N. Homestead Blvd.
Saturday, March 21
Featured performers include Storyteller Salty Sue the Pirate, Magician Robert Hermens, and Mother Goose on the Loose and other performances.

North Dade Regional Library
2455 NW 183 St.
Saturday, March 28
Featured performers include Storyteller Madafo Lloyd Wilson, Andy Offutt Irwin, and Magician Gary Midnight and additional activities.

Arcola Lakes Branch Library
8240 NW 7 Ave.
Saturday, April 4
Featured performers include Storyteller Shenita Greaves, The Bookworm, and Magician Brent Gregory and more events.

West Kendall Regional Library
10201 Hammocks Blvd.
Saturday, April 11
Featured performers include Storyteller Mij Byram, Magician Robert Hermens, Jungle Island Rainforest Adventure and others.

Pinecrest Branch Library
5835 SW 111 St.
Saturday, April 18
Featured performers include Storyteller Baba Lyons, Eco-World Magic Show, Jungle Island Animal Survivors, and many more.

West Dade Regional Library
9445 Coral Way
Saturday, April 25
Featured performers include Storyteller Suzy Hammer, Magician Robert Hermens, Salsa dancers, and Waving Hands.

About the Miami‑Dade Public Library System

The Miami‑Dade Public Library System, a recipient of the National Medal for Museum and Library Service and several National Association of Counties Achievement Awards, serves as a community center and learning place where the Miami Dade community meets to exchange ideas, learn, share and create. MDPLS strives to ensure that all residents, regardless of socioeconomic status, will be enriched through access to materials, technology, programs, and art and culture so they may develop the skills they need to create and produce innovations for the 21st century. Through its 50 locations, bookmobiles, Technobus, special services, website ( and MDPLS iLibrary app, the Library proudly serves more than seven million annual visitors. Serving the community for more than 40 years, MDPLS continues to experience tremendous change and growth, evolving with the technological needs and requirements of its diverse community.


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