MIAMI-DADE PUBLIC LIBRARY SYSTEM'S 40TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION READ-A-THON
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The Miami-Dade Public Library System continues its 40th anniversary celebration with a system wide, simultaneous Read-A-Thon on Thursday, September 15 with a special kick-off at the Main Library – 101 West Flagler Street – at 10 a.m. The Read-A-Thon celebrates the importance of public libraries and also commemorates International Literacy Day - a day which reminds people about the importance of literacy.
All 49 branches of the Library System will set aside an area for the Read-A-Thon where patrons can select a book and read out loud. Everyone is encouraged to visit their nearest branch to participate in this event which celebrates the Library System's milestone birthday and reminds us of the roles public libraries play in providing FREE access to materials, technology, and the pursuit of learning and discovery!
Also at the Main Library, Zimbabwean author Chenjerai Hove will discuss global literacy and the Heartbreak of Banned Books beginning at 6:30 p.m. Mr. Hove is the inaugural 'Miami: City of Refuge' writer-in-residence, a project of the Florida Center for the Literary Arts at Miami Dade College.
For details on this program and for a list all programs, click on the Calendar of Events, or call 305.375.BOOK (2665).
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