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.

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Vinora Hamilton

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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