Miami Dade College will celebrate National Library Week April 4-8

Miami, March 22, 2022 – Miami Dade College (MDC) The Learning Resources Department will once again celebrate National Library Week, Virtual and In-Person, April 4-8 with various events across all eight MDC campuses. This year’s theme is “Connect to Your Library”.

First promoted in 1958, National Library Week is sponsored by the American Library Association (ALA) and observed in libraries nationwide each April. All types of libraries – school, public, university and special – participate.

Multi-Emmy-nominated, Spirit Award-winning actress, comedian and legendary Saturday Night Live actress Molly Shannon will help celebrate our nation’s libraries as Honorary Chair of National Library Week.

Here are some highlights of MDC’s National Library Week events:

Monday, April 4, 11:30 a.m.

National Library Week kicks off

Wolfson Campus, Library – Room 1216, 300 NE 2nd Ave., Miami

The theme for this year’s National Library Week is “Connect to Your Library”. To kick off the week, students are invited to come to the Wolfson Campus Library and check out the week’s scheduled events while enjoying light snacks. The first 25 students who log in by viewing a book or DVD will receive a bag of Eat Me Guilt Free brownie goodies.

Tuesday, April 5, 12 p.m.

National Library Workers’ Day Appreciation Luncheon

Hialeah Campus, Learning Resources – Room 1400, 1780 W 49th St, Hialeah, FL 33012

In appreciation of the valuable work of the library workers, a lunch will be served to the Learning Resources staff.

Wednesday April 6, 2 p.m.

Connecting with Comics: Graphic Medicine as a Tool for Health Literacy

Hosted virtually by Medical Campus

Learning Resources will also feature a small display of graphic medicine books in the Medical Campus Library during the week of National Library Week. People can also check out the Graphic Medicine LibGuide which provides access to graphic medicine resources. Special guest speaker, Professor Katie Houk from the University of Nevada – Las Vegas.

Thursday, April 7, 12 p.m..

Seals of the Past: The Lost Art of Handwriting

Padrón Campus, Learning Resources – Room 6011, 627 SW 27th Ave., Miami

Despite the ubiquitous access to electronic devices, traditional letter writing has seen a resurgence in popularity. This interactive workshop provides students with instructions on handwriting letters, so they can ensure their message is received clearly by the recipient. There will be several stations where participants will write their letters, select stationery, envelope and accessories. There will also be a calligrapher to add the final touch. Join us to create personalized letters using vintage stationery!

Friday, April 8, 6 p.m.

Pop-up Story Walk

Padrón Campus, Learning Resources – Room 6011, 627 SW 27th Ave., Miami

Pop-up Story Walk is a library event that promotes literacy, voice and art appreciation using deconstructed children’s storybooks created by MDC Early Education students housed in the Learning Commons of the Padron campus. This event showcases the Storybook Project created by future educators to illustrate the importance of diverse voices, model the power of storytelling, and inspire children to write their own stories too. Start a local children’s story at a trailhead, read the posted pages along the way, engage with our student authors, and finish the walk mingling with the MDC community.

The LibGuide provides a listing of MDC National Library Week events and serves as a central, virtual hub with a comprehensive list of events and resources for students, faculty, and staff. For a full schedule of MDC National Library Week Events, visit https://libraryguides.mdc.edu/NLW.

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