Stories written by Victoria Galan

Miami-Dade Library to present ‘Once Upon a Time in Almeria’

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As part of the 13th annual International Art of Storytelling program, the Miami- Dade Public Library System presents “Once Upon a Time in Almeria” by Mark Parascandola, from Apr. 26 to June 3, on the second floor exhibition space in the Main Library, 101 W. Flagler St. The series of photographs captures the region of […]

Miami-Dade Public Library looking for teenage poets

To help celebrate National Poetry Month in April and in commemoration of “Viva 500,” the state of Florida’s 500th anniversary, the Miami-Dade Public Library System is inviting teens, ages 12-19, to pick up a pen and participate in its annual National Poetry Month Contest. The contest starts on Apr. 1 and runs through Apr. 30. […]

‘A Gatsby Affair’ to honor library champion Toby Muir

The Friends of the Miami-Dade Public Library is hosting its second annual fundraiser on Saturday, Mar. 9, 7 p.m., at the Main Library, 101 W. Flagler St. This year’s theme, “Miami Moments 2013: A Gatsby Affair” honors Toby Muir whose family founded the Friends of the Library. Emcee for the evening is Ruth Shack and […]

Friends of the Library schedule annual Book Sale, Dec. 12-15

Book lovers and bargain hunters, get ready for the Friends of the Miami-Dade Public Library’s Annual Book Sale. The sale starts on Wednesday, Dec. 12, and runs through Saturday, Dec. 15, at the Main Library, 101 W. Flagler St. in downtown Miami. Hours of operation are 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Perfectly timed for holiday gift giving, […]

Miami-Dade Library conducting teens T-Shirt Design Contest

The Miami-Dade Public Library System is inviting teens, 12-19, to participate in its annual T-Shirt Design Contest promoting the theme “It Came from the Library!” Entry forms are available through Sept. 8 at all library branches and online at www.mdpls.org The teen with the winning design will receive a Barnes & Noble Nook Color, an […]

Miami-Dade Public Library System to present the Art of Storytelling

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The Miami-Dade Public Library System presents its 12th annual Art of Storytelling (AOS) International Festival Day on Saturday, Apr. 28, from 10:30 a.m. through 4 p.m., at the Main Library, 101 W. Flagler St. in downtown Miami. The event, which is free and open to all ages, begins with a traditional dragon dance in honor […]

MDPLS, Miami Dolphins Foundation present Summer Reading Program

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By Victoria Galan…. The Miami-Dade Public Library System (MDPLS) and the Miami Dolphins Foundation are teaming up for another exciting summer of reading for people of all ages. The 2011 Summer Reading Program continues through Saturday, July 23, with a number of special events and programs in branches throughout the county. The program is divided […]

Library system helps patrons prepare and search for jobs

Internet access at Miami-Dade Public Library branches helps patrons seeking employment.

By Victoria Galan…. To help job seekers prepare and search for jobs, the Miami-Dade Public Library System offers free classes and assistance. From computer classes and access to the Internet, to help with resume writing, job interviewing and test preparation, the library wants to prepare patrons who are entering the job market. Classes are conducted […]