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CELEBRATE LIBRARIES WITH ALA PRESIDENT LOIDA GARCIA-FEBO

North Miami, FL – 2/6/2019

CELEBRATE LIBRARIES WITH ALA PRESIDENT LOIDA GARCIA-FEBO AT THE NORTH MIAMI PUBLIC LIBRARY’S BLACK HISTORY MONTH ART OPENING  


The City of North Miami’s 2019 Black History Month Celebration will kick-off this Friday, Feb. 8, with a Welcoming Reception and Art Opening. The NoMi Library will host a special welcome reception for American Library Association (ALA) President, Loida Garcia-Febo. The welcome reception is in conjunction with the 2019 Black History Month Art Exhibit, As A Matter of Black: A Seat at the Table, curated by MUCE 305.   
  
The North Miami Public Library was one of five libraries selected nationwide to be part of a cross-country tour in support of ALA’s national campaign, “Libraries = Strong Communities.   
“As cornerstones of democracy, libraries empower users to make informed decisions by providing free access to information,” said Garcia-Febo. “Libraries provide more than just books. They support community engagement and the delivery of new services that connect closely with patrons’ needs. As libraries transform, we should seize every opportunity to showcase their magnificent work.”     

Amy Johnson, Director of the Florida State Division of Library and Information Services added   “This is an extraordinary privilege and a rich opportunity for a Florida library to demonstrate the many ways we seek to transform and meet the everyday needs of our community.”   

 As a Matter of Black is an annual exhibition curated by Bart Mervil of the Miami Urban Contemporary Experience. The exhibition will explore the significance of having a seat at the table. Five visual artists will present their perspective on having a seat at the table: socially, economically, politically, and casually within the context of the black life experience.   

For more details about the City of North Miami’s exciting 2019 Black History Month event line-up, visit NorthMiamiFL.gov/celebrate.
 
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