Media Contact: Eunicia Baker, MPA - Senior Public Information Officer
City of North Miami
305-893.6511 Ext. 12160


North Miami, FL – 2/7/2019

The City of North Miami’s 2019 Black History Month observance, themed, “Building Strong Communities,” will continue with a Community Celebration at the North Miami Public Library on Saturday, Feb. 9, as part of the library’s line-up of weekend activities celebrating the role of public libraries in diverse and thriving communities.   

The North Miami Public Library’s 2019 Black History Month Community Celebration is a family festival that will feature folkloric music, cultural drum and dance classes by the NSL Dance Ensemble, poetry by Rudy Jean-Bart, contests, giveaways, an African American business expo, appearances by children’s storytellers Lucky Bruno and Benny Bee, along with other activities for families. Notable African American authors for all generations will also make appearances, including: Marvin Dunn and Octavia Yearwood.     

American Library Association (ALA) President, Loida Garcia-Febo will be the honored guest at the Community Celebration, which is a part of Febo’s historic cross-county tour, with stops at the nation’s most exemplary public libraries. North Miami Public Library was one of five libraries selected nationwide to be highlighted as part of ALA’s national campaign, “Libraries = Strong Communities.”    

WHAT: Free Black History Month Community Celebration  

WHEN: Saturday, February 9, 2019, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.   

WHERE: North Miami Public Library Courtyard, 835 NE 132nd Street, North Miami  

For more details about the City of North Miami’s exciting 2019 Black History Month event line-up, visit or call the Parks and Recreation Department at 305-895-9840. Tickets for the 4th Annual NoMi Music Fest are available at All of the City’s 2019 Black History Month events are organized by a team of dedicated staff volunteers.

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