Join us as we celebrate el Día de los niños / el Día de los Libros by sharing the book "The Day You Begin" by Jacqueline Woodson and illustrated by Rafael López and an "I Like Me" hand craft session.
"There will be times when you walk into a room and no one there is quite like you." (from "The Day You Begin")
About Día (Día de los niños/El Día de los libros (Day of the Children and Day of the Book):
El Día de los niños/El Día de los libros, also known simply as Día, is a celebration of children, families, and reading that culminates yearly on April 30. “Children’s Day” has been celebrated in many countries around the world officially since 1925.
After learning about Mexico’s tradition of celebrating April 30th as El Día del niño, children’s book author Pat Mora helped create a new holiday in the United States emphasizing the importance of literacy for children of all linguistic and cultural backgrounds, linking families to diverse books, languages and cultures. DIA is also known as Diversity in Action!
For more Día events in Broward County Library , click here-> “Día: Children’s Day/Book Day”
About the African American Research Library and Cultural Center
The Broward County African American Research Library and Cultural Center (AARLCC) is located in the Sistrunk community, one of the oldest historically Black communities named for one of Fort Lauderdale’s first Black physicians. Opening to the public on October 26, 2002, AARLCC became the third public library of its kind in the United States dedicated to the study of Black history and culture. The 60,000 square-foot Center serves as a repository of materials related to the local, national, and international voices of the African diaspora with more than 85,000 books, manuscripts, artifacts, framed art, print, photography, audiovisual, and documents held in our Adult Services Section and Special Collections. The Youth Services Section features a special collection of Coretta Scott King Award books and the Ashley Bryan Art Collection from illustrators of African Descent. AARLCC also features a 5,000 sq. ft. museum, a 300-seat state-of-the-art theatre, and a Computer Training Center.
AGE GROUP: | Tweens | Kids | Families |
EVENT TYPE: | Story Time | Crafting/Makers | Books |
TAGS: | Día: Children’s Day/Book Day |
|Mon, Jun 05||10:00PM to 8:00PM|
|Tue, Jun 06||10:00AM to 6:00PM|
|Wed, Jun 07||10:00PM to 8:00PM|
|Thu, Jun 08||10:00AM to 6:00PM|
|Fri, Jun 09||10:00AM to 6:00PM|
|Sat, Jun 10||10:00AM to 6:00PM|
|Sun, Jun 11||Closed|