Miami Dade College Celebrates National Library Week 2023

Miami, April 10, 2023 – Miami Dade College (MDC) will once again celebrate the hard work and dedication of librarians everywhere during National Library Week, sponsored by the American Library Association (ALA) April 24 – April 28. MDC will host various activities at all MDC campuses to honor its librarians.

Under the theme “There is More to the Story,” this year’s National Library Week showcases the library’s multi-faceted function, not just as a hub of stories in various formats but also as a place that brings communities and visitors together to learn, study, attend lectures and workshops, use technology and connect with others.

See below some National Library Week events at MDC. For a complete list, visit


1780 W 49th Street  

Sharing Stories: Our Favorite Books, Films & Games

All week, all day, Learning Resources – Room 1400 

Librarians, library staff and tutors share their favorite books, graphic novels, films and games.


500 College Terrace  

Scavenger Hunt

Wednesday, April 26, 9 a.m. to noon, Learning Resources – Room D 101

Join Homestead Learning Resources for a scavenger hunt located inside the Library. Students will speak with librarians and library staff to explore the new collection, answer questions for the hunt and discover all that the library has to offer.


11011 SW 104 Street

Haiku Board

All week, all day, Learning Commons – Room 2231 

5-7-5, the classic haiku formula – a simple yet powerful way to express how you feel! Share your thoughts, experiences, challenges and triumphs in the form of a haiku, the ancient Japanese art of poetry. The “Haiku Board” invites students and staff to compose and share their own poetic creations.


950 NW 20th Street  

Don’t get burned by the challenge: Get your SPF lip balm!

Monday, April 24, all day – Library – Room 1202

Staff and students will receive free sunscreen lip balm at the library if they can name one challenged book, which the American Library Association released in 2023.


11380 NW 27 Avenue & 6300 NW 7 Avenue

If You Were a Book, What Would Your Title Be?

All week, all day, Learning Resources – Room 2211 and Meek Center Library – Room 1202  

Attendees connect and get to know each other to produce a book title that describes them and place that title on a whiteboard for everyone to see.


627 SW 27 Avenue

Literati Book Club Presents Time Is a Mother by Ocean Vuong

Tuesday, April 25 at 1 p.m., virtual event

In this deeply intimate second poetry collection, Ocean Vuong searches for life among the aftershocks of his mother’s death, embodying the paradox of sitting within grief while being determined to survive beyond it. Join the Zoom presentation here.


3800 NW 115 Avenue

You’re a Library Poet and Didn’t Know It!

Wednesday, April 26, all day, Library – Room 1125

Engage your inner poet at the Poetry Creation Station located in the library.


300 NE 2nd Avenue   

MDC Libraries Way Back When

All week, all day –  Library – Room 1216  

In collaboration with the Lynn and Louis Wolfson II Florida Moving Images Archives housed at MDC Wolfson Campus, the library will share a curated collection of digitized historical photographs. Enjoy transformation of the MDC Libraries throughout the years.