Miami Dade College to Celebrate National Library Week April 4-8

Miami, March 22, 2022 – Miami Dade College’s (MDC) Learning Resources Department will once again celebrate National Library Week both virtually and in-person, April 4 – 8 with various events at all eight MDC campuses. This year’s theme is “Connect with Your Library.”

First promoted in 1958, National Library Week is sponsored by the American Library Association (ALA) and observed in libraries across the country each April. All types of libraries – school, public, academic and special – participate.

Multiple Emmy-nominated and Spirit Award-winning actress, comedian, and legendary Saturday Night Live cast member Molly Shannon, will help celebrate our nation’s libraries as the honorary chair of National Library Week.

Below are some highlights of MDC National Library Week events:

Monday, April 4, 11:30 a.m.

National Library Week Kickoff

Wolfson Campus, Library – Room 1216, 300 NE 2nd Ave., Miami

The theme for this year’s National Library Week is “Connect with Your Library.” To kick off the week, students are invited to come by the Wolfson Campus Library and check out the week’s list of planned events as they enjoy light snacks. The first 25 students who connect by checking out a book or DVD will receive an Eat Me Guilt Free brownie goodie bag.

Tuesday, April 5, 12 p.m.

National Library Workers Day Appreciation Luncheon

Hialeah Campus, Learning Resources – Room 1400, 1780 W 49th St, Hialeah, FL 33012

In appreciation of the valuable work of library workers, a luncheon will be served for Learning Resources staff.

Wednesday, April 6, 2 p.m.

Connecting with Comics: Graphic Medicine as a Health Literacy Tool

Hosted Virtually by Medical Campus

Learning Resources will also present a small exhibition of graphic medicine books in the Medical Campus library during the week of National Library Week.  People can also view the Graphic Medicine LibGuide which provides access to graphic medicine resources. Special guest speaker Professor Katie Houk from the University of Nevada – Las Vegas.

Thursday, April 7, 12 p.m.

Seals of the Past: The Lost Art of Handwriting

Padrón Campus, Learning Resources – Room 6011, 627 SW 27th Ave., Miami

Despite the ubiquitous access to electronic devices, traditional letter writing has seen a resurgence in popularity. This interactive workshop provides students with instruction when handwriting letters, so they ensure their message is received clearly by the recipient. There will be several stations where attendees write their letters, select the stationery, envelope, and accessories. There will also have a calligrapher to add the finishing touch. Join us in creating personalized letters using vintage stationery!

Friday, April 8, 6 p.m.

Pop-Up Story Walk

Padrón Campus, Learning Resources – Room 6011, 627 SW 27th Ave., Miami

Pop-up Story Walk is a library event that promotes literacy, voice, and art appreciation using deconstructed children’s storybooks created by MDC Early Education students installed in the Learning Commons at the Padron Campus. This event showcases the Storybook project created by future educators to illustrate the importance of diverse voices, models the power of storytelling, and inspires children to write their own stories too. Begin a homegrown children’s story at the start of a trail, read posted pages along the way, engage with our student authors, and end the walk mingling with the MDC community.

The LibGuide provides a list of MDC’s National Library Week events and serves as the central and virtual hub with a complete list of events and resources for students, faculty, and staff. For a complete schedule of MDC National Library Week events, visit