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National Library Week

April 3-9, 2022 is National Library Week, a time to highlight the essential role libraries, librarians and library workers play in transforming lives and strengthening communities.

Welcome to your library, National Library Week April 3 - 9, 2021

National Library Week: Connect with Your Library

Miami Dade College’s 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. 

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.

The theme for National Library Week 2022, “Connect with Your Library,” promotes the idea that libraries are places to get connected to technology by using broadband, computers, and other resources. Libraries also offer opportunities to connect with media, programs, ideas, and classes—in addition to books.

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. 

This LibGuide provides a list of MDC’s National Library Week events and resources for students, faculty, and staff. Event descriptions and information on how to join are below. To join virtual events click on the event title to join on the specified date and time. On-campus events have detailed location information listed after the event descriptions.

Join the Events

Weeklong (Monday - Friday)

Hialeah Campus

All Day

Gratitude via Owl Post

Show your appreciation of the library staff by writing a letter or short message to them. Make it even more "magical" by sending it via owl post! Visit our Owl Post at Learning Resources throughout the week to write and share your message thanking the tutors, librarians, and library workers for all they do in support of students and MDC.

Learning Resources – Room 1400

12:00pm
              

Escape from the Restricted Section (virtual & on-campus)

Can you escape the library’s Restricted Section and outsmart the librarians?! Test and enhance your library (and Harry Potter) knowledge in this virtual escape room developed by your MDC librarians and fellow Potterheads.

Learning Resources – Room 1400

 

Homestead Campus

All Day
              

Campus Top Book Picks display

Join Homestead Learning Resources (LR) to find out about the books most recommended by our librarians and LR staff. You can read the reasons for the recommendations and will have the chance to vote for your favorite book. The campus top picks will be announced on Friday, April 8th.

Learning Resources – Room D 101  

All Day

Tell us what you love about your library 

Join Homestead Learning Resources by sharing with others what you love about our library. A big board will be displayed where students and staff can write. Markers will be provided.

Learning Resources – Room D 101  

 

Kendall Campus

All Day

Connecting Through Crafts in Your Library

Stop by the Library to connect and create your own craft.  
Help celebrate by photographing your work and posting on social media with the hashtags #mdckendall #NationalLibraryWeek #LibrariesTransform.

Library – Building 2

All Day
              

Say It with a Post-It

Visit the Library and leave an appreciation note to your friendly librarian, library worker, or staff member who has helped you. Whether it was in person or virtually, let them know how much we appreciate the work they do. See our interactive table at the Library entrance. If you post on social media, don’t forget the hashtags #mdckendall #NationalLibraryWeek #LibrariesTransform.

Library – Building 2

All Day

Spotlighting the Student Library Worker

Follow @mdckendall for more information and meet our student workers. Help celebrate by photographing your work and posting on social media with the hashtags #mdckendall #NationalLibraryWeek #LibrariesTransform.

Library – Building 2

 

Medical Campus

All Day
              

Have You Thanked Your Librarian Lately? 

Come into the Medical Campus library to write a quick note of thanks to your library and learning resources staff on our whiteboard stand from April 4-8.

Library – Room 1202 

 

North & Meek Campuses

All Day
              

Book Display: “The History of Library Architecture” 

Discover how libraries evolved over the years. Explore the diverse architectural designs of libraries around the world through this unique library book display.

North Campus  
Library Atrium – Room 2101 

Carrie P. Meek Entrepreneurial Education Center 
Meek Center Library – Room 1202 

All Day

The Evolution of Libraries 

Love libraries?  Come learn more about them.  Don't like libraries?  Let us change that.  This gallery showcases how libraries have evolved.  Discover the fascinating history of these places that hold our books and sometimes, even our memories.

North Campus  
Library Atrium – Room 2101

Carrie P. Meek Entrepreneurial Education Center 
Meek Center Library – Room 1202 

All Day

Thank a Librarian 

Ever been helped by a librarian?  Leave them a note to show your appreciation.  Throughout National Library Week, there will be a gratitude board on which you can leave notes for those who work at the library. 

North Campus  
Library Atrium – Room 2101

Carrie P. Meek Entrepreneurial Education Center 
Meek Center Library – Room 1202 

 

Padrón Campus

All Day
              

Thank a Librarian 

A day to recognize the valuable contributions made by our librarians. Stop by, say hi, and thank your favorite librarian. There will be a gratitude window on which you can write a thank you note to your librarian.

Learning Resources – Room 6011  

 

West Campus

All Day
              

Thank Your Favorite Library Worker Wall 

Stop by the West Campus Library throughout the week and leave a thank you note for your favorite Library Worker!!

Library – Room 1124

 

Wolfson Campus

All Day
              

Bookmark Contest Winners   

Learning Resources at Wolfson Campus ran a bookmark design contest from February 1-March 11 open to all current students college wide. During National Library Week, the first and second place winners will be announced and presented with a certificate and a printed copy of their bookmark design. Winners and their art will be posted on the Bookmark Contest LibGuide and Learning Resources Facebook page.

Library – Room 1216 

All Day

MDC Libraries Way Back When

In collaboration with the Lynn and Louis Wolfson II Florida Moving Images Archives housed at Wolfson Campus, a curated collection of digitized historical photographs will be shared with all at the library. This will take us back in time to enjoy the transformation of the MDC Libraries throughout the years.

Library – Room 1216 

View: MDC Libraries Way Back When Video
 
Weeklong

140 Billion Books in the World – Share Your Favorite! (Coming Soon!)

Inviting all students and the community to share the title and a few thoughts on what makes their favorite books so special. 

Weeklong

Welcome (Us) to Your (Own) Library - Take a Library Shelfie! (Coming Soon!)

Inviting all students, staff, and the community to share a personal bookcase shelfie-selfie. Add a pet! Dress as a fav literary character and share your own home library!

All Day

Thank Your Librarian

You can pass by the Wolfson Campus Library throughout the week and leave a thank you note on our glass wall for your favorite librarian in appreciation for all they do for you, our students.

Library – Room 1216 

Monday, April 4

11:30am
              

National Library Week Kickoff

The theme for this year’s National Library Week is “Connect with Your Library.” To kick off the week, we invite students 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.

Hosted by Wolfson Campus  
Library – Room 1216 
300 NE 2nd Avenue  
Miami, FL 33132

3:05pm

Library Workers Day Cafecito Break

West Campus will honor our library staff members with a cafecito break!

Hosted by West Campus
Library Room 1124
3800 NW 115th Avenue
Doral, FL  33178 

Tuesday, April 5

All Day
              

Book Face Contest

West Campus students, faculty, and staff are welcome to come by the Library and find a book with a face on the cover! Can a book cover match your face? Come and find out!

Hosted by West Campus
Library Room 1124
3800 NW 115th Avenue 
Doral, FL  33178 

9:00am

Library Staff Breakfast Celebration

Homestead Learning Resources will host a celebration of appreciation to librarians and other Learning Resources staff. Breakfast will be served.

Hosted by Homestead Campus   
Learning Resources – Room D 113  
500 College Terrace 
Homestead, FL 33030 

11:00am - 1:00pm

Take Civic Action & Connect with the Library

Excited about the Civic Action Scorecard but need help to complete an action? Come visit the Learning Commons to complete it. Learn more about how to score points, earn awards with iCED, and utilize Learning Resources to create a rewarding scorecard.

Hosted by Kendall Campus 
Library – Building 2, 1st floor 
11011 SW 104th Avenue 
Miami, FL 33176 

11:00am

Hogsmeade Meet-Up at the Library 

Students are invited to join library staff at the library for Butterbeer and snacks while we take turns with the Sorting Hat. Already know which House you belong to? Wear your House colors and meet-up with fellow Gryffindors, Hufflepuffs, Ravenclaws, and Slytherins.

Hosted by Hialeah Campus 
Learning Resources – Room 1400 
1780 W 49th Street 
Hialeah, FL 33012

12:00pm

National Library Workers Day Appreciation Luncheon 

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

Hosted by Hialeah Campus 
Learning Resources – Room 1400 
1780 W 49th Street 
Hialeah, FL 33012 

1:00pm

Padrón Campus’ Literati Book Club presents Don Mee Choi’s DMZ Colony

Winner of the National Book Award, Choi created a collection woven from poems, prose, photographs, and drawings. DMZ Colony is a personal and political reckoning set over eight acts, evincing the power of translation as a poetic device to navigate historical and linguistic borders from South Korea to the United States through innovative deployments of voice, story, and poetics. Join us to discuss.

Hosted Virtually by Padrón Campus 

1:30pm

Get to Know Your Fellow Library Worker

National Library Workers Day is a day for library staff to be recognized for the valuable contributions they make every day to our staff and students. In celebration, we invite you to pass by the Wolfson Campus Library to meet and greet the staff. You will also be able to enjoy some light refreshments. All Library Workers will receive an Eat Me Guilt Free brownie goodie bag in appreciation.

Hosted by Wolfson Campus  
Library – Room 1216 
300 NE 2nd Avenue  
Miami, FL 33132

Wednesday, April 6

9:00am - 1:00pm
              

Pop-Up Library & Scavenger Hunt   

Join Homestead Learning Resources for a pop-up library at the west parking lot. Explore our new collection and get your questions answered about the resources available to students. You can have fun participating in a library resources scavenger hunt.

Hosted by Homestead Campus   
Learning Resources – Students Lounge Breezeway 
500 College Terrace  
Homestead, FL 33030

10:00am

Library on the Fly 

Connect with your library by exploring diverse titles available through the North Campus and Meek Center at the Library on the Fly display. The display will feature a selection of books and other resources that you can find at the library.

Hosted by North Campus & Meek Center
North Campus  
Library Atrium Room 2101 
11380 NW 27th Avenue 
Miami, FL 33167 
 
Carrie P. Meek Entrepreneurial Education Center 
Meek Center Library Room 1202 
6300 NW 7th Avenue
Miami, FL 33150

12:00pm

Human Library: Chapters of a Life 

The Human Library allows us to borrow people instead of books to share interests and stories and to bridge divisions. During National Library Week, pass by the Hialeah Campus Breezeway and flip through the chapters of a human book. Book topics and chapters will include travel, graphic novels, drones, Pilates, art, non-traditional paths to college, learning new languages, bullet journaling, and more.

Hosted by Hialeah Campus 
Breezeway 
1780 W 49th Street 
Hialeah, FL 33012 

12:00pm

Coffee & Conversations with the Kendall Campus Student Communities  

Join Learning Resources as we connect with our student communities to engage and learn about what matters to them. Dialogue, scavenger hunt, and light refreshments will be available.

Hosted by Kendall Campus 
Learning Commons Room 2119 Creative Studio 
11011 SW 104th Avenue 
Miami, FL 33176 

12:00pm

Poetry Creation Station: Create your own poem and color your bookmark! 

Students, come enjoy a creative library-rich activity during your lunch break! Join our fun contest to create your own poem using random words. A bookmark coloring station will be set up as well. Fun prizes galore!

Hosted by West Campus
Library Room 1124
3800 NW 115th Ave 
Doral, FL  33178

1:00pm

Yoga & Mindfulness at the Library  

Grab your mat, bring a friend, and join us for a relaxing all-levels yoga flow and meditation session at the library! Enjoy deep connection, more energy, and clearer thinking. Instructor and Librarian, Isabel Duque, will guide you in developing a foundation of body strength, stamina, and flexibility. No experience is necessary. Please bring a mat or towel to practice on, as well as comfortable clothing.

Hosted by Padrón Campus  
Learning Resources Room 6011  
627 SW 27th Avenue 
Miami, Florida 33135 

2:00pm

Connecting with Comics: Graphic Medicine as a Health Literacy Tool 

Attend a virtual presentation called “Connecting with Comics: Graphic Medicine as a Health Literacy Tool” with special guest speaker Professor Katie Houk from the University of Nevada – Las Vegas.

Learning Resources will also present a small exhibition of graphic medicine books in the Medical Campus library during the week of National Library Week.  See Graphic Medicine LibGuide which provides access to graphic medicine resources. Stay tuned for novel ways to present medical information! 

Hosted Virtually by Medical Campus

Thursday, April 7

All Day

Guess How Many Books are in the Library 

Come into the West Campus Library, guess how many books we have, and win a prize for the closest guess!

Hosted by West Campus 
Library Room 1124
3800 NW 115th Avenue 
Doral, FL  33178 

10:00am

Library Tournament 

Library staff will compete in wacky, not-so-athletic challenges such as challenging your organizational skill by sorting books according to the Library of Congress, maneuvering book carts through mazes in order to make it to Platform 9¾ in time, a battle of wits with library and Harry Potter trivia, and a Guess that Flavor challenge with Bertie Bott's Every Flavor Beans. The tournament will culminate in our campus's first ever Quidditch match which all are welcome to watch! Those wanting to join the match and any other games can register here. Participants and spectators are guaranteed to have fun. Prizes will be awarded.

Hosted by Hialeah Campus 
North Green Lawn & Park
1780 W 49th Street 
Hialeah, FL 33012 

12:00 - 2:00pm

Seals of the Past: The Lost Art of Handwriting 

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. We will also have a calligrapher to add the finishing touch. Join us in creating personalized letters using vintage stationery!

Hosted by Padrón Campus  
Learning Resources Room 6011  
627 SW 27th Avenue 
Miami, Florida 33135 

2:00pm
              

20 in 20: Databases You Need to Connect With  

Join Faculty Librarian Jenny Saxton, as she hosts a virtual micro-workshop that explores hidden resources and databases critical to student success.

Hosted Virtually by Kendall Campus

Friday, April 8

All Day
              

Is It Banned or Not? 

Come join the West Campus Library to learn about recent events with banned or challenged books.

Hosted by West Campus
Library Room 1124
3800 NW 115th Avenue 
Doral, FL  33178

6:30pm

Pop-Up Story Walk 

Pop-up Story Walk is a library event that promotes literacy, voice, and art appreciation using deconstructed children’s storybooks created by our very own 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 our MDC community.

Hosted by Padrón Campus  
Learning Resources Room 6011  
627 SW 27th Avenue

Miami, Florida 33135

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