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Spring 2023 Padron Learning Resources Events

Explore a variety of programs and activities, all hosted in Learning Resources - Padron campus!

Love story Contest

Love Story Contest

Submissions due:

Feb 10, 2023 11:59PM  

Love Story Contest

We invite you to express your heart and soul through a captivating tale of love. Submit an original story up to 100 words that speaks volumes about the nuances between partners, siblings, friends or divine forces; it could be Eros (sensual/romantic), Storge (family-bonded) , Philia(platonic friendship) or Agape (divine!). Share your unique narrative with us today! Winners will be contact by February 12th, 2023. 

 

For more details and to submit your story visit the link below.

https://forms.gle/NyopKYFnvH3Zu5zQ8

 

Black History Month

Every Monday & Friday in February

12:00PM - 

1:00PM

Black History Bootcamp

February brings an opportunity to celebrate the vital contributions of Black history makers! Join us in Urbana's garden every Monday and Friday(except Presidents day) at noon and be inspired by their stories. Join Tutor Zelda Rivas and Librarian Isabel Duque for incredible experiences that'll leave you inspired! 

Padron Campus
Urbana Garden
627 SW 27 AVE
Miami, FL 33135

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Monday 2/14

Tuesday, February 14, 2023
1:00PM  - 3:00PM

Love Letter Workshop

Looking to get your heart's words on paper? This 1 hour session is here with the perfect inspiration to craft a heartfelt letter for your special someone! Join Learning Resources staff for this event! Vintage stationary will be provided. 

Padron Campus
Learning Resources - Room 6011
627 SW 27 AVE
Miami, FL 33135

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Wednesday 2/22

Wednesday, February 22, 2023 - "Poems to Black Resistance Leaders" + Vintage Letter Workshop

12:00PM - 

2:00PM

"Poems to Black Resistance Leaders" + Vintage Letter Workshop 

In honor of Black History Month, students will learn about the meaning and impact of Black Resistance and write poems to Black resistance leaders. Students will then have the opportunity to customize and assemble a vintage letter using provided stationary, such as wax and seals. 

Workshop/ Presentation Lead: Zoraida Pastor 

Letter Assembly: Ken Alvarez

Event location: Learning Commons, room 6011 

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Tuesday 2/28

Tuesday, February 28, 2023 -  Literati Book Club

1:00PM - 

2:00PM

The Memory Librarian by Janelle Monáe 

In The Memory Librarian: And Other Stories of Dirty Computer, singer-songwriter, actor, fashion icon, futurist, and worldwide superstar Janelle Monáe and an esteemed cohort of collaborating writers bring to the written page the Afrofuturistic world of her critically acclaimed album, exploring how different threads of liberation -- queerness, race, gender plurality and love—become tangled with future possibilities of memory and time in such a totalitarian landscape ... and what the costs might be when trying to unravel and weave them into freedoms. Hosted by Librarian Isabel Duque. 

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Women's History Month - March

Monday 3/6

Monday, March 6, 2023  
6:45PM  - 7:30PM

How to buy your first car

Ready to take the wheel? Professor Eleazar Asencio is your guide! Learn all the necessary steps in navigating car shopping – from saving up, completing paperwork and driving out with a new set of wheels.

Padron Campus
Learning Resources - Room 6011
627 SW 27 AVE
Miami, FL 33135

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Wednesday 3/8

Wednesday, March 8, 2023 -  Int. Women's Day
10:00AM - 11:00AM  

Paint & Story

International Women's Day is around the corner, and Learning Resources has an incredible plan to commemorate it! Dive into a story of female heroes from history with us; then let your creativity flow as you paint away inspired by their amazing lives. To make sure this experience will be even more special - our wonderful artist will guide us through the event! Join Tutor Kendaly Alvarez for this special event!

Padron Campus
Learning Resources - Room 6011
627 SW 27 AVE
Miami, FL 33135

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Tuesday 3/28

Tuesday, March 28, 2023 -  Literati Book Club

1:00PM - 

2:00PM

Work Won't Love You Back by Sarah Jaffe 

You're told that if you "do what you love, you'll never work a day in your life." Whether it's working for "exposure" and "experience," or enduring poor treatment in the name of "being part of the family," all employees are pushed to make sacrifices for the privilege of being able to do what we love. In Work Won't Love You Back, Sarah Jaffe, a preeminent voice on labor, inequality, and social movements, examines this "labor of love" myth—the idea that certain work is not really work, and therefore should be done out of passion instead of pay. Told through the lives and experiences of workers in various industries—from the unpaid intern, to the overworked teacher, to the nonprofit worker and even the professional athlete—Jaffe reveals how all of us have been tricked into buying into a new tyranny of work. Hosted by Librarian Isabel Duque. 

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National Poetry Month - April

Tuesday 4/18

Tuesday, April 18, 2023 -  Literati Book Club

1:00PM - 

2:00PM

Time Is a Mother by Ocean Vuong 

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. Hosted by Librarian Isabel Duque. 

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National Library Week (4/23 - 4/29)

April 23 - April 29 

National Library Week

National Library Week is an annual celebration highlighting the valuable role libraries, librarians, and library workers play in transforming lives and strengthening our communities.