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Schomburg ED: Day of the Child, Day of the Book with the Library of Congres...

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Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture

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EDUCATORS & LIBRARIANS ARE INVITED TO A FREE LIBRARY OF CONGRESS DISTANCE LEARNING PROGRAM:

“El Día de los Niños, El Día de los Libros” / “Day of the Child, Day of the Book”

Program Schedule:

3:00pm – 4:10pm: interactive broadcast

4:15pm – 5:00pm: educator discussion

*Late arrivals are welcome. Snacks and materials for educators will be provided.*

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Monday, April 30th has been traditionally celebrated as “Dia de los Ninos, Dia de los Libros!”, as championed by the American Library Association and REFORMA, the National Association to Promote Library and Information Services to Latinos and the Spanish-Speaking, to honor “the day of the child, the day of the book.” Public librarians, school librarians, and K-12 teachers from around the country will connect via an interactive video conference to discuss librarians as heroes and how they have inspired and continue to facilitate diversity in books and other media.

Lee Ann Potter, Director of Educational Outreach at the Library of Congress will moderate a panel featuring Carole Boston Weatherford (author) and Eric Velasquez (illustrator) who will share background about their new book, Schomburg: The Man Who Built A Library. Eric and Carole will be joined by Meg Medina who will feature her most recent bilingual book for young children, Mango, Abuela, and Me / Mango, Abela y yo.

Dr. Marilisa Jiménez Garcia, Assistant Professor of English and Latin American Studies at Lehigh University, will provide context to the discussion about the background and development of this literary genre, and Catalina Gomez, reference librarian from the Hispanic Division at the Library of Congress, will share related resources from the Library’s collections and ways to access them.


For more information, please contact:

Brian Jones, Associate Director of Education

212.491.2234 * brianjones@nypl.org

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