What is the International Art of Storytelling? (from the MDPLS website)
The International Art of Storytelling
The International Art of Storytelling (AOS) program was created in 2000 to highlight the important role that storytelling plays in education, culture and entertainment. This ancient tradition carries the rich histories and values of past generations, and is as vital today as it was thousands of years ago.
International Library Exchange
Over the last 12 years, the Library System has partnered with libraries from around the world and provides an opportunity for Miami‑Dade Public Library officials and staff to visit libraries in other countries as a way to explore ways in which those libraries use storytelling as a literacy tool. It also allows them to gather new techniques and ideas to enhance library services and programming.
This year’s program, begining February 5 through April 27, includes a variety of events at all of the branch locations throughout Miami-Dade County. Highlights include “Storytelling Under the Stars” at various branches, a Flamenco performance by Gyspy Cat at Deering Estate, gaming competitions for teens, and Family Festival Day at the main branch downtown.
Best of all… it’s free!