Mark ‘International Dot Day’ with book readings, art on Sept. 15

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The Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs’ All Kids Included, Miami-Dade Public Library System and Miami-Dade County Public Schools have joined forces to celebrate “International Dot Day” on Sept. 15 at 10:30 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. The celebration is inspired by Peter H. Reynolds’ book The Dot, which highlights themes of bravery, creativity and self-expression, and teaches that all works of art begin with a simple dot.

“International Dot Day” celebrates the 15th anniversary of the book’s publication with events worldwide. Following a reading of

The Dot, participants can be inspired by the book to “make their own mark” in both individual and community art projects led by professional teaching artists and art therapists.

Attendees will receive a complimentary copy of the book, while supplies last. All ages are welcome. The event is open free to the public. Participants are encouraged to wear dots and share their creativity with the world.

The All Kids Included “International Dot Day” will be celebrated on Saturday, Sept. 15, with two readings and art sessions at 10:30 and 11:30 a.m at the following Miami-Dade Public Library System locations:
• Main Library, Auditorium, 101 W. Flagler St. in Downtown Miami, 305-375-2665, and
• South Dade Regional Library, Auditorium, 10750 SW 211 St. in Cutler Bay, 305-233-8140.

The Dot also has been selected as the book for the 2019 All Kids Included district-wide student art competition, open to all Miami-Dade students in grades Pre K-12. Information about the art contest will be available during the International Dot Day celebration.

For more information about the event, contact Francine Andersen, 305-375 -5024, by email at fran@miamidade.gov or visit www.AllKidsIncludedMiami.org. For more information about International Dot Day, visit www.thedotclub.org.


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