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Celebrate bravery and creativity on International Dot Day
September 4, 2018 — Cultural Affairs

Illustration of an artist painting a large, orange round shape with the words International Dot Day.

Take part in a community art project to celebrate International Dot Day on Saturday, Sept. 15. Dot Day is based on Peter H. Reynolds' book, ''The Dot,'' which highlights themes of bravery and creativity, and teaches readers that all works of art begin with a simple dot.

The celebration will include a reading of ''The Dot,'' followed by a community art project, led by professional teaching artists and art therapists. The event is free and open to the public. Participants are encouraged to wear dots and share their creativity with the world.

  • Saturday, Sept. 15 from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
  • Miami-Dade Public Library System branches:
    • Main Library, Auditorium - 101 W. Flagler St., Miami FL, 33130
    • South Dade Regional Library, Auditorium - 10750 SW 211 St., Cutler Bay, FL 33189

''The Dot'' 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.

The International Dot Day Celebration is presented by the Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs, Miami-Dade Public Library System and Miami-Dade County Public Schools, Clinical Art Therapy Department. For more information, email Francine Andersen, or call 305-375-5024.

All Kids Included (AKI) is an initiative of the Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs, made possible with the support of the Miami-Dade County Cultural Affairs Council, the Miami-Dade County Mayor and Board of County Commissioners, and funded in part through a grant provided by The Children's Trust. For more information about AKI and its programs, visit www.AllKidsIncludedMiami.org.

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