Ciudad Colon library to mark 30 years

Conceived as a place to present lectures, foster creativity and meet people, the Public Library of Ciudad Colón will celebrate its 30th anniversary next Saturday with a full series of activities and contests for children, teenagers and adults.

The birthday party will start at 9 a.m. and run until 3 p.m. at the Library.

The Library serves 1,400 users per month, and presents 30 activities per month from classes in computers, English, Portuguese and Italian, and workshops for writers, artists, a club of lectures, among other activities.

“The Public Library of Ciudad Colon is a place to learn, read, write, train. This is a library open to the public. And all of the services offered are free of charge supported by the community,” said the director, Jenny Diaz D.

The celebration will be opened by the municipal mayor, Gilbert Monge, and then the library is scheduled to recognize Flor Zumbado Monge,  who was the first professional librarian contracted by the government and who later assumed the directorship of the institution.

Also library workers will present 25 senior citizens who participated in the writing of the “Huellas de Oro” (Footprints of Gold) recalling their memories of Canton de Mora.

At 10 a.m. the Casa de la Cultura will present a dance from its Artistic Department and the rest of the day there will be many activities  such as a painting contest, a workshop of and a contest of masks, story telling, exhibit and Sale of Crafts, a photo exhibit, an exhibit of classic and antique books and book trade-offs, face painting, food and natural drinks.   The contestants will receive awards.

The activities will close with a recital of poetry by invited local poets.

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