First Library-Park in the Country Opens

It will be held on the last Saturday of each month in the grounds of the National Library as a community cultural project to promote reading

By: Luis Hernández Serrano


2012-12-22 | 11:51:18 EST

This Saturday the first library-park of the country will be inaugurated, at ten o'clock, in the grounds outside the rear of the José Martí National Library of Cuba, with a presentation by Dr. Eduardo Torres Cuevas, of the book Contar La Habana, by journalist and writer Ciro Bianchi Ross, author of the Sunday reading page of Juventud Rebelde.

Maribel Duarte Gonzalez, Public Relations Specialist of the institution, explained that this first library-park will probably spread to other library centres nationwide, and will be held on the last Saturday of every month as a community cultural project for the promotion of reading.

The green area chosen for this, now the parking area of the largest Cuban library, has been renovated, is large, with ten wooden benches, two paved paths, slabs to keep off the grass and the appropriate signs, under the shade of trees, with an entrance on Aranguren Street.

Bianchi's book will be on sale to the public with the presence and the dedication of its author. Admission is free, and will feature performances by guitarists, singers, soloists and other musicians. There will be storytelling, participatory games and the sale of other important titles for children, adolescents, youths and adults by the provincial centre of literature and books.

For this Saturday a dining tent has been set up with varied offers, and while the unique library-park will work once a month, it will be open Monday through Saturday, from 8:15 am to 4:15 pm for children's games and meetings with writers, historians, journalists and other professionals of culture and science.

Translated by ESTI

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