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31 years of information for citizens, culture, and entertainment for society. “The work in Public Libraries is a real mission for communities” (2021, Neusa Dourado)

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Story Time in the Nineties

Cultural activities have always been part of the daily life of the Brasilia Public Library.  Projects such as Story Time were offered, to interact with children and the community at large. The Library, in turn, fulfilled its role as a transformative agent in society.

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Word Workshop

A tribute to various poets through a display entitled "Highlight of the Month", where books by certain authors, included in the collection, were gathered. Biographies, poetry, phrases, and excerpts from the works, in order to provide a greater integration between the literary work, art and the audience. Through this contact, literature, theater, plastic arts, music, and cinema workshops were held.

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Word Workshop

In the 1990s, there was significant interaction between Library and School. The school frequented the Library all the time and the Library viewed the school as an ally in providing quality education and information to citizens.

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The author inspires the reader

The title already describes the activity, the author roused the audience with his verses, texts, and chronicles. Most of the authors invited were writers from Brasilia who wanted to hold book launches, workshops, or talks about their writing for the community in general.

Autor inflama o leitor by Biblioteca Pública de BrasíliaBiblioteca Pública de Brasília

Oficina da Palavra (1990) by Biblioteca Pública de BrasíliaBiblioteca Pública de Brasília

Homage to Mário Quintana

A Mario Quintana city was constructed and sculptures created with scrap material inspired by Mario Quintana's work, where streets and structures were named for his poems.

Oficina da Palavra (1990) by Biblioteca Pública de BrasíliaBiblioteca Pública de Brasília

Oficina da Palavra (1990) by Biblioteca Pública de BrasíliaBiblioteca Pública de Brasília

Oficina da Palavra (1990) by Biblioteca Pública de BrasíliaBiblioteca Pública de Brasília

Oficina da Palavra (1990) by Biblioteca Pública de BrasíliaBiblioteca Pública de Brasília

Plastic arts present in the daily life of the Library.

Oficina da Palavra (1990) by Biblioteca Pública de BrasíliaBiblioteca Pública de Brasília

Homage to Cora Coralina

Exhibition of the writer's work, using books, and newspaper clippings with a selection of several poems. The poem "Todas as vidas" was worked on through a debate with the poet's grandson Paulo Bretas and the students of the School Class 313 Sul FEDF in the nineties.

Oficina da Palavra (1990) by Biblioteca Pública de BrasíliaBiblioteca Pública de Brasília

Aninha e suas Pedras, Cora Coralina

Do not let yourself be destroyed... Gathering new stones and building new poems. Recreate your life, always, always. Removes stones and plant rose bushes and make candy. Start over. Make your little life a poem. And you will live on in the hearts of the young and in the memories of future generations …

Oficina da Palavra (1990) by Biblioteca Pública de BrasíliaBiblioteca Pública de Brasília

Poetry workshop, Cora Coralina

Students were invited to work on simple texts of the writer Cora Coralina. They were also invited to create poetry, draw and recite the poems.

Oficina da Palavra (1990) by Biblioteca Pública de BrasíliaBiblioteca Pública de Brasília

Oficina da Palavra (1990) by Biblioteca Pública de BrasíliaBiblioteca Pública de Brasília

MÚSICA ENTRE LETRAS (2019) by Biblioteca Pública de BrasíliaBiblioteca Pública de Brasília

Music between lyrics

In partnership with the Music Department of the University of Brasilia and other musical exponents, the project involved different ways of disseminating music through exhibitions, live performances, and recordings. The objective was to awaken in the community a knowledge and appreciation of various artistic-cultural manifestations.
 

MÚSICA ENTRE LETRAS (2019) by Biblioteca Pública de BrasíliaBiblioteca Pública de Brasília

MÚSICA ENTRE LETRAS (2019) by Biblioteca Pública de BrasíliaBiblioteca Pública de Brasília

MÚSICA ENTRE LETRAS (2019) by Biblioteca Pública de BrasíliaBiblioteca Pública de Brasília

MÚSICA ENTRE LETRAS (2019) by Biblioteca Pública de BrasíliaBiblioteca Pública de Brasília

EDUCAÇÃO FINANCEIRA (2019) by Biblioteca Pública de BrasíliaBiblioteca Pública de Brasília

Series of lectures

It consisted of offering users and the community in general lectures on various topics with experts. The chosen themes contemplated relevance and timeliness. The Library held thematic exhibitions, which helped spread knowledge of its collection. 

EDUCAÇÃO FINANCEIRA (2019) by Biblioteca Pública de BrasíliaBiblioteca Pública de Brasília

Financial Education

How to handle your money. The lecture gave tips on the best ways to manage and use money to achieve a healthy and secure financial life

EDUCAÇÃO FINANCEIRA (2019) by Biblioteca Pública de BrasíliaBiblioteca Pública de Brasília

QUALIDADE DE VIDA (2019) by Biblioteca Pública de BrasíliaBiblioteca Pública de Brasília

Well-being, longevity, and quality of life!

This enlightening lecture on well-being, longevity, and quality of life was given by volunteers: a doctor, a psychologist, and a nutritionist. The audiences could ask the experts and volunteers of the Lecture Cycle Project any questions they had about the topics covered.

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QUALIDADE DE VIDA (2019) by Biblioteca Pública de BrasíliaBiblioteca Pública de Brasília

QUALIDADE DE VIDA (2019) by Biblioteca Pública de BrasíliaBiblioteca Pública de Brasília

Dia das Crianças (2019) by Biblioteca Pública de BrasíliaBiblioteca Pública de Brasília

World Series

On Children's Day we would read an exciting story to children in the schools near the Library. All done with a lot of joy, popcorn, and fun. 

Dia das Crianças (2019) by Biblioteca Pública de BrasíliaBiblioteca Pública de Brasília

Dia das Crianças (2019) by Biblioteca Pública de BrasíliaBiblioteca Pública de Brasília

Dia das Crianças (2019) by Biblioteca Pública de BrasíliaBiblioteca Pública de Brasília

Dia das Crianças (2019) by Biblioteca Pública de BrasíliaBiblioteca Pública de Brasília

Dia das Crianças (2019) by Biblioteca Pública de BrasíliaBiblioteca Pública de Brasília

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