19th anniversary of the Lídia Jorge Library marked with show

The anniversary is celebrated on December 16th, with free entry

The 19th anniversary of the Lídia Jorge Library, in Albufeira, will be marked with the presentation of a show with original themes by Sofia Brito.  

The Albufeira Municipal Library, which opened its doors on December 17, 2004, was renamed the Lídia Jorge Municipal Library in 2009, in honor of the Algarve writer

Therefore, for this Saturday, December 16th, Albufeira City Hall prepared a program that consists of the presentation of the poetic performance “Amor ou Sanidade?”, a show with original texts by Sofia Brito.

It is a three-way project (Vilma Keuchguerian, Guilherme Limão and Sofia Brito) that involves music – acoustic and electronic – with spoken words.

According to the Portimão municipality, this is «a performance dynamic that is still little seen in Portugal, in which the focus falls entirely on the physical sensations purposely provoked by the ambience of sounds and speech – almost always of a social nature».

On the road for around two years, this show has already been to several libraries across the country, book fairs and social support centers for the homeless population.

The program ends festively with the cutting of the birthday cake for all participants.

Currently, the Library has 13 registered readers, 966 books in the catalog and 125 loans made, including films and books, to date.

The mayor of Albufeira highlights «the importance of the book as an instrument for transmitting
knowledge, promoter of values ​​and facilitator of dreams, regardless of the age of each of us».

José Carlos Rolo states that «the BMA, in addition to being a municipal facility dedicated to promoting reading habits, is a space where exhibitions, book presentations, small concerts, seminars, workshops and programs to occupy the free time of the most small ones, as is the case of the “School Holidays = Library” program, which aims to provide free access to culture, in the broadest sense, to the entire community of the municipality».

In a note, the municipality emphasizes that, at this moment, the BMA, as a multicultural space, hosts two permanent exhibitions: the Algarvensis tapestry by Vanessa Barragão and the installation Walking on foot at the bottom of the sea, by Jorge Cabrita Matias.