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Dr. Rita Cox with some happy audience members

Dr. Rita Cox visits Dufferin Clark Library

Vaughan Public Libraries (VPL) kicked off Black History Month with a special author visit on February 4th at Dufferin Clark Library. Renowned author and master storyteller, Dr. Rita Cox shared enchanting stories from Africa and the Caribbean with Grade 6 & 7 students from Glen Shields Public School. Dr. Rita Cox is recognized as a Canadian icon, community activist and admired leader in the Black and Caribbean community. Dr. Cox is a librarian by profession, she joined Toronto Public Library as a children's librarian in 1960, and served there until her retirement in 1995. Dr. Cox has won numerous awards, including the 1996 Canadian Library Association Public Service Award and the Black Achievement Award. In 1997, Dr. Cox was appointed a Member of the Order of Canada for her outstanding work in storytelling and literacy.

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