Miami-Dade Libraries to Honor Georgie & Frank Angones Tonight

Frank and Georgie Angones are important members of the University of Miami Law School community, and I'm a big fan of our surprisingly good local public library system, so it's nice to see the two coming together. She's our stellar Assistant Dean for Alumni Relations and Development; he was the first Cuban-American to head the Florida Bar, and has long been a good friend of the law school.

Cuban couple honored by Miami-Dade Library Foundation As children, Frank and Georgie Angones fled Cuba with their families penniless and not knowing English.

But they quickly discovered libraries could help them adapt to their new home.

''The one place that welcomed us with open arms was the public library,'' Georgie Angones said.

They never forgot, dedicating decades of volunteering to promote literacy and the Miami-Dade Library system.

Now the Miami-Dade Public Library Foundation is bestowing on the couple its third annual Library Champions award.

On Friday evening, the foundation will honor them at its Stories in the Garden event in the courtyard of the Pinecrest Branch Library, 5835 SW 111th St.

The event is tonight; I hate benefit dinners, but this is one I'd actually like to go to if only I didn't have a conflicting obligation.

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