Oct 232012

Join Miami-Dade Public Library System’s Hispanic Heritage Month celebration. Enjoy the sultry moves of Argentina’s Tango to the melodic sounds of Andean music.

View a new documentary on the profound impact Cuban exiles have made to South Florida. Hear detailed historical accounts of the Bay of Pigs Invasion from some of its survivors.

For details on Hispanic Heritage Month programs, and all other special programs and events, click on the Calendar of Events or call (305) 375-BOOK (2665).

Oct 152012

The Miami-Dade Public Library System wants teens, ages 12-19, to visit their nearest branch library and be a part of Teen Read Week 2012′s It Came From the Library  during the week of October 15-24.

Teens are asked to read ‘Outloud!’ from their favorite graphic novel, comic book, book or magazine during one of many Word-a-Thons which are scheduled at various branches throughout the system. Find a participating branch.

Participants will be awarded community service hours and will receive a T-shirt which was designed by 15-year-old Kevin Zapata, a student at DASH (Design and Architecture Senior High), and the winner of the Teen Read Week T-shirt Design Contest.

For more information, call (305) 375-2665.

Dec 222011

Bring the little ones to the library for a special winter holiday story time. In addition to stories, there will be fun activities for preschoolers as well. The free event takes place from 11 to 11:40 a.m. on Friday, Dec. 23, at the Coral Reef Branch, 9211 SW 152 St.

Sep 052011

On Wednesday, Sept. 14, from 12:30 to 6 p.m., senior drivers can learn safety tips. Registration is required; call 305 382-5331 to sign up. It happens at the Kendall branch of the Miami-Dade Public Library, 9101 SW 97 Ave.

Aug 222011

On Tuesday, Aug. 23, from 10 to 10:20 a.m., it’s reading ready story time for babies. This one features soothing songs, stories and finger plays for little ones and their caregivers. It happens at the regional library, 227 – 22 St., Miami Beach.

Jul 212011

On Saturday, July 23, at 10 a.m., adults can learn Internet Basics: introduction to the Internet and simple searching with a web browser. The class will be taught at the North Dade Regional Library, 2455 NW 183 St.

May 232011

On Wednesday, May 25, at 3:30 p.m., take the kids to a Memorial Day event. It happens in the Children’s Story Room of the North Dade Regional Library, 2455 NW 182 St., Miami Gardens.

Feb 162011

On Saturdays from 10 a.m. to noon, most Miami-Dade Public Library System branches hold the S.M.A.R.T. (Science, Math and Reading Tutoring) program.  Experienced educators spend up to an hour with students in grades K-12, who are required to bring an assignment, text, workbook or whatever schoolwork they need help with. Visit a library to schedule a session. At most branches tutoring hours are at 10  a.m. to noon on Saturdays. But at Model City the program is held Wednesdays from 4 to 6 p.m. and there are also Saturday afternoon hours, 2 to 5 p.m., at Miami Lakes, West Dade Regional and West Kendall Regional.

Jan 032011

Head to the Coconut Grove branch library on Wednesday, Jan. 5, at 3:30 p.m. for stories, songs and activities for little ones. The library is at 2875 McFarlane Rd., Coconut Grove.