On Wednesday, June 27, from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m., Ninth Period Shows performs Dream Big, Read. People, puppets and a parrot combine magic, music, comedy and more to tell the tales of storybook characters who dared to dream big and real people who dreamed even bigger. Catch it at the Lemon City branch library, 430 NE 61 St.
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.
It’s not too late for summer reading. And if you’re reading at Books and Books in Bal Harbour, there are some nice perks for bibliophiles.
Buy any book at that Books and Books location in the next few days, and receive a pass for two to a movie screening on Wednesday, Aug. 11.
The movie, The Extra Man, is a comedy, based on Jonathan’s Ames’ book. It’s showing at AMC Aventura 24 on Wednesday, Aug. 11 at 7:30 p.m.
Second perk: Buy one yogurt get one free at The Newstand Café at Books & Books, Bal Harbour.
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The Books and Books where these deals are valid is located at Bal Harbour Shops, 9700 Collins Ave, in Bal Harbour.
The event will include games, celebrity book readings, a scavenger hunt, face painting and a chance to meet some of the characters from Dr. Seuss’ books.
Richelle Mead, author of the best-selling Vampire Academy series, is bringing the Vampire Academy tour to South Florida, by popular demand of fans who voted on her website.
Mead will read from and sign Vampire Academy: Signature Edition (Penguin, $17.99), which includes a sneak preview of the first chapter of Book 5: Spirit Bound, due out in May.
The free event, sponsored by Books & Books, is at 7 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 17, at Coral Gables Congregational Church, 3010 De Soto Blvd. (across from the Biltmore Hotel).
Author Sandra Cisneros will join readers to celebrate the 25th anniversary of her landmark novel, The House on Mango Street (Doubleday, $10.95), at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 28, at Coral Gables Congregational Church, 3010 De Soto Blvd., Coral Gables.
Just blocks away, Telemundo’s Maria Celeste Arrarás will sign her new memoir, Make Your Life Prime Time: How to Have It All Without Losing Your Soul (Atria Books, $21). The event is at 7 p.m. Tuesday, April 28, at at Barnes & Noble, 152 Miracle Mile, Coral Gables. Here’s a short article from The Herald.
Both events are free.