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Free StoryWalk displays in Boca: Enjoy tales along a nature park

For a free family friendly activity you can all do outdoors, StoryWalk in Boca Raton invites you to enjoy a good story while strolling along a nature path. The StoryWalk program, presented by the City of Boca Raton’s Public Library system, features pages from a storybook displayed at different parks and natural areas.  Through Monday, …

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Get a free book every month for your kids

In a continued effort to promote literacy, The Children’s Trust has expanded its Book Club! Get free monthly books by mail for your child – from birth until their fifth birthday. (The program originally targeted just 3-year-olds.) To keep up with latest news, sign up for the daily Miami on the Cheap newsletter. You can also follow …

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Feel like writing? Try these free virtual workshops

Bookworms who look forward to the Miami Book Fair at Miami Dade College each November know that its programming is year-round. It has been for years now.  The actual street fair will take place online this year from Nov. 15-22 (click here for all the details). But in these uncertain times, the book fair has …

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Free Internet surfing: Drive-up WiFi at select Miami-Dade libraries

WiFi going slow? Maybe it’s down? Grab your laptop or tablet and head to your local library. Select branches are offering free drive-up WiFi in designated parking spots. It’s a great option if you’re in a bind and need to attend a meeting, or if you simply want to stay in touch with family and …

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Miami-Dade libraries are back – Updated

Update: Some branches have been closing periodically, best to call ahead before heading out. Book-lovers, the time has finally come! The Miami-Dade Public Library System has reopened its branches. Of course, all library locations will enforce safety measures. All patrons must: Wear a face mask or covering. Practice social distancing Respect occupancy limits in keeping …

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Free movies, songs and audiobooks from Miami-Dade libraries

The Miami-Dade County Public Library System is jumping into the online game with a new Hoopla site and digital app. That means that you can check out free movies, music and audiobooks to use on your phone, computer or other devices. Library cardholders register for an account on the website or download the app on their smartphones. After …

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Free author events at Books & Books

We write often about free author readings, free entertainment and free children’s events at our favorite independent bookstore, Books & Books, but we realized we have never written a post pointing out all the free resources Books & Books provides for South Florida. Few cities have the wealth of free literary resources we find at …

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