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The folks at citytheatre.com are hosting “City Reads,” featuring live musical accompaniment and professional actors reading fast and funny short plays exploring various topics. After the readings, attendees are invited to stick around for a lively community conversation. Admission is free, refreshment prices vary. RSVP with eventbrite link to attend. When: Saturday, Feb. 24, 2024, at 6 …

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Parents interested in boosting their child’s reading skills, while also improving their self-confidence, can register them to participate in Furry Tales, a program presented by the Miami-Dade Public Library System. Literacy is important and what better way than to encourage it by combining the activity with some adorable paw-footed friends ready to listen? Children are …

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The Miami Dade College Museum of Art + Design in the Freedom Tower has moved their Family Day to remote locations while the venue undergoes renovations. GOGO MOAD is part of the Museum Without Boundaries initiative. Here’s the upcoming schedule: Saturday, February 10, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. MDC Hialeah Campus Artist Lorie Ofir will …

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While the Society of the Four Arts hosts a seasonal menu of performance and creative programs, fall through spring, it is also packed with free, fun and cheap things for adults and children to do at the Palm Beach cultural center year-round. Currently it is holding ongoing book discussions and lectures, plus garden and gallery …

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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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Who says reading and learning can’t be fun? Bookleggers Library presents this one-day event that will prove that fun can be multifaceted and not only includes comics, and graphic novels but also music, literature, art and even virtual reality, etc. What: ADVENTURE-LEGGERS! When: Saturday, Oct. 14, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Where: Bakehouse Art …

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Picnic de Libros is a bilingual, family day program featuring storytelling, theatre, music, arts and crafts, dance, and picnic baskets full of books for families to enjoy together. The event is free and its main goal is to expose kids to the richness and variety of the cultural traditions in our diverse community. Use this …

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In South Florida, the Miami Book Fair and the Miami-Dade Public Library system are among the participants that will be offering free activities and presentations to explore themes from a selected book. The Big Read 2024 is a yearly event by the National Endowment for the Arts aimed at broadening our understanding of the world, our …

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For a free family friendly activity outdoors, StoryWalk in Boca Raton invites you to enjoy a book while strolling along a nature path. StoryWalks presented by  Boca Raton Public Library  features pages from a storybook displayed at different points as you wander along the route. StoryWalk displays include Pondhawk Natural Area, west of the Spanish …

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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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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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