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Free Virtual Miami Book Fair Event: A Live Literary Social

Happy hour and a live-streamed writing event with renowned writer Diamond Forde? Sounds like a good time. The Miami Book Fair presents First Draft: A Literary Social with Diamond Forde on Wednesday, July 13 at 6:30 p.m. Bring your own cocktail or mocktail and log in for guided writing prompts on the theme of “Excessiveness.” …

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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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StoryWalk displays offered on nature paths at parks

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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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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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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