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Local libraries provide free virtual and in-person homework help

A new school year equals new challenges. If you’d like homework help your kid(s), local libraries in South Florida offer it online for free. At some libraries, in-person tutoring is available. Also, SAT prep is often is available at these libraries.

It simply requires you to use your personal library number to set up an online account. Obtaining a library number is free and easy. Some libraries offer online applications. 

Homework help is offered for students of all ages, including university students. Please see below for all the details by county.

Homework virtual help in South Florida 

Palm Beach County Public Library

  • On the library website, select the “Research” icon at the top of the homepage
  • Scroll down and select “Education”
  • Select tutor.com homework help
  • Sign in, or create an account
  • Under the logos at the top left, select “Home”
  • Scroll and select the topic you’re interested in
  • If you would like to connect with a tutor, select “connect with a tutor” under the topic you need assistance with and fill out the form

Information on obtaining your library card is available online.

Miami-Dade County Public Library 

Information is available through the library system’s Homework Help & Tutoring Program:

  • Online or in-person tutoring information is featured on the library website
  • Free science, reading and math tutoring for kindergarten through 12th-grade students who reside in Miami-Dade
  • For more information, call 305-375-1413 or 786-988-6817 for Spanish speakers; or email tutoring@mdpls.org

Broward County Public Library

The Broward County library system offers the Brainfuse program.

  • Tutoring for student of all ages is available from anywhere by typing in your library card number or an Instant eCard; this is free. The website uses digital white boards and other on-screen devices for interactive exchanges with youngsters, teenagers and adult students. The free service is offered every day from 2.-11:55 p.m.
  •  Brainfuse also has online employment assistance, including guidance for writing resumes, links to resume templates, and a professional resume critique
  • Other Brainfuse service freebies include test prep for high school equivalency or U.S. citizenship, and Microsoft Office proficiency help. There’s an eParachute feature that aims to help you discover the college majors and careers that match your skills and interests

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Entertainment in South Florida, including free & inexpensive events

Friday, December 9, 2022

What the Constitution Means to Me

Discounted | Adrienne Arsht Center

The Polar Express

$65.00-75.00 | Brightline MiamiCentral Station

A Very Merry Garden

10:00 am to 5:00 pm | Discounted | Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden

'Stranger Things' immersive exhibit

11:00 am to 9:00 pm | FREE | Aventura Mall

holiday market at Dania Pointe

5:00 pm to 11:00 pm | FREE | Dania Pointe

Dania Pointe holiday night market

5:00 pm to 11:00 pm | FREE | Dania Pointe

Food truck gathering at Tropical Park

5:30 pm to 10:30 pm | FREE | Tropical Park

Holiday films in West Palm Beach

6:00 pm to 7:30 pm | FREE

Holiday events at Bonnet House in Fort Lauderdale

6:00 pm to 8:00 pm | $0-35.00 | Bonnet House

Rudolphs Winter Wonderland

6:00 pm to 8:00 pm | FREE | Tamarac Park

Jazz & holiday music in Hollywood

6:00 pm to 8:00 pm | FREE | TY Park

Zoo Lights at Palm Beach Zoo

6:00 pm to 9:00 pm | $10.00-22.00 | Palm Beach Zoo

Holiday in Paradise light show, ferris wheel & other festivites in West Palm

6:00 pm to 10:00 pm | FREE | West Palm Beach Waterfront

Fantasy of Lights drive-through display

6:00 pm to 10:00 pm | $20.00-45.00 | Tradewinds Park

Christmas Lights in the Acres

6:00 pm to 10:00 pm | $10.00 | Plantation Baptist Church

Lights 4 Hope drive-through light display

6:00 pm to 10:00 pm | $15.00-35.00 | Okeeheelee Park

Holiday displays & fun in Pembroke Pines

6:00 pm to 10:00 pm | FREE | Oasis Church

Discount advance tickets: Magic of Lights Homestead drive-thru experience

6:00 pm to 10:00 pm | Discounted | Homestead-Miami Speedway

Winterfest in Wellington

6:00 pm to 10:00 pm | FREE | Wellington Village Park

Symphony In Lights at Gulfstream Park in Hallandale

6:00 pm to 11:00 pm | FREE | Gulfstream Park Village

Fast Lane Friday

6:00 pm to 11:59 pm | $0-25.00 | Homestead-Miami Speedway

Boynton Beach holiday boat parade

6:30 pm to 8:00 pm | FREE

Boynton Holiday Boat Parade

6:30 pm to 8:30 pm | FREE | Boynton Harbor Marina

Holiday light show and snow fall in West Palm, 6:30, 7:30 & 8:30

6:30 pm to 9:00 pm | FREE | The Square downtown West Palm

Live music at Gulfstream in Hallandale

6:30 pm to 9:30 pm | FREE | Gulfstream Park Village

Zoo Lights at Zoo Miami

6:30 pm to 10:00 pm | Discounted | Zoo Miami

Snow flurries at Dania Pointe

7:00 pm to 7:20 pm | FREE | Dania Pointe

Jam on percussion for free

7:00 pm to 9:00 pm | FREE | South Florida Center for Percussive Arts

Free live music at Hollywood beach bandshell

7:00 pm to 9:00 pm | FREE | Hollywood beach bandshell

"Elf The Musical Jr." in Sunrise

7:00 pm to 9:00 pm | $20.00 | Sunrise Civic Center

Live music at Grandview in West Palm

7:00 pm to 10:00 pm | FREE | Grandview Public Market

Free live music at Dolphin Mall

7:00 pm to 11:00 pm | FREE | Dolphin Mall

Nightly Snowfall

7:00 pm | FREE | Dolphin Mall

Live Music at Doral Yard

8:00 pm to 10:00 pm | FREE | Doral Yard

Free outdoor films in Hollywood

8:00 pm to 10:00 pm | FREE | ArtsPark

Snow flurries at Dania Pointe

8:30 pm to 8:50 pm | Dania Pointe

Saturday, December 10, 2022

What the Constitution Means to Me

Discounted | Adrienne Arsht Center

The Polar Express

$65.00-75.00 | Brightline MiamiCentral Station

Plantation Farmers Market

8:00 am to 12:00 am | FREE | Volunteer Park Plantation

Las Olas Oceanside Park Farmers, Antiques & Artisan Market

9:00 am to 12:00 am | FREE | Las Olas Oceanside Park

Sensory Friendly Saturday

9:00 am to 11:00 am | FREE | Miami Children’s Museum

A Very Merry Garden

10:00 am to 5:00 pm | Discounted | Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden

PAMM free day with family activities

11:00 am to 3:00 pm | FREE | Perez Art Museum Miami (PAMM)

'Stranger Things' immersive exhibit

11:00 am to 9:00 pm | FREE | Aventura Mall

Holiday Train Exhibit at library in Southwest Ranches

12:00 pm to 4:00 pm | FREE | Southwest Regional Library

Holiday train exhibit with running railroads in Pembroke Pines

12:00 pm to 4:00 pm | FREE | Southwest Regional Library

$5 holiday movies

1:00 pm to 3:00 pm | $5.00 | Regal Cinemas

A Christmas Carol

2:00 pm to 4:00 pm | Discounted | Actors’ Playhouse at The Miracle Theatre

Family Day free admission

2:00 pm to 5:00 pm | FREE | Coral Gables Museum

Elevated vendor market in West Palm

4:00 pm to 9:00 pm | FREE | Grandview Public Market

Seminole Hard Rock Winterfest Boat Parade

4:00 pm | $20.00-25.00 | Las Olas Intracoastal Promenade Park

Winterfest Boat Parade Watch Party

5:00 pm to 8:00 pm | $20.00-25.00 | All Saints Episcopal Church

Global Frontiers

5:00 pm | FREE | Bill Cosford Cinema

Delray Beach Holiday Parade

6:00 pm to 8:00 pm | FREE

Zoo Lights at Palm Beach Zoo

6:00 pm to 9:00 pm | $10.00-22.00 | Palm Beach Zoo

Holiday in Paradise light show, ferris wheel & other festivites in West Palm

6:00 pm to 10:00 pm | FREE | West Palm Beach Waterfront

Fantasy of Lights drive-through display

6:00 pm to 10:00 pm | $20.00-45.00 | Tradewinds Park

Christmas Lights in the Acres

6:00 pm to 10:00 pm | $10.00 | Plantation Baptist Church

Lights 4 Hope drive-through light display

6:00 pm to 10:00 pm | $15.00-35.00 | Okeeheelee Park

Holiday displays & fun in Pembroke Pines

6:00 pm to 10:00 pm | FREE | Oasis Church

Discount advance tickets: Magic of Lights Homestead drive-thru experience

6:00 pm to 10:00 pm | Discounted | Homestead-Miami Speedway

Symphony In Lights at Gulfstream Park in Hallandale

6:00 pm to 11:00 pm | FREE | Gulfstream Park Village

Holiday boat parade in Lake Wellington

6:30 pm to 8:00 pm | FREE | Wellington Town Center

Holiday light show and snow fall in West Palm, 6:30, 7:30 & 8:30

6:30 pm to 9:00 pm | FREE | The Square downtown West Palm

Zoo Lights at Zoo Miami

6:30 pm to 10:00 pm | Discounted | Zoo Miami

Snow flurries at Dania Pointe

7:00 pm to 7:20 pm | FREE | Dania Pointe

Free live music at Hollywood beach bandshell

7:00 pm to 9:00 pm | FREE | Hollywood beach bandshell

Live music at Grandview in West Palm

7:00 pm to 10:00 pm | FREE | Grandview Public Market

Free live music at Dolphin Mall

7:00 pm to 11:00 pm | FREE | Dolphin Mall

Nightly Snowfall

7:00 pm | FREE | Dolphin Mall

Free symphony Wallcast at SoundScape

7:30 pm to 9:00 pm | FREE | New World Center | New World Symphony

Live Music at Doral Yard

8:00 pm to 10:00 pm | FREE | Doral Yard

Snow flurries at Dania Pointe

8:30 pm to 8:50 pm | Dania Pointe

Discount late-night movies

11:30 pm to 2:00 am | $5.00 | Coral Gables Art Cinema

Sunday, December 11, 2022

What the Constitution Means to Me

Discounted | Adrienne Arsht Center

The Polar Express

$65.00-75.00 | Brightline MiamiCentral Station

Tamarac Farmers Market

9:00 am to 12:00 am | FREE | Veterans Park

Las Olas Oceanside Park vendor market

9:00 am to 4:00 pm | FREE | Las Olas Oceanside Park

holiday bazaar at Las Olas Oceanside Park in Fort Lauderdale

10:00 am to 5:00 pm | FREE | Las Olas Oceanside Park

A Very Merry Garden

10:00 am to 5:00 pm | Discounted | Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden

"Elf The Musical Jr." in Sunrise

11:00 am to 12:30 pm | $20.00 | Sunrise Civic Center

'Stranger Things' immersive exhibit

11:00 am to 9:00 pm | FREE | Aventura Mall

South Florida Jubilee Ensemble performs in Fort Lauderdale

1:00 pm to 2:00 pm | FREE | Las Olas Oceanside Park

$5 holiday movies

1:00 pm to 3:00 pm | $5.00 | Regal Cinemas

Wellington Holiday Parade

1:30 pm to 3:00 pm | FREE

A Christmas Carol

2:00 pm to 4:00 pm | Discounted | Actors’ Playhouse at The Miracle Theatre

"Elf The Musical Jr." in Sunrise

4:00 pm to 5:00 pm | $20.00 | Sunrise Civic Center

Baroque Jazz Club Presents Nestor Torres and Alaima Gonzalez

4:00 pm to 6:00 pm | $10.00 | Corpus Christi Catholic Church

Holly Jolly Hollywood festival

4:00 pm to 10:00 pm | FREE | Downtown Hollywood

Ocean Drive Promenade Music Series

5:00 pm to 7:00 pm | FREE | Ocean Drive Promenade

Tropical Sundays Live Music

5:00 pm to 8:00 pm | FREE | Doral Yard

Zoo Lights at Palm Beach Zoo

6:00 pm to 9:00 pm | $10.00-22.00 | Palm Beach Zoo

Lights 4 Hope drive-through light display

6:00 pm to 9:00 pm | $15.00-35.00 | Okeeheelee Park

Holiday in Paradise light show, ferris wheel & other festivites in West Palm

6:00 pm to 10:00 pm | FREE | West Palm Beach Waterfront

Fantasy of Lights drive-through display

6:00 pm to 10:00 pm | $20.00-45.00 | Tradewinds Park

Christmas Lights in the Acres

6:00 pm to 10:00 pm | $10.00 | Plantation Baptist Church

Holiday displays & fun in Pembroke Pines

6:00 pm to 10:00 pm | FREE | Oasis Church

Discount advance tickets: Magic of Lights Homestead drive-thru experience

6:00 pm to 10:00 pm | Discounted | Homestead-Miami Speedway

Symphony In Lights at Gulfstream Park in Hallandale

6:00 pm to 11:00 pm | FREE | Gulfstream Park Village

Holiday light show and snow fall in West Palm, 6:30, 7:30 & 8:30

6:30 pm to 9:00 pm | FREE | The Square downtown West Palm

Live music at Gulfstream in Hallandale

6:30 pm to 9:30 pm | FREE | Gulfstream Park Village

Zoo Lights at Zoo Miami

6:30 pm to 10:00 pm | Discounted | Zoo Miami

Snow flurries at Dania Pointe

7:00 pm to 7:20 pm | FREE | Dania Pointe

Free live music at Hollywood beach bandshell

7:00 pm to 9:00 pm | FREE | Hollywood beach bandshell

Nightly Snowfall

7:00 pm | FREE | Dolphin Mall

Comedy Night at Nightlife Brewing Co.

8:00 pm to 11:00 pm | FREE | Nightlife Brewing Co.

Salsa dance class

9:00 pm | FREE | Ball & Chain

Monday, December 12, 2022

The Polar Express

$65.00-75.00 | Brightline MiamiCentral Station

A Very Merry Garden

10:00 am to 5:00 pm | Discounted | Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden

'Stranger Things' immersive exhibit

11:00 am to 9:00 pm | FREE | Aventura Mall

Holiday Train Exhibit at library in Southwest Ranches

12:00 pm to 4:00 pm | FREE | Southwest Regional Library

Holiday train exhibit with running railroads in Pembroke Pines

12:00 pm to 4:00 pm | FREE | Southwest Regional Library

Holiday in Paradise light show, ferris wheel & other festivites in West Palm

6:00 pm to 10:00 pm | FREE | West Palm Beach Waterfront

Fantasy of Lights drive-through display

6:00 pm to 10:00 pm | $20.00-45.00 | Tradewinds Park

Discount advance tickets: Magic of Lights Homestead drive-thru experience

6:00 pm to 10:00 pm | Discounted | Homestead-Miami Speedway

Symphony In Lights at Gulfstream Park in Hallandale

6:00 pm to 11:00 pm | FREE | Gulfstream Park Village

Holiday light show and snow fall in West Palm, 6:30, 7:30 & 8:30

6:30 pm to 9:00 pm | FREE | The Square downtown West Palm

Zoo Lights at Zoo Miami

6:30 pm to 10:00 pm | Discounted | Zoo Miami

Nightly Snowfall

7:00 pm | FREE | Dolphin Mall

Comedy Night at Sandbar Sports Grill

8:00 pm to 11:00 pm | FREE | Sandbar Sports Grill

Tuesday, December 13, 2022

Regal Theatres: Discounted movie tickets on Tuesdays

All Day | $5.00-6.00 | Regal Cinemas Multiple Locations

The Polar Express

$65.00-75.00 | Brightline MiamiCentral Station

A Very Merry Garden

10:00 am to 5:00 pm | Discounted | Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden

'Stranger Things' immersive exhibit

11:00 am to 9:00 pm | FREE | Aventura Mall

Holiday Train Exhibit at library in Southwest Ranches

12:00 pm to 4:00 pm | FREE | Southwest Regional Library

Holiday train exhibit with running railroads in Pembroke Pines

12:00 pm to 4:00 pm | FREE | Southwest Regional Library

Tasty Tuesdays with Food Trucks

5:00 pm to 9:00 pm | FREE | Amphitheater in Boca Raton

Food Trucks Tuesdays

5:00 pm to 10:00 pm | FREE | Haulover Beach Park

Holiday in Paradise light show, ferris wheel & other festivites in West Palm

6:00 pm to 10:00 pm | FREE | West Palm Beach Waterfront

Fantasy of Lights drive-through display

6:00 pm to 10:00 pm | $20.00-45.00 | Tradewinds Park

Discount advance tickets: Magic of Lights Homestead drive-thru experience

6:00 pm to 10:00 pm | Discounted | Homestead-Miami Speedway

Symphony In Lights at Gulfstream Park in Hallandale

6:00 pm to 11:00 pm | FREE | Gulfstream Park Village

Holiday light show and snow fall in West Palm, 6:30, 7:30 & 8:30

6:30 pm to 9:00 pm | FREE | The Square downtown West Palm

Nightly Snowfall

7:00 pm | FREE | Dolphin Mall

All Arts Open Mic Night

8:00 pm to 10:00 pm | $5.00 | Arts Garage

Wednesday, December 14, 2022

The Polar Express

$65.00-75.00 | Brightline MiamiCentral Station

A Very Merry Garden

10:00 am to 5:00 pm | Discounted | Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden

'Stranger Things' immersive exhibit

11:00 am to 9:00 pm | FREE | Aventura Mall

Holiday Train Exhibit at library in Southwest Ranches

12:00 pm to 4:00 pm | FREE | Southwest Regional Library

Holiday train exhibit with running railroads in Pembroke Pines

12:00 pm to 4:00 pm | FREE | Southwest Regional Library

Food truck gathering at Pelican Harbor Marina

5:00 pm to 10:00 pm | FREE | Pelican Harbor Marina

Holiday in Paradise light show, ferris wheel & other festivites in West Palm

6:00 pm to 10:00 pm | FREE | West Palm Beach Waterfront

Fantasy of Lights drive-through display

6:00 pm to 10:00 pm | $20.00-45.00 | Tradewinds Park

Discount advance tickets: Magic of Lights Homestead drive-thru experience

6:00 pm to 10:00 pm | Discounted | Homestead-Miami Speedway

Symphony In Lights at Gulfstream Park in Hallandale

6:00 pm to 11:00 pm | FREE | Gulfstream Park Village

Holiday light show and snow fall in West Palm, 6:30, 7:30 & 8:30

6:30 pm to 9:00 pm | FREE | The Square downtown West Palm

Zoo Lights at Zoo Miami

6:30 pm to 10:00 pm | Discounted | Zoo Miami

Free live music at Hollywood beach bandshell

7:00 pm to 9:00 pm | FREE | Hollywood beach bandshell

Nightly Snowfall

7:00 pm | FREE | Dolphin Mall

Comedy Night at Pub 52

8:00 pm to 11:00 pm | FREE | Nightlife Brewing Co.

Comedy Night at Exit One Taproom

8:00 pm to 11:00 pm | FREE | Exit One Taproom

Thursday, December 15, 2022

What the Constitution Means to Me

Discounted | Adrienne Arsht Center

The Polar Express

$65.00-75.00 | Brightline MiamiCentral Station

A Very Merry Garden

10:00 am to 5:00 pm | Discounted | Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden

'Stranger Things' immersive exhibit

11:00 am to 9:00 pm | FREE | Aventura Mall

Holiday Train Exhibit at library in Southwest Ranches

12:00 pm to 4:00 pm | FREE | Southwest Regional Library

Holiday train exhibit with running railroads in Pembroke Pines

12:00 pm to 4:00 pm | FREE | Southwest Regional Library

Food trucks and music

5:00 pm to 9:00 pm | FREE | Wellington Village Park

Holdiay film & fun in Fort Lauderdale

5:30 pm to 9:00 pm | FREE | Las Olas Oceanside Park

The Underline Free Global Music Series

6:00 pm to 8:00 pm | FREE | The Underline

Enjoy live entertainment at Clematis by Night

6:00 pm to 9:00 pm | FREE | West Palm Beach Waterfront

Holiday in Paradise light show, ferris wheel & other festivites in West Palm

6:00 pm to 10:00 pm | FREE | West Palm Beach Waterfront

Fantasy of Lights drive-through display

6:00 pm to 10:00 pm | $20.00-45.00 | Tradewinds Park

Christmas Lights in the Acres

6:00 pm to 10:00 pm | $10.00 | Plantation Baptist Church

Holiday displays & fun in Pembroke Pines

6:00 pm to 10:00 pm | FREE | Oasis Church

Discount advance tickets: Magic of Lights Homestead drive-thru experience

6:00 pm to 10:00 pm | Discounted | Homestead-Miami Speedway

Symphony In Lights at Gulfstream Park in Hallandale

6:00 pm to 11:00 pm | FREE | Gulfstream Park Village

Holiday light show and snow fall in West Palm, 6:30, 7:30 & 8:30

6:30 pm to 9:00 pm | FREE | The Square downtown West Palm

Free live music at Hollywood beach bandshell

7:00 pm to 9:00 pm | FREE | Hollywood beach bandshell

Live music at Doral Yard

7:00 pm to 9:30 pm | FREE | Doral Yard

Nightly Snowfall

7:00 pm | FREE | Dolphin Mall

Locos Por Juana: Fiesta Navideña

8:00 pm | FREE | North Beach Bandshell

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About Patti Roth

Patti Roth, the editor of Fort Lauderdale on the Cheap, scouts out state and national deals, discounts and coupons for our readers, finding the real deals and presenting them in an easy-to-read format. A veteran newspaper and magazine writer and a longtime South Florida resident, she has written for The Miami Herald, The Sun-Sentinel in Fort Lauderdale, Florida Travel and Life, E Environmental Magazine, Dog Fancy, Cat Fancy, US Architecture and Earth911.com. Send your cheap tips to her at info@fortlauderdaleonthecheap.com.

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