Library Special Programs

January 2015

For a complete listing of library programs, visit the Calendar of Events

Celebrate Black History Month

Black History Month 2015
Telling Black History on Film

Enjoy the recounting of momentous feats in black history as told through contemporary films.

Remember the Titans

Remember the Titans
Saturday, January 24, 3:30 p.m.
Main Library

Wednesday, January 28, 5:30 p.m.
Coral Gables Branch

42, The Jackie Robinson Story

42, The Jackie Robinson Story
Saturday, January 24, 3 p.m.
Kendale Lakes Branch

Friday, January 30, 3 p.m.
Miami Beach Regional

Red Tails

Red Tails
Wednesday, January 21, 5:30 p.m.
North Dade Regional

Thursday, January 29, 5:30 pm.
South Dade Regional

Children's Programs

Act!vated Story Theatre
Act!vated Story Theatre

Entertaining for all ages from kids in strollers to those pushing them. Both shows include elements of American Sign Language.

Hand Play
Friday, January 16, 11 a.m.
Ages 0‑5 yrs.

3, 2, 1… Act!vate Show
Friday, January 16, 4 p.m.
All ages

Miami Lakes Branch

Made possible by Target.

Home Depot Kids Workshop
Kids Building Workshop

Sign up for a hands‑on workshop where you can learn to create and build something for your home with easy to use tools and materials. What you make, you keep! Past workshops have resulted in the creation of bird houses and holiday yard decorations. Limit 30 participants; call branch to register.

Friday, January 23, 4 p.m.
South Dade Regional

Made possible by the Cutler Ridge Home Depot.

Baby & Me Group presented by the University of Miami
Baby Laughing with Mother

Free ten‑week session providing parents an opportunity to develop close relationships with their infants. For parents and their children that are 0‑12 months. Registration required. Call 305‑243‑8425 or e‑mail for information and registration.

Si desea asistir a este programa en español, llamar para más información.

Tuesdays beginning January 27, 10:30 a.m.‑12:30 p.m.
Kendale Lakes Branch

Rockin’ and Readin’ – Interactive Music Therapy for All
Music Therapy for Kids

Using lyrics, meters and rhythmic beats, children with and without special needs can improve upon their motor skills by playing the tambourines, drums and more alongside a board certified music therapist.

Wednesday, January 28, 10:15 a.m.
Pinecrest Branch

Saturday, January 31, 11 a.m.
Little River Branch

Teen Programs

Black History Month 2015
7th Annual
Black History Month
Teen Photography Contest

January 20 - February 7

Digital SLR Camera


Hey Teens! Get behind the lens and give us your best shot.

Official Contest Rules and Prizes

Miami Dolphins Foundation

Made possible by the Miami Dolphins Foundation.

Robot Engineering 101
Robot Engineering

Springboard into the future with a hands‑on lesson in robotics. You’re invited to build and program a simple robot using LEGO Mindstorm. Best for ages 8‑15 years.

Saturday, January 10, 1 p.m.
Key Biscayne Branch

Tuesday, January 13, 4 p.m.
Homestead Branch

Thursday, January 29, 3:30 p.m.
Opa-locka Branch

Knight Foundation

Made possible by the Knight Foundation.

Open Air Nights @ Arcola
Open Mic Teen

You are invited to Arcola’s first community outdoor event. Listen to our local teens as they share their poetry, rhymes and a special performance of “Where is the Love” by YOUmedia Miami. Watch a selection of short movies created by the Arcola Lakes youth. Enjoy a special DJ set and breakdance performance by P.A.T.H. to Hip Hop. Hosted by The Biscayne Poet.

Saturday, January 17, 6‑8 p.m.
Arcola Lakes Branch

Miami Dolphins Foundation

Made possible by the Miami Dolphins Foundation.

Create an African Gawu Tapestry
African Gawu Tapestry

Create your own tapestry using recycled materials. Registration required.

Thursday, January 22, 10 a.m.
Hispanic Branch

Saturday, January 24, 3:30 p.m.
Coral Reef Branch

Wednesday, January 28, 3:30 p.m.
North Dade Regional

Saturday, January 31, 2 p.m.
North Central Branch

Miami Dolphins Foundation

Made possible by the Miami Dolphins Foundation.

Adult Programs

Learn a Language
Learn a Language

Whether it’s your first job or a great promotion, learning another language can broaden your career opportunities. Register with the branch for a full 8 weeks of language classes. Participants must commit to all classes.

Spanish for Business and Career Growth
Wednesdays, January 7 - February 25, 6‑7:30 p.m.
Arcola Lakes Branch

I Geek Basketweaving
Basket Weaving

Learn the ancient art of Native American‑Seminole Indian basket weaving. During this two‑week session, learn how to make a unique “magic basket” for a beautiful new addition to your home. Supplies included, limit 10 participants. Registration required.

Saturday, January 10 & 17, 2‑5 p.m.
South Dade Regional

Monday, January 26 & Thursday, January 29, 12:30‑3:30 p.m.
Pinecrest Branch

I Geek Genealogy: Learn about your Family History and Build a Family Tree
Photo Family Tree

Learn where to start when curiosity about your family history strikes or when you’ve hit a research obstacle you may need assistance with. Program led by Genealogist Debbie Duay PhD.

Sunday, January 18, 1‑3 p.m.
South Dade Regional

Made possible by the Everglades Chapter of the Florida State Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution

“I Have a Dream”
Martin Luther King Jr

Celebrate the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King with a living history performance by actor David Mills.

Wednesday, January 21, 3:30 p.m.
Coconut Grove Branch

Saturday, January 24, 3:30 p.m.
Lemon City Branch