Library Special Programs

April 2015

For a complete listing of library programs, visit the Calendar of Events
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Children's Programs

Playtime with Mommy

Playtime with Mommy classes provide just the right amount of structured activities to stimulate senses and teach babies, ages 0 to 9 months, valuable skills all while having fun! E‑mail

Playtime with Mommy

Wednesdays, April 1 ‑ 29, 10:15 a.m.
Kendale Lakes Branch

Program made possible by Baptist Health of South Florida.

Just Add Rhythm: A Drum Workshop

An accessible and engaging rhythm and music program offering an interactive drumming experience for physical, mental, emotional and social benefits. Suitable for children with and without special needs.

African Drumming

Saturday, April 4, 11 a.m.
Miami Lakes Branch

Wednesday, April 29, 3:30 p.m.
Coconut Grove Branch

Thursday, April 30, 11 a.m.
Sunset Branch

Creative Engineering Laboratory

Explore the basics of physics, energy, force, friction and electricity in an applied, thrilling way as you learn how engineers build roller coasters and power cities. Provided by the Frost Science Mobile Outreach Unit.

Roller Coaster

Power the Future
Saturday, April 4, 11 a.m.
North Shore Branch

Thursday, April 9, 3:30 p.m.
Pinecrest Branch

Power the Future
Wednesday, April 22, 6 p.m.
Doral Branch

Made possible by the Knight Foundation.

Use Your E‑magination

Make unique technology crafts using every day materials.

Technology Craft
Circuit Stickers
by Jie Qi

Saturday, April 25, 11 a.m.
Hialeah Gardens Branch

Saturday, April 25, 3 p.m.
Little River Branch

Made possible by the Knight Foundation.

Teen Programs

National Poetry Month
5th Annual

Teen Poetry Contest

National Poetry Month | April 1 ‑ 30, 2015
In honor of National Poetry Month, the library invites teens to get inspired and participate. Enter for a chance to win great prizes!
Make It! Build a Web Page

Use WordPress to build web pages. Bring your device or check out a library tablet.

Web Browser with Cursor

Saturday, April 4 & 11, 10 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Allapattah Branch

Made possible by the Knight Foundation.

Second Saturday LIVE! @ the Library

Join us on the second Saturday of the month to watch the Teen Wii Geek Gaming Championships, listen to a teenage rock band from the Live! Modern School of Music and make a techie craft with maker Gabi Barrocas.

Super Smash Bros

Saturday, April 11, Noon
Main Library

Made possible by the Miami Dolphins Foundation and the Knight Foundation

National Poetry Month: Poet in Residence

Join local poet Barbra Nightingale for a poetry workshop and receive feedback on your poetry. A great opportunity for those entering the library’s 5th Annual Teen Poetry Contest to create their poems alongside a published poet.

Barbara Nightingale

Tuesday, April 7 & 21, 6 ‑ 7:30 p.m.
Golden Glades Branch

Thursday, April 23 & Monday, April 27, 6 ‑ 7:30 p.m.
Kendale Lakes Branch

Eye‑Catching Design

As you build websites or layout floor plans, design is a key component to function and performance. Sign up for a 2‑hour workshop on the fundamentals of design as it relates to building websites, graphic interfaces and interior design. Register with branch.

Web Design Construction

Tuesday, April 28, 5 ‑ 7 p.m.
Miami Lakes Branch

Made possible by the Town of Miami Lakes Educational Advisory Board.

Adult Programs

Creole Basics for an Emerging Market

Sign up for an introductory course to familiarize yourself with Creole, the primary language spoken in Haiti. Registration required. Limited to 25 participants.

Haitian Flag

Thursday, April 2 - May 7, 6 ‑ 7:30 p.m.
North Dade Regional

Social Media Basics for 55 and Better

An overview on using modern social networks to connect with family or friends and meet people with similar interests. Class will include information on Meetup, Facebook, Twitter, Google+ and LinkedIn. Participants need a valid e‑mail address. Limited to 15 participants.

Tablet with Apps

Monday, April 6, 4 p.m.
South Miami Branch

Saturday, April 18, 1:30 p.m.
South Dade Regional

Made possible by the Knight Foundation.

Cake Decorating for the Holidays

Whatever holiday you celebrate, cakes are always in order. Learn how to decorate a cake for the specific celebration you are interested in. Registration required. Limit to 20 participants.

Cake Decorating

Saturday, April 18, 3 p.m.
Miami Lakes Branch

Made possible by the Town of Miami Lakes Educational Advisory Board.

Pencil and Charcoal Drawing

A series of workshops to establish and improve on drawing techniques.
Ages 14 years and up.

Charcoal Drawing

Monday, April 20 - May 18, 5 ‑ 7:30 p.m.
Miami Beach Regional

Program made possible by the City of Miami Beach, Cultural Affairs Program, Cultural Arts Council.

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Get Social at the Library
Lifetime Living Through Art for Older Adults

An 8-week series guided by professional teaching artists that offers adults ages 55 years and better arts learning opportunities. Students build skills, explore new materials and tools, and learn a variety of art‑making techniques. They share their learning with each other, in a supportive, risk free and fun environment where experimentation and engagement is encouraged.

Jewelry Making
bead necklace

Tuesdays, April 7 ‑ May 26, Noon ‑ 2 p.m.
South Dade Regional

Culminating Event
Saturday, May 30, 3 ‑ 5 p.m.

Made possible by the Westchester Library System, New York.

Hand Drawing Pear

Fridays, April 17 - June 5, 12:30 ‑ 2:30 p.m.
Coral Gables Branch

Culminating Event
Wednesday, June 10, 6:30 ‑ 8 p.m.

Made possible by the City of Coral Gables.

DSLR Camera

Saturdays, April 18 ‑ May 23, June 6, 10 a.m. ‑ noon
Arcola Lakes Branch

Culminating Event
Saturday, June 20, 11 a.m. ‑ 1 p.m.

Made possible by the Westchester Library System, New York.