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Book Club: Great Conversations

2023-02-18 10:30:00 2023-02-18 12:30:00 America/New_York Book Club: Great Conversations Our goal is to advance critical, reflective thinking and social and civic engagement by discussing works and ideas of the 20th and 21st century that are of enduring value. Join us in person or online via Zoom! Registration is required. For online event, a Zoom link will be emailed to registrants within 24 hours of the event start time. For more information contact 305-668-4571 or booke@mdpls.org. Ages 19 yrs.+ Pinecrest Branch - Pinecrest Virtual Programs Room, Meeting Room

Saturday, February 18
10:30am - 12:30pm

Add to Calendar 2023-02-18 10:30:00 2023-02-18 12:30:00 America/New_York Book Club: Great Conversations Our goal is to advance critical, reflective thinking and social and civic engagement by discussing works and ideas of the 20th and 21st century that are of enduring value. Join us in person or online via Zoom! Registration is required. For online event, a Zoom link will be emailed to registrants within 24 hours of the event start time. For more information contact 305-668-4571 or booke@mdpls.org. Ages 19 yrs.+ Pinecrest Branch - Pinecrest Virtual Programs Room, Meeting Room

Pinecrest Branch

Pinecrest Virtual Programs Room, Meeting Room

Our goal is to advance critical, reflective thinking and social and civic engagement by discussing works and ideas of the 20th and 21st century that are of enduring value. Join us in person or online via Zoom! Registration is required. For online event, a Zoom link will be emailed to registrants within 24 hours of the event start time. For more information contact 305-668-4571 or booke@mdpls.org. Ages 19 yrs.+

Book Discussion Schedule

January 21 – Klara and the Sun by Kazuo Ishiguro

February 18 – The Patchwork Human: Two Billion Years of Evolution by Peter Luykx

March 18 – Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe

April 15 – Mountains Beyond Mountains by Tracy Kidder

May 20 – Slouching Towards Bethlehem by Joan Didion

June 17 – Cloud Cuckoo Land by Anthony Doerr

July 15 – Copenhagen by Michael Frayn

August 19 – Babbitt by Sinclair Lewis

September 16 – The Hours by Michael Cunningham

October 21 – The Swimmer by John Cheever

November 18 – On Earth We're Briefly Gorgeous by Ocean Vuong

Pinecrest Branch

booke@mdpls.org
Phone: 305-668-4571
Branch manager
Ellen Book

Hours
Mon, Mar 27 9:30AM to 8:00PM
Tue, Mar 28 9:30AM to 8:00PM
Wed, Mar 29 9:30AM to 8:00PM
Thu, Mar 30 9:30AM to 8:00PM
Fri, Mar 31 9:30AM to 6:00PM
Sat, Apr 01 9:30AM to 6:00PM
Sun, Apr 02 Closed

Branch manager
Ellen Book
Address
5835 Southwest 111th Street
Pinecrest, FL 33156
Tel: 305-668-4571

Upcoming events

Tue, Mar 28, 10:00am - 11:30am
Reúnase con nosotros el cuarto martes de este mes para la discusión del libro El sueño del celta, escrito por Mario Vargas Llosa. Si desea mas información comuníquese con la biblioteca al 305-668-4571 o booke@mdpls.org. Para mayores de 19 años de edad.

Tue, Mar 28, 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Practice restorative and vinyasa yoga with professional yoga instructor Mara Fowler. Designed for varying fitness levels. Ages 19 yrs.+

Wed, Mar 29, 10:00am - 11:00am
Join us for bilingual stories, songs and activities for toddlers and preschoolers, followed by a coloring activity. Crayons and coloring pages will be provided. For more information, please contact the branch at 305-668-4571 or booke@mdpls.org. Ages 19 mos.-3 yrs.

Wed, Mar 29, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Join us for bilingual stories, songs and activities for toddlers and preschoolers followed by a coloring activity. Crayons and coloring pages will be provided. For more information, please contact the branch at 305-668-4571 or booke@mdpls.org. Ages 19 mos. - 3 yrs.

Wed, Mar 29, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Meeting Room
Sea stars, conchs and sea urchins - oh my! Enjoy an informative presentation on the sea grass ecosystem and a hands-on touch tank activity featuring some of the amazing critters found there. Presented by Miami EcoAdventures. Registration is required. For more information, please contact the branch at 305-668-4571 or booke@mdpls.org. Ages 6 yrs.+

Wed, Mar 29, 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Learn the basics of the Spanish language in this weekly group chat session. For more information, please contact the branch at 305-668-4571 or booke@mdpls.org. Ages 19 yrs.+

Thu, Mar 30, 9:30am - 12:30pm
Meeting Room
Author Kathy Doddridge will discuss Heraldry and Coats of Arms as part of a meeting of the Miami Chapter of Colonial Dames. For more information please contact 305-668-4571 or booke@mdpls.org. Ages 19+.

Thu, Mar 30, 11:00am - 2:00pm
Express your creativity alongside fellow artists at this informal get-together and paint-together. Please bring your own supplies. For more information, please contact the branch at 305-668-4571 or booke@mdpls.org. Ages 19 yrs.+

Fri, Mar 31, 10:00am - 11:00am
Join us for stories, songs and activities for toddlers and preschoolers followed by a coloring activity. Crayons and coloring pages will be provided. For more information contact 305-668-4571 or booke@mdpls.org. Ages 19 mos.-3 yrs. 

Fri, Mar 31, 10:30am - 12:00pm
Read your favorite stories alongside Avi the Poodle! Reading aloud to a registered therapy dog may help improve literacy skills and boost confidence. Bring your own book or choose from the library's collection. Space is limited. Registration is required. For more information, please contact (305) 668-4571 or booke@mdpls.org. Ages 5 - 12 yrs.

Fri, Mar 31, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Join us for stories, songs and activities for toddlers and preschoolers followed by a coloring activity. Crayons and coloring pages will be provided. For more information contact 305-668-4571 or booke@mdpls.org. Ages 19 mos. - 3 yrs. 

Sat, Apr 01, 10:00am - 2:00pm
Get free federal income tax preparation help from IRS certified AARP Tax-Aide volunteers. Please bring social security cards or ITIN, government-issued photo ID and Identity Protection PIN (if applicable) for all individuals included on tax returns, W-2, 1099 and other income documents. Appointments will be on a first come, first served basis. Space is limited. For more information, please contact (305) 668-4571. Ages 19 yrs.+

Sat, Apr 01, 10:00am - 12:00pm
Meeting Room
Enjoy lively discussions, guest speakers and helpful writing critiques. Join us at the library or online via Zoom. Register to receive a Zoom link by visiting https://www.southfloridawriters.org/contact. For more information contact the branch at 305-668-4571 or booke@mdpls.org. Ages 19 yrs.+

Sat, Apr 01, 10:30am - 11:30am
Read your favorite story to a certified therapy dog! Reading aloud to a therapy dog can help improve literacy skills and boost confidence. You may bring your own book or choose one from the library collection. Presented by C.A.R.E. (Canine Assisted Reading Enhancement). For more information, contact (305) 668-4571. Ages 3-8 yrs.

Sat, Apr 01, 3:00pm - 5:00pm
The Genealogical Society of Greater Miami (GSGM) explores techniques about how to research family and historical information. Lisa Louise Cooke of GenealogyGems will speak on the topic of "Reconstructing Your Ancestors' World with Google". You can join us from home via Zoom or in person at the library! To register, contact gsgmfl@gmail.com. For more information, contact the branch at 305-668-4571 or booke@mdpls.org. Ages 19 yrs.+

Mon, Apr 03, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Pinecrest Virtual Programs Room,Meeting Room
Participants will gain experience planning, promoting and implementing events for teens as well as making book recommendations. You can join us from home via Zoom or in person at the library! Space is limited. Registration is required to participate online. A Zoom link will be emailed to registrants within 24 hours of the event start time. Ages 12 - 19 yrs.

Tue, Apr 04, 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Practice restorative and vinyasa yoga with professional yoga instructor Mara Fowler. Designed for varying fitness levels. Ages 19 yrs.+

Wed, Apr 05, 10:00am - 11:00am
Join us for bilingual stories, songs and activities for toddlers and preschoolers, followed by a coloring activity. Crayons and coloring pages will be provided. For more information, please contact the branch at 305-668-4571 or booke@mdpls.org. Ages 19 mos.-3 yrs.

Wed, Apr 05, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Join us for bilingual stories, songs and activities for toddlers and preschoolers followed by a coloring activity. Crayons and coloring pages will be provided. For more information, please contact the branch at 305-668-4571 or booke@mdpls.org. Ages 19 mos. - 3 yrs.

Wed, Apr 05, 1:00pm - 3:00pm
The Miami Poets celebrate all things poetic. Bring poems to read, yours or those by favorite poets. Share publishing ideas, contests to enter, and new formats to explore. Get philosophical and discuss what poetry means now and through the ages. Poetry enhances our lives so anything goes so long as poetry is in the equation. For more information, please contact 305-668-4571 or booke@mdpls.org. Ages 19 yrs.+

Wed, Apr 05, 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Join us for a discussion of this year's Big Read title, Catalog of Unabashed Gratitude, an award-winning poetry collection by poet, educator and community gardener Ross Gay. Free copies of the book are available while supplies last (one per participant). Registration is required. For more information, please contact the branch at 305-668-4571 or booke@mdpls.org. Ages 19 yrs.+

Wed, Apr 05, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Read your favorite story alongside Alani! Reading aloud to a therapy dog can help improve literacy skills and boost confidence. You may bring your own book or choose one from the library collection. Presented by Heel 2 Heal Therapy Dogs, Wags and Dogs Reading Program. For more information, contact (305) 668-4571 or booke@mdpls.org. Ages 3-8 yrs.

Wed, Apr 05, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Meeting Room
Learn about a few of the marvelous creatures that visit our South Florida beaches! Interact with animal artifacts, such as shells and skulls and explore animal food sources. Presented by Miami EcoAdventures. Registration is required. For more information, please contact the branch at 305-668-4571 or booke@mdpls.org. Ages 6 yrs.+

Wed, Apr 05, 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Learn the basics of the Spanish language in this weekly group chat session. For more information, please contact the branch at 305-668-4571 or booke@mdpls.org. Ages 19 yrs.+

Thu, Apr 06, 11:00am - 2:00pm
Express your creativity alongside fellow artists at this informal get-together and paint-together. Please bring your own supplies. For more information, please contact the branch at 305-668-4571 or booke@mdpls.org. Ages 19 yrs.+

Thu, Apr 06, 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Pinecrest Virtual Programs Room,Meeting Room
Join us in person at the library or online via Zoom. Space is limited. Registration is required. For online event, a Zoom link will be emailed to registrants within 24 hours of the event start time. For more information, please contact the branch. Ages 19 yrs.+

Fri, Apr 07, 10:30am - 12:00pm
Read your favorite stories alongside Avi the Poodle! Reading aloud to a registered therapy dog may help improve literacy skills and boost confidence. Bring your own book or choose from the library's collection. Space is limited. Registration is required. For more information, please contact (305) 668-4571 or booke@mdpls.org. Ages 5 - 12 yrs.

Sat, Apr 08, 10:00am - 2:00pm
Get free federal income tax preparation help from IRS certified AARP Tax-Aide volunteers. Please bring social security cards or ITIN, government-issued photo ID and Identity Protection PIN (if applicable) for all individuals included on tax returns, W-2, 1099 and other income documents. Appointments will be on a first come, first served basis. Space is limited. For more information, please contact (305) 668-4571. Ages 19 yrs.+

Sat, Apr 08, 10:30am - 12:30pm
Pinecrest Virtual Programs Room,Meeting Room
Read from a selection of great books that span through the 19th century for a monthly discussion of the ideas that they generate. Join us in person or via Zoom! Registration is required. For online participation, a Zoom link will be emailed to registrants within 24 hours of the event start time. For more information, please contact (305) 668-4571. Ages 19 yrs.+

Sat, Apr 08, 10:30am - 12:30pm
Join us to discuss historical fiction and nonfiction titles every second Saturday of the month. For more information, please contact the branch at 305-668-4571 or booke@mdpls.org. Ages 19 yrs.+

Sat, Apr 08, 11:00am - 12:00pm
YA Area
Join us for lively and fun conversations about featured Newbery Award-winning and Newbery Honor books. Visit the library to pick up a copy of each month's title. Registration is required. Ages 6 yrs.+

Sat, Apr 08, 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Archaeologist Bob Carr tells the story of 10,000 years of Miami's human occupation through an exploration of 10 artifacts and objects beginning with Tequesta and Seminole that depict Miami's first people. Made possible by the Miami Pioneers and Natives of Dade Historical Society. Registration is required for Zoom access. The Zoom link will be emailed within 24 hours of the event start time. Email booke@mdpls.org or call 305-668-4571 to access the Zoom link. Ages 19 yrs.+

Mon, Apr 10, 5:00pm - 6:30pm
Gain comfort and fluency speaking English as a second language during this session appropriate for beginning to advanced level learners. Led by a volunteer teacher. Registration is required. For more information, please contact the branch at 305-668-4571 or booke@mdpls.org. Ages 19 yrs.+

Tue, Apr 11, 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Practice restorative and vinyasa yoga with professional yoga instructor Mara Fowler. Designed for varying fitness levels. Ages 19 yrs.+

Wed, Apr 12, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Meeting Room
Fluttering, flapping, buzzing, or bumbling, meet the flying friends from Castellow Hammock Park! Discover the best ways to spot birds, butterflies, bees and bugs you can expect to see in your backyard and learn about their natural behavior and survival tactics. Presented by Miami EcoAdventures. Registration is required. For more information call 305-668-4571 or booke@mdpls.org. Ages 6 yrs.+

Wed, Apr 12, 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Learn the basics of the Spanish language in this weekly group chat session. For more information, please contact the branch at 305-668-4571 or booke@mdpls.org. Ages 19 yrs.+

Thu, Apr 13, 11:00am - 2:00pm
Express your creativity alongside fellow artists at this informal get-together and paint-together. Please bring your own supplies. For more information, please contact the branch at 305-668-4571 or booke@mdpls.org. Ages 19 yrs.+

Thu, Apr 13, 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Pinecrest Virtual Programs Room
Did you know that other foods besides chocolate can make us happy? Mushrooms, nuts, beans and leafy greens are also great for boosting your mood. Cook alongside vegan Chef Ellen Kanner as she demonstrates easy, delectable recipes to raise your spirits. Registration is required. Zoom link will be emailed to registrants within 24 hours of the event start time. For more information contact 305-668-4571 or booke@mdpls.org. Ages 19 yrs.+

Fri, Apr 14, 10:00am - 11:00am
Join us for stories, songs and activities for toddlers and preschoolers followed by a coloring activity. Crayons and coloring pages will be provided. For more information contact 305-668-4571 or booke@mdpls.org. Ages 19 mos.-3 yrs. 

Fri, Apr 14, 10:30am - 12:00pm
Read your favorite stories alongside Avi the Poodle! Reading aloud to a registered therapy dog may help improve literacy skills and boost confidence. Bring your own book or choose from the library's collection. Space is limited. Registration is required. For more information, please contact (305) 668-4571 or booke@mdpls.org. Ages 5 - 12 yrs.

Fri, Apr 14, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Join us for stories, songs and activities for toddlers and preschoolers followed by a coloring activity. Crayons and coloring pages will be provided. For more information contact 305-668-4571 or booke@mdpls.org. Ages 19 mos. - 3 yrs. 

Sat, Apr 15, 10:00am - 2:00pm
Get free federal income tax preparation help from IRS certified AARP Tax-Aide volunteers. Please bring social security cards or ITIN, government-issued photo ID and Identity Protection PIN (if applicable) for all individuals included on tax returns, W-2, 1099 and other income documents. Appointments will be on a first come, first served basis. Space is limited. For more information, please contact (305) 668-4571. Ages 19 yrs.+

Sat, Apr 15, 10:30am - 11:30am
Read your favorite story to a certified therapy dog! Reading aloud to a therapy dog can help improve literacy skills and boost confidence. You may bring your own book or choose one from the library collection. Presented by C.A.R.E. (Canine Assisted Reading Enhancement). For more information, contact (305) 668-4571. Ages 3-8 yrs.

Sat, Apr 15, 10:30am - 12:30pm
Pinecrest Virtual Programs Room,Meeting Room
Our goal is to advance critical, reflective thinking and social and civic engagement by discussing works and ideas of the 20th and 21st century that are of enduring value. Join us in person or online via Zoom! Registration is required. For online event, a Zoom link will be emailed to registrants within 24 hours of the event start time. For more information contact 305-668-4571 or booke@mdpls.org. Ages 19 yrs.+

Sat, Apr 15, 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Did you know that music classes can help build the developmental skills of very young children? Engaging songs and activities are designed to encourage interaction between toddlers and their caregivers. Suitable for children of all abilities. Registration is required. For more information contact 305-668-4571 or booke@mdpls.org. Ages 19 mos. - 3 yrs.

Sat, Apr 15, 3:00pm - 5:00pm
A support group meeting of parents of children who are on the autism spectrum. Chat with other parents who can offer advice or support and help others by sharing your own knowledge and experience. For more information, please contact the branch at 305-668-4571 or booke@mdpls.org. Ages 19 yrs.+

Mon, Apr 17, 5:00pm - 6:30pm
Gain comfort and fluency speaking English as a second language during this session appropriate for beginning to advanced level learners. Led by a volunteer teacher. Registration is required. For more information, please contact the branch at 305-668-4571 or booke@mdpls.org. Ages 19 yrs.+

Tue, Apr 18, 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Practice restorative and vinyasa yoga with professional yoga instructor Mara Fowler. Designed for varying fitness levels. Ages 19 yrs.+

Wed, Apr 19, 10:00am - 2:00pm
Florida Licensing on Wheels (FLOW) is a convenient method to renew a driver license, obtain a replacement driver license, change a name or address on a driver license, get an identification card, renew a vehicle registration and purchase a specialty license plate. Registration is required. For information or to register, please contact the branch at 305-668-4571 or booke@mdpls.org. Ages 19 yrs.+

Wed, Apr 19, 10:00am - 11:00am
Join us for bilingual stories, songs and activities for toddlers and preschoolers, followed by a coloring activity. Crayons and coloring pages will be provided. For more information, please contact the branch at 305-668-4571 or booke@mdpls.org. Ages 19 mos.-3 yrs.

Wed, Apr 19, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Join us for bilingual stories, songs and activities for toddlers and preschoolers followed by a coloring activity. Crayons and coloring pages will be provided. For more information, please contact the branch at 305-668-4571 or booke@mdpls.org. Ages 19 mos. - 3 yrs.

Wed, Apr 19, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Read your favorite story alongside Alani! Reading aloud to a therapy dog can help improve literacy skills and boost confidence. You may bring your own book or choose one from the library collection. Presented by Heel 2 Heal Therapy Dogs, Wags and Dogs Reading Program. For more information, contact (305) 668-4571 or booke@mdpls.org. Ages 3-8 yrs.

Wed, Apr 19, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Join teen musical theater ensemble Vessels of GOLD to enjoy selections from their latest show "Stars," a story about high school students learning to develop their talents while working together to prepare for a summer theater show. For more information contact the branch at 305-668-4571 or booke@mdpls.org. All ages.

Wed, Apr 19, 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Learn the basics of the Spanish language in this weekly group chat session. For more information, please contact the branch at 305-668-4571 or booke@mdpls.org. Ages 19 yrs.+

Thu, Apr 20, 11:00am - 2:00pm
Express your creativity alongside fellow artists at this informal get-together and paint-together. Please bring your own supplies. For more information, please contact the branch at 305-668-4571 or booke@mdpls.org. Ages 19 yrs.+

Thu, Apr 20, 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Pinecrest Virtual Programs Room
Give your favorite brunch dishes a plant-based spin. Vegan chef Ellen Kanner shares recipes for a brunch worth getting out of bed for. Registration is required. Zoom link will be emailed to registrants within 24 hours of the event start time. For more information contact 305-668-4571 or booke@mdpls.org. Ages 19 yrs.+

Fri, Apr 21, 10:00am - 11:00am
Join us for stories, songs and activities for toddlers and preschoolers followed by a coloring activity. Crayons and coloring pages will be provided. For more information contact 305-668-4571 or booke@mdpls.org. Ages 19 mos.-3 yrs. 

Fri, Apr 21, 10:30am - 12:00pm
Read your favorite stories alongside Avi the Poodle! Reading aloud to a registered therapy dog may help improve literacy skills and boost confidence. Bring your own book or choose from the library's collection. Space is limited. Registration is required. For more information, please contact (305) 668-4571 or booke@mdpls.org. Ages 5 - 12 yrs.

Fri, Apr 21, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Join us for stories, songs and activities for toddlers and preschoolers followed by a coloring activity. Crayons and coloring pages will be provided. For more information contact 305-668-4571 or booke@mdpls.org. Ages 19 mos. - 3 yrs. 

Sat, Apr 22, 11:00am - 1:00pm
Pinecrest Virtual Programs Room,Meeting Room
Join us for a peer supportive meeting for LGBTQ+ by parents, families, and friends. Attend in person at the library or online via Zoom. Registration is required. For the online event, a Zoom link will be emailed to registrants within 24 hours of the event start time. For more information, please contact the branch at 305-668-4571 or booke@mdpls.org. Ages 13 yrs.+

Sat, Apr 22, 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Acompáñenos en la presentación del último libro de Fernanda Reyes Retana, " El amor que nos queda." El libro trata sobre hermanos que caen en la conspiración, las puñaladas por la espalda y una disputa familiar mientras se decide el destino de una valiosa obra maestra. Para obtener más información, comuníquese con la biblioteca al 305-668-4571 o booke@mdpls.org.

Mon, Apr 24, 5:00pm - 6:30pm
Gain comfort and fluency speaking English as a second language during this session appropriate for beginning to advanced level learners. Led by a volunteer teacher. Registration is required. For more information, please contact the branch at 305-668-4571 or booke@mdpls.org. Ages 19 yrs.+

Tue, Apr 25, 10:00am - 11:30am
Reúnase con nosotros el cuarto martes de este mes para la discusión del libro "Sira", escrito por María Dueñas. Si desea mas información comuníquese con la biblioteca al 305-668-4571 o booke@mdpls.org. Para mayores de 19 años de edad.

Tue, Apr 25, 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Practice restorative and vinyasa yoga with professional yoga instructor Mara Fowler. Designed for varying fitness levels. Ages 19 yrs.+

Wed, Apr 26, 10:00am - 11:00am
Join us for bilingual stories, songs and activities for toddlers and preschoolers, followed by a coloring activity. Crayons and coloring pages will be provided. For more information, please contact the branch at 305-668-4571 or booke@mdpls.org. Ages 19 mos.-3 yrs.

Wed, Apr 26, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Join us for bilingual stories, songs and activities for toddlers and preschoolers followed by a coloring activity. Crayons and coloring pages will be provided. For more information, please contact the branch at 305-668-4571 or booke@mdpls.org. Ages 19 mos. - 3 yrs.

Wed, Apr 26, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
This monthly program engages children through book readings, interactive scenarios, and fun role-playing activities. For more information, please contact the branch at 305-668-4571 or booke@mdpls.org. Ages 4 - 10 yrs.

Wed, Apr 26, 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Learn the basics of the Spanish language in this weekly group chat session. For more information, please contact the branch at 305-668-4571 or booke@mdpls.org. Ages 19 yrs.+

Thu, Apr 27, 11:00am - 2:00pm
Express your creativity alongside fellow artists at this informal get-together and paint-together. Please bring your own supplies. For more information, please contact the branch at 305-668-4571 or booke@mdpls.org. Ages 19 yrs.+

Thu, Apr 27, 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Join Richard Blanco, the fifth U.S. Presidential Inaugural Poet and Miami-Dade County Poet Laureate, for a community reading and Miami's Favorite Poems Project event, featuring special guest readers Miami-Dade County Mayor Daniella Levine Cava, Miami-Dade County Poetry Ambassador Nicole Tallman, Library Director Ray Baker, and local guest poets including Clayre Benzadón, among others. Best for 19 yrs. +. Please contact the branch at 305-668-4571 to register and for more information.

Fri, Apr 28, 10:00am - 11:00am
Join us for stories, songs and activities for toddlers and preschoolers followed by a coloring activity. Crayons and coloring pages will be provided. For more information contact 305-668-4571 or booke@mdpls.org. Ages 19 mos.-3 yrs. 

Fri, Apr 28, 10:30am - 12:00pm
Read your favorite stories alongside Avi the Poodle! Reading aloud to a registered therapy dog may help improve literacy skills and boost confidence. Bring your own book or choose from the library's collection. Space is limited. Registration is required. For more information, please contact (305) 668-4571 or booke@mdpls.org. Ages 5 - 12 yrs.

Fri, Apr 28, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Join us for stories, songs and activities for toddlers and preschoolers followed by a coloring activity. Crayons and coloring pages will be provided. For more information contact 305-668-4571 or booke@mdpls.org. Ages 19 mos. - 3 yrs. 

Rescheduled
Sat, Apr 29, 10:30am - 11:30am
New date Saturday, April 15, 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Did you know that music classes can help build the developmental skills of very young children? Engaging songs and activities are designed to encourage interaction between toddlers and their caregivers. Suitable for children of all abilities. Registration is required. For more information contact 305-668-4571 or booke@mdpls.org. Ages 19 mos. - 3 yrs.

Sat, Apr 29, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Meeting Room
Enjoy a fun and interactive magic show for the entire family! For more information, please contact the branch at 305-668-4571 or booke@mdpls.org. All ages.

Mon, May 01, 5:00pm - 6:30pm
Gain comfort and fluency speaking English as a second language during this session appropriate for beginning to advanced level learners. Led by a volunteer teacher. Registration is required. For more information, please contact the branch at 305-668-4571 or booke@mdpls.org. Ages 19 yrs.+

Tue, May 02, 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Practice restorative and vinyasa yoga with professional yoga instructor Mara Fowler. Designed for varying fitness levels. Ages 19 yrs.+

Wed, May 03, 10:00am - 11:00am
Join us for bilingual stories, songs and activities for toddlers and preschoolers, followed by a coloring activity. Crayons and coloring pages will be provided. For more information, please contact the branch at 305-668-4571 or booke@mdpls.org. Ages 19 mos.-3 yrs.

Wed, May 03, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Join us for bilingual stories, songs and activities for toddlers and preschoolers followed by a coloring activity. Crayons and coloring pages will be provided. For more information, please contact the branch at 305-668-4571 or booke@mdpls.org. Ages 19 mos. - 3 yrs.

Wed, May 03, 1:00pm - 3:00pm
The Miami Poets celebrate all things poetic. Bring poems to read, yours or those by favorite poets. Share publishing ideas, contests to enter, and new formats to explore. Get philosophical and discuss what poetry means now and through the ages. Poetry enhances our lives so anything goes so long as poetry is in the equation. For more information, please contact 305-668-4571 or booke@mdpls.org. Ages 19 yrs.+

Wed, May 03, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Read your favorite story alongside Alani! Reading aloud to a therapy dog can help improve literacy skills and boost confidence. You may bring your own book or choose one from the library collection. Presented by Heel 2 Heal Therapy Dogs, Wags and Dogs Reading Program. For more information, contact (305) 668-4571 or booke@mdpls.org. Ages 3-8 yrs.

Wed, May 03, 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Learn the basics of the Spanish language in this weekly group chat session. For more information, please contact the branch at 305-668-4571 or booke@mdpls.org. Ages 19 yrs.+

Thu, May 04, 11:00am - 2:00pm
Express your creativity alongside fellow artists at this informal get-together and paint-together. Please bring your own supplies. For more information, please contact the branch at 305-668-4571 or booke@mdpls.org. Ages 19 yrs.+

Thu, May 04, 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Pinecrest Virtual Programs Room,Meeting Room
Join us in person at the library or online via Zoom. Space is limited. Registration is required. For online event, a Zoom link will be emailed to registrants within 24 hours of the event start time. For more information, please contact the branch. Ages 19 yrs.+

Fri, May 05, 10:00am - 11:00am
Join us for stories, songs and activities for toddlers and preschoolers followed by a coloring activity. Crayons and coloring pages will be provided. For more information contact 305-668-4571 or booke@mdpls.org. Ages 19 mos.-3 yrs. 

Fri, May 05, 10:30am - 12:00pm
Read your favorite stories alongside Avi the Poodle! Reading aloud to a registered therapy dog may help improve literacy skills and boost confidence. Bring your own book or choose from the library's collection. Space is limited. Registration is required. For more information, please contact (305) 668-4571 or booke@mdpls.org. Ages 5 - 12 yrs.

Fri, May 05, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Join us for stories, songs and activities for toddlers and preschoolers followed by a coloring activity. Crayons and coloring pages will be provided. For more information contact 305-668-4571 or booke@mdpls.org. Ages 19 mos. - 3 yrs. 

Sat, May 06, 10:00am - 12:00pm
Meeting Room
Enjoy lively discussions, guest speakers and helpful writing critiques. Join us at the library or online via Zoom. Register to receive a Zoom link by visiting https://www.southfloridawriters.org/contact. For more information contact the branch at 305-668-4571 or booke@mdpls.org. Ages 19 yrs.+

Sat, May 06, 10:30am - 11:30am
Read your favorite story to a certified therapy dog! Reading aloud to a therapy dog can help improve literacy skills and boost confidence. You may bring your own book or choose one from the library collection. Presented by C.A.R.E. (Canine Assisted Reading Enhancement). For more information, contact (305) 668-4571. Ages 3-8 yrs.

Sat, May 06, 11:00am - 3:00pm
YA Area,Gallery
Pick up a free comic book provided by Diamond Comic Distributors (while supplies last) and join us for a fun-filled day! Wear your favorite comic book-based costume and join the Cosplay Parade, participate in our Nintendo Switch Gaming Tournament, make a cool craft to take home, and complete a comic book passport for a prize! For more information, please contact the branch at 305-668-4571 or booke@mdpls.org. All ages.

Mon, May 08, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Pinecrest Virtual Programs Room,Meeting Room
Participants will gain experience planning, promoting and implementing events for teens as well as making book recommendations. You can join us from home via Zoom or in person at the library! Space is limited. Registration is required to participate online. A Zoom link will be emailed to registrants within 24 hours of the event start time. Ages 12 - 19 yrs.

Mon, May 08, 5:00pm - 6:30pm
Gain comfort and fluency speaking English as a second language during this session appropriate for beginning to advanced level learners. Led by a volunteer teacher. Registration is required. For more information, please contact the branch at 305-668-4571 or booke@mdpls.org. Ages 19 yrs.+

Tue, May 09, 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Practice restorative and vinyasa yoga with professional yoga instructor Mara Fowler. Designed for varying fitness levels. Ages 19 yrs.+

Wed, May 10, 10:00am - 11:00am
Join us for bilingual stories, songs and activities for toddlers and preschoolers, followed by a coloring activity. Crayons and coloring pages will be provided. For more information, please contact the branch at 305-668-4571 or booke@mdpls.org. Ages 19 mos.-3 yrs.

Wed, May 10, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Join us for bilingual stories, songs and activities for toddlers and preschoolers followed by a coloring activity. Crayons and coloring pages will be provided. For more information, please contact the branch at 305-668-4571 or booke@mdpls.org. Ages 19 mos. - 3 yrs.

Wed, May 10, 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Learn the basics of the Spanish language in this weekly group chat session. For more information, please contact the branch at 305-668-4571 or booke@mdpls.org. Ages 19 yrs.+

Thu, May 11, 11:00am - 2:00pm
Express your creativity alongside fellow artists at this informal get-together and paint-together. Please bring your own supplies. For more information, please contact the branch at 305-668-4571 or booke@mdpls.org. Ages 19 yrs.+

Sat, May 13, 10:30am - 12:30pm
Pinecrest Virtual Programs Room,Meeting Room
Read from a selection of great books that span through the 19th century for a monthly discussion of the ideas that they generate. Join us in person or via Zoom! Registration is required. For online participation, a Zoom link will be emailed to registrants within 24 hours of the event start time. For more information, please contact (305) 668-4571. Ages 19 yrs.+

Sat, May 13, 10:30am - 12:30pm
Join us to discuss historical fiction and nonfiction titles every second Saturday of the month. For more information, please contact the branch at 305-668-4571 or booke@mdpls.org. Ages 19 yrs.+

Sat, May 13, 11:00am - 12:00pm
YA Area
Join us for lively and fun conversations about featured Newbery Award-winning and Newbery Honor books. Visit the library to pick up a copy of each month's title. Registration is required. Ages 6 yrs.+

Mon, May 15, 5:00pm - 6:30pm
Gain comfort and fluency speaking English as a second language during this session appropriate for beginning to advanced level learners. Led by a volunteer teacher. Registration is required. For more information, please contact the branch at 305-668-4571 or booke@mdpls.org. Ages 19 yrs.+

Tue, May 16, 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Practice restorative and vinyasa yoga with professional yoga instructor Mara Fowler. Designed for varying fitness levels. Ages 19 yrs.+

Wed, May 17, 10:00am - 2:00pm
Florida Licensing on Wheels (FLOW) is a convenient method to renew a driver license, obtain a replacement driver license, change a name or address on a driver license, get an identification card, renew a vehicle registration and purchase a specialty license plate. Registration is required. For information or to register, please contact the branch at 305-668-4571 or booke@mdpls.org. Ages 19 yrs.+

Wed, May 17, 10:00am - 11:00am
Join us for bilingual stories, songs and activities for toddlers and preschoolers, followed by a coloring activity. Crayons and coloring pages will be provided. For more information, please contact the branch at 305-668-4571 or booke@mdpls.org. Ages 19 mos.-3 yrs.

Wed, May 17, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Join us for bilingual stories, songs and activities for toddlers and preschoolers followed by a coloring activity. Crayons and coloring pages will be provided. For more information, please contact the branch at 305-668-4571 or booke@mdpls.org. Ages 19 mos. - 3 yrs.

Wed, May 17, 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Learn the basics of the Spanish language in this weekly group chat session. For more information, please contact the branch at 305-668-4571 or booke@mdpls.org. Ages 19 yrs.+

Thu, May 18, 10:30am - 12:30pm
Participe de una grata discusión sobre el libro del mes. Para más información, comuníquese con la biblioteca al 305-668-4571 or booke@mdpls.org. Para mayores de 18 años de edad.

Thu, May 18, 11:00am - 2:00pm
Express your creativity alongside fellow artists at this informal get-together and paint-together. Please bring your own supplies. For more information, please contact the branch at 305-668-4571 or booke@mdpls.org. Ages 19 yrs.+

Fri, May 19, 10:00am - 11:00am
Join us for stories, songs and activities for toddlers and preschoolers followed by a coloring activity. Crayons and coloring pages will be provided. For more information contact 305-668-4571 or booke@mdpls.org. Ages 19 mos.-3 yrs. 

Fri, May 19, 10:30am - 12:00pm
Read your favorite stories alongside Avi the Poodle! Reading aloud to a registered therapy dog may help improve literacy skills and boost confidence. Bring your own book or choose from the library's collection. Space is limited. Registration is required. For more information, please contact (305) 668-4571 or booke@mdpls.org. Ages 5 - 12 yrs.

Fri, May 19, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Join us for stories, songs and activities for toddlers and preschoolers followed by a coloring activity. Crayons and coloring pages will be provided. For more information contact 305-668-4571 or booke@mdpls.org. Ages 19 mos. - 3 yrs. 

Sat, May 20, 10:30am - 11:30am
Read your favorite story to a certified therapy dog! Reading aloud to a therapy dog can help improve literacy skills and boost confidence. You may bring your own book or choose one from the library collection. Presented by C.A.R.E. (Canine Assisted Reading Enhancement). For more information, contact (305) 668-4571. Ages 3-8 yrs.

Sat, May 20, 10:30am - 12:30pm
Pinecrest Virtual Programs Room,Meeting Room
Our goal is to advance critical, reflective thinking and social and civic engagement by discussing works and ideas of the 20th and 21st century that are of enduring value. Join us in person or online via Zoom! Registration is required. For online event, a Zoom link will be emailed to registrants within 24 hours of the event start time. For more information contact 305-668-4571 or booke@mdpls.org. Ages 19 yrs.+

Sat, May 20, 3:00pm - 5:00pm
A support group meeting of parents of children who are on the autism spectrum. Chat with other parents who can offer advice or support and help others by sharing your own knowledge and experience. For more information, please contact the branch at 305-668-4571 or booke@mdpls.org. Ages 19 yrs.+

Mon, May 22, 5:00pm - 6:30pm
Gain comfort and fluency speaking English as a second language during this session appropriate for beginning to advanced level learners. Led by a volunteer teacher. Registration is required. For more information, please contact the branch at 305-668-4571 or booke@mdpls.org. Ages 19 yrs.+

Tue, May 23, 10:00am - 11:30am
Reúnase con nosotros el cuarto martes de este mes para la discusión del libro "Independencia" escrito por Javier Cercas. Para más información, comuníquese con la biblioteca al 305-668-4571 or booke@mdpls.org. Para mayores de 19 años de edad.

Tue, May 23, 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Practice restorative and vinyasa yoga with professional yoga instructor Mara Fowler. Designed for varying fitness levels. Ages 19 yrs.+

Wed, May 24, 10:00am - 11:00am
Join us for bilingual stories, songs and activities for toddlers and preschoolers, followed by a coloring activity. Crayons and coloring pages will be provided. For more information, please contact the branch at 305-668-4571 or booke@mdpls.org. Ages 19 mos.-3 yrs.

Wed, May 24, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Join us for bilingual stories, songs and activities for toddlers and preschoolers followed by a coloring activity. Crayons and coloring pages will be provided. For more information, please contact the branch at 305-668-4571 or booke@mdpls.org. Ages 19 mos. - 3 yrs.

Wed, May 24, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
This monthly program engages children through book readings, interactive scenarios, and fun role-playing activities. For more information, please contact the branch at 305-668-4571 or booke@mdpls.org. Ages 4 - 10 yrs.

Wed, May 24, 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Learn the basics of the Spanish language in this weekly group chat session. For more information, please contact the branch at 305-668-4571 or booke@mdpls.org. Ages 19 yrs.+

Thu, May 25, 11:00am - 2:00pm
Express your creativity alongside fellow artists at this informal get-together and paint-together. Please bring your own supplies. For more information, please contact the branch at 305-668-4571 or booke@mdpls.org. Ages 19 yrs.+

Fri, May 26, 10:00am - 11:00am
Join us for stories, songs and activities for toddlers and preschoolers followed by a coloring activity. Crayons and coloring pages will be provided. For more information contact 305-668-4571 or booke@mdpls.org. Ages 19 mos.-3 yrs. 

Fri, May 26, 10:30am - 12:00pm
Read your favorite stories alongside Avi the Poodle! Reading aloud to a registered therapy dog may help improve literacy skills and boost confidence. Bring your own book or choose from the library's collection. Space is limited. Registration is required. For more information, please contact (305) 668-4571 or booke@mdpls.org. Ages 5 - 12 yrs.

Fri, May 26, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Join us for stories, songs and activities for toddlers and preschoolers followed by a coloring activity. Crayons and coloring pages will be provided. For more information contact 305-668-4571 or booke@mdpls.org. Ages 19 mos. - 3 yrs.