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November is Miami Book Month

Check out a good book today!

What is Miami Book Month?

On October 18, 2022, the Miami-Dade Board of County Commissioners adopted a resolution declaring November as Miami Book Month. The month recognizes and highlights the importance of literacy, reading, books and the institutions and organizations that promote literary arts throughout the community, including the Miami-Dade Public Library System, Miami Book Fair and Books & Books.

From participating in our Fall Into Winter Reading Challenge to checking out our recommended reads, attending a storytime, literacy-themed events and so much more, we invite you to celebrate Miami Book Month with the Library!

Recommended Reads
Books about Miami, books by local authors and more!

Explore our Programs and Events!

From book clubs and author readings to poetry writing, book binding and more, enjoy special programs and events in celebration of Miami Book Month.

Wed, Mar 06, 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Pinecrest Branch - Meeting Room
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 the branch at 305-668-4571 or booke@mdpls.org. Ages 19 yrs.+

Thu, Mar 07, 10:00am - 11:30am
Miami Beach Regional - Miami Beach Virtual Programs Room
Join us online and discuss short stories from the "100 Great Short Stories" collection edited by James Daley. Copies available at the branch upon request. Registration is required. Zoom link will be emailed to registrants. For more information, please contact the branch at 305-535-4219 or capleyb@mdpls.org. Ages 19 yrs.+
This event is full

Thu, Mar 07, 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Main Library - Arva Parks McCabe Auditorium
Join us for a lunchtime jazz and poetry program, featuring selected poets reading their work to live music, and an open mic at the end of the program to join in and share your own poetry. For more information, please contact the branch at 305-375-2665 or hinzes@mdpls.org. All ages.

Thu, Mar 07, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Fairlawn Branch - Fairlawn Virtual Program Room
Join us online to express yourself through poetry. Learn about different poets, poetic styles, and how to submit your work for publishing through this fun creative writing program. Registration is required. Zoom link will be emailed to registrants within 24 hours of the event start time. For more information, please contact the branch at 305-261-1571 or recordr@mdpls.org. Ages 11 - 18 yrs.

Thu, Mar 07, 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Pinecrest Branch - Pinecrest Virtual Programs Room,Meeting Room
Join fellow readers in person at the library or online via Zoom to discuss this month's chosen title. 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 305-668-4571 or booke@mdpls.org. Ages 19 yrs.+

Sat, Mar 09, 10:30am - 12:00pm
Coral Reef Branch - Auditorium,Coral Reef Virtual Programs Room
Join us in person or via Zoom for a monthly book discussion. The selected books are available for checkout at the branch or as eBooks or eAudiobooks. Registration is required. The Zoom link will be emailed to registrants within 24 hours of the event start time. For more information and the current title, contact the branch at 305-233-8324 or quiroslasom@mdpls.org. Ages 19 yrs.+

Sat, Mar 09, 10:30am - 12:30pm
Pinecrest Branch
Join us to explore and discuss historical fiction and non-fiction 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.+

Wed, Mar 13, 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Concord Branch
¡Lea un libro con el grupo y participe en una discusión! El club se reúne el segundo y cuarto miércoles de cada mes. Para más información, comuníquese con la biblioteca al 305-207-1344 o meyerm@mdpls.org. Para mayores de 55 años de edad.

Rescheduled
Thu, Mar 14, 10:00am - 11:30am
New date Thursday, March 07, 10:00am - 11:30am
Miami Beach Regional
Join us online and discuss short stories from the "100 Great Short Stories" collection edited by James Daley. Copies available at the branch upon request. Registration is required. Zoom link will be emailed to registrants. For more information, please contact the branch at 305-535-4219 or capleyb@mdpls.org. Ages 19 yrs.+

Sat, Mar 16, 10:30am - 12:30pm
Pinecrest Branch - Pinecrest Virtual Programs 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 access and a Zoom link will be emailed to registrants. For more information contact 305-668-4571 or booke@mdpls.org. Ages 19 yrs.+

Sat, Mar 16, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Kendall Branch - Meeting Room
Do you enjoy tales of magic, zombie hordes and undeniable romance? We invite you to join a book club celebrating your favorite genres! Copies of the book available for checkout at circulation desk. Presented in partnership with Coral Reef Branch Library. Zoom link will be emailed to registrants. Please follow the link to the Coral Reef Branch event for online registration. For more information and this month's book selection, please contact 305-279-0520 or corredorj@mdpls.org. Ages 18 yrs.+
Register

Wed, Mar 20, 10:30am - 11:30am
Virtual Library
Reminisce with tales that filled your childhood years with laughter, adventure and wonder. Share memories of reading your favorite childhood books from the 1970s and earlier. Join us online on Zoom as we discuss the selected children's picture book of the month. Registration is required. Zoom link will be emailed to registrants. For more information, please contact the branch at 305-474-7251 or connections@mdpls.org. Ages 55 yrs.+

Wed, Mar 20, 11:00am - 1:00pm
West Kendall Regional
Join us for a monthly book discussion. Copies of the book will be available for checkout. For this month's book title selection or for more information, please contact the library at 305-385-7135 or lopezp@mdpls.org. Ages 19 yrs.+

Wed, Mar 20, 5:30pm - 6:30pm
Palm Springs North Branch
Join other book lovers for discussions about engaging plots, interesting characters, and more. Copies will be available for checkout at the circulation desk. For this month's selection or more information, please contact the branch at 305-820-8564 or padronc@mdpls.org. Ages 19 yrs.+

Thu, Mar 21, 10:00am - 11:30am
Miami Beach Regional - Miami Beach Virtual Programs Room
Join us online and discuss short stories from the "100 Great Short Stories" collection edited by James Daley. Copies available at the branch upon request. Registration is required. Zoom link will be emailed to registrants. For more information, please contact the branch at 305-535-4219 or capleyb@mdpls.org. Ages 19 yrs.+
This event is full

Thu, Mar 21, 10:00am - 11:30am
South Miami Branch
Reúnase con nosotros para conversar sobre títulos literarios escritos por autores favoritos. Para obtener más información, comuníquese con la biblioteca al 305-667-6121 o docurroc@mdpls.org. Para mayores de 19 años de edad.

Thu, Mar 21, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Fairlawn Branch - Fairlawn Virtual Program Room
Join us online to express yourself through poetry. Learn about different poets, poetic styles, and how to submit your work for publishing through this fun creative writing program. Registration is required. Zoom link will be emailed to registrants within 24 hours of the event start time. For more information, please contact the branch at 305-261-1571 or recordr@mdpls.org. Ages 11 - 18 yrs.

Thu, Mar 21, 5:00pm - 6:30pm
Shenandoah Branch
Participe de una grata discusión sobre el libro del mes. Para obtener más información y registrarse, por favor comuníquese con la biblioteca al 305-250-4688 o zunigad@mdpls.org. Para mayores de 19 años de edad

Thu, Mar 21, 6:30pm - 7:30pm
West Kendall Regional - West Kendall Regional Virtual Programs Room
Connect with other Civil War enthusiasts online and listen to Steve Cowie discuss his book, "When Hell Came to Sharpsburg: The Battle of Antietam and Its Impact on the Civilians Who Called It Home." Registration is required. Zoom link will be emailed to registrants. For more information, please contact the library at 305-385-7135 or lopezp@mdpls.org. Ages 19 yrs.+

Fri, Mar 22, 10:00am - 11:00am
Sunset Branch
Participe de una grata discusión sobre el libro del mes. Se requiere inscripción. Para más información, comuníquese con la biblioteca al 305-270-6368 or duartel@mdpls.org. Para mayores de 19 años de edad.

Fri, Mar 22, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Naranja Branch - Auditorium
Join us in person for a lively, engaging, and lighthearted discussion of this fascinating yet disturbing genre. Limited copies of the book will be available for checkout at the library. For more information, please contact us at 305-242-2290 or gonzalezmi@mdpls.org. Ages 19 yrs.+

Sat, Mar 23, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Pinecrest Branch
A lively and fun conversations about select Newbery Award Winners and Honor books. Visit the library to pick up a copy of each month's title. For more information, please contact 305-668-4571 or booke@mdpls.org. Ages 7 - 12 yrs.

Canceled
Sat, Mar 23, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Westchester Regional
Learn about free tools you can use to publish your book, if self-publishing your book is right for you, and why you need to self-promote your book. Presented by SCORE Miami-Dade. For more information, please contact the branch at 305-553-1134 or gonzalezja@mdpls.org. Ages 19 yrs.+

Sat, Mar 23, 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Westchester Regional
Disfrute una tarde llena de poesia, lecturas y verso. Para obtener más información, comuníquese con la biblioteca al 305-553-1134 o gonzalezja@mdpls.org. Para mayores de 19 años.

Tue, Mar 26, 10:00am - 11:30am
Pinecrest Branch - Meeting Room
Reúnase con nosotros el cuarto martes de este mes para la discusión del libro "Lo que no he dicho," escrito por Beatriz Rivas. Si desea más información comuníquese con la biblioteca al 305-668-4571 o ballesteri@mdpls.org. Para mayores de 19 años.

Tue, Mar 26, 11:00am - 12:00pm
North Dade Regional
Join us the last Tuesday of each month for a book discussion. Please contact branch for this month's title. Registration is required. For more information, please contact the library at 305-625-6425 or noelp@mdpls.org. Ages 18 yrs.+

Wed, Mar 27, 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Concord Branch
¡Lea un libro con el grupo y participe en una discusión! El club se reúne el segundo y cuarto miércoles de cada mes. Para más información, comuníquese con la biblioteca al 305-207-1344 o meyerm@mdpls.org. Para mayores de 55 años de edad.

Rescheduled
Thu, Mar 28, 10:00am - 11:30am
New date Thursday, March 21, 10:00am - 11:30am
Miami Beach Regional
Join us online and discuss short stories from the "100 Great Short Stories" collection edited by James Daley. Copies available at the branch upon request. Registration is required. Zoom link will be emailed to registrants. For more information, please contact the branch at 305-535-4219 or capleyb@mdpls.org. Ages 19 yrs.+

Thu, Mar 28, 11:00am - 2:00pm
Coral Gables Branch
Participe de una grata discusión sobre el libro del mes. Se requiere inscripción. Para más información, comuníquese con la biblioteca al 305-442-8706 or capleybr@mdpls.org. Para mayores de 18 años de edad.

Fri, Mar 29, 12:00pm - 2:00pm
Fairlawn Branch
Participe de una grata discusión sobre el libro del mes. Para más información, comuníquese con la biblioteca al 305-261-1571 o recordr@mdpls.org. Para mayores de 55 años de edad.

Sat, Mar 30, 10:30am - 12:00pm
Kendall Branch
Join us for our monthly book discussion. Copies of the book will be available for checkout at the circulation desk. For more information and this month's book selection, please contact the branch at 305-279-0520 or corredorj@mdpls.org. Ages 19 yrs.+

Wed, Apr 03, 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Pinecrest Branch - Meeting Room
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 the branch at 305-668-4571 or booke@mdpls.org. Ages 19 yrs.+

Wed, Apr 03, 5:30pm - 7:00pm
South Shore Branch - South Shore In-Person Programs,South Shore Virtual Programs Room
Connect online or in person with other book lovers and enjoy discussions about selected titles. Registration is required. For online events, a ZOOM link will be emailed to registrants. For more information and this month's title, please contact the branch at (305) 535-4223or larosal@mdpls.org Ages 55 yrs.+

Thu, Apr 04, 10:00am - 11:30am
Miami Beach Regional - Miami Beach Virtual Programs Room
Join us online and discuss short stories from the "100 Great Short Stories" collection edited by James Daley. Copies available at the branch upon request. Registration is required. Zoom link will be emailed to registrants. For more information, please contact the branch at 305-535-4219 or capleyb@mdpls.org. Ages 19 yrs.+
This event is full

Thu, Apr 04, 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Main Library - Arva Parks McCabe Auditorium
Join us for a lunchtime jazz and poetry program, featuring selected poets reading their work to live music, and an open mic at the end of the program to join in and share your own poetry. For more information, please contact the branch at 305-375-2665 or hinzes@mdpls.org. All ages.

Thu, Apr 04, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Fairlawn Branch - Fairlawn Virtual Program Room
Join us online to express yourself through poetry. Learn about different poets, poetic styles, and how to submit your work for publishing through this fun creative writing program. Registration is required. Zoom link will be emailed to registrants within 24 hours of the event start time. For more information, please contact the branch at 305-261-1571 or recordr@mdpls.org. Ages 11 - 18 yrs.

Thu, Apr 04, 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Pinecrest Branch - Pinecrest Virtual Programs Room,Meeting Room
Join fellow readers in person at the library or online via Zoom to discuss this month's chosen title. 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 305-668-4571 or booke@mdpls.org. Ages 19 yrs.+

Wed, Apr 10, 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Concord Branch
¡Lea un libro con el grupo y participe en una discusión! El club se reúne el segundo y cuarto miércoles de cada mes. Para más información, comuníquese con la biblioteca al 305-207-1344 o meyerm@mdpls.org. Para mayores de 55 años de edad.

Rescheduled
Thu, Apr 11, 10:00am - 11:30am
New date Thursday, April 04, 10:00am - 11:30am
Miami Beach Regional
Join us online and discuss short stories from the "100 Great Short Stories" collection edited by James Daley. Copies available at the branch upon request. Registration is required. Zoom link will be emailed to registrants. For more information, please contact the branch at 305-535-4219 or capleyb@mdpls.org. Ages 19 yrs.+

Canceled
Sat, Apr 13, 10:30am - 12:00pm
Coral Reef Branch
Join us in person or via Zoom for a monthly book discussion. The selected books are available for checkout at the branch or as eBooks or eAudiobooks. Registration is required. The Zoom link will be emailed to registrants within 24 hours of the event start time. For more information and the current title, contact the branch at 305-233-8324 or quiroslasom@mdpls.org. Ages 19 yrs.+

Sat, Apr 13, 10:30am - 12:30pm
Pinecrest Branch
Join us to explore and discuss historical fiction and non-fiction 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 13, 10:30am - 12:00pm
Coral Reef Branch - Auditorium,Coral Reef Virtual Programs Room
Join us in person or online for a discussion of this year's NEA Big Read title, "Circe" by Madeline Miller. Delve into this bold and reimagined retelling of the Greek goddess's life, exploring themes of family rivalry, love, loss and the celebration of female strength. Free copies of the book are available (while supplies last). Registration is required. For information contact: 305-233-8324 or quiroslasom@mdpls.org. Ages 18 yrs+.

Mon, Apr 15, 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Coral Gables Branch
The existence of the Florida panther is a miracle - the result of a desperate experiment that led to the most remarkable comeback in the history of the Endangered Species Act. Learn more about this fascinating story, as presented in the 2020 book by best-selling author and award-winning environmental reporter Craig Pittman. Enjoy refreshments and live music before the event. Registration required. For more information, please contact 305-442-8706 or capleybr@mdpls.org. Ages 19 yrs.+

Thu, Apr 18, 10:00am - 11:30am
Miami Beach Regional - Miami Beach Virtual Programs Room
Join us online and discuss short stories from the "100 Great Short Stories" collection edited by James Daley. Copies available at the branch upon request. Registration is required. Zoom link will be emailed to registrants. For more information, please contact the branch at 305-535-4219 or capleyb@mdpls.org. Ages 19 yrs.+
This event is full

Thu, Apr 18, 10:00am - 11:30am
South Miami Branch
Reúnase con nosotros para conversar sobre títulos literarios escritos por autores favoritos. Para obtener más información, comuníquese con la biblioteca al 305-667-6121 o docurroc@mdpls.org. Para mayores de 19 años de edad.

Thu, Apr 18, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Fairlawn Branch - Fairlawn Virtual Program Room
Join us online to express yourself through poetry. Learn about different poets, poetic styles, and how to submit your work for publishing through this fun creative writing program. Registration is required. Zoom link will be emailed to registrants within 24 hours of the event start time. For more information, please contact the branch at 305-261-1571 or recordr@mdpls.org. Ages 11 - 18 yrs.

Thu, Apr 18, 5:00pm - 6:30pm
Shenandoah Branch
Participe de una grata discusión sobre el libro del mes. Para obtener más información y registrarse, por favor comuníquese con la biblioteca al 305-250-4688 o zunigad@mdpls.org. Para mayores de 19 años de edad

Thu, Apr 18, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Palmetto Bay Branch
Join fellow readers at our monthly discussion group. Limited copies of the book will be available for checkout at the library. For more information, please contact the branch at 305-232-1771 or hildenbrandd@mdpls.org. Ages 19 yrs.+

Sat, Apr 20, 10:30am - 12:30pm
Pinecrest Branch - Pinecrest Virtual Programs 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 access and a Zoom link will be emailed to registrants. For more information contact 305-668-4571 or booke@mdpls.org. Ages 19 yrs.+

Sat, Apr 20, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Coral Reef Branch - Auditorium,Coral Reef Virtual Programs Room
Do you enjoy tales of magic, zombie hordes and undeniable romance? Join us at the library or online via Zoom for a different sort of book club. Copies of the book will be available for checkout at the circulation desk. Registration is required. Zoom link will be emailed for online participation within 24 hours of the event start time. For more information and for this month's book selection, please contact 305-233-8324 or quiroslasom@mdpls.org. Ages 18 yrs.+

Sat, Apr 20, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Kendall Branch - Meeting Room
Do you enjoy tales of magic, zombie hordes & undeniable romance? We invite you to join a book club celebrating your favorite genres! Copies of the book will be available for checkout at circulation desk. Presented in partnership with Coral Reef Branch Library. Zoom link will be emailed to registrants. Please follow the link to the Coral Reef Branch event for online registration. For more information & this month's book selection, please contact 305-279-0520 or corredorj@mdpls.org. Ages 18 yrs.+
Register

Tue, Apr 23, 10:00am - 11:30am
Pinecrest Branch - Meeting Room
Reúnase con nosotros el cuarto martes de este mes para la discusión del libro "Salvar el fuego," escrito por Guillermo Arriaga. Si desea más información comuníquese con la biblioteca al 305-668-4571 o ballesteri@mdpls.org. Para mayores de 19 años.

Wed, Apr 24, 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Concord Branch
¡Lea un libro con el grupo y participe en una discusión! El club se reúne el segundo y cuarto miércoles de cada mes. Para más información, comuníquese con la biblioteca al 305-207-1344 o meyerm@mdpls.org. Para mayores de 55 años de edad.

Rescheduled
Thu, Apr 25, 10:00am - 11:30am
New date Thursday, April 18, 10:00am - 11:30am
Miami Beach Regional
Join us online and discuss short stories from the "100 Great Short Stories" collection edited by James Daley. Copies available at the branch upon request. Registration is required. Zoom link will be emailed to registrants. For more information, please contact the branch at 305-535-4219 or capleyb@mdpls.org. Ages 19 yrs.+

Thu, Apr 25, 11:00am - 2:00pm
Coral Gables Branch
Participe de una grata discusión sobre el libro del mes. Se requiere inscripción. Para más información, comuníquese con la biblioteca al 305-442-8706 or capleybr@mdpls.org. Para mayores de 18 años de edad.

Fri, Apr 26, 12:00pm - 2:00pm
Fairlawn Branch
Participe de una grata discusión sobre el libro del mes. Para más información, comuníquese con la biblioteca al 305-261-1571 o recordr@mdpls.org. Para mayores de 55 años de edad.

Sat, Apr 27, 10:30am - 12:00pm
Kendall Branch
Join us for our monthly book discussion. Copies of the book will be available for checkout at the circulation desk. For more information and this month's book selection, please contact the branch at 305-279-0520 or corredorj@mdpls.org. Ages 19 yrs.+

Sat, Apr 27, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Pinecrest Branch
A lively and fun conversations about select Newbery Award Winners and Honor books. Visit the library to pick up a copy of each month's title. For more information, please contact 305-668-4571 or booke@mdpls.org. Ages 7 - 12 yrs.

Sat, Apr 27, 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Westchester Regional
Disfrute una tarde llena de poesia, lecturas y verso. Para obtener más información, comuníquese con la biblioteca al 305-553-1134 o gonzalezja@mdpls.org. Para mayores de 19 años.

Tue, Apr 30, 11:00am - 12:00pm
North Dade Regional
Join us the last Tuesday of each month for a book discussion. Please contact branch for this month's title. Registration is required. For more information, please contact the library at 305-625-6425 or noelp@mdpls.org. Ages 18 yrs.+

Wed, May 01, 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Pinecrest Branch - Meeting Room
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 the branch at 305-668-4571 or booke@mdpls.org. Ages 19 yrs.+

Thu, May 02, 10:00am - 11:30am
Miami Beach Regional - Miami Beach Virtual Programs Room
Join us online and discuss short stories from the "100 Great Short Stories" collection edited by James Daley. Copies available at the branch upon request. Registration is required. Zoom link will be emailed to registrants. For more information, please contact the branch at 305-535-4219 or capleyb@mdpls.org. Ages 19 yrs.+
This event is full

Thu, May 02, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Fairlawn Branch - Fairlawn Virtual Program Room
Join us online to express yourself through poetry. Learn about different poets, poetic styles, and how to submit your work for publishing through this fun creative writing program. Registration is required. Zoom link will be emailed to registrants within 24 hours of the event start time. For more information, please contact the branch at 305-261-1571 or recordr@mdpls.org. Ages 11 - 18 yrs.

Thu, May 02, 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Pinecrest Branch - Pinecrest Virtual Programs Room,Meeting Room
Join fellow readers in person at the library or online via Zoom to discuss this month's chosen title. 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 305-668-4571 or booke@mdpls.org. Ages 19 yrs.+