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Virtual Library

Virtual Library Concept

Open 24/7

Welcome to our Virtual Library!
Enjoy online storytimes, STEAM activities and more led by the MDPLS team.

Branch Events
Mon, Mar 08, 4:00pm - 6:00pm
In honor of International Women's Day, join us online in highlighting important women throughout history. Be a part of this celebration of women's accomplishments and learn about influential women of yesterday and today. . Space is limited for this online event. Registration is required. Zoom link will be emailed to registrants within 24 hours of the event start time. For more information, please contact (305) 474-3033. Ages 14 yrs.+

Tue, Mar 09, 4:00pm - 6:00pm
Bring out your wild side and turn yourself into an animal superhero by learning to combine pictures with graphic design fundamentals. Space is limited for this online event. Registration is required. Zoom link will be emailed to registrants within 24 hours of the event start time. For more information, please contact (305) 971-8826. Ages 14 yrs.+

Wed, Mar 10, 6:00pm - 8:00pm
So... What's your sign? Let everyone know your zodiac sign by creating your own zodiac pendant or charm from the comfort of home. Space is limited for this online event. Registration is required. Zoom link will be emailed to registrants within 24 hours of the event start time. For more information, please contact (305) 971-8826. Ages 14 yrs.+
This event is full

Thu, Mar 11, 4:00pm - 6:00pm
Think you have what it takes to be a movie director? Get hands on with raw footage from Terminator: Dark Fate and learn to cut a movie trailer. Space is limited for this online event. Registration is required. Zoom link will be emailed to registrants within 24 hours of the event start time. For more information, please contact (305) 429-1732. Ages 14 yrs.+
This event is full

Fri, Mar 12, 4:00pm - 6:00pm
Want runway perfect pictures for IG? Don't we all! Join us from home and learn how to always look your best in selfies. Space is limited for this online event. Registration is required. Zoom link will be emailed to registrants within 24 hours of the event start time. For more information, please contact (305) 582-3456. Ages 14 yrs.+

Sat, Mar 13, 9:00am - 2:30pm
The Homework Help & Tutoring Program has gone virtual! Certified teachers host 30-minute online sessions on Saturdays from 9 - 1 p.m. and 1:30 - 2:30 p.m. in K -12 reading and math. A computer with internet, video and audio capabilities is required. Parents must submit weekly requests to receive tutoring appointments. For information and virtual appointments, please visit https://www.mdpls.org/tutor/tutoring.asp. Made possible in part by The Children's Trust.

Sat, Mar 13, 10:00am - 12:00pm
Keep track of your precious items with a custom jewelry box you designed. Join us from home and learn the ins-and-outs of TinkerCAD and never lose a ring ever again! Space is limited for this online event. Registration is required. Zoom link will be emailed to registrants within 24 hours of the event start time. For more information, please contact (305) 582- 3456. Ages 14 yrs.+

Sat, Mar 13, 11:00am - 5:30pm
Explore a world of science and technology from the comfort your own home! In celebration of International Women's History Month, we are highlighting women leaders in STEM, from marine biology, environmental science, art, engineering, coding, and so much more! Join us for the full day or just tune in to your preferred panel. Space is limited for this online event. Registration is required. Zoom link will be emailed to registrants within 24 hours of the event start time. Ages 8 yrs.+

Mon, Mar 15, 4:00pm - 6:00pm
Join us online and learn how to create your own unique basslines in the style of Tiesto and David Guetta. This is an intermediate music workshop and some music production experience is recommended. Space is limited for this online event. Registration is required. Zoom link will be emailed to registrants within 24 hours of the event start time. For information, please contact (305) 971-8826. Ages 14 yrs.+

Tue, Mar 16, 4:00pm - 6:00pm
Have dreams of someday landing on the cover of your favorite magazine? Why wait? Join us online and learn to place your favorite picture of yourself in front and center of a magazine cover using free online software. Space is limited for this online event. Registration is required. Zoom link will be emailed to registrants within 24 hours of the event start time. For more information, please contact (786) 582-3460. Ages 14 yrs.+

Wed, Mar 17, 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Get the luck of the Irish by designing your own 3D pot o' gold (sorry, gold not included). Join us online and learn to design your own pot using TinkerCAD and make sure to watch out for leprechauns! Space is limited for this online event. Registration is required. Zoom link will be emailed to registrants within 24 hours of the event start time. For information, please contact (305) 420-1732. Ages 14 yrs.+

Thu, Mar 18, 4:00pm - 6:00pm
Attention K-pop fans! Get ready to join us from home and learn how to rhythmically edit videos of K-pop dancers to hit songs. Choose from a selection of K-pop or Billboard Top 100 songs to create a video masterpiece! Space is limited for this online event. Registration is required. Zoom link will be emailed to registrants within 24 hours of the event start time. For information, please contact (305) 971-8826. Ages 14 yrs.+

Fri, Mar 19, 4:00pm - 6:00pm
Learning basic photo editing techniques to create our own portrait mode photos. Remove unwanted objects from the image, add blur to your background, and make the colors pop. Space is limited for this online event. Registration is required. Zoom link will be emailed to registrants within 24 hours of the event start time. For information, please contact (305) 971-8826. Ages 14 yrs.+
This event is full

Sat, Mar 20, 9:00am - 2:30pm
The Homework Help & Tutoring Program has gone virtual! Certified teachers host 30-minute online sessions on Saturdays from 9 - 1 p.m. and 1:30 - 2:30 p.m. in K -12 reading and math. A computer with internet, video and audio capabilities is required. Parents must submit weekly requests to receive tutoring appointments. For information and virtual appointments, please visit https://www.mdpls.org/tutor/tutoring.asp. Made possible in part by The Children's Trust.

Sat, Mar 20, 10:00am - 12:00pm
Want to develop your green thumb? Join us online and learn how to design a custom propagation station to grow plants using a free online 3D platform. What's a propagation station? Join us and find out! Space is limited for this online event. Registration is required. Zoom link will be emailed to registrants within 24 hours of the event start time. For information, please contact (305) 474-3033. Ages 14 yrs.+

Mon, Mar 22, 4:00pm - 6:00pm
Join us online and learn how to make your ad-libs sound like the Migos using Bandlab, a free online digital audio editor. Space is limited for this online event. Registration is required. Zoom link will be emailed to registrants within 24 hours of the event start time. For information, please contact (786) 582-3460. Ages 14 yrs.+

Tue, Mar 23, 4:00pm - 6:00pm
Do you remember those old school photo scrapbooks and yearbook collages? Register to this online class and learn how to make a scrapbook with a modern twist using various texture tools and the torn paper effect using Pixlr. Space is limited for this online event. Registration is required. Zoom link will be emailed to registrants within 24 hours of the event start time. For information, please contact (305) 971-8826. Ages 14 yrs.+

Wed, Mar 24, 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Learn the fundamentals of beat-making while creating the popular Reggaetón style of music. Get a hands-on, but virtual introduction to Music Production using BandLab, a free online digital audio editor. Space is limited for this online event. Registration is required. Zoom link will be emailed to registrants within 24 hours of the event start time. For information, please contact (305) 971-8826. Ages 14 yrs.+

Thu, Mar 25, 4:00pm - 6:00pm
Join us online for this 3D class in honor of National Puppy Day. Participants will design and personalize a dog tag using TinkerCad, a free online 3D modeling program. Space is limited for this online event. Registration is required. Zoom link will be emailed to registrants within 24 hours of the event start time. For information, please contact (786) 582-3460. Ages 14 yrs.+

Fri, Mar 26, 4:00pm - 6:00pm
Are you inspired by Andy Warhol's art? Join us online and learn how to turn your favorite celebrity into pop or abstract art using Pixlr, a free online design platform. Space is limited for this online event. Registration is required. Zoom link will be emailed to registrants within 24 hours of the event start time. For information, please contact (305) 474-3033. Ages 14 yrs.+

Sat, Mar 27, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Give your phone's sound an extra boost by learning how to design and 3D print your own phone amplifier in TinkerCad, a free online 3D platform. Space is limited for this online event. Registration is required. Zoom link will be emailed to registrants within 24 hours of the event start time. For information, please contact (305) 971-8826. Ages 14 yrs.+

Mon, Mar 29, 4:00pm - 6:00pm
Ever wondered how to make trippy voice effects? Learn fun effects to make yourself sound like you're underwater or talking on the phone using BandLab, a free online audio editor. Space is limited for this online event. Registration is required. Zoom link will be emailed to registrants within 24 hours of the event start time. For information, please contact (786) 582-3460. Ages 14 yrs.+

Tue, Mar 30, 4:00pm - 6:00pm
Are you a chess-master? Join us online and take your chess game out of this world by designing a Star Wars set using TinkerCad, a free online 3D modeling platform. No 3D design experience required. Space is limited for this online event. Registration is required. Zoom link will be emailed to registrants within 24 hours of the event start time. For information, please contact (305) 971-8826. Ages 14 yrs.+

Wed, Mar 31, 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Trick your family and friends into thinking you hang with celebrities! Join us online and learn to combine a picture of yourself using photo editing techniques. Space is limited for this online event. Registration is required. Zoom link will be emailed to registrants within 24 hours of the event start time. For more information, please contact (305) 971-8826. Ages 14 yrs.+

Thu, Apr 01, 4:00pm - 5:45pm
Grab the attention of your audience fast! Learn how to edit a funky and unique YouTube Intro for your channel using ClipChamp, a free online editing platform. Space is limited for this online event. Registration is required. Zoom link will be emailed to registrants within 24 hours of the event start time. For more information, please contact 305-582-3456. Ages 14 yrs.+

Fri, Apr 02, 4:00pm - 6:00pm
Selling online or using an app requires high-quality photos to attract buyers. Know what it takes in this workshop to easily capture an accurate representation of the object. Space is limited for this online event. Registration is required. Zoom link will be emailed to registrants within 24 hours of the event start time. For more information, please contact 305-420-1732. Ages 14 yrs.+

Sat, Apr 03, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Lighting is one of the main factors in the development of cinematic videos. Join this workshop to learn how lighting can make your videos look more three-dimensional and dramatic. Space is limited for this online event. Registration is required. Zoom link will be emailed to registrants within 24 hours of the event start time. For more information, please contact (305) 420-1732. Ages 14 yrs.+

Mon, Apr 05, 4:00pm - 6:00pm
En este taller de musica vamos a aprender como crear los ritmos esenciales de artistas como Celia Cruz, Tito Puente y Marc Anthony usando BandLab, una plataforma en línea para crear musica. El espacio para este evento en línea es limitado. Es necesario registrarse. Los asistentes registrados recibirán un correo electrónico con un enlace a la sesión de Zoom dentro de las 24 horas de la hora de inicio. Para mas información, por favor contacte (305-971-8826). Para 14 años en adelante.

Tue, Apr 06, 4:00pm - 6:00pm
Turn a boring photo of an airplane window to a more interesting look and place yourself anywhere around the world. Register to learn the basics of masking and photo manipulation to replace any background using Pixlr, a free online photo editor. Space is limited for this online event. Registration is required. Zoom link will be emailed to registrants within 24 hours of the event start time. For more information, please contact (305) 420-1732. Ages 14 yrs.+

Wed, Apr 07, 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Celebrate National Library Week with New York Times bestselling author and Newbery Medal winner Jerry Craft. Learn about the artist journey to becoming a published author, illustrator and the creative process behind New Kid and Class Act. Plus, enjoy a drawing demonstration and a Q&A session with the author. Ages 8-12 yrs. old. Online event hosted through Zoom. Space is limited. Registration required. Registrants will receive the Zoom link via email 24 hours prior to start time.

Wed, Apr 07, 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Design your own frame for your favorite photo! Learn how to build a custom picture frame from scratch, using TinkerCAD, a free online 3D modeling program. Space is limited for this online event. Registration is required. Zoom link will be emailed to registrants within 24 hours of the event start time. For more information, please contact (305-582-3456). Ages 14 yrs.+

Thu, Apr 08, 4:00pm - 5:45pm
Want to learn how to to make cool music video effects? Join us online as we explore different ways to create a video promo with ClipChamp, a free online video editor. Space is limited for this online event. Registration is required. Zoom link will be emailed to registrants within 24 hours of the event start time. For more information, please contact (305-582-3456). Ages 14 yrs.+

Fri, Apr 09, 4:00pm - 6:00pm
Did you know that your profile picture may be key to making a good first impression? Join us online and learn proper lighting and angles to create a studio-quality photo that best represents you. Space is limited for this online event. Registration is required. Zoom link will be emailed to registrants within 24 hours of the event start time. For more information, please contact (305) 971-8826. Ages 14 yrs.+

Sat, Apr 10, 9:00am - 2:30pm
The Homework Help & Tutoring Program has gone virtual! Certified teachers host 30-minute online sessions on Saturdays from 9 - 1 p.m. and 1:30 - 2:30 p.m. in K -12 reading and math. A computer with internet, video and audio capabilities is required. Parents must submit weekly requests to receive tutoring appointments. For information and virtual appointments, please visit https://www.mdpls.org/tutor/tutoring.asp. Made possible in part by The Children's Trust.

Sat, Apr 10, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Attention realtors and home owners looking to sell! Join us online and learn how to properly shoot and easily edit real estate property videos to attract more potential buyers using ClipChamp, a free online video editor. Space is limited for this online event. Registration is required. Zoom link will be emailed to registrants within 24 hours of the event start time. For more information, please contact (305) 420-1732. Ages 14 yrs.+

Mon, Apr 12, 4:00pm - 6:00pm
Do you feel like your songs are missing a little something extra? Join us online and learn how you can incorporate the Reverse Reverb Effect to boost excitement in vocal parts using BandLab, a free online digital audio editor. The effect may be applied to any style of music. Space is limited for this online event. Registration is required. Zoom link will be emailed to registrants within 24 hours of the event start time. For more information, please contact (305) 971-8826. Ages 14 yrs.+

Thu, Apr 15, 4:00pm - 6:00pm
Create seamless jump cuts and make magic with simple video edits! In this workshop, you will learn how to do some of the easiest tricks and smoothly transition from one scene to another. Space is limited for this online event. Registration is required. Zoom link will be emailed to registrants within 24 hours of the event start time. For more information, please contact (305) 971-8826. Ages 14 yrs.+

Sat, Apr 17, 9:00am - 2:30pm
The Homework Help & Tutoring Program has gone virtual! Certified teachers host 30-minute online sessions on Saturdays from 9 - 1 p.m. and 1:30 - 2:30 p.m. in K -12 reading and math. A computer with internet, video and audio capabilities is required. Parents must submit weekly requests to receive tutoring appointments. For information and virtual appointments, please visit https://www.mdpls.org/tutor/tutoring.asp. Made possible in part by The Children's Trust.

Sat, Apr 17, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Are tangled cables driving you nuts? Join us online to design and build a custom cable organizer perfect for your personal space. Space is limited for this online event. Registration is required. Zoom link will be emailed to registrants within 24 hours of the event start time. For more information, please contact (305) 582-3456. Ages 14 yrs.+

Mon, Apr 19, 4:00pm - 5:45pm
There's music all around us, you just have to listen. Join us online and learn how to use everyday sounds to create music using BandLab, free online digital audio editor. Space is limited for this online event. Registration is required. Zoom link will be emailed to registrants within 24 hours of the event start time. For more information, please contact (305) 582-3456. Ages 14 yrs.+

Tue, Apr 20, 4:00pm - 6:00pm
Do you want your Twitch profile to look like your favorite streamers? Join us from home and learn how to create and design your own profile header to look like the official Esports teams using Pixlr's free online photo editor. Space is limited for this online event. Registration is required. Zoom link will be emailed to registrants within 24 hours of the event start time. For more information, please contact (305) 420-1732. Ages 14 yrs.+

Thu, Apr 22, 4:00pm - 6:00pm
Would you like to spotlight a favorite trip, a loved one or anything else special to you in a creative way? Join us online and learn how you can combine videos, photos, music, and text to create a professional-looking video using Adobe Spark, a free online editing platform. Space is limited for this online event. Registration is required. Zoom link will be emailed to registrants within 24 hours of the event start time. For more information, please contact (305) 971-8826. Ages 14 yrs.+

Fri, Apr 23, 4:00pm - 6:00pm
Celebrate Earth Day with us by creating a beautiful, nature-inspired digital collage. Join us online and learn how to combine nature elements to create a unique landscape using photo masking and other creative photo editing tools in Photopea, an online photo editing software. Space is limited for this online event. Registration is required. Zoom link will be emailed to registrants within 24 hours of the event start time. For more information, please contact (305) 971-8826. Ages 14 yrs.+

Sat, Apr 24, 9:00am - 2:30pm
The Homework Help & Tutoring Program has gone virtual! Certified teachers host 30-minute online sessions on Saturdays from 9 - 1 p.m. and 1:30 - 2:30 p.m. in K -12 reading and math. A computer with internet, video and audio capabilities is required. Parents must submit weekly requests to receive tutoring appointments. For information and virtual appointments, please visit https://www.mdpls.org/tutor/tutoring.asp. Made possible in part by The Children's Trust.

Mon, Apr 26, 4:00pm - 6:00pm
Want to make your audio recordings sound cleaner? Join us online and learn how to reduce noise when recording music or speech and how to remove unwanted sounds or noises from your audio files using Bandlab, free online digital audio editor. Space is limited for this online event. Registration is required. Zoom link will be emailed to registrants within 24 hours of the event start time. For more information, please contact (305) 971-8826. Ages 14 yrs.+

Tue, Apr 27, 4:00pm - 5:45pm
Want to learn a cool effect to add to your photos? Join us as we make ourselves float in the air with Pixlr, a free online photo editing platform. Space is limited for this online event. Registration is required. Zoom link will be emailed to registrants within 24 hours of the event start time. For more information, please contact (305-582-3456). Ages 14 yrs.+

Thu, Apr 29, 4:00pm - 6:00pm
Learn how to create eye-catching special effects to impress your friends on social media. We will use a green screen to change video backgrounds and travel through artificial spaces using ClipChamp, a free web-based video editor. Space is limited for this online event. Registration is required. Zoom link will be emailed to registrants within 24 hours of the event start time. For more information, please contact (305) 971-8826. Ages 14 yrs.+

Sat, May 01, 9:00am - 2:30pm
The Homework Help & Tutoring Program has gone virtual! Certified teachers host 30-minute online sessions on Saturdays from 9 - 1 p.m. and 1:30 - 2:30 p.m. in K -12 reading and math. A computer with internet, video and audio capabilities is required. Parents must submit weekly requests to receive tutoring appointments. For information and virtual appointments, please visit https://www.mdpls.org/tutor/tutoring.asp. Made possible in part by The Children's Trust.