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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
Sat, May 15, 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, May 15, 10:00am - 12:00pm
Know someone who may be stressed or could benefit from an external sensory input? Using TinkerCad, a free online 3D design program, learn how to make a multi-textured, fidget cube that can help relax you or your loved one by providing calming stimuli when touched. Your design will be printed for free in one of our locations! 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 14 yrs.+
Registration is now closed

Sat, May 15, 11:00am - 11:30am
Unase a nosotros en este taller que proporcionara ideas para motivar a las familias a explorar las actividades al aire libre y aprovecharlas como un metodo de enseñanza para sus hijos. El espacio es limitado para este evento en línea. Es necesario registrarse. El enlace de Zoom se enviará por correo electrónico a los inscritos dentro de las 24 horas posteriores al inicio del evento. Edades: 3-5 años. Patrocinado por el Children's Trust.
Registration is now closed

Mon, May 17, 4:00pm - 6:00pm
Be the "DJ" for your next party by creating smooth transitions between songs. Join us and learn how to get the party started by creating your own pre-recorded party mix 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. Ages 14 yrs.+

Tue, May 18, 4:00pm - 6:00pm
Make your social media stories pop, by combining graphic design techniques and your own creativity using Adobe Spark, a free online media creation application. In this workshop you will learn how to mix photos, text, and animation to impress your friends and followers. 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 14 yrs.+
This event is full

Wed, May 19, 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Bring your favorite Toy Story characters to life in 3D! Learn what it takes to render these characters from scratch using TinkerCAD, a free online 3D modeling 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. Ages 14 yrs.+
This event is full

Thu, May 20, 4:00pm - 6:00pm
What's the best way to promote your next big event? Video of course! Whether you're getting the word out about your Grand Opening or simply pumping up excitement for a family reunion, learn the basics of creating a promo video to build a bigger turnout using Clipchamp, a free online video editing 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. Ages 14 yrs.+

Fri, May 21, 4:00pm - 6:00pm
Sharpen your photography skills by exploring key principles of composition and discover techniques to lead a viewer's eye to your subject. 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 14 yrs.+

Sat, May 22, 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, May 22, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Aprenda a usar cortes de coincidencia para crear transiciones impecables que sus creadores de TikTok favoritos usan en sus videos usando ClipChamp, un editor de video gratis en linea. Evento online alojado por Zoom. Espacio es limitado. Se requiere registro. Registrantes recibirán el enlace de Zoom via correo electrónico 24 horas antes de el tiempo de comenzar. Para mas información, por favor contacte (305-971-8826). Edades 14 años +.

Mon, May 24, 4:00pm - 6:00pm
Capturing clean audio is essential for the success of your podcast. Explore recording and editing techniques to enhance your audio and bring your podcast's sound quality to the next level using BandLab, a free online digital audio editor. Online event hosted through Zoom. Space is limited. Registration required. Registrants will receive the Zoom link via email 24 hours prior to start time. For more information, please contact (305) 971-8826. Ages 14 yrs.+

Tue, May 25, 4:00pm - 6:00pm
Add a personal touch to your home or office with a custom calendar! Join us as we learn how to use Adobe Spark, a free online graphic design tool, to design your calendar from scratch in your very own style. Online event hosted through Zoom. Space is limited. Registration required. Registrants will receive the Zoom link via email 24 hours prior to start time. Ages 14 yrs.+
This event is full

Wed, May 26, 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Tired of using the same, old leather wallet? Learn how to make a custom 3D printed wallet with money clip using Tinkercad, a free online 3D modeling program. Your design can be printed for free in one of our locations. 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 14 yrs.+

Wed, May 26, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
To commemorate Haitian Heritage Month, join us for a virtual screening of the short film, The Sweetest Girl, a compelling and provocative love story set in Haiti, a country haunted by gun violence and human trafficking. The virtual screening will be followed by a panel discussion featuring the South Florida based cast and crew. 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 18 yrs.+

Thu, May 27, 4:00pm - 6:00pm
Wonder what it takes to stream and edit video game footage like the pros? Explore the hardware and software fundamentals for building a proper stream setup and ways to edit game footage one its been captured. 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 14 yrs.+

Thu, May 27, 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Join the Stronger Together Bookclub and invited guest presenters to discuss books that explore important topics on cultural awareness, discrimination, and race. For the month of May, authors Maika and Maritza Moulite will join us to talk about their award-winning YA Fiction novel One of the Good Ones. 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 12 yrs.+  

Fri, May 28, 4:00pm - 6:00pm
Tap into your imagination and creativity be designing a magical forest inspired by fantasy books and films. Enhance your own photos by adding fantastical elements to them 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. Ages 14 yrs.+
This event is full

Sat, May 29, 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, May 29, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Are you an aspiring DJ? Wonder what it takes to start mixing music for your parties or live streams? Learn basic transitions and other techniques designed to smooth out your live set and keep the music flowing using YouDJ, a free online DJ mixer. 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 14 yrs.+

Sat, Jun 05, 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, Jun 12, 11:00am - 4:30pm
Explore a world of science from the comfort of your own home! Let?s kick off the Summer Reading Challenge and celebrate this year?s theme ?Tails and Tales? while discovering fascinating facts about turtles, fish, Florida Panthers and more! 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. All ages.

Tue, Jun 22, 4:00pm - 6:00pm
Are you in a summer vibe and want to make music on the go? Using the BandLab mobile app, learn how to combine preset loops and create uplifting, summer-inspired music. No previous music knowledge required. Space is limited for this online event. Registration required. Registrants will receive the Zoom link via email 24 hours prior to start time. Ages 14 yrs.+ For more information, please contact (305) 971-8826.