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Miami-Dade Public Library System presents Bricks for Kidz

– LEGO challenges designed to educate children as they play –

Lego Blocks

(Miami, FL – June 15, 2015) The Miami‑Dade Public Library System is proud to present Bricks for Kidz. Kids between 8 and 12‑year‑olds will use LEGOS to build challenging objects. The program is facilitated by an educator who explains the mechanics and engineering of each challenge. These LEGO challenges are designed to educate kids as they play.

In these fun, educational classes, students will experience hands‑on engineering fundamentals as they build motorized models using LEGO Bricks. Bricks for Kidz provides a curriculum which introduces children to engineering, architecture and scientific principles. After‑school programs allow their imagination and creativity to soar during a free‑play building session at the end of each class.

The events will be on the following days and times:

Saturday, June 13, 11 a.m.
Virick Park Branch

Tuesday June 16, 6 p.m.
Naranja Branch

Saturday, June 27, 11 a.m.
Culmer / Overtown Branch

Wednesday, July 1, 12:30 p.m.
Sunset Branch

Saturday, July 11, 4 p.m.
Lakes of the Meadow Branch

Friday, July 17, 4 p.m.
Opa-locka Branch

Monday, July 20, 2 p.m.
Country Walk Branch

Thursday, July 30, 6:30 p.m.
West Flagler Branch

The program is limited to 20 participants and is best for ages 8 ‑ 12 yrs.

About the Miami‑Dade Public Library System

The Miami‑Dade Public Library System, a recipient of the National Medal for Museum and Library Service and several National Association of Counties Achievement Awards, serves as a community center and learning place where the Miami Dade community meets to exchange ideas, learn, share and create. MDPLS strives to ensure that all residents, regardless of socioeconomic status, will be enriched through access to materials, technology, programs, and art and culture so they may develop the skills they need to create and produce innovations for the 21st century. Through its 50 locations, bookmobiles, Technobus, special services, website (www.mdpls.org) and MDPLS iLibrary app, the Library proudly serves more than seven million annual visitors. Serving the community for more than 40 years, MDPLS continues to experience tremendous change and growth, evolving with the technological needs and requirements of its diverse community.

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