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Spend Your Spring Break in the STEAM Zone with Miami‑Dade Public Library System

– Children and Teens create and explore through five interactive workshops –

(Miami, FL – February 25, 2015) The Miami‑Dade Public Library System (MDPLS) is pleased to announce five interactive STEAM workshops designed to give children and teens the power to create, learn and share during spring break week. During this Storytelling Miami event, children, ages 8‑12 and teens, ages 13‑17, who wish to try their hand at coding, robotics, engineering, video‑making or journaling are asked to visit one of the branches hosting the events or visit the library’s website to download the registration form. The five spring break STEAM Zone topics will be:

Coding and Robotics
Children, ages 8‑12 will enjoy an in‑depth afternoon of programming and building robots.

Mechanical Engineering
Children, ages 8‑12 will learn how to tackle modern problems by spending a day in the life of a mechanical engineer.

Bookmaking and Journaling
Children, ages 8‑12 will create their own book and fill it with their thoughts and stories.

Robotics with Lego Mindstorms
Teens, ages 13‑17 will enjoy an in‑depth afternoon of programming and building robots.

Let’s Make a Video
Teens, ages 13‑17 will enjoy a video production workshop and learn some film‑making and editing skills.

All workshops will take place from 1 ‑ 5 p.m.

Participants are asked to please complete the registration form and return it to the branch hosting their desired STEAM Zone workshop.

About the Miami-Dade Public Library System

The Miami‑Dade Public Library System (MDPLS), a recipient of the National Medal for Museum and Library Service, serves as a community center and learning place where the Miami‑Dade community meets to exchange ideas, learn, share, and create. The Library strives to ensure that all residents, regardless of socioeconomics, will be enriched through access to materials, technology, art and culture and programs so that they may develop the skills they need to create and produce innovations for the 21st century. Through its 50 locations, bookmobiles, special services, website ( and MDPLS iLibrary app, the library proudly serves more than 7 million annual visitors. In the more than 40 years of serving the community, the MDPLS continues to experience tremendous change and growth, evolving with the technological needs and requirements of its diverse community.


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