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For a complete listing, see the Calendar of Events.

Summer Reading Program

June 10 - August 5

Let’s Build a Better World Together!

Visit your nearest branch library and register for the 2017 Summer Reading Program for a chance to win a fabulous prize!

Go to the Summer Reading page
Poster Children


Poster Teens


Poster Adults


Kickoff Events
Saturday, June 10

Build a Better World with Magic

11 a.m.Main Library

12:30 p.m.North Dade Regional

2:30 p.m.Coral Reef Branch

Miami Children’s Museum Building Noise*

11 am.Miami Lakes Branch

Balloon Building Workshop with Jimmy Picos

11 a.m.Shenandoah Branch

For additional kickoff and summer reading events, please contact your local branch library or visit the Calendar of Events.

Children's Events

Science Experiment Tools

Dry Ice, Ice Baby

Using dry ice experiments, children will learn about the various states of matter and how matter can change, but is neither destroyed nor created. Enter the world of volume, mass and density.

Best for ages 6‑12 yrs. Limit 35 participants.

Saturday, June 10, 11 a.m.*
Coral Gables Branch

Saturday, June 24, 1 p.m.
Hialeah Gardens Branch

Tarantula Close Up

Creepy Crawly Animal Adventure

Learn about life science through the world of bugs and insects. Expect to see live roaches, millipedes, beetles, scorpions, tarantulas and more in this unforgettable hands‑on presentation.

Best for ages 6‑12 yrs. Limit 35 participants.

Saturday, June 10, 11 a.m.
Bay Harbor Islands Branch

Saturday, June 24, 11 a.m.
Kendall Branch

Monday, June 26, 10:30 a.m.
Sunset Branch

African Safari Scenes

Safari Sue

Take a trip around the world, listening to tales about mysterious and fascinating places!

This fun‑filled adventure is best for ages 4‑10 yrs.

Saturday, June 24
11 a.m.Kendale Lakes Branch
3:30 p.m.International Mall Branch

Cinderella: A Fractured Fairy Tale Cast

Cinderella: A Fractured Fairy Tale

It’s a Cinderella story like you’ve never seen before! Take the classic story of Cinderella, mix in elements of comedy, slapstick, songs, acrobatics and magic, and you’ve got a new version of an old story that will leave you begging for more!

All ages welcome.

Saturday, June 24, 1 p.m.
Pinecrest Branch

Teen Events

Fact or Fiction? Get the Real News

We are bombarded by information from so many different sources—TV, social media, blogs, news websites. Can you tell the difference between real news and fake news? Be a part of the News Literacy Project and pick up the skills needed to separate fact from fiction.

Wednesdays, June 7, July 5 & August 2, 3:30 ‑ 5 p.m.
South Dade Regional

Wednesdays, June 14, 21, July 12 & 19, 3 ‑ 5 p.m.
Miami Beach Regional

Mondays, June 19 - July 31, 5 ‑ 6 p.m.
North Dade Regional

Tuesdays, June 20 - August 1, 3 ‑ 4:30 p.m.
West Kendall Regional

Handmade Greeting Card

Artistic Greeting Cards

Use collage, painting, stamping and texturizing techniques to create cards for your friends and family.

All materials will be provided. Space is limited. Please contact the branch to register. Best for ages 12 yrs. and up.

Saturday, June 10, 2 p.m.
Miami Springs Branch

Saturday, June 17, 11 a.m.*
South Shore Branch

Tween Girl Enjoying Music Through Headphones

DJ for a Day with Girls Make Beats

This special STEAM workshop empowers girls to set hot cues, scratch a track, and juggle beats while learning about the technology that goes into making modern music, sound production and audio engineering. This workshop is open to boys as well.

Space is limited. Please contact the branch to register. Best for ages 12 ‑18 yrs.

Tuesday, June 13, 1 p.m.
West Kendall Regional

Wednesday, June 21, 3:45 p.m.
Culmer/Overtown Branch

Wednesday, June 28, 2 p.m.
Edison Center Branch

Thursday, June 29, 2 p.m.
Palmetto Bay Branch

Super Hero Fight Illustration

Superhero Self-Portraits

Be a superhero! Learn how to create a mixed‑media portrait starring you as the ultimate crusader!

All materials will be provided. Space is limited. Contact the branch for registration information. Best for ages 10 yrs. and up.

Thursday, June 15, 2 p.m.
South Dade Regional

Wednesday, June 21, 1:30 p.m.
Little River Branch

Sea Monster Makeup

Heroes vs. Villains Makeup Workshop

Learn special effects makeup techniques to help you create your own superhero or villain look!

Best for ages 12 yrs. and up.

Wednesday, June 28, 3 p.m.
Miami Beach Regional

Adult Events

Ancestry Memorabilia Photos

Family History Fair

Find out how you can keep your family’s precious memories alive with new digital technology!

Bring up to three personal photos, films, videos or other heirlooms for evaluation by preservation experts. Connect with local organizations devoted to preserving our history.

Saturday, June 17, 2-5 p.m.
West Dade Regional

Cooking Ingredients Styled

Edible Gardening

Join Karin the "Edible Gardening Gal" Fields and learn how to plant your own sustainable garden full of tasty, nutritious fruits and vegetables in the ground or in a pot.

Wednesday, June 21, 6 p.m.
South Dade Regional

Saturday, June 24, 2 p.m.
Hispanic Branch

Brazilian Flag Close Up

Noches Culturales: Celebrating Brazil

Join us for an evening reveling in the captivating culture of Brazil through music and dance. Learn about this diverse land while enjoying special Brazilian treats.

All ages welcome.

Friday, June 30, 5:30 p.m.
West Dade Regional