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Children's Events

Beyond Literacy Book Titles

Beyond Literacy Pop‑Up

This green space initiative brings literacy to children and parents through stories, narratives, history, culture and books. The pop‑up celebrates multicultural authors, innovators and entrepreneurs, and highlights the works of local writers.

Saturday, February 3, Noon
Arcola Lakes Branch
Guest Author: Edwin Bonilla, Jr.
EJ’s Exciting Road Trip
Community mural painting.

Saturday, February 10, Noon
Arcola Lakes Branch
Guest Author: Jennifer Pierre
Jaylen and the High 5 Machine

Saturday, February 17, 10 a.m.
Lemon City Branch
Guest Author: Jerod Simon
I’m Naturally Beautiful
Community mural painting.

Saturday, February 24, 11 a.m.
Lemon City Branch
Guest Author: Daphney Maurisseau Carter
I am a Doctor: What Type am I?

Momentum Dance Company: Dancing Imagination

Momentum Dance Company

Join us for imaginative performances by this contemporary dance company. Their original creations are sure to delight audiences of all ages!

Saturday, February 3, 11 a.m.*
The Emperor and the Nightingale
Coral Gables Branch

Saturday, February 24, 2:30 p.m.
A Dancing Imagination
South Dade Regional

Coral Gables: The City Beautiful
Zumba Instructor Wynter's Jewels

Afro Soca Dance

Celebrate Black History Month with the rhythm of the Caribbean! Certified Zumba instructor Wynters Jewels will teach you the grooviest Afro Soca dance moves as seen at Carnival.

Bring the entire family to this fun, all‑ages event.

Friday, February 9, 3:30 p.m.
Culmer/Overtown Branch

Saturday, February 24, 2 p.m.*
Miami Lakes Branch

Miami Lakes: Growing Beautifully
Minecraft Characters

Minecraft Masters

Learn basic game design skills and collaborate with fellow students to build adventure maps and use other advanced features.

Space is limited. Please contact the branch to register. Best for ages 10 years and up.

Saturday, February 10, 1:30 p.m.
Shenandoah Branch

Traditional African Mask on Fur

African Mask Workshop

Join local artist Carolina Cueva and get inspired by African art to create your own mask using air dry clay.

Materials will be provided. Space is limited. Please contact the branch to register. Best for ages 6 years and up.

Saturday, February 10, 11 a.m.
South Miami Branch

Saturday, February 24, 11 a.m.*
Miami Beach Regional

Saturday, February 24, 2 p.m.*
North Shore Branch

City of Miami Beach
Family Sailing in the Skies Fantasy

Interactive Storytelling

Join us for an interactive storytelling adventure with the fun‑loving MiChiMu (Miami Children's Museum) crew from just over the causeway!

Tuesday, February 13, 11 a.m.
North Shore Branch

Wednesday, February 14, 4 p.m.
Miami Beach Regional

City of Miami Beach

Teen Events

Calling all Teens!
Get behind the lens and give us your best shot.

10th Annual Black History Month Photography and Video Contest
January 22 - February 10

10th Annual Black History Month Photography and Video Contest

Enter the MDPLS Black History Month Photography and Video Contest
Get creative and express yourself through photography or video in our 10th annual contest. For ages 13‑19.

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Video Game Level Concept

Computer Game Making Lab

Use leading edge tools to program and express your creativity by designing your own video games! Work collaboratively with other students to design, develop and test your game creations.

Space is limited. Please contact the branch to register. Ages 8‑14 years.

Tuesdays, February 6 ‑ 27, 4:30 p.m.
North Dade Regional

Afrobeat Dance Class

Afrobeat Dance

Learn the latest Afrobeat dance moves! Explore African street and social dances, fused with dances from around the world in unique routines developed by Afrobeat Dance Academy instructor Cindy Makita. This is a unique dance experience you won’t want to miss!

Best for ages 12 years and up.

Saturday, February 10, Noon
West Dade Regional

Saturday, February 17, 2 p.m.
Arcola Lakes Branch

Mariokart 8 Game Cover

Mario Kart Tournament

Attention gamers! Challenge your friends and compete for a prize by playing Mario Kart 8 for Wii U. Winners will move on to the final rounds at FandomFest, Saturday, April 14, at Main Library.

Please contact the branch to register and for more information. For ages 8‑18 yrs.

Saturdays from 10 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.

February 10
West Kendall Regional

February 17
Main Library

February 24
Naranja Branch

Acrylic Paint Drop Close Up

Acrylic Painting 101

Explore your creative side while picking up basic acrylic painting skills. All skill levels welcome!

Materials will be provided. Space is limited. Please contact the branch to register. Best for ages 10 years and up.

Saturday, February 17, 2 p.m.
Bay Harbor Islands Branch

Adult Events

Collards with Salt Pork

Soul Food Symposium

Historic Overtown’s Lil Greenhouse Grill welcomes you to the world of collard greens! Discover the social and cultural history of this quintessential soul food dish as you learn how to select, wash, prepare and cook them, and partake in a special food tasting.

Space is limited. Please contact the branch to register.

Thursday, February 8, 6 p.m.
North Dade Regional

Wednesday, February 21, 6 p.m.
Lemon City Branch

Wednesday, February 28, 6 p.m.*
Miami Beach Regional

City of Miami Beach
Feng Shui Room Design

Design in Harmony: Feng Shui for the Home

Enhance your spirit by surrounding yourself with things you love and creating balance in your life and home! Katrina Witt, renowned Feng Shui practitioner and owner of Design in Harmony, will share tips on how to improve your environment and invite positive energy into your home.

Monday, February 12, 2‑4 p.m.
Key Biscayne Branch

Monday, February 26, 2‑4 p.m.
Coconut Grove Branch

Mens Dance Shoe Close Up

Taste of Ballroom

Learn the basic steps of East Coast Swing and American Tango—no experience or partner needed for this fun class! Feel the magic of partner dancing while building confidence, and enjoying physical activity and great music.

Thursday, February 22, 6 p.m.
Northeast Dade–Aventura Branch

Saturday, February 24, 3 p.m.*
Coral Gables Branch

Coral Gables: The City Beautiful
Beeswax Candle Rolling

The Life of the Honeybee and Beeswax Candle Rolling

Learn about the honeybee’s life cycle and beeswax production, then create beautiful 100% beeswax candles. These candles burn slowly, never leave an unhealthy residue and are thought to clean the air by removing dust particles.

Space is limited. Please contact the branch to register.

Friday, February 23, 3 p.m.*
Coral Gables Branch

Saturday, February 24, 11 a.m.
West Kendall Regional

Coral Gables: The City Beautiful