Library Special Programs

December 2014

For a complete listing of library programs, visit the Calendar of Events
Friends of the Miami‑Dade Public Library
Annual Book Sale
Friends of the Miami‑Dade Public Library
Wednesday - Saturday
December 10-13, 2014
9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
View the Friends Book Sale page for more information.
I Geek Art
I Geek Art: A Community Event

The Miami‑Dade Public Library System is transforming the walls of the Miami Beach Regional Library auditorium for I Geek Art: A Community Event, a two day event inviting artists of all talents to create a large‑scale community art project to be unveiled to the public on the second day. Everyone has something they “geek” or are passionate about, and the library wants to know what it is.

Monday, December 1, 3 p.m.
Artists of all ages are invited to take part in the library’s community art project, with muralist Serge Toussaint starting the project by illustrating how much he “geeks” street art. Beginning at 3 p.m., artists can paint, until the canvas is complete, what they geek using the Geek the Library colors of red, white and black. Protective wear will be provided.

Tuesday, December 2, 5:30 - 7: 30 p.m.
The public is invited to view the completed project, enjoy a modern dance performance by Katie Wiegman, participate in a discussion on the Miami art scene with local curator Carter Jackson‑Brown, and share what they geek.

Visitors are also invited to view the art exhibit Mr. Munchlee’s Magic Top Hat by Tilia Lulu and Corrie Rice through January 15, 2015 on the 2nd floor exhibition space. For a listing of Art Exhibitions at other libraries please visit the Exhibitions at the Library web page.

City of Miami Beach 100 Years logo

Program is made possible by the City of Miami Beach, Cultural Affairs Program, Cultural Arts Council.

Continue the Fun for the Whole Week

Check out our Pop Up Library during the 2nd Annual Arts in the Alleyway at The Betsy – South Beach

December 3, 4 & 5, 7 - 10 p.m.
The Betsy – South Beach
1440 Ocean Dr
Miami Beach, FL 33139

Children's Programs

Make It! Upcycled Holiday Decorations
Homemade Christmas Decoration

Learn how to decorate for the holidays using supplies and materials you may have otherwise disposed of.

Thursday, December 4, 3 p.m.
Culmer/Overtown Branch

Saturday, December 6
Kendall Branch11 a.m.
Coconut Grove Branch3:30 p.m.

Saturday, December 20, 4 p.m.
International Mall Branch

Miami Dolphins Foundation

Made possible by the Miami Dolphins Foundation.

Read Along, Sing a Song with the Florida Grand Opera
Musical Notes

Follow a story, sing, dance and play an instrument. Best for children 5‑8 years. Registration required. Contact Cerise Sutton at 305‑854‑1643 ext. 1100 or

Saturday, December 6, 3:30 p.m.
Coral Gables Branch

Florida Grand Opera logo

Made possible by the Florida Grand Opera.

Decorate a Cake for the Holidays
Pastry Chef

Learn to decorate your own Holiday cake like a professional! Registration with branch required. Program limited to 20 students ages, 5 and up. Supplies included.

Saturday, December 13, 3:30 p.m.
North Dade Regional

Miami Dolphins Foundation

Made possible by the Miami Dolphins Foundation.

Rockin’ and Readin’ – Interactive Music Therapy
Music Therapy for Kids

Children with and without special needs can improve upon their motor skills by playing musical instruments alongside a board‑certified music therapist.

Saturday, December 20, 11 a.m.
Kendale Lakes Branch

Teen Programs

Make It! I Geek Wearable Holiday Technology
Technology Gift

Create wearable holiday tech using circuits, conductors and resistors.

Tuesday, December 2, 4 p.m.
Homestead Branch

Wednesday, December 3, 4 p.m.
Miami Springs Branch

Tuesday, December 9, 3:30 p.m.
Shenandoah Branch

Saturday, December 20, 10:30 a.m.
Virrick Park Branch

Miami Dolphins Foundation

Made possible by the Miami Dolphins Foundation.

Make It! Create an Android App
Mobile Apps

Program and build your own fully functional app for Android devices. Register with branch. Program is limited to 12 participants of ages 14 years and up. Bring your Android phone if you own one.

Wednesdays, December 3 & 17, 3 p.m.
Edison Center Branch

Saturdays, December 13 & 20, 3 p.m.
North Central Branch

Knight Foundation

Made possible by the Knight Foundation.

Let’s Make a Short Video!
Teen Girl Filming

Video making workshop with filmmaker Claudio Marcotulli. This series will teach you how to create a simple short movie from your portable cameras. (Androids,iPhones, iPads, etc.)

Fridays, December 5, 12 & 19, 2 - 5 p.m.
Arcola Lakes Branch

Hour of Code
Teen Computer Instruction

Sign up for a one‑hour coding session to learn the basics of computer programming. Program limited to 12 participants.

Saturday, December 6
Shenandoah Branch10 a.m.
Miami Lakes Branch3 p.m.

Thursday, December 11, 3:30 p.m.
Main Library

Saturday, December 13, 10 a.m.
Golden Glades Branch

Miami Dolphins Foundation

Made possible by the Miami Dolphins Foundation.

Adult Programs

Microsoft Office Clinic
Seniour Couple Using Laptop

During this three week program participants will learn the basics of using Microsoft Word. Registration required.

Thursdays, December 4, 11 & 18, 6:30 p.m.
South Dade Regional

December 13, 22 & 29, 10:30 - 11:30 a.m.
West Dade Regional

Program made possible by the Knight Foundation.

Resumes and Cover Letters that Stand Out
Woman in Job Interview

Attend a workshop that will assist you in putting together a competitive resume. Learn what employers want to know from potential employees.

Tuesday, December 9, Noon
Naranja Branch

Holiday Caroling
Teens Caroling

Join the Hialeah Miami Lakes Senior High Choir for a holiday caroling concert for the entire family.

Wednesday, December 17, 4 p.m.
Miami Lakes Branch

Visual Art Class for 55+
Watercolor Still Life

An art experience for those 55 years and up and/or with limited mobility designed to cultivate different techniques, cultures and styles for mature minds. Register with branch. Program limited to 30 students. Supplies included.

Thursday, December 18, 2 p.m.
Pinecrest Branch

Friday, December 19, 1 p.m.
North Dade Regional