Library Special Programs

June 2015

For a complete listing of library programs, visit the Calendar of Events
Summer Reading Program

Summer Reading Program

June 6 ‑ August 1, 2015

This summer–find your inner hero within an inspiring biography, unmask a mysterious novel or escape the ordinary with a marvelous book. Sign up for the Summer Reading Program for a chance to win great prizes!

Children's Poster
Every Hero Has a Story
Teens Poster
Adults Poster
Escape the Ordinary
Healthy Lunch

Free Lunch Program

June 8 - August 21

Kids, 18 and under, can enjoy a free lunch.

Sharkabet: A Sea of Sharks from A to Z


A Sea of Sharks from A to Z
May 22 - September 1

Children's Programs

Engineer for an Hour

Find out what it takes to engineer cities, food or travel. Program limited to 30 participants. Best for ages 8‑12 yrs.

Construction Scene

Saturday, June 6
11 a.m.Kendall Branch
3 p.m.Coconut Grove Branch

Thursday, June 11
10 a.m.Hispanic Branch
1 p.m.Pinecrest Branch

Saturday, June 13
10 a.m.International Mall Branch
2 p.m.Golden Glades Branch

Saturday, June 27
11 a.m.Palmetto Bay Branch
3 p.m.Coral Reef Branch

Bricks for Kidz

LEGO challenges designed to educate children as they play. Program is facilitated by an educator who explains the mechanics and engineering of each challenge. Limit 20 participants. Best for ages 8‑12 yrs.

Lego Blocks

Saturday, June 6, 3 p.m.
Miami Lakes Branch

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

Tuesday, June 16, 6 p.m.
Naranja Branch

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

Mind Lab – Mind and Strategy Gaming
Young Genious

Mind and strategy gaming for critical thinking. Best for grades 1‑5.

Thursday, June 11, 18, 25 & July 2, 3 p.m.
Allapattah Branch

Coding for Video Gaming
Computer Coding

Write code for ultimate video gaming and code to your heart’s content. Limit 20 participants; Register with branch. Best for ages 8 yrs. and up.

Thursday, June 18, 5 p.m.
West Dade Regional

Made possible by the Knight Foundation.

Sculpt Your Own Superhero

Local artist Gary Fonseca will show you how to create your own superhero action figure out of raw materials. Limit 40 participants. All ages.

Super Hero Riding Tablet

Saturday, June 6, 11 a.m.
Miami Lakes Branch *

Saturday, June 27, 3 p.m.
North Central Branch

Monday, June 29, 3 p.m.
Edison Center Branch

* Made possible by the Town of Miami Lakes Educational Advisory Board.

Teen Programs

Special Effects Workshops – Create a Superhero or a Villain
Special Effects Make Up

Artist Adrienne Tabet from House of Makeup Artistry uses special effects makeup techniques to help you create your own hero or villain.

Tuesday, June 2, 5:30 p.m.
Miami Lakes Branch *

Saturday, June 6, 3 p.m.
Palmetto Bay Branch **

Saturday, June 13, 1 p.m.
Shenandoah Branch **

* Made possible by the Town of Miami Lakes Educational Advisory Board.
** Made possible by the Miami Dolphins Foundation.

Hip Hop Shakespeare Workshop

With Hip Hop Shakespearean poetry writing workshops, we invite the community at‑large to participate and learn about William Shakespeare. Write your own poem/rap and find the Shakespeare within you. Facilitated by The Biscayne Poet.

William Shakespeare

Tuesday‑Thursday, June 9‑11, 2‑4 p.m.
Main Library

Poetry Showcase
Friday, June 12, 2‑5 p.m.

Made possible by the Miami Dolphins Foundation.

Comic Kraze – Cartooning, Comics & Superheroes

Design your own cartoons for personalized comic books with a two‑hour introduction to comic book writing and a hands‑on activity where you create your ideal superhero.

Book Heroes

Saturday, June 13, 3‑5 p.m.
Doral Branch *

Friday, June 19, 3‑5 p.m.
Coral Gables Branch **

* Made possible by the Miami Dolphins Foundation.
** Made possible by the City of Coral Gables.

Make a Robot
Lego Robot

Robots are no longer a thing of the past, come build and program a robot. Have your robots compete against others! Limit 20 participants; Register with branch.

Thursday, June 25, 4:30 p.m.
Country Walk Branch

Made possible by the Knight Foundation.

Adult Programs

Get Social @ Your Library

Eight‑week programs for those 55 years and better; Registration required.

Water Color Painting

Thursday, June 4‑25, 1 p.m.
Key Biscayne Branch

Creative Writing
Saturday, June 20, 27, 11 a.m.
Lemon City Branch *

* Creative Aging in America’s Libraries is supported by a National Leadership Grant from the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services in collaboration with Lifetime Arts, Inc., AARP Foundation, American Library Association and Westchester Library System.

Miami Dade College Professional Development Series
Proffessional Development Meeting

One‑hour programs for professional development. Topics will include: Conflict Resolution, Dealing with Difficult People; Starting a Small Business and English Conversation Circle. Register with Maribel de Paz at 305‑237‑3257 or

Friday, June 5, 12, 19 & 26, 1‑2 p.m.
Main Library

Sewing 101: A 5‑Week Series
Hand Sewing

Ever hope you might learn to tailor? Milda Bublys, a fashion designer and former Fashion Institute of Technology professor, will teach you how to sew on buttons properly, shorten or lengthen hems on skirts, pants and more! Limit 15 participants; Register with branch.

Saturday, June 13, 20, 27 & July 11, 18, Noon‑2 p.m.
Little River Branch

Bookmaking, Scrapbooking & Journaling

Teens and adults can enjoy a therapeutic art experience where they create a book to collect memories and important moments in their lives. Limit 25 participants; Register with branch.

Monday, June 15, 4 p.m.
Sunny Isles Beach Branch

Tuesday, June 30, 11 a.m.
North Dade Regional