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November is Miami Book Month

Check out a good book today!

What is Miami Book Month?

On October 18, 2022, the Miami-Dade Board of County Commissioners adopted a resolution declaring November as Miami Book Month. The month recognizes and highlights the importance of literacy, reading, books and the institutions and organizations that promote literary arts throughout the community, including the Miami-Dade Public Library System, Miami Book Fair and Books & Books.

From participating in our Fall Into Winter Reading Challenge to checking out our recommended reads, attending a storytime, literacy-themed events and so much more, we invite you to celebrate Miami Book Month with the Library!

Recommended Reads
Books about Miami, books by local authors and more!

Explore our Programs and Events!

From book clubs and author readings to poetry writing, book binding and more, enjoy special programs and events in celebration of Miami Book Month.

Sat, May 25, 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Westchester Regional
Disfrute una tarde llena de poesia, lecturas y verso. Para obtener más información, comuníquese con la biblioteca al 305-553-1134 o gonzalezja@mdpls.org. Para mayores de 19 años.

Tue, May 28, 10:00am - 11:30am
Pinecrest Branch - Meeting Room
Reúnase con nosotros el cuarto martes de este mes para la discusión del libro "Los besos en el pan," escrito por Almudena Grande. Si desea más información comuníquese con la biblioteca al 305-668-4571 o ballesteri@mdpls.org. Para mayores de 19 años.

Tue, May 28, 11:00am - 12:30pm
Northeast Dade-Aventura Branch
William Shakespeare famously contributed more memorable phrases and sayings to the English language than any other author. Join Dr. Lillian Schanfield, Professor Emerita of English at Barry University, to explore and discuss the wisdom and poetry of Shakespeare. Registration is required. For more information, please contact the branch at 305-931-5512 or lefrakp@mdpls.org. Ages 19 yrs.+

Tue, May 28, 11:00am - 12:00pm
North Dade Regional
Join us the last Tuesday of each month for a book discussion. Please call the branch for this month's title. For more information, contact the library at 305-625-6425 or noelp@mdpls.org. Ages 18 yrs.+

Tue, May 28, 1:30pm - 2:30pm
South Dade Regional
Connect with fellow readers to discuss captivating plots, intriguing characters, and more. To obtain a copy of this month's selection, please visit the information desk on the second floor. For more information, please contact the branch at 305-233-8140 or knattk@mdpls.org. Ages 19 yrs.+

Wed, May 29, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Pinecrest Branch
Calling all young readers! Join us for trivia, games, and lively discussion through the pages of "Dear Mr. Henshaw", a Newbery Award-winning book by Beverly Cleary. Share your insights and favorite moments with fellow book enthusiasts and you may win a prize! Also, pick up a copy of next month's title. For more information, please contact 305-668-4571 or booke@mdpls.org. Ages 7 - 12 yrs.

Thu, May 30, 10:00am - 11:30am
Miami Beach Regional - Miami Beach Virtual Programs Room
Join us online and discuss short stories from the "100 Great Short Stories" collection edited by James Daley. Copies available at the branch upon request. Registration is required. Zoom link will be emailed to registrants. For more information, please contact the branch at 305-535-4219 or capleyb@mdpls.org. Ages 19 yrs.+

Thu, May 30, 11:00am - 2:00pm
Coral Gables Branch
Participe de una grata discusión sobre el libro del mes. Se requiere inscripción. Para más información, comuníquese con la biblioteca al 305-442-8706 or capleybr@mdpls.org. Para mayores de 18 años de edad.

Fri, May 31, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Naranja Branch
Join us for an engaging discussion of this fascinating yet disturbing genre. Limited copies of the book will be available for checkout at the library. For more information, please contact us at 305-242-2290 or gonzalezmi@mdpls.org. Ages 19 yrs.+

Fri, May 31, 12:00pm - 2:00pm
Fairlawn Branch
Participe de una grata discusión sobre el libro del mes. Para más información, comuníquese con la biblioteca al 305-261-1571 o recordr@mdpls.org. Para mayores de 55 años de edad.

Wed, Jun 05, 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Pinecrest Branch - Meeting Room
The Miami Poets celebrate all things poetic. Bring poems to read, yours or those by favorite poets. Share publishing ideas, contests to enter, and new formats to explore. Get philosophical and discuss what poetry means now and through the ages. Poetry enhances our lives so anything goes so long as poetry is in the equation. For more information, please contact the branch at 305-668-4571 or booke@mdpls.org. Ages 19 yrs.+

Thu, Jun 06, 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Pinecrest Branch - Pinecrest Virtual Programs Room,Meeting Room
Join fellow readers in person at the library or online via Zoom to discuss this month's chosen title. Registration is required. For online event, a Zoom link will be emailed to registrants within 24 hours of the event start time. For more information, please contact 305-668-4571 or booke@mdpls.org. Ages 19 yrs.+

Sat, Jun 08, 10:30am - 12:00pm
Coral Reef Branch - Auditorium,Coral Reef Virtual Programs Room
Join us in person or via Zoom for a monthly book discussion. The selected books are available for checkout at the branch or as eBooks or eAudiobooks. Registration is required. The Zoom link will be emailed to registrants within 24 hours of the event start time. For more information and the current title, contact the branch at 305-233-8324 or quiroslasom@mdpls.org. Ages 19 yrs.+

Sat, Jun 08, 10:30am - 12:30pm
Pinecrest Branch
Join us to explore and discuss historical fiction and non-fiction titles every second Saturday of the month. For more information, please contact the branch at 305-668-4571 or booke@mdpls.org. Ages 19 yrs.+

Mon, Jun 10, 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Fairlawn Branch - Fairlawn Virtual Program Room
Are you a book lover looking to discover new titles and discuss them with others? Join us on Mondays twice a month to explore and dive deep into books through fun conversation! Registration is required. The Zoom link will be emailed to registrants 24 hours within 24 hours of the event start time. For more information, please contact the branch at 605-261-1571 or recordr@mdpls.org. Ages 18 yrs.

Tue, Jun 11, 11:00am - 12:30pm
Northeast Dade-Aventura Branch
William Shakespeare famously contributed more memorable phrases and sayings to the English language than any other author. Join Dr. Lillian Schanfield, Professor Emerita of English at Barry University, to explore and discuss the wisdom and poetry of Shakespeare. Registration is required. For more information, please contact the branch at 305-931-5512 or lefrakp@mdpls.org. Ages 19 yrs.+

Thu, Jun 13, 10:00am - 11:30am
Miami Beach Regional - Miami Beach Virtual Programs Room
Join us online and discuss short stories from the "100 Great Short Stories" collection edited by James Daley. Copies available at the branch upon request. Registration is required. Zoom link will be emailed to registrants. For more information, please contact the branch at 305-535-4219 or capleyb@mdpls.org. Ages 19 yrs.+

Sat, Jun 15, 10:30am - 12:30pm
Pinecrest Branch - Pinecrest Virtual Programs Room
Our goal is to advance critical, reflective thinking and social and civic engagement by discussing works and ideas of the 20th and 21st century that are of enduring value. Join us in person or online via Zoom! Registration is required for online access and a Zoom link will be emailed to registrants. For more information contact 305-668-4571 or booke@mdpls.org. Ages 19 yrs.+

Sat, Jun 15, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Kendall Branch
Do you enjoy tales of magic, zombie hordes & undeniable romance? We invite you to join a book club celebrating your favorite genres! Copies of the book will be available for checkout at circulation desk. Presented in partnership with Coral Reef Branch Library. Zoom link will be emailed to registrants. Please follow the link to the Coral Reef Branch event for online registration. For more information & this month's book selection, please contact 305-279-0520 or corredorj@mdpls.org. Ages 18 yrs.+
Register

Thu, Jun 20, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Fairlawn Branch - Fairlawn Virtual Program Room
Join us online to express yourself through poetry. Learn about different poets, poetic styles, and how to submit your work for publishing through this fun creative writing program. Registration is required. Zoom link will be emailed to registrants within 24 hours of the event start time. For more information, please contact the branch at 305-261-1571 or recordr@mdpls.org. Ages 11 - 18 yrs.

Thu, Jun 20, 5:00pm - 6:30pm
Shenandoah Branch
Participe de una grata discusión sobre el libro del mes. Para obtener más información y registrarse, por favor comuníquese con la biblioteca al 305-250-4688 o zunigad@mdpls.org. Para mayores de 19 años de edad

Thu, Jun 20, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Palmetto Bay Branch
Join fellow readers at our monthly discussion group. Limited copies of the book will be available for checkout at the library. For more information, please contact the branch at 305-232-1771 or hildenbrandd@mdpls.org. Ages 19 yrs.+

Sat, Jun 22, 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Westchester Regional
Disfrute una tarde llena de poesia, lecturas y verso. Para obtener más información, comuníquese con la biblioteca al 305-553-1134 o gonzalezja@mdpls.org. Para mayores de 19 años.

Sat, Jun 22, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Coral Reef Branch - Auditorium,Coral Reef Virtual Programs Room
Do you enjoy tales of magic, zombie hordes and undeniable romance? Join us at the library or online via Zoom for a different sort of book club. Copies of the book will be available for checkout at the circulation desk. Registration is required. Zoom link will be emailed for online participation within 24 hours of the event start time. For more information and for this month's book selection, please contact 305-233-8324 or quiroslasom@mdpls.org. Ages 18 yrs.+

Mon, Jun 24, 1:30pm - 2:30pm
South Dade Regional
Connect with fellow readers to discuss captivating plots, intriguing characters, and more. To obtain a copy of this month's selection, please visit the information desk on the second floor. For more information, please contact the branch at 305-233-8140 or knattk@mdpls.org. Ages 19 yrs.+

Mon, Jun 24, 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Fairlawn Branch - Fairlawn Virtual Program Room
Are you a book lover looking to discover new titles and discuss them with others? Join us on Mondays twice a month to explore and dive deep into books through fun conversation! Registration is required. The Zoom link will be emailed to registrants 24 hours within 24 hours of the event start time. For more information, please contact the branch at 605-261-1571 or recordr@mdpls.org. Ages 18 yrs.

Tue, Jun 25, 10:00am - 11:30am
Pinecrest Branch - Meeting Room
Reúnase con nosotros el cuarto martes de este mes para la discusión del libro "Le dedico mi silencio," escrito por Mario Vargas LLosa. Si desea más información comuníquese con la biblioteca al 305-668-4571 o ballesteri@mdpls.org. Para mayores de 19 años.

Tue, Jun 25, 11:00am - 12:30pm
Northeast Dade-Aventura Branch
William Shakespeare famously contributed more memorable phrases and sayings to the English language than any other author. Join Dr. Lillian Schanfield, Professor Emerita of English at Barry University, to explore and discuss the wisdom and poetry of Shakespeare. Registration is required. For more information, please contact the branch at 305-931-5512 or lefrakp@mdpls.org. Ages 19 yrs.+

Tue, Jun 25, 11:00am - 12:00pm
North Dade Regional
Join us the last Tuesday of each month for a book discussion. Please call the branch for this month's title. For more information, contact the library at 305-625-6425 or noelp@mdpls.org. Ages 18 yrs.+

Thu, Jun 27, 10:00am - 11:30am
Miami Beach Regional - Miami Beach Virtual Programs Room
Join us online and discuss short stories from the "100 Great Short Stories" collection edited by James Daley. Copies available at the branch upon request. Registration is required. Zoom link will be emailed to registrants. For more information, please contact the branch at 305-535-4219 or capleyb@mdpls.org. Ages 19 yrs.+

Thu, Jun 27, 11:00am - 2:00pm
Coral Gables Branch
Participe de una grata discusión sobre el libro del mes. Se requiere inscripción. Para más información, comuníquese con la biblioteca al 305-442-8706 or capleybr@mdpls.org. Para mayores de 18 años de edad.

Fri, Jun 28, 12:00pm - 2:00pm
Fairlawn Branch
Participe de una grata discusión sobre el libro del mes. Para más información, comuníquese con la biblioteca al 305-261-1571 o recordr@mdpls.org. Para mayores de 55 años de edad.

Wed, Jul 03, 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Pinecrest Branch - Meeting Room
The Miami Poets celebrate all things poetic. Bring poems to read, yours or those by favorite poets. Share publishing ideas, contests to enter, and new formats to explore. Get philosophical and discuss what poetry means now and through the ages. Poetry enhances our lives so anything goes so long as poetry is in the equation. For more information, please contact the branch at 305-668-4571 or booke@mdpls.org. Ages 19 yrs.+

Mon, Jul 08, 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Fairlawn Branch - Fairlawn Virtual Program Room
Are you a book lover looking to discover new titles and discuss them with others? Join us on Mondays twice a month to explore and dive deep into books through fun conversation! Registration is required. The Zoom link will be emailed to registrants 24 hours within 24 hours of the event start time. For more information, please contact the branch at 605-261-1571 or recordr@mdpls.org. Ages 18 yrs.

Tue, Jul 09, 11:00am - 12:30pm
Northeast Dade-Aventura Branch
William Shakespeare famously contributed more memorable phrases and sayings to the English language than any other author. Join Dr. Lillian Schanfield, Professor Emerita of English at Barry University, to explore and discuss the wisdom and poetry of Shakespeare. Registration is required. For more information, please contact the branch at 305-931-5512 or lefrakp@mdpls.org. Ages 19 yrs.+

Thu, Jul 11, 10:00am - 11:30am
Miami Beach Regional - Miami Beach Virtual Programs Room
Join us online and discuss short stories from the "100 Great Short Stories" collection edited by James Daley. Copies available at the branch upon request. Registration is required. Zoom link will be emailed to registrants. For more information, please contact the branch at 305-535-4219 or capleyb@mdpls.org. Ages 19 yrs.+

Sat, Jul 13, 10:30am - 12:00pm
Coral Reef Branch - Auditorium,Coral Reef Virtual Programs Room
Join us in person or via Zoom for a monthly book discussion. The selected books are available for checkout at the branch or as eBooks or eAudiobooks. Registration is required. The Zoom link will be emailed to registrants within 24 hours of the event start time. For more information and the current title, contact the branch at 305-233-8324 or quiroslasom@mdpls.org. Ages 19 yrs.+

Sat, Jul 13, 10:30am - 12:30pm
Pinecrest Branch
Join us to explore and discuss historical fiction and non-fiction titles every second Saturday of the month. For more information, please contact the branch at 305-668-4571 or booke@mdpls.org. Ages 19 yrs.+

Thu, Jul 18, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Fairlawn Branch - Fairlawn Virtual Program Room
Join us online to express yourself through poetry. Learn about different poets, poetic styles, and how to submit your work for publishing through this fun creative writing program. Registration is required. Zoom link will be emailed to registrants within 24 hours of the event start time. For more information, please contact the branch at 305-261-1571 or recordr@mdpls.org. Ages 11 - 18 yrs.

Sat, Jul 20, 10:30am - 12:30pm
Pinecrest Branch - Pinecrest Virtual Programs Room
Our goal is to advance critical, reflective thinking and social and civic engagement by discussing works and ideas of the 20th and 21st century that are of enduring value. Join us in person or online via Zoom! Registration is required for online access and a Zoom link will be emailed to registrants. For more information contact 305-668-4571 or booke@mdpls.org. Ages 19 yrs.+

Sat, Jul 20, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Coral Reef Branch - Auditorium,Coral Reef Virtual Programs Room
Do you enjoy tales of magic, zombie hordes and undeniable romance? Join us at the library or online via Zoom for a different sort of book club. Copies of the book will be available for checkout at the circulation desk. Registration is required. Zoom link will be emailed for online participation within 24 hours of the event start time. For more information and for this month's book selection, please contact 305-233-8324 or quiroslasom@mdpls.org. Ages 18 yrs.+

Mon, Jul 22, 1:30pm - 2:30pm
South Dade Regional
Connect with fellow readers to discuss captivating plots, intriguing characters, and more. To obtain a copy of this month's selection, please visit the information desk on the second floor. For more information, please contact the branch at 305-233-8140 or knattk@mdpls.org. Ages 19 yrs.+

Mon, Jul 22, 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Fairlawn Branch - Fairlawn Virtual Program Room
Are you a book lover looking to discover new titles and discuss them with others? Join us on Mondays twice a month to explore and dive deep into books through fun conversation! Registration is required. The Zoom link will be emailed to registrants 24 hours within 24 hours of the event start time. For more information, please contact the branch at 605-261-1571 or recordr@mdpls.org. Ages 18 yrs.

Tue, Jul 23, 10:00am - 11:30am
Pinecrest Branch - Meeting Room
Reúnase con nosotros el cuarto martes de este mes para la discusión del libro "La biblioteca de París," escrito por Janet Skeslien Charles. Si desea más información comuníquese con la biblioteca al 305-668-4571 o ballesteri@mdpls.org. Para mayores de 19 años.

Tue, Jul 23, 11:00am - 12:30pm
Northeast Dade-Aventura Branch
William Shakespeare famously contributed more memorable phrases and sayings to the English language than any other author. Join Dr. Lillian Schanfield, Professor Emerita of English at Barry University, to explore and discuss the wisdom and poetry of Shakespeare. Registration is required. For more information, please contact the branch at 305-931-5512 or lefrakp@mdpls.org. Ages 19 yrs.+