2018 Hispanic Heritage Month
September 15 - October 15
For a complete listing, see the Calendar of Events.
Leave a lasting mark on our community mural created from collected objects, design your own bookmark during the launch of our annual Bookmark Contest and make your own recycled art.
All ages welcome.
Made possible by the Downtown Development Authority.
Saturday, September 8, 11 a.m. ‑ 2 p.m.
Join us for a celebration of Peter H. Reynolds’ The Dot, a classic children’s book with themes of bravery, creativity and self‑expression.
Enjoy a reading of the book followed by an art workshop. All ages welcome.
Receive a complimentary copy of the book, while supplies last.
Bring your favorite book and design your own personalized book cover to keep it safe and show off your love for reading.
Materials provided. Space is limited. Please contact the branch to register. Best for ages 8‑12.
Learn about the effects that litter, combustible fuels and other biohazards have on ecological health and climate change.
Students will go through the steps to make a DIY biodome capable of simulating the same autoregulation our planet does. Space is limited. Please contact the branch to register. Best for ages 6‑12.
Saturday, September 29, 11 a.m.
Coral Gables Branch
Hey gamers, compete for a chance to win a prize by playing Dragon Ball FighterZ!
Winners will move on to the final rounds at FandomFest on Saturday, November 10 at the Main Library. Open to ages 8‑18.
Enjoy a hands‑on STEAM experience! Connect Arduino robots to a computer or smart device and explore the possibilities!
Space is limited. Please contact the branch to register. Best for ages 7‑15.
These display boxes used during Day of the Dead celebrations pay tribute to people of great significance.
Bring a 5 x 7 picture of a person you would like to honor and decorate your own box using various materials. Space is limited. Please contact the branch to register. Ages 7‑15.
School and family life, social issues and fictional worlds can all inspire amazing comics! Learn step‑by‑step how to create a comic book focused on topics that matter to you.
Materials provided. Space is limited. Please contact the branch to register. Best for ages 10 and up.
Join us for a staged production of operatic selections and ensembles featuring young and seasoned artists.
Aimed at the general public and designed to appeal to the heart and the mind, the program combines a variety of styles and forms from the light to the dramatic.
Presented by The Opera Atelier. Made possible by the Downtown Development Authority.
Saturday, September 8, 2 p.m.
Join Karin the Edible Gardening Gal and learn how to plant your own sustainable garden full of tasty, nutritious fruits and vegetables in the ground or in a pot.
Ages 18 and up.
Let’s have some fun while giving back to the community! Help sew cheerful pillowcases to brighten the beds of children in local hospitals who are fighting cancer and other diseases.
Sewing skills not necessary. All materials provided. Space is limited. Please contact the branch to register. Ages 12 and up.
Presented in partnership with Ryan’s Case for Smiles.
Stretching along the west coast of South America is the beautiful country of Chile. Join us as we celebrate its culture through music, dance and culinary delights.
All ages welcome.
Friday, September 28, 6 ‑ 8 p.m.
West Dade Regional