ML Library Branch December events

Saturday, December 2, 2017 0 Comments

ML Library Branch December events

Miami Lakes Branch Library announced the following programs that are available for the public during  December:

For Children and Families:

Talking is Teaching. Talk, Read, Sing for Toddlers en dos idiomas – Join the branch for bilingual stories, songs and activities for toddles. Best for ages  18 months to 3 years old. Space is limited. Scheduled for 11 a.m. on Thursdays, December 7 and 14. 

STEM Saturdays – An Edible Experiment - Make Your Own Ice Cream. Make real ice cream with rock salt and other ingredients while learning about chemistry. An interactive lesson and hands-on activities with FIU undergraduate and medical students for ages 5-15 years old. Meets at 10 a.m. on Saturday, December 2.

Science in the City – Enjoy hands-on lessons infused with experiments to spark interest in STEM. Each new lesson builds upon the previous lesson. For ages 8-18 years old. Space is limited so contact branch to register. Meets at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, December 16.

Movies and Stories for Kids – Call or visit the branch for listings of favorite movies to be enjoyed with family and friends. Presented by the Town of Miami Lakes Education Advisory board at 3 p.m. on Wednesdays, December 6 and 13.

Paws to Read – A reading program that aims to improve the literacy skills of children through the assistance of therapy dogs who serve as literacy mentors. Parents may bring a book or choose one from the library’s collection at 11 a.m. on Saturday, December 9.

Homeschool Science Class – Children learn how to create different science projects. Space is limited. Contact branch to register. Scheduled at noon on December 20.

iLUMA (inter-generational literacy using music and art) is an arts integration program that combines music, literature, world culture and art with reading comprehension, memory and listening skills. Program is open to children from VPK to 5th grade and seniors looking to improve their memory skills. Presented by the South Florida Chamber Ensemble at 11 a.m. ton Wednesday, December 20.

Library Lego Club – Imagination is key as participants build and create with LEGO. All ages are welcome at 11 a.m. on Saturday, December 23.

For Teens:

Dungeons and Dragons Club - Play this fantasy role playing game and create your own adventure. For ages 13 and up at 5:30 p.m. on Mondays, December 11 and 18.

Teen Club – Play video games, watch anime, draw, play Dungeons & Dragons, or discuss books at 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday, December 12.

Hour of Code – Learn basics of coding and engage in computer science activities in a casual and stress-free environment. Space is limited. Contact branch to register. Best of ages 10 and up at 5 p.m. on Monday, December 4.

P2PU Presents Learning Circles – A study group designed for people who would like to take online courses while interacting with fellow learners. Featured course: “The Rise of Superheroes and Their Impact on Pop Culture.” To register, visit Meets at 4 p.m. on Tuesdays, December 5, 12 and 19.

Teen Club Presents: Movie Night – Event features holiday themed anime episodes at 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday, December 5.

Chess Club – Sharpen skills by playing other fans of this classic game at 3 p.m. on Wednesdays, December 6, 13, 20 and 27.

Writing With Culture – A writing workshop led by acclaimed author Pablo Cartaya designed to inspire attendees to come up with original stories from their culture and apply it in their creative work. Everyone has a unique vice and story to share at this workshop at 2 p.m. on Saturday, December 16.

For Adults:

Meditation Classes – Join in for meditation derived from Raja Yoga, a discipline that helps develop inner calm, clear thinking and personal well being. Scheduled for 11 a.m. on Fridays, December 1, 8, 15, 22 and 29.

Book Discussion Group – Call or visit the branch for this month’s title. Scheduled for 6:30  p.m. on Tuesday, December 19.

Mario Diaz-Balart Outreach Table – A member of Congressman Mario Diaz-Balart’s staff will be available to discuss federal issues and address any concerns a constituent may have with a federal agency from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. on Wednesday, December 27.

Miami Lakes Branch Library is located at 6699 Windmill Gate Road and is open Monday and Tuesday from noon to 8 p.m., and Wednesday through Saturday, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. The branch is closed on Sundays. For more information, call 305-822-6520.



Sushi chefs from Samurai and Benihana taught young Miami Lakes Branch Library patrons how to make California rolls during an interactive program on November 18.


Miami Lakes Branch Library’s Science in the City series featured a hands-on experiment to spark interest among young patrons in STEM.

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