Miami Lakes Branch Library sets February events

Wednesday, January 30, 2019 0 Comments

Miami Lakes Branch Library sets February events
Miami Lakes Branch Library announced the following programs that are available for the public during February:
For Children and Families:
Movies and Stories for Kids – Watch favorite movies with family and friends. Movies being shown this month are “The Princess and the Frog,” “Beauty and the Beast” (live action), “How to Train your Dragon 2,” and “The Lego Batman” movie. Events made possible by the Town of Miami Lakes Education Advisory Board at 3 p.m. on Wednesdays, February 6, 13, 20 and 27.
Talking is Teaching. Talk, Read, Sing for Toddlers – Stories, songs and activities for toddlers. Best for ages 18 months to 3 years old at 11 a.m. on Thursdays, February 7, 14, 21 and 28.
STEM Saturday – Enjoy fun, hands on activities with FIU undergraduate and medical students. Every month is a different experiment. A NeighborhoodHELP Educational Pipeline Program. Email stemsaturday@gmail.com for more information. Space is limited and contact branch to register. Made possible by The James Wilson Bridges, MD Medical Association at 10 a.m. on Saturday, February 2.
Science in the City – Build-A-Comet. All the elements needed to make a comet are right here on Earth. Learn about comets in space and the stuff that makes them. Enjoy hands-on lessons infused with experiments to spark interest in STEM. Space is limited so contact branch to register. Best for ages 8-12 years at 10 a.m. on Saturday, February 23.
Paws to Read - A reading program aimed at improving the literacy skills of children through the assistance of therapy dogs who serve as literacy mentors. Bring a book or choose one from the branch collection. Event is at 11 a.m.. on Saturday, February 9.
Afro Soca Dance - Celebrate Black History Month with the rhythm of the Caribbean! Certified Zumba instructor Wynter’s Jewell will teach the grooviest Afro Soca dance moves as seen at Carnival. Bring the entire family for this fun for all ages event at 3 p.m. on Saturday, February 16.
For Teens:
Teen Club – Play video games, watch anime, draw, participate in STEAM activities and move. Contact the branch for details. Events scheduled at 5 p.m. on Tuesdays, February 12 and 26.
Teen Game Night - Create adventure with this classic role-playing game, or play chess. Shadow Hunters, Magic the Gathering and more. Best for ages 12 years and up at 5:30 p.m. on Mondays, February 4, 11 and 25.
Teen Club Presents “Black Panther” PG 13 - A superhero known as Black Panther defends Wakanda, a technologically advanced country in Africa that has hidden itself away from the rest of the world. Now, he must face a dissident who wants to sell the country’s natural resources to fund an uprising. Best for ages 12 and up at 4:30 p.m. on Tuesday, February 5.
For Adults:
Purls of Wisdom – Learn basic knitting and stitching. Materials will be provided. Best for ages 18 and up at 2 p.m. on Tuesdays, February 5, 12, 19 and 26.
Strum the Lute: Tai Chi for Beginners – Practice this ancient tradition and learn gentle movements to increase strength, flexibility and balance. Class is led by library staff. Best for ages 18 and up at 11 a.m. on Wednesdays, February 6, 13, 20 and 27.
Meditation – Join in mediation derived from Raja Yoga, a discipline that helps develop inner calm, clear thinking and personal well-being. Meets at 11 a.m. on Fridays, February 1, 8, 15 and 22.
Book Discussion Group - This month’s selection is “Before We Were Yours” by Lisa Windgate. Meets at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, February 19.
Become a Foster Parent or Adoptive Parent - An orientation on how to become a foster parent in Miami-Dade County, including a comparable overview of the requirements and expectations of the process. Meets at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, February 27.
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, at 2:30 p.m. on Wednesday, February 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.

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