Miami Lakes Branch Library plans March events

Wednesday, February 27, 2019 0 Comments

Miami Lakes Branch Library announced the following programs that are available for the public during March:
For Children and Families:
Movies and Stories for Kids – Watch favorite movies with family and friends. Movies being shown this month are “Christopher Robin,” “Teen Titans Go to the Movies,” “Darby O’Gill and the Little People,” and “Secret Life of Pets.” Events made possible by the Town of Miami Lakes Education Advisory Board at 3 p.m. on Wednesdays, March 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, March 7, 14, 21 and 28.
Talk, Read, Sing for Toddlers en dos idiomas – Bilingual stories, songs and activities. Space is limited, contact branch for more information. Scheduled for 11:30 a.m. on Monday, March 18.
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 for more information. Best for ages 5-15 years. Space is limited contact branch to register. Made possible by The James Wilson Bridges, MD Medical Association at 10 a.m. on Saturday, March 2.
Crafty Little Fingers – Participants will make a variety of craft projects. Smaller toddlers may need help. No registration needed. Scheduled for 11 a.m. on Tuesdays, March 5, 12, 19 and 26.
Science in the City – Ka-Boom. Plug ears and step back as chemistry is taught using explosive and illuminating demonstrations 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, March 30.
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, March 9.
Green Eggs and Ham - This adaptation of Dr. Seuss’ most popular book will have participants laughing as Sam persists and persists everyone try his green eggs and ham. Presented by the Miami Children’s Museum and made possible by the Town of Miami Lakes Education Advisory Board at 11 a.m. on Saturday, March 9.
Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Spring Brawl – Hey gamers, compete in the semi-final rounds. Winners will move on to the finals at Fandom Fest on Saturday, May 4, at the Main Library. Open to ages 8 to 18 years from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, March 23.
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, March 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, March 4, 11, 18 and 25.
Teen Club Presents “Venom” PG 13 - A journalist becomes the host of an alien symbiote and acquires superhuman abilities alongside a malevolent and unpredictable alter-ego while investigating the true nature of the secretive experiments conducted by the Life Foundation. Best for ages 12 and up at 4:30 p.m. on Tuesday, March 5.
For Adults:
Rain Barrel Workshop – Learn how harvesting rainwater can help reduce pollution from stormwater runoff and provide a supply of free, non-chlorinated water for garden and more. Presented by UF/IFAS Extension Service Miami-Dade County. Contact the branch to register. Scheduled for 2 p.m. on Saturday, March 2.
Purls of Wisdom – Learn basic knitting and stitching. Materials will be provided. Best for ages 18 and up at 2 p.m. on Tuesdays, March 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, March 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, March 1, 8, 15, 22 and 29.
Book Discussion Group - This month’s selection is “The Boston Girl” by Anna Diamant. Meets at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, March 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, March 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, March 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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