Library’s October Programs

Friday, October 4, 2019 0 Comments

Miami Lakes
Branch Library
6699 Windmill Gate Rd., Miami Lakes, Fla. 33014

For Children and Families

Crafty Little Fingers
Tuesdays, Oct. 8, 15, 22 and 29, 11 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. Join us as we make a variety of craft projects, all while supplies last. No registration is needed.

STEM Saturday
Saturday, Oct. 5, 10 a.m. – Noon. Ages 5-15. Fun, hands on activities with FIU undergraduate and medical students who will discuss the digestive system.

PG Movies for Kids*
Wednesdays, 3 p.m. – 5 p.m. For families and friends:
Oct. 9 - The Road to El Dorado
Oct. 16 - Goosebumps
Oct. 23 - The House with a Clock in Its Walls
Oct. 30 - Hocus Pocus

Talking is Teaching. Talk, Read, Sing For Toddlers in English and Spanish/en Dos Idiomas
Thursdays, Oct. 10, 17, 24 and 31, 11 a.m. - 11:45 a.m.
Stories, songs and activities for toddlers, ages 18 months to 3 years. There will be a costume parade on Halloween. For more info, contact the branch.

Furry Tales
Saturday, Oct. 12, 10:30 a.m. – Noon
Ages 5-12. Reading aloud to a registered therapy dog may help improve literacy skills and boost confidence. Bring a book or choose one from the library.

Act Your Wage: Financial Literacy Skills Workshop for Tweens
Saturday, Oct. 14, 2 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Ages 8-12. Learn money secrets and stay in control of your financial destiny! Dade County Federal Credit Union’s “Gen-Y” will teach everything you need to know. Play the Dave Ramsey Act Your Wage game.

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Fall Brawl
Saturday, Oct. 10, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Ages 8-18.
Hey gamers, do you have what it takes to win Super Smash Bros. Ultimate? Compete in semi-final round!
Children register at 10 a.m., tournament at 10:30 a.m.
Teens register at 2 p.m., compete at 2:30 p.m.
Winners go to Nov. 2 finals at FandomFest at the Main Library.

Slime Competition with Science in the City*
Saturday, Oct. 26, 10:30 a.m. – Noon
Ages 8-18. Prepare to get slimed! Armed with a variety of ingredients at multiple stations, participants compete to see who can make the coolest slime. Materials provided, space is limited, contact branch to register.

*Made possible by the Town of Miami Lakes Educational Advisory Board.

For Teenagers

Retro Game Night
Mondays, Oct. 7, 21, and 28, 4:30 p.m. – 6 p.m.
Ages 8-18. Enjoy a blast from the past! Play retro video games on a big screen or classic board table games.

Switch on!
Thursdays, Oct. 3, 10, 17, 24 and 31, 4 p.m. – 5 p.m.
Ages 13-17. Join us for Nintendo Switch gaming. Personal controllers are suggested.

Teen Club Presents: Japanese Pop Culture
Tuesday, Oct. 8, 4:30 p.m. - 6 p.m.
A fun-filled afternoon learning everything about Japanese pop culture.

TeenTober: Out Loud!
Tuesday, Oct. 22, 4:30 p.m. – 6 p.m.
Ages 11-18. October is now TeenTober! Share a favorite poem, short story, excerpt from a book or song to receive community service hours. Call the branch to register.

Villain/Monster Self
Tuesday, Oct. 29, 4:30 p.m. – 6 p.m.
Ages 12-18. Tap into your dark side, create a mixed-media portrait starring you as the ultimate villain or monster. Space is limited, call the branch to register.

*Made possible by the Town of Miami Lakes Educational Advisory Board.

For Adults

Purls of Wisdom
Tuesdays, Oct. 8, 15, 22 and 29, 2 p.m. – 3 p.m.
Ages 18 +. Learn basic knitting and stitching.
Materials provided.

Strum the Lute: Tai Chi for Beginners
Wednesdays, Oct. 9, 16, 23 and 30, 11 a.m. - Noon
Ages 18 +. Practice this ancient tradition and learn gentle movements to increase your strength, flexibility and balance. Class is led by library staff.

Friday, Oct. 4, 11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Join us for meditation, a discipline that helps develop inner calm, clear thinking and personal well-being.

Reel in the Afternoon*
Fridays, Oct. 4, 11, 18 and 25 at 3 p.m. Diverse films for a discerning audience.
Oct. 4 The Public
Oct. 11 The Dark Crystal
Oct. 18 Beetlejuice
Oct. 25 Shaun of the Dead

*Made possible by the Town of Miami Lakes Educational Advisory Board.

Book Discussion Group
Tuesday, Oct. 15, 6:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Call for this month’s title.

Fla. Sen. Manny Diaz, Jr., R-Palm Springs North
Monday, Oct. 14,
2 p.m. – 4 p.m. A member of the congressman’s staff will be available to discuss federal issues and address any
concerns a constituent may have with a federal agency.
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