Miami Lakes Library Programs

Education By Linda Trischitta, Editor Wednesday, January 31, 2024

 The Miami-Dade County Library branch in Miami Lakes is offering classes. Most events require preregistration, call the branch at 305-822-6520 or email

Homework Help & Tutoring  Sat, Feb. 3, 10, 17, 24  10 a.m. – 1 p.m.  Certified teachers meet students in grades K-12 for one-hour sessions for homework help and tutoring in reading, math and science. Free and funded in part by The Children’s Trust. For more information email, call 305-375-1413 or visit

STEM Saturday Sat., Feb. 3  2 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.  Enjoy a hands-on STEM activity with FIU undergraduate and medical students. Materials provided. Made possible by the Green Family Foundation NeighborhoodHELP. Ages 5 – 15.

Adult Learning Academy Basic English for Beginners  Mon., Feb. 5, 12, 26  6 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.  A 10-week course for adults who do not speak any English. The semester is Jan. 8 – March 18. Certified teachers will provide English language instruction, in person, at the library. Registration is required is for all 10 weeks. Space is limited. Ages 18+.

Talking is Teaching: Talk, Read, Sing for Toddlers en dos idiomas  Tues., Feb. 6, 20  11 a.m. – Noon Library staff present stories, songs and activities in English and Spanish for toddlers and caregivers. 

Ages 18 mos. - 3.

Afro Dance with Andres Celebrating Black Life, History and Culture Thurs., Feb. 1 11 a.m. – Noon Learn traditional dances of African origin that can be seen in Brazil, Colombia, Venezuela and Peru. Registration required, call 305-822-6520. Ages 5+

Florida Licensing on Wheels (FLOW) Fri., Feb. 2  10 a.m. – 2 p.m.  Renew a driver’s license, obtain a replacement; change a name or address; get an ID card; renew a vehicle registration or purchase a specialty license plate. Registration required. Call for an appointment: 305-822-6520. Ages 18+

Chess Club Tues., Feb. 13, 27  6 p.m. – 7 p.m.  Play with other fans of the game.  Ages 8 – 18.

Wine Glass Painting Wed., Feb. 14  4 p.m. – 5 p.m.  Learn different techniques for turning any glass into a work of art. Materials provided.  Ages 19+ 

Circuitry Challenge  Presented by Frost Science  Sat. Feb. 17  3 p.m. – 4 p.m.  Learn about electrical conduction in a hands-on exploration. Learn the basics of energy and electricity. Use problem solving skills to build circuits that glow, buzz and move.  Ages 5 – 12.

Teen Library Advisory Board Introduction to Podcasting  Wed., Feb. 21  4 p.m. – 5 p.m.  Get hands-on experience setting up and running a successful podcasting program. Find out how to develop your own podcast project from concept to final product.  Ages 13+

Drumming for Everyone  Sat. Feb. 24  2 p.m. – 3 p.m.  Join the South Florida Center for Percussive Arts for a group drumming activity, perfect for all ages and abilities.  Try out instruments, learn from one another and jam out! Made possible by the Miami Lakes Education Advisory Board.  All Ages.

     The library at 6699 Windmill Gate Rd. is open Mon. - Thurs., 9:30 a.m. - 8 p.m.; Fri. and Sat. 9:30 a.m. - 6 p.m., closed Sunday.  To register for classes, go to: