Miami Lakes Library Programs

Education By Linda Trischitta, Editor Friday, May 17, 2024

The Miami-Dade County Library branch in Miami Lakes is offering classes.  Most events require preregistration and popular courses may fill up early. Sign up in advance to avoid being shut out of classes.  To check availability, call the branch at 305-822-6520, email or sign up at

Dragon’s Egg Craft - Teen Library Advisory Board  Wed., May 15  4 p.m. - 5 p.m.  Create your own dragon egg.  Ages 13 - 19

Talk Crafty to Me!  Thurs., May 16  11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.  Make cool crafts and meet other creatives. Materials provided.  Ages 19+

Tai Chi for Beginners  Fri., May 17   11 a.m. – Noon. Practice this ancient tradition and learn gentle movements to increase flexibility and balance. Led by library staff. Ages 18+

Homework Help & Tutoring  Sat, May 18, 25  10 a.m. – 1 p.m.  Certified teachers tutor students in reading, math and science for one-hour sessions. For grades K-12. Free and funded in part by The Children’s Trust. For information contact or 305-375-1413.

Create a Tactile Art Piece for Spring - Celebrate Older Americans Month  Sat., May 18  4 p.m. - 5 p.m.  Make a spring-themed art design using mixed media techniques during this hands-on tactile art class led by a teacher for people with low vision. Materials provided. Ages 55+

Celebrate Dinosaur Day   Tues., May 21  4 p.m. - 5 p.m.  Calling all Dinosaur enthusiasts! Make crafts and talk about your favorite prehistoric reptiles.  Ages 6 - 11 yrs.

Chess Club for Adults  Tues., May 21, June 4  6 p.m. - 7 p.m.  Hone your skills or have fun while playing chess. Ages 18+

Henna 101 - Celebrating Asian American, Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander Month   Wed., May 22  4 p.m. - 5 p.m.  Learn the history of the henna art form and practice designs using freshly made henna and henna cones. Made possible by the Town of Miami Lakes Education Advisory Board.  Ages 8 - 18 yrs.

All About That Pace Cardio Workout   Fri., May 24 11 a.m. – Noon Join a low-impact cardio workout, walk in place and move at your own pace.  Ages 19+

“The Tiger and the Brahmin”  Sat., May 25 2 p.m. – 3 pm.  Enjoy a performance of this popular fable from India, featuring authentic Indian classical dance and colorful costumes. Presented by Momentum Dance Company. All ages.

Talking is Teaching: Talk, Read, Sing for Toddlers en dos idiomas  Tues., May 28, June 4  11 a.m. – Noon  Library staff present stories, songs and activities in English and Spanish for toddlers and caregivers.  Ages 18 mos. - 3.

Chess Club  Tues., May 28 6 p.m. – 7 p.m. Fun, casual game time. Ages 8 – 18.

Prickle Rick the Hedgehog   Wed., May 29 4 p.m. – 5 p.m. Meet Prickle Rick, a pygmy albino African hedgehog and enjoy stories. Ages 8 – 18.

Piggy Bank Painting for Seniors - Celebrate Older Americans Month by painting your own piggy bank. Teach your young ones how to save for a rainy day. Ages 55+

STEAMFest Adventure Begins at your Library  Sat., June 1 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.  Get hands on with science, technology, design and art activities. Discover what you can create with easy-to-use tools. Enjoy a wildlife show. Made possible by the Miami Lakes Education Advisory Board. Ages 6+

Art History for Kids   Sat., June 8, 2 p.m. – 3 p.m.  Hear a brief history of a well-known artist and create a craft in their style. Materials provided while supplies last.  Ages 8 – 12.

     The library at 6699 Windmill Gate Rd. is open Monday - Thursday, 9:30 a.m. - 8 p.m. and Friday and Saturday from 9:30 a.m. - 6 p.m.  For more information call 305-822-6520.