Miami Lakes Library Programs in September and October

Education By Linda Trischitta, Editor Monday, September 19, 2022

  The Miami-Dade County Library branch in Miami Lakes is offering the following online and in-person classes. Space is limited. In most cases, you must register in advance.  Free 2022 Hurricane preparation guides are available at all branches.

Homework Help & Tutoring Program -- In Person

Funded in part by The Children’s Trust

Sat., Sept. 17, 24,  Oct. 1, 8  10 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Certified teachers meet students in small groups for an hour to tutor them in reading, math and science. Grades K-12.  To register go to

Teen Library Card Design Contest

Wed., Sept. 14   4 p.m.  – 5 p.m.

Want to see your artwork all over Miami-Dade County?  Join the staff to learn about how your design could be printed on 10,000 cards in libraries around the county.

Work on your entry design and use library resources.

Ages 13 – 19

The Three Magic Charms 


Tues., Sept. 20, 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.  A young boy uses three paper charms to outwit a wicked mountain witch. There will be a craft project. Presented by the Morikami Museum and Japanese Gardens.

Ages 3 – 12

Chess Enthusiasts


Tues., Sept. 20   6 p.m. – 7 p.m.  Sharpen your skills by playing with other fans of the game. 

Ages 8+

Lego and Goobi Challenge

Wed., Sept. 21    4 p.m. – 5 p.m.

Use either Legos or Goobi construction sets to complete engineering challenges.

Ages 8 – 12 and 12 – 18

Scratch Coding Basics  Online event

Mon., Sept. 26   4:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.

Learn how to program, make interactive games, animations, art and stories using the online platform Scratch. Registration required.

Ages 8 – 12.

The Goblin, the Water Imp, and the Thunder God 


Tues., Sept. 27  11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

A charcoal maker’s clever son outwits three mischievous creatures. There will also be a craft project. Presented by Morikami Museum and Japanese Gardens. 

Ages 3 - 12 yrs. Registration required.

Teen Advisory Board Presents: Banned Book Week Selfie Station

Wed., Sept. 28   4 p.m. – 5 p.m.

Did you get caught with a banned book? Use your phone at our selfie station and take a photo in defiance of censorship. Celebrate the freedom to read!

Ages 12 - 18.

STEM Saturday

Sat., Oct. 1   2 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Hands-on activity with FIU undergrad and medical students. Materials provided.  Made possible by the Green Family Foundation NeighborhoodHELP. 

Ages 5 - 15.

Talking is teaching: Talk, Read, Sing for toddlers in dos idiomas

Tues, Oct. 4   11 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

Stories, songs and activities in English and Spanish for kids and their caregivers.

Ages 18 mos. - 3.

Hot Mess Canvas

Wed., Oct. 5   4 p.m. - 5 p.m.

How do you create art out of a mess? By spreading acrylic paint all over a canvas and adding shapes and words made with a Cricut machine and sticky vinyl. Materials provided.

Ages 9+.

Tai Chi for Beginners

Thurs., Oct. 6   11 a.m. - Noon

Learn gentle movements to increase strength, flexibility and balance. 

Ages 18+

    The library is at 6699 Windmill Gate Road.  It is open Mon. - Thurs.,  9:30 a.m. - 8 p.m.; Fri. and Sat. 9:30 a.m. - 6 p.m.  The library is closed Sundays and some Mondays. 

     Check the website for hours and for information about classes: