Miami Lakes Library Programs

Education By Linda Trischitta, Editor Wednesday, July 3, 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

Summer Reading Challenge - Adventure Begins at Your Library  June 1 - Aug. 14

Prizes may include Miami Marlins tickets, a Frost Science Museum family membership and more. Go to

Tai Chi for Beginners  Fri., July 5, 19,  11 a.m. – Noon

Practice the ancient art of gentle movements to increase strength, flexibility and balance. Led by library staff. Ages 18+

Homework Help & Tutoring  Sat, July 6, 13, 20, 27,  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.

Summer Games – Adventure Begins at Your Library  Sat., July 6 3 p.m. – 4 p.m.

In honor of the Paris Olympics, enjoy bowling, badminton, Foosball and Frisbee. Facilitated by the South Florida Chamber Ensemble. Ages 8 – 18

Chess Club  Tues., July 9, 23,  6 p.m. - 7 p.m.

Hone your skills or have fun while playing chess.  Ages 8 - 18

Teen Library Advisory Board  Wed., July 10, 17, 24, 31,  4 p.m. – 5 p.m.

Earn community service hours, participate in planning and implementing events and provide feedback about books, movies, video games and more. Ages 13 – 19

Adventure Begins with Teens Reading and Reviewing  Wed., July 10, 17, 24, 31,  4 p.m. – 5 p.m.

Read a book and write a review for the online catalog while earning community service hours. Ages 13 – 19

All About That Pace Cardio Workout  Fri., July 12, 26,  11 a.m. – Noon

Join a low-impact cardio workout, walk in place and move at your own pace.  Ages 19+

Talking is Teaching: Talk, Read, Sing for Toddlers en dos idiomas  Tues., July 16, 11 a.m. – Noon

Library staff presents stories, songs and activities in English and Spanish for toddlers and caregivers.  Ages 18 mos. - 3.

Chess Club for Adults  Tues., July 16,  6 p.m. - 7 p.m.

Hone your skills or have fun while playing chess. Ages 18+

Wine Glass Painting  Thurs., July 18, 11 am. – Noon

Learn different techniques to transform any glass into a work of art. Materials provided, registration required.  Ages 19+

Instrument Petting Zoo: The Sound of Strings   Sat., July 27, 2 p.m – 3 p.m.

Explore a variety of stringed instruments with local guitarist Francisco Valle. From an electric guitar to a mandolin to a tres, get a hands-on demonstration of some stringed instruments. Registration required. Ages 8 – 18.

     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.