Miami Lakes Library Programs in July

Community By Linda Trischitta, Editor Thursday, June 30, 2022

   The Miami-Dade County Library branch in Miami Lakes is offering the following online and in-person classes.      Space is limited; in some cases, you must register in advance for online events.

     Free 2022 Hurricane preparation guides are available at all branches.

Homework Help & Tutoring Program

Funded in part by The Children’s Trust

In Person

Sat., July 9, 16, 23, 30

10 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Reading & Science grades K-5, Math grades K-12

For appointments: 305‑375‑1413 786‑988‑6817 (Spanish)

Online: Register at: 

Science in the City: Water Rockets

Sat., July 02

10:30 a.m. - Noon

Explore Newton’s laws of motion while building and launching water rockets in celebration of the Fourth of July! Materials will be provided. Presented by the Manifezt Foundation. 

Ages 6 -12.

Rev+Flow Functional Fitness Online Class 

Thurs., July 7, 14, 21, 28

11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Certified instructor leads low-impact strength and balance exercises. 

Ages 12+.

Revolutionary Rogues: Spanish American Pirates and Privateers -- Online Event

Tues., July 12

6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.

In 1817, pirates and privateers invade Amelia Island to free Florida from Spanish rule. Historian David Head will share the stories about why Florida was attractive to both pirates and the U.S., and more. 

Ages 19+. 

Chess Enthusiasts

Tues., July 19

6 p.m. - 7 p.m. 

Play the game with other fans at the branch.

Ages 8+.

Aquarius Journey

Wed., July 20

11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

What's it like to live underwater at the Aquarius Undersea Laboratory? Learn how researchers study local coral populations. Presented by Florida International University's College of Arts, Sciences and Education

Ages 5 - 18.

Salty Sue the Pirate

Sat., July 23

11 a.m. - Noon

Explore the magic of the moon, the tides and the stars during this interactive show. Hear tales of Polynesian voyagers, ancient navigators and those who look to the sky for directions. 

All ages.

Coral Reefs and Coastal Protection - Online Event

Tues., July 26, 6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.

Learn how reefs protect shorelines against waves, storms and floods and help prevent loss of life and erosion. Presented by the University of Miami's Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science. 

Ages 18+.

Miami Lakes Youth Advisory Board

Wed., July 27

4:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.

Earn community service hours and make the library 

a better place for you and your friends. Visit the branch to submit a volunteer application and show a photo ID. 

Ages 16 - 19.

Miniature Garden Making

Thurs., July 28

4:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.

Learn to make a mini Japanese garden using real plants, stones, soil and sand. Presented by the Morikami Museum and Japanese Gardens.

Ages 19+.

Aloha Islander Dancers - A Polynesian Celebration - Summer Reading Kick-off

Sat, July 30

2 p.m. - 3 p.m.

Explore the customs and dances of Hawaii, Tahiti and New Zealand. After the show you can practice a few dance styles and take a photo with a dancer. 

All ages.

    The library is at 6699 Windmill Gate Rd. It is open Mon. - Thurs., 9:30 p.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: