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For a complete listing, see the Calendar of Events.

Author Series
Pablo Cartaya

Pablo Cartaya is the author of the acclaimed middle‑grade novel The Epic Fail of Arturo Zamora, the upcoming children’s book Marcus Vega Doesn’t Speak Spanish (2018), and two forthcoming titles in 2019 and 2020.

Celebrando a Abuelos y Abuelas:
Una conversación en inglés y español con Pablo Cartaya

A bilingual conversation on the importance of grandparents in Latinx and Hispanic culture and the meaning of heritage through generations.

Saturday, December 2, 11 a.m.
West Kendall Regional

Writing with Culture: A Workshop of Voices

Let your voice be heard on the page! This writing workshop will inspire you to come up with original stories from your culture and apply them in your creative work.

Saturday, December 16, 2 p.m.
Miami Lakes Branch

The Betsy Hotel South Beach
Alex Weitz Portrait

Holiday Jazz Concert The Alex Weitz Jazz Ensemble

Join us for a melodic experience in our open air plaza as we welcome the winter season with an energetic performance honoring the end of 2017. Saxophonist, composer and educator Alex Weitz and his crew of jazz cats are sure to delight all audiences with their nontraditional holiday compositions.

Friday, December 22, 2‑5 p.m.
Main Library

Children's Events

Snow Globe

Let it Snow! Festive Snow Globes

Join local artist Carolina Cueva for a fun craft where kids get to make their own festive, glittery snow globes!

All materials provided. Space is limited. Please contact the branch to register. Best for ages 7 to 12 years.

Saturday, December 2, 12:30 ‑ 2:30 p.m.
Lemon City Branch

Saturday, December 9, 2 - 4 p.m.
Virrick Park Branch

Ms. Blanca

Sing and Learn with Ms. Blanca en dos idiomas

An engaging bilingual storytime introducing young children to a variety of Spanish and English words while teaching them about Hispanic culture.

Best for ages 3 to 6 years.

Wednesday, December 6, 4 p.m.*
Miami Beach Regional

Thursday, December 7, 11 a.m.*
South Shore Branch

Saturday, December 9, 10:15 a.m.
Palmetto Bay Branch

Jolly Lolly Portrait

Jolly Lolly Story Time

Let’s celebrate the holiday season with magic, storytelling and puppetry! The delightful Jolly Lolly is ready to spread plenty of cheer to children of all ages.

Thursday, December 7, 10:30 a.m.
Sunset Branch

Thursday, December 14, 10:30 a.m.
Opa-locka Branch

Boy Wizard

Yule Ball

Enjoy a spellbinding afternoon inspired by the world of Harry Potter. Enjoy stories, puzzles, trivia, crafts and a magical surprise! Wear your best wizard robes or dress as your favorite character to enter our costume parade.

Muggles of all ages are welcome.

Saturday, December 9, 3 ‑ 5 p.m.
West Dade Regional

Teen Events

Coding Concept Illustration

Hour of Code

Learn the basics of coding and engage in computer science activities in a casual and stress-free environment. Whether you’re completely new to coding or have dabbled in it, there is always something more to learn!

Space is limited. Please contact the branch to register. Best for ages 10 years and up.

Monday, December 4, 5 p.m.
Miami Lakes Branch

Saturday, December 9, 4:30 p.m.
Pinecrest Branch

Christmas Card with Paper Circuit

Glitzy Greeting Cards

Give your homemade greeting cards some pizzazz with paper circuits!

All materials provided. Space is limited. Please contact the branch to register. Best for ages 10 years and up.

Tuesday, December 5, 4 p.m.
Arcola Lakes Branch

Tuesday, December 12, 4 p.m.
West Flagler Branch

Super Hero & Villain Fight

Superhero Self-Portraits

Be a superhero! Create a mixed media portrait starring you as the ultimate crusader!

All materials will be provided. Space is limited. Contact the branch for registration information. Best for ages 10 years and up.

Saturday, December 9, 2 p.m.
South Dade Regional

MakeyMakey Controller

MakerCart Madness

Come by and try something new from our MakerCart. The library has great hands‑on STEM equipment that you can use to make a cool creation!

Saturday, December 9, 23, 12:30 ‑ 2:30 p.m.
Lemon City Branch

Adult Events

Holiday Greeting Card Craft

DIY Holiday Cards

Use collage, painting, stamping and texturizing techniques to create unique holiday cards for your family and friends.

All materials will be provided. Space is limited. Please contact the branch to register. Best for ages 13 and up.

Saturday, December 2, 2 p.m.*
North Shore Branch

Saturday, December 9, 2 p.m.
Country Walk Branch

Segnalibri Eco Pescara

Un Eco X Tutti: Art Basel Reception

Join us for a celebration of the life and work of the influential Italian writer and poet Umberto Eco. This exhibition features the works of 52 artists, poets and writers to commemorate the late writer and introduce his work to new generations.

Thursday, December 7, 5 ‑ 7 p.m.
Miami Beach Regional

Tempo Libero Associazione CulturaleSocieta Dante Alighieri Miami
Violin on Abstract Music Background

South Florida Chamber Ensemble iLUMA

iLUMA (intergenerational literacy using music and art) combines music, literature, world culture and art with reading comprehension, memory and listening skills.

The program is open to children (VPK through 5th grade) and seniors looking to improve their memory skills.

Thursday, December 7, 12:30 p.m.
Northeast Dade – Aventura Branch

Wednesday, December 20, 12:30 p.m.
North Dade Regional

Wednesday, December 20, 11 a.m.
Miami Lakes Branch

Woman Practicing Tai Chi

Tai Chi for Mind, Body and Soul

Learn the art of Tai Chi to promote relaxation, improve balance and strengthen core muscle groups.

Tuesday, December 12, 3 p.m.
Little River Branch

Friday, December 22, 10:30 a.m.
International Mall Branch