Explore Library Events

Apr
15
Mon
3D Print Lab @ Monroe County Public Library Marathon
Apr 15 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

3D Printing is back after a short break!

Mondays from 10AM until Noon come in to learn about 3D printing.

Teen Crafts @ Monroe County Public Library Marathon
Apr 15 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Teen Connect is now Teen Crafts!  Come in on Mondays at 3 PM for an afternoon of fun crafting with friends.

February 5 – Resin Jewelry

February 12 – Clay Beads

February 26 -Key Chains

Apr
16
Tue
Big Pine Teen Dungeons and Dragons @ Big Pine Library
Apr 16 @ 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Big Pine Teen Dungeons and Dragons @ Big Pine Library

Dungeons and Dragons at the Library! Collaborative storytelling! We have the dice, dungeon maps, and DM – all we need are imaginative teens ages 12 to 17. Join the group on a thrilling adventure: create a character, solve puzzles, improvise solutions, work together, find treasure, and save the day!

Beginner and experienced players welcome to join the table!

Apr
17
Wed
Big Pine Library Scouts @ Big Pine Library
Apr 17 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Big Pine Library Scouts @ Big Pine Library

Drop in every Wednesday between 2pm and 4pm to participate in Library Scouts craft, skill, DIY, and art activities! Typically ages 6+ but early readers are more than welcome. A great time to collect your badges!

Lignum Vitae Letters
Apr 17 @ 3:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Children and teens are invited to join us once a month to pen and exchange letters with the Fort Kent library in Maine! Located at the opposite end of A1A / Highway 1, children & teens will be able to share unique end of the road perspectives!

Supplies will be provided!

Sign reading "You Are Leaving Key West Florida, The Beginning of US Route No. 1 and Ending in Fort Kent Maine. Thank you, come again. State Road Department."

The “You are leaving…” Key West for Fort Kent sign that was on North Roosevelt Boulevard C 1950. Jeff Broadhead Collection.

Teen Dungeons and Dragons @ Monroe County Public Library Marathon
Apr 17 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Teens, level up your gaming experience by taking on the role of a mighty hero in the world’s most popular fantasy role-playing game, Dungeons and Dragons!  We meet in the Activity Center Wednesdays, after school, at 3 PM.

 

Apr
18
Thu
Game On! @ Key West Library
Apr 18 @ 2:30 pm – 5:00 pm
Game On! @ Key West Library

Game On! Thursday and Friday after school for all ages Passive Program- Events on Your Time!

Relax and unwind by playing popular games with friends and family. After homework and studying are done kick back and get your Game On! Board games, video games even MTG!

Games in a library?! Of Course! Now you and your children can enjoy new and popular games with friends and family. Make friends while going on quest in Dungeons and Dragons or crush your opponents in a game of Magic the Gathering. After homework and studying are done kick back and get your Game On!

*Note the video game zone is only available when a librarian is present.

Why do we have toys, board games, and video games in the library?

“Play is the highest form of research”-Albert Einstein

Many games in the library are multiplayer games that encourage teamwork and social skills. Playing games is a great way for kids to meet new people and make some friends. Video games and board games can be pricey at times and not affordable for every hose hold, so it is important to us here at the library that every child is given the opportunity to experience the joy of playing games and being a kid.

With all that fun our kids are having while playing board/video games, they don’t realize they are developing some very important skills. Gaming (especially Nintendo games) challenges kids on their reading, mathematics, and critical thinking skills. Gaming is also a great way for kids to relieve stress and make some friends.

For further reading on video games in the library check out this NPR article: At Libraries Across America, It’s Game On

 

ART Attack! @ Islamorada Library Branch
Apr 18 @ 3:30 pm – 5:30 pm

Stop by the library every Thursday for ART Attack! All ages welcome! Enjoy our weekly self-directed craft. Or drop in and create something unique. It’s fun for the whole family!

To find out what we’re doing this week, follow our social media: Facebook and Instagram.

Creative Writing Workshop: Second Session @ Key West Library
Apr 18 @ 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm

Join us at the Key West Library for a Creative Writing Workshop! This month’s focus will be poetry.

In the first session on April 4, we’ll learn about and practice writing poetry with writing exercises. In the second session on April 18, bring your poetry to receive feedback in a group workshop setting. Both sessions will begin at 4pm.

All levels of writing experience are welcomed, and writing materials will be provided.

Creative Writing Workshop on April 4 and 18 at 4pm at the Key West Library.

Apr
19
Fri
Game On! @ Key West Library
Apr 19 @ 2:30 pm – 5:00 pm
Game On! @ Key West Library

Game On! Thursday and Friday after school for all ages Passive Program- Events on Your Time!

Relax and unwind by playing popular games with friends and family. After homework and studying are done kick back and get your Game On! Board games, video games even MTG!

Games in a library?! Of Course! Now you and your children can enjoy new and popular games with friends and family. Make friends while going on quest in Dungeons and Dragons or crush your opponents in a game of Magic the Gathering. After homework and studying are done kick back and get your Game On!

*Note the video game zone is only available when a librarian is present.

Why do we have toys, board games, and video games in the library?

“Play is the highest form of research”-Albert Einstein

Many games in the library are multiplayer games that encourage teamwork and social skills. Playing games is a great way for kids to meet new people and make some friends. Video games and board games can be pricey at times and not affordable for every hose hold, so it is important to us here at the library that every child is given the opportunity to experience the joy of playing games and being a kid.

With all that fun our kids are having while playing board/video games, they don’t realize they are developing some very important skills. Gaming (especially Nintendo games) challenges kids on their reading, mathematics, and critical thinking skills. Gaming is also a great way for kids to relieve stress and make some friends.

For further reading on video games in the library check out this NPR article: At Libraries Across America, It’s Game On

 

Slime Time @ Monroe County Public Library Marathon
Apr 19 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

This is your chance to get messy and make SLIME!

 

Slime has several benefits:

  • Motor skills improvement: Slime is a sensory toy that can help develop fine motor skills.
  • Nerve-calming: Slime can help calm nerves and reduce stress.
  • Mindful behavior: Slime can help promote mindful behavior.
  • Focus: Adding ingredients, colors and textures helps children to focus on the task at hand.
  • Sensory input: Kneading, pulling, and squishing slime provides tactile and proprioception input.
  • Stress relief: Playing with slime can help children deal with stress.
  • Strength: Playing with slime can improve hand strength and mobility

Apr
20
Sat
Outdoor Explorers @ Big Pine Library
Apr 20 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Outdoor Explorers @ Big Pine Library

Every Saturday, starting January 13, 2024

What’s Outdoor Explorers?? Outdoor Explorers is Library Scouts 2.0! Let’s read, let’s get outside, let’s learn!

We have weekly grab-and-go activities as well as badges for completing the Outdoor Explorers booklet – come get yours today!

Teen Sketch Workshop @ Monroe County Public Library Marathon
Apr 20 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Want some sketching guidance?
Come to the Sketch Workshop every other Fridays 3:00-4:45 in Study Room 5, 2nd Floor.

 

Apr
22
Mon
3D Print Lab @ Monroe County Public Library Marathon
Apr 22 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

3D Printing is back after a short break!

Mondays from 10AM until Noon come in to learn about 3D printing.

Teen Crafts @ Monroe County Public Library Marathon
Apr 22 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Teen Connect is now Teen Crafts!  Come in on Mondays at 3 PM for an afternoon of fun crafting with friends.

February 5 – Resin Jewelry

February 12 – Clay Beads

February 26 -Key Chains

Apr
23
Tue
Big Pine Teen Dungeons and Dragons @ Big Pine Library
Apr 23 @ 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Big Pine Teen Dungeons and Dragons @ Big Pine Library

Dungeons and Dragons at the Library! Collaborative storytelling! We have the dice, dungeon maps, and DM – all we need are imaginative teens ages 12 to 17. Join the group on a thrilling adventure: create a character, solve puzzles, improvise solutions, work together, find treasure, and save the day!

Beginner and experienced players welcome to join the table!

Apr
24
Wed
Big Pine Library Scouts @ Big Pine Library
Apr 24 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Big Pine Library Scouts @ Big Pine Library

Drop in every Wednesday between 2pm and 4pm to participate in Library Scouts craft, skill, DIY, and art activities! Typically ages 6+ but early readers are more than welcome. A great time to collect your badges!

Teen Dungeons and Dragons @ Monroe County Public Library Marathon
Apr 24 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Teens, level up your gaming experience by taking on the role of a mighty hero in the world’s most popular fantasy role-playing game, Dungeons and Dragons!  We meet in the Activity Center Wednesdays, after school, at 3 PM.

 

Apr
25
Thu
Game On! @ Key West Library
Apr 25 @ 2:30 pm – 5:00 pm
Game On! @ Key West Library

Game On! Thursday and Friday after school for all ages Passive Program- Events on Your Time!

Relax and unwind by playing popular games with friends and family. After homework and studying are done kick back and get your Game On! Board games, video games even MTG!

Games in a library?! Of Course! Now you and your children can enjoy new and popular games with friends and family. Make friends while going on quest in Dungeons and Dragons or crush your opponents in a game of Magic the Gathering. After homework and studying are done kick back and get your Game On!

*Note the video game zone is only available when a librarian is present.

Why do we have toys, board games, and video games in the library?

“Play is the highest form of research”-Albert Einstein

Many games in the library are multiplayer games that encourage teamwork and social skills. Playing games is a great way for kids to meet new people and make some friends. Video games and board games can be pricey at times and not affordable for every hose hold, so it is important to us here at the library that every child is given the opportunity to experience the joy of playing games and being a kid.

With all that fun our kids are having while playing board/video games, they don’t realize they are developing some very important skills. Gaming (especially Nintendo games) challenges kids on their reading, mathematics, and critical thinking skills. Gaming is also a great way for kids to relieve stress and make some friends.

For further reading on video games in the library check out this NPR article: At Libraries Across America, It’s Game On

 

ART Attack! @ Islamorada Library Branch
Apr 25 @ 3:30 pm – 5:30 pm

Stop by the library every Thursday for ART Attack! All ages welcome! Enjoy our weekly self-directed craft. Or drop in and create something unique. It’s fun for the whole family!

To find out what we’re doing this week, follow our social media: Facebook and Instagram.

Apr
26
Fri
Homeschooler Social Meet-Up
Apr 26 @ 10:30 am – 12:30 pm
Homeschooler Social Meet-Up

The fourth Friday of every month we host the local homeschooler social meet-up! Come play games, get your Library Scouts and Outdoor Explorer buttons, socialize, and check out books – of course!

Game On! @ Key West Library
Apr 26 @ 2:30 pm – 5:00 pm
Game On! @ Key West Library

Game On! Thursday and Friday after school for all ages Passive Program- Events on Your Time!

Relax and unwind by playing popular games with friends and family. After homework and studying are done kick back and get your Game On! Board games, video games even MTG!

Games in a library?! Of Course! Now you and your children can enjoy new and popular games with friends and family. Make friends while going on quest in Dungeons and Dragons or crush your opponents in a game of Magic the Gathering. After homework and studying are done kick back and get your Game On!

*Note the video game zone is only available when a librarian is present.

Why do we have toys, board games, and video games in the library?

“Play is the highest form of research”-Albert Einstein

Many games in the library are multiplayer games that encourage teamwork and social skills. Playing games is a great way for kids to meet new people and make some friends. Video games and board games can be pricey at times and not affordable for every hose hold, so it is important to us here at the library that every child is given the opportunity to experience the joy of playing games and being a kid.

With all that fun our kids are having while playing board/video games, they don’t realize they are developing some very important skills. Gaming (especially Nintendo games) challenges kids on their reading, mathematics, and critical thinking skills. Gaming is also a great way for kids to relieve stress and make some friends.

For further reading on video games in the library check out this NPR article: At Libraries Across America, It’s Game On

 

Apr
27
Sat
Outdoor Explorers @ Big Pine Library
Apr 27 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Outdoor Explorers @ Big Pine Library

Every Saturday, starting January 13, 2024

What’s Outdoor Explorers?? Outdoor Explorers is Library Scouts 2.0! Let’s read, let’s get outside, let’s learn!

We have weekly grab-and-go activities as well as badges for completing the Outdoor Explorers booklet – come get yours today!

Teen Sketch Workshop @ Monroe County Public Library Marathon
Apr 27 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Want some sketching guidance?
Come to the Sketch Workshop every other Fridays 3:00-4:45 in Study Room 5, 2nd Floor.