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
Art Class @ Monroe County Public Library Marathon
Apr 16 @ 9:30 am – 11:30 am

Self-expression through art is an important part of human nature. You don’t have to be in art school, or create marble sculptures, or create realistic paintings to be an artist. Whatever you create is an extension of you, and it is beautiful in that regard.

Join us on Tuesdays from 9:30 to 11:30 AM to let your creativity shine!  In this class we will explore different mediums such as sketch, paint, multimedia and more!

Creative Tuesdays! @ Key Largo Branch
Apr 16 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Creative Tuesdays! @ Key Largo Branch

1:00-3:00 p.m.

Calling all Artists, new and experienced! Bring in items you are working on and help each other during this fun afternoon program. During season, Jackie Campa will have a fun project everyone can participate in.  Check the Key Largo Library’s Facebook page for weekly projects during season. It’s a great way to network with other artists in a supportive environment. All library programs are free and open to the public.

Apr
17
Wed
Adult Crafting Corner @ Key West Library
Apr 17 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

All materials are provided. To see what crafts we’re making, click here.

image of yarn, buttons, beads with text that reads Adult Crafting Corner, join us every wednesday from ten a m to twelve p m for a new craft every week. All tools will be provided. This program is for eighteen plus.

 

Story Time For Toddlers & Preschool Ages @ Monroe County Public Library Marathon
Apr 17 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am

Join us for stories, songs and activities for children ages 2-5 and their caregivers.

Wednesdays at 10:30 AM Children’s Area

2nd Floor

Big Pine Crochet Club
Apr 17 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Big Pine Crochet Club

Whether you have an ongoing crochet project or would like to learn how to start, join us Wednesdays at 1pm! Knitters welcome!

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!

Apr
18
Thu
Big Pine Diamond Painting
Apr 18 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Big Pine Diamond Painting

We’ve got coaster and bookmark kits – join us for artsy afternoons!

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.

Lego Maker Lab @ Monroe County Public Library Marathon
Apr 18 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Fun with Legos!  Thursdays from 4 PM to 5 PM in the Activity Center.

 

Apr
19
Fri
Sit + Sew @ Key Largo Branch
Apr 19 @ 9:30 am – 1:00 pm
Sit + Sew @ Key Largo Branch

Sit & Sew

Fridays

9:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Craft and create community at the Key Largo Library! Most Fridays our Sit ‘N Sew group meets in the Community Room to sew and share ideas. You are welcome to join our community of crafters! Bring your sewing machine and your current project.

Florida Keys Quilters on Facebook

Photography Basics: Take Better Pictures @ Marathon branch
Apr 19 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

Would you like to learn more about your camera, or camera phone, and how it works?  Are your pictures underexposed, overexposed, out of focus, poorly composed, or just plain old dull, and boring? If you answered yes to any of these questions join us on Friday mornings from 11 AM till 1 PM in the Activity Center to learn how to take better pictures and do fun assignments!  Not only will you learn how to take better pictures, but you can also reap the benefits of photography.

Top Benefits of Photography

  1. Photography is a form of self-care.
  2. Photography improves a person’s well-being through community interaction.
  3. It also improves well-being through the potential for reminiscence.
  4. Helps to find beauty in our world.
  5. Enhances memory and keeps your brain healthy.
  6. Gets you outdoors and makes you exercise.
  7. Photography makes you enjoy what you are doing more.
  8. Photography can help people who are struggling with depression.
  9. Stimulates and improves your creativity.

Storytime! @ Key West Library
Apr 19 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

Storytime is a fun early literacy program for children. Join us for interactive stories, songs, rhymes, and crafts. The early literacy practices featured each week help build the foundation for a lifelong love of learning. Storytime offers an opportunity to experience early literacy practices in action, to discover great books, music, and to socialize with other parents after Storytime.  Expecting parents and siblings are welcome to attend.

 

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
Story Time Saturday @ Monroe County Public Library Marathon
Apr 20 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am

Join us for stories, songs and activities for children ages 2-5 and their caregivers.

Saturdays at 10:30 AM Children’s Area

2nd Floor

Fiber Fiends @ Key West Library
Apr 20 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
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

Earth Day Mosaic Art @ Key Largo Branch Library
Apr 22 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Earth Day Mosaic Art @ Key Largo Branch Library

APRIL 22

4 pm-5 pm

Drop in for this Earth Day Geology Arts & craft  program using  mineral chips to create mosaics and learn a little bit about geology.  Repurposing materials is an important way to minimize waste and create new creative opportunities to save our planet. All supplies provided. Ages 6-11.
Apr
23
Tue
Art Class @ Monroe County Public Library Marathon
Apr 23 @ 9:30 am – 11:30 am

Self-expression through art is an important part of human nature. You don’t have to be in art school, or create marble sculptures, or create realistic paintings to be an artist. Whatever you create is an extension of you, and it is beautiful in that regard.

Join us on Tuesdays from 9:30 to 11:30 AM to let your creativity shine!  In this class we will explore different mediums such as sketch, paint, multimedia and more!

Creative Tuesdays! @ Key Largo Branch
Apr 23 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Creative Tuesdays! @ Key Largo Branch

1:00-3:00 p.m.

Calling all Artists, new and experienced! Bring in items you are working on and help each other during this fun afternoon program. During season, Jackie Campa will have a fun project everyone can participate in.  Check the Key Largo Library’s Facebook page for weekly projects during season. It’s a great way to network with other artists in a supportive environment. All library programs are free and open to the public.

Apr
24
Wed
Adult Crafting Corner @ Key West Library
Apr 24 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

All materials are provided. To see what crafts we’re making, click here.

image of yarn, buttons, beads with text that reads Adult Crafting Corner, join us every wednesday from ten a m to twelve p m for a new craft every week. All tools will be provided. This program is for eighteen plus.