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Feb
29
Thu
Homeschool Learning Activities 3-year-olds to Kindergarten! @ Monroe County Public Library Marathon
Feb 29 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

The homeschool group has been growing and we are splitting groups to accommodate everyone.  We will still meet on Thursdays with Kindergarten & under group meeting from 10 AM-11 AM and the 1st grade and up group will meet from 11:30 AM-12:30 PM.  There will be different themed activities for both learning and fun!

Tech Tutoring at the Key West Library, One on One session for 45 minutes. @ Key West Library
Feb 29 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Homeschool Learning Activities 1st grade and up @ Monroe County Public Library Marathon
Feb 29 @ 11:30 am – 12:30 pm

The homeschool group has been growing and we are splitting groups to accommodate everyone.  We will still meet on Thursdays with Kindergarten & under group meeting from 10 AM-11 AM and the 1st grade and up group will meet from 11:30 AM-12:30 PM.  There will be different themed activities for both learning and fun!

Game On! @ Key West Library
Feb 29 @ 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

 

Spanish Class @ Monroe County Public Library Marathon
Feb 29 @ 6:00 pm – 6:45 pm

Spanish class has moved from Wednesdays to Thursdays! Still at 6 PM, this community led program teaches the basics of Spanish at the Marathon Branch of the Monroe County Public Library. To register email retomarathon@gmail.com

Mar
1
Fri
First Friday Book Club @ Marathon branch
Mar 1 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Join in on the discussion here at the library for this community led Book Club on the first Friday of the month from 10 a.m. till noon

Book List for 2023-2024

November 3 – “Once Upon A River” by Diane Setterfield

December 1 – “The Book of Lost Friends” by Lisa Wingate

January 5 – “Lessons in Chemistry” by Bonnie Garmus

February 2 – “The Book Woman of Troublesome Creek” by Kim Michelle Richardson

March 1 – “The Homewreckers” by Mary Kay Andrews

April 5 – “The Alice Network” by Kate Quinn

For more information, contact rtannie@bellsouth.net

 

 

Storytime! @ Key West Library
Mar 1 @ 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.

 

Tech Help @ Islamorada Branch Library
Mar 1 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm

The Islamorada Library offers basic tech help with laptops, tablets and e-reading devices. Drop in with your device on Fridays between 2 pm and 5 pm for help or schedule a one-on-one session by calling (305) 664-4645.

Game On! @ Key West Library
Mar 1 @ 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

 

STEAM @ Monroe County Public Library Marathon
Mar 1 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

STEAM After School

Let off STEAM after school every other Friday at 4 PM! Lots of fun activities and learning opportunities for school age kids!

STEAM is an educational discipline that aims to spark an interest and lifelong love of the arts and sciences in children from an early age. Science, Technology, Engineering, the Arts and Math are similar fields of study in that they all involve creative processes, and none uses just one method for inquiry and investigation. Teaching relevant, in-demand skills that will prepare students to become innovators in an ever-evolving world is paramount, not only for the future of the students themselves but for the future of the country. Benefits of STEAM

  1. STEAM Promotes Creativity
  2. STEAM Promotes Collaboration and Respect
  3. STEAM Facilitates Critical Thinking
  4. STEAM Projects Require Students to Solve Problems in a Hands-On Way
  5. STEAM Embraces and Celebrates Diversity

Mar
2
Sat
Story Time Saturday @ Monroe County Public Library Marathon
Mar 2 @ 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

Composting & Seed Planting Activity
Mar 2 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Composting & Seed Planting Activity

Join us for a special DUAL presentation by with Monroe County Horticulture Agent Maria Quirico and Recycling Coordinator Melody Tushel followed by a milkweed-planting activity. And you get to take home your plants-to-be! 

Teen Sketch Workshop @ Monroe County Public Library Marathon
Mar 2 @ 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.

 

Mar
4
Mon
Story Time with Ms Chris @ Islamorada Branch Library
Mar 4 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am

Ms. Chris shares stories, songs and activities for children ages 0 to 5 and their caregivers.

Mar
5
Tue
Art Class @ Monroe County Public Library Marathon
Mar 5 @ 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!

Computer Class – Learning the Library’s Website @ Key West Library
Mar 5 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

Stop by the front desk at the Key West Library or call 305-292-3595 to register for a computer class. Classes are limited to 6 people, so reserve your spot early!

Computer classes in March 2024 at the Key West Library.

Tech Tutoring at the Key West Library, One on One session for 45 minutes. @ Key West Library
Mar 5 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Let’s Learn Libby! @ Islamorada Branch Library
Mar 5 @ 2:00 pm – 4:30 pm

The Libby App allows you to borrow ebooks and audiobooks using your library card from the Monroe County Public Library System. Stop by the Islamorada Library on Tuesday, May 23 between 2:00 and 4:30 pm with your library card, smartphone, laptop or e-reading device to learn more.

 

text reads read and listen to books FREE Get the Libby App App with logos for app store and Google Play. Images of two phone screens.

STEM Stuff @ Islamorada Library Branch
Mar 5 @ 4:30 pm – 6:30 pm

Text reads inspiring children to hink creatively, collaborate and solve problmes. Image of a bulldozer dropping the T insto the word STEM and graphics of gears.

 

Drop in and participate in unstructured STEM activities designed to inspire children to think creatively, collaborate and solve problems.

Mar
6
Wed
Story Time For Toddlers & Preschool Ages @ Monroe County Public Library Marathon
Mar 6 @ 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

Story Time with Ms Chris @ Islamorada Branch Library
Mar 6 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am

Ms. Chris shares stories, songs and activities for children ages 0 to 5 and their caregivers.

Tech Tutor @ Key Largo Branch
Mar 6 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Tech Tutor @ Key Largo Branch

Wednesdays

1:00 – 4:00 p.m.

Stop in for help downloading library apps to your smart phone or tablet. Learn how to download ebooks and audiobooks, and learn how to stream movies from Kanopy too. Basic computer help is also available. Bring your device and questions. Instruction may be one-on-one or group depending on the number of participants.

 

Mar
7
Thu
Homeschool Learning Activities 3-year-olds to Kindergarten! @ Monroe County Public Library Marathon
Mar 7 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

The homeschool group has been growing and we are splitting groups to accommodate everyone.  We will still meet on Thursdays with Kindergarten & under group meeting from 10 AM-11 AM and the 1st grade and up group will meet from 11:30 AM-12:30 PM.  There will be different themed activities for both learning and fun!

Tech Tutoring at the Key West Library, One on One session for 45 minutes. @ Key West Library
Mar 7 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm