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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!

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

 

Lego Maker Lab @ Monroe County Public Library Marathon
Feb 29 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

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

 

Mar
1
Fri
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
Magic The Gathering @ Key West Library
Mar 2 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Magic The Gathering @ Key West Library

Magic the Gathering

Saturdays 9am- Noon

MTG is a tabletop card game. Join us every Saturday morning as we host a MTG for adults. Newcomers and veterans are welcome! We have premade decks that new players can use to learn how to play. Magic-themed giveaways and tournaments throughout the year!

 

 

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

Mar
4
Mon
Bridge Club @ Monroe County Public Library Marathon
Mar 4 @ 12:15 pm – 3:15 pm
Bridge is played at the library on Mondays from 12:15 – 3:15 PM in the community room on the first floor. 
Playing Bridge has several benefits such as:
  • Meaningful social interaction
  • Strengthening communication and teamwork skills
  • Maintaining mental sharpness
  • Boosting immunity to ward off illness
  • Improving test scores
  • Delaying the onset of Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia
  • Being an inexpensive form of entertainment
  • Being a career path
  • Being good clean fun

Mar
5
Tue
Mahjong @ Monroe County Public Library Marathon
Mar 5 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Mahjong is played at the library on Tuesdays from 10AM until noon in the community room on the first floor. The group welcomes all skill levels! 
Playing Mahjong has several benefits such as:
  • Keeps dementia at bay.
  • Decreases possibility of depression.
  • Improves hand-eye coordination.
  • Trains concentration and pattern recognition.
  • Helps benefit short-term memory

 

Kids Dungeons & Dragons @ Monroe County Public Library Marathon
Mar 5 @ 3:30 pm – 4:45 pm

Kid’s D&D is moving to Tuesdays, 3:30 PM, after school!

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

 

 

 

Big Pine Teen Dungeons and Dragons @ Big Pine Library
Mar 5 @ 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!

Mar
6
Wed
Mahjong @ Big Pine Library
Mar 6 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Mahjong @ Big Pine Library

Join us every Wednesday at 10:00 am for a round or two of Mahjong. Experienced and beginners are invited to play. If you have your own tiles, please bring them. Sponsored by the Friends of the Big Pine Key Library.

Teen Dungeons and Dragons @ Monroe County Public Library Marathon
Mar 6 @ 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.

 

Adult Dungeons and Dragons @ Monroe County Public Library Marathon
Mar 6 @ 5:00 pm – 6:45 pm

Grab your characters and join us for our new Dungeons and Dragons campaign on Wednesdays at 5 PM!

 

Adult Game Night +18 @ Key West Library
Mar 6 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

Stop in for the Key West Library Game Night every Wednesday! Pick up any of our board games, or bring your own and sit at any of the tables in the library’s lounge.  

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!

Homeschool Learning Activities 1st grade and up @ Monroe County Public Library Marathon
Mar 7 @ 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
Mar 7 @ 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

 

Lego Maker Lab @ Monroe County Public Library Marathon
Mar 7 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

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

 

Mar
8
Fri
Game On! @ Key West Library
Mar 8 @ 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

 

Kids Crafts @ Monroe County Public Library Marathon
Mar 8 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Join us at 4 PM Friday, February 9th, in the Activity Center for our kids & teen crafts.  Each week we will do a different craft or activity!

 

 

Mar
9
Sat
Magic The Gathering @ Key West Library
Mar 9 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Magic The Gathering @ Key West Library

Magic the Gathering

Saturdays 9am- Noon

MTG is a tabletop card game. Join us every Saturday morning as we host a MTG for adults. Newcomers and veterans are welcome! We have premade decks that new players can use to learn how to play. Magic-themed giveaways and tournaments throughout the year!

 

 

Story Time Saturday @ Monroe County Public Library Marathon
Mar 9 @ 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