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March 2022

We're excited to share the latest news about the programs and services being offered to our community throughout March.
Online Calendar & Room Reservations

General Interest & All Ages Programs

Many programs target specific age groups, but there are several each month that are open to everyone. These general interest programs are a great way for everyone in the family to have a good time at the Cybrarium. Invite your friends and loved ones to experience the Cybrarium together!
All Families Fun Night: Wednesday, December 29, 5:00-7:00 PM

Wednesday | March 30 | 5:00-7:00 PM

Tabletop games, entertainment, and family fun for all ages and families!

Children's Programs

There are children's programs each week at the Cybrarium. Storytimes, craft activities, and Learning Lab take place throughout the month, targeting toddlers, preschoolers, and primary-school children. Parents, guardians, and caregivers can also learn from our Children's Librarian, Ms. Patricia, and from each other during group activities.

Fridays | 10:30-11:00 AM
Ages 0-4

Stories and activities for the Cybrarium's youngest readers and their caregivers: Learn the ABCs, 123s, and other concepts while having fun. We are always inspired to do fun story-related activities whenever we get together to read our favorite books!

March 4
Book: When Spring Comes by Kevin Henkes
BookLittle Cloud by Eric Carle

March 11
Book
: Lola Plants a Garden by Anna McQuinn
Book: Flower Garden by Eve Bunting
 
March 18
Book
: Mouse's First Spring by Lauren Thompson
Book: The Spring Book by Todd Parr

March 25 - Bilingual
Book: I Love Bugs! by Philemon Sturges
Book: Me Gustan Los Bichos by Margaret Wise Brown

Tuesdays | 3:00-5:00 PM
Grades K-8

Help your child have a successful school year! Bring them to the Homestead Cybrarium’s Learning Lab every Tuesday from 3:00PM – 5:00 PM for free, one-on-one virtual math or reading tutoring sessions with certified teachers found on our Brainfuse online site, and moderated by our Cybrarium staff.
Materials needed for a variety of school-based projects will be made available at our Learning Lab.
 
 
STEAM Saturdays

Saturdays | 2:00-3:00 PM

Ages 8-12
Experiment with all sorts of science, technology, engineering, arts, and math-based activities and crafts. You'll be surprised by what you learn!
*Registration Required*

March 5    All for the Birds
Build a wreath with nesting materials for our feathered friends.

March 12   Science of Birds
Make a bird feeder from recycled materials.

March 26    Craft & Code
Let's invent with Makey Makey! Highlight and code South Florida birds with sounds and images on a personalized atlas.

Use the links above to register for STEAM Saturdays.

Teens & Young Adults

The Teen Advisory Board is an opportunity where teens in the community can make their voice heard by providing advice and insight that would make the Cybrarium a more teen-friendly place and help the community. Plus, it’s a fun, meaningful way to earn some service hours.

Adult Programs

Adults can learn, craft, and improve their lives during March's programs. All events are free and open to the public. Be sure to check for registration requirements, as spots may be limited.

Technology Classes

The Cybrarium offers a variety of technology and computer classes each month. Most classes are targeted for adults, ages 18 and above. See below to learn more about the technology classes and presentations offered this February.
Sundays | March 13 & 27 | 3:00-4:00 PM
Click to register for 
March 13 or March 27.
*Registration Required*

Community Happenings 

The Cybrarium continues to host the Lamplighters Writing Group. The Lamplighters are a group of talented and aspiring writers with a flexible and dedicated membership.

Meetings are held in the First Floor Meeting Room on the 2nd and 4th Saturdays of every month from 10:00 AM-12:00 PM.

March 9

Stop by and say hello at the Cybrarium's Downtown Farmer's Market table. We won't have food, but we will have information about upcoming events and a take-and-make craft kit.

Cybrarium Round-up

The round-up covers all that you missed since our last newsletter and provides updates about Cybrarium services. This month we look back at February's programs:
All tied up in knots: Cybrarium visitors learned how to tie different types of knots to create macramé wall hangings.
Love is in the air! Our STEAM Saturdays participants created 3D Valentine cards for their loved ones.
Our Lil' Learners listened to read-alouds of books about generosity and kindness and then shared the love by creating Valentines.
Bugging Out! After learning all about our bug friends and how they function in our environment, our STEAM Saturdays participants designed their own bugs.


Collection News

Staff Pick: Book Recommendation

Jellicoe Road

Abandoned by her mother on Jellicoe Road when she was eleven, Taylor Markham, now seventeen, is finally being confronted with her past. But as the reluctant leader of her boarding school dorm, there isn't a lot of time for introspection. And while Hannah, the closest adult Taylor has to family, has disappeared, Jonah Griggs, the boy who might be the key to unlocking the secrets for Taylor’s past, is back in town, moody stares and all.

In this absorbing story by Melina Marchetta, nothing is as it seems, and every clue leads to more questions as Taylor tries to work out the connections between her mother dumping her, Hannah finding her, Hannah’s sudden departure, a mysterious stranger who once whispered something in her ear, a boy in her dreams, five kids who lived on Jellicoe Road eighteen years ago, and the maddening and magnetic Jonah Griggs, who knows her better than she thinks he does.

If Taylor can put together the pieces of her past, she just might be able to change her future.

This book is available in ebook format through cloudLibrary.
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Visit the Cybrarium's online catalog to search for the latest books, audiobooks, and comics. If you can't find it on our shelves, try using our digital collections: cloudLibrary and Hoopla for more options.
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