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August 2021 Newsletter

Welcome to the fifth issue of our Homestead Cybrarium newsletter. This month, we're excited to share the latest news about programs and services being offered to our community throughout August.

Featured Programs

As the summer months draw to a close in August, the Cybrarium is celebrating the Arts, during which we will highlight and promote creativity among our patrons and community.

This month we also conclude our Summer Reading Program on August 9th with a special "wrap-up" event being held on Saturday, August 14th from 12 noon to 2:00pm. The agenda includes read aloud on stage, free comic book day, tabletop games and prizes.
Saturdays from 2:00-3:00 p.m.
Kids ages 8-12 can explore science, technology, engineering, art, and mathematics (STEAM) starting this August. Each week new will highlight a different subject with a fun hands-on activity. Registration required through our online calendar.
Wednesday, 8/4, @ 5 p.m.-7:00 p.m.
Come up to the Makerspace and make art projects from resin! Ages 16+
Saturday, 8/14
The Cybrarium will also be celebrating FREE COMIC BOOK DAY!!! 
Our own Jaime has secured hundreds of comic books to give away for you and your friends. Dress up like your favorite superhero and get entered into a drawing for a special prize. Fun for all ages.

Friday, 08/13, @ 11:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

Lets cut the cord in the Homestead! We'll be reviewing and comparing all the large streaming services (like Netflix and Hulu). Join to learn some secrets you may not already know about streaming services! Ages 16+

Calendar of Events

Online Calendar & Room Reservations

Community Events

This month the Cybrarium welcomes teens and families as we partner with City Life KIX for an interactive night of theatre and conversation about race. This event is sponsored by The Children's Trust and Youth for Christ and will be held on Friday, August 6th from 4:30pm to 6:00pm on the Cybrarium Stage.  

The Cybrarium is proud to be the new home of the Lamplighters Writing Group. The Lamplighters are a group of talented and aspiring writers with a flexible and dedicated membership. Meetings will be held in the First Floor Meeting Room on the 2nd and 4th Tuesdays of every month from 4 PM to 6 PM. 

Mondays, 8/23 & 8/30 @ 10:30-11:30 a.m.

Learn about how to keep your mind healthy and active well into your senior years in this series of presentations.

Cybrarium Round-up

The round-up covers all that you missed since our last newsletter and updates for Cybrarium services.
Book Mountain is finally available here! If you haven't visited since it was built, you can watch an informative video produced by the City of Homestead to learn more. But, it's more fun to see it in person. 
There's still time to log your reading for a chance to win grand prizes in this year's Summer Reading Program. Create an account online and track your hours -- every minute counts! The program ends August 9 and winners will be announced August 14 at our closing event.
The Homestead Cybrarium welcomed Sunshine Sounds Music on Saturday, July 17th, 2021. Graham Bryan and Sunshine Sounds Music are a nature loving band playing original tunes in a style that is a mix of folk, country, blues and jazz. You can hear a sample of their creativity and talent with “Out on Manatee Bay”.

Collection Highlight

 


How to Be an Artist

By Jerry Saltz

"Inspiration leaps off the pages from Jerry Saltz's new book on creativity. This book is for the artist or non-artist, for the person who gets plain English, for the person who understands that practical talk can coax out the mystical messages that lie underneath." - Steve Martin

Art has the power to change our lives. For many, becoming an artist is a lifelong dream. But how to make it happen? In How to Be an Artist, Jerry Saltz, one of the art world's most celebrated and passionate voices, offers an indispensable handbook for creative people of all kinds.

From the first sparks of inspiration and how to pursue them without giving in to self-doubt Saltz offers invaluable insight into what really matters to emerging artists: originality, persistence, a balance between knowledge and intuition, and that most precious of qualities, self-belief. Brimming with rules, prompts, and practical tips, How to Be an Artist gives artists new ways to break through creative blocks, get the most from materials, navigate career challenges, and above all find joy in the work.

Teeming with full-color artwork from visionaries ancient and modern, this beautiful and useful book will help artists of all kinds of painters, photographers, writers, performers realize their dreams. - (Penguin Putnam)

Now Accepting Volunteers

The Cybrarium is looking to fill a variety of volunteer positions, including roles as a Shelving Assistant, VR Assistant, Greeter, and Program Assistant.

To learn more and apply, visit our volunteer portal by clicking the button below. An email address is required to apply.
Apply to be a Cybrarium Volunteer
cybrarium.org
Search for Books & More Online

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 two digital collections: Cloud Library and Hoopla for more options.
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