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February 2022

We're excited to share the latest news about the programs and services being offered to our community throughout February.

The Cybrarium will be closed on Presidents Day, Monday, February 21. You can enjoy a variety of resources from home by visiting the Cybrarium's Digital Library: eBooks, audiobooks, movies, TV shows, music, and more can be found online with your Cybrarium card.
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!
Children's Book Authors All Families Fun Night: February's All Family Fun Night will feature local children's authors, Julene Butler, Michael A. Woodward Jr., and Latoshia Marti. Live book readings by Martin and Woodward. Enjoy an evening of books as well as tabletop games. Drawing for a book basket of the author's books. Wednesday, February 23. 5:00-7:00 PM. Cybrarium. 80 W Mowry Dr, Homestead, FL 33030. 305-224.4410. cybrarium.org

Children's Programs

There are children's programs each week at the Cybrarium. Storytimes and craft activities 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!

February 4
Book: Kiss Kiss! by Margaret Wild & Bridget Strevens-Marzo
BookA Hundred Kisses before Bedtime by Mack von Gageldonk

February 11
Book
: Mouse's First Valentine by Lauren Thompson
Book: A Splendid Friend Indeed by Suzanne Bloom
 
February 18
Book
: Lola Reads to Leo by Anna McQuinn
Book: A Hug Is for Holding Me by Lisa Wheeler

February 25 - Bilingual
Book: Little Eva Loves/La Pequeña Adora by Rebecca Elliott
Book: Love, Mama by Jeanette Bradley

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*

February 5     I Dig  Bugs!
Experience the thrill of discovery like a real paleontologist! What will you find?

February 12   Make a Valentine's Day Card for Your Love Bug
Design a Valentine's Day card for someone you love.

February 19   Build-a-Bug Challenge
Build a bug within given parameters while using your creativity to make it unique!

February 26    Craft & Code
Let's invent with Makey Makey! Connect the world to your computer!

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 February'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.

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 Tuesdays of every month from 4:00-6:00 PM.

February 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 January's programs:
Our Lil' Learners sparked winter wonder with winter-themed books in January. Here, they crafted owl popsicle-stick pictures after they were inspired by reading Little Owl's Snow by Divya Srinivasan.
Sushi for dessert? When it's candy sushi, count us in! This January, the Anime and Manga Club used Fruit Roll Ups, Rice Krispies Treats, Swedish fish, and gummy bear candies to make Candy Sushi. Yum!
Our STEAM Saturdays explored forces and movement by making kites.
Steam Saturdays participants proved they were up to this engineering challenge when they built their own snowball catapults.
Little Makers participants used cotton swabs to make snowman art.
Adult programs offered a little for everyone in January. Participants tapped into their inner artists during a painting class. Others got their game on during Board Game Night. Several participants learned computer basics in one of our technology classes.


Collection News

Staff Pick: Book Recommendation

The Witch's Heart

Angrboda’s story begins where most witches' tales end: with a burning. A punishment from Odin for refusing to provide him with knowledge of the future, the fire leaves Angrboda injured and powerless, and she flees into the farthest reaches of a remote forest. There she is found by a man who reveals himself to be Loki, and her initial distrust of him transforms into a deep and abiding love.   Their union produces three unusual children, each with a secret destiny, who Angrboda is keen to raise at the edge of the world, safely hidden from Odin’s all-seeing eye. But as Angrboda slowly recovers her prophetic powers, she learns that her blissful life—and possibly all of existence—is in danger.   With help from the fierce huntress Skadi, with whom she shares a growing bond, Angrboda must choose whether she’ll accept the fate that she’s foreseen for her beloved family...or rise to remake their future. From the most ancient of tales this novel forges a story of love, loss, and hope for the modern age.

This book is in the Cybrarium, and is also available in ebook and audiobook forms 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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