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April 2022

We're excited to share the latest news about the programs and services being offered to our community throughout April.
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 | April 27 | 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, STEAM Saturdays, 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. Patty, and from each other during group activities.

Fridays | 11:00-11:30 AM
Ages 3 & 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!

April 1
Book: Readings from My Very First Mother Goose, edited by Iona Opie

April 8
Book
: Giggly Wiggly Playtime Rhymes by Michael Rosen
 
April 15
Book
: Readings from Big Green Corocodile by Jane Newberry

April 22
Book
: There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Fly by Pam Adams

April 29 - Bilingual
Book: The Wheels on the Bus by Annie Kubler
Book: Las Ruedas del Autobus Giran y Giran by Teresa Mlawer
Fridays | 10:00-10:30 AM
Walkers Ages 1 & 2

Tiny Tots Storytime is for walking one and two year olds and their caregivers. Early listening and literacy skills are developed through books, songs, activities, and more.

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*

April 2    Become a Mason Jar Scientist
Create rain and a tornado in a jar!

April 9   Build a Video Game
Use MakeCode, an online learn-to-code platform, to build your own video game.

April 16   What Is the Weather Like?
Create a colorful landscape using the ancient art form of batik.

April 23   Electricity & Conductors
Learn about conductors, insulators, and the science of electricity.

April 30    Dry Ice Fun
Join us for cool dry ice experiments for kids.

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 April'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.
Tuesdays | April 5 & 26 | 6:00-8:00 PM
Click to reserve a one-on-one 30-minute Tech Help session 
April 5 or April 26.
*Registration Required*
Sundays | April 10 & 24 | 3:00-4:00 PM
Click to register for 
April 10 or April 24.
*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.

April 13

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 March's programs and happenings:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I921HP7k02M
On March 8, Homestead Cybrarium Director Rino Landa spoke with Les Burke, CEO of the South Dade Chamber of Commerce, on Miami's Community Newspapers' South Dade Shoutout. They spoke about all that the Cybrarium has to offer and all the ways that it connects with and serves the South Dade community.
For the Birds
STEAM Saturday participants created holders for bird nest building materials to help out our feathered friends.
On Cloud Nine
Our Lil' Learners learned all about clouds and provided their own wind to blow cotton-ball clouds to each other.
Happy Birds!
Our STEAM Saturdays participants created bird feeders from recycled materials, peanut butter, and birdseed.
In Bloom
Our Lil' Learners created colorful paper flower gardens to celebrate the coming of spring.
Say Cheese!
Lil' Learners created adorable mice during storytime.


Collection News

Staff Pick: Book Recommendation

Esperanza Rising

Esperanza thought she'd always live a privileged life on her family's ranch in Mexico. She'd always have fancy dresses, a beautiful home filled with servants, and Mama, Papa, and Abuelita to care for her. But a sudden tragedy forces Esperanza and Mama to flee to California and settle in a Mexican farm labor camp. Esperanza isn't ready for the hard work, financial struggles brought on by the Great Depression, or lack of acceptance she now faces. When Mama gets sick and a strike for better working conditions threatens to uproot their new life, Esperanza must find a way to rise above her difficult circumstances-because Mama's life, and her own, depend on it.

This book is available in ebook and audiobook formats through cloudLibrary.
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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 digital collections: cloudLibrary and Hoopla for more options.
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