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June 2022

We're excited to share the latest news about the programs and services being offered to our community throughout June.
Online Calendar & Room Reservations
The Cybrarium is currently undergoing maintenance, which is expected to be completed in June. As a result, the 1st-floor Meeting Room and Study Room will be closed to programs and reservations. Additionally, the Kid's Corner will not be accessible. No programs or events have been canceled at this time. All affected collections have been relocated to other parts of the Cybrarium. If you need help finding an item, please see staff at any service desk. Additional information will be posted on cybrarium.org. We thank you for your patience and understanding.
Sincerely,
Rino Landa
Cybrarium Director

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 | June 29 | 5:00-7:00 PM

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

Saturday | June 18 | 12:00-4:00 PM

Let's kick off our "Oceans of Possibilities" Summer Reading Program with face painting, games, and a production by the Fantasy Theatre Factory. 

12:00-2:00 PM: Face painting & Games

2:00-3:30 PM: Fantasy Theatre Factory's production of  "Fantasy Stew"

12:00-4:00 PM: Crafts & Coloring Corner

Register for Summer Reading Program

Monday-Friday | June 13-August 19
12:00-2:00 PM

The Cybrarium is partnering with Miami-Dade County to offer Summer BreakSpot, providing free lunch to children ages 2-18.

The Cybrarium is happy to provide a Nintendo Switch station! Gamers of all ages will find something to enjoy. The station is set up with two (2) controllers for competitive and cooperative play. The following games are currently installed, with more to come:
  • Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
  • Mario Kart 8 Deluxe
  • Dragon Ball Fighter Z
  • Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 4
  • Street Fighter 30th Anniversary Collection
  • Jackbox Party Pack 8
  • CAPCOM Arcade Stadium

Children's Programs

There are children's programs each week at the Cybrarium. Storytimes, craft activities, STEAM Saturdays, and Learning Lab take place throughout the month, serving toddlers, preschoolers, and primary-school children. Parents, guardians, and caregivers can also learn from our Children's Services Specialist, 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!

June 3
Books: Way Down Deep in the Deep Blue Sea by Jan Peck and My Ocean is Blue by Darren Lebeuf and Ashley Barron

June 10
Book
: The Pout Pout Fish by Deborah Diesen
 
June 17
Book
: Beachy and Me by Bob Staake

June 24 - Bilingual
Book: Sobre los Peces by Cathryn Sill
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*

June 4    Genius LEGO Inventions
Use science and engineering to transfom LEGO bricks into amazing toys and gadgets.

June 11   Create a LEGO Interactive Pop-up Scene
Use Scratch and Make Makey to make your LEGO scene come to life.

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 June'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 month.

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.

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 May's programs:


Makerspace for Mom
Patrons used the Cricut Machine to design cards and vinyl decals for T-shirts for Mother's Day.
Colorful Animals: Our Lil' Learners participants read books about zoo animals, had a virtual zoo visit, and used watercolors to decorate pictures of zoo animals.
Rock on! STEAM Saturdays participants created greenhouses and decorated rocks for their greenhouse gardens.
Go Wild! Our Tiny Tots made a virtual visit to a zoo and helped zoo animals escape from the tangled tape.
First graders from the Charter School at Waterstone enjoyed their visit to the Cybrarium.
Students from Coral Reef High School visited the Cybrarium and enjoyed our VR cube. Go, Barracudas!
Another group of students from Coral Reef High School checked out our new Nintendo Switch station.
Patrons made sea glass windchimes during Makerspace Night at the Cybrarium. There's no limit to what you can create!
Our Tiny Tots learned about sea creatures during storytime.
Many visitors showed their pride by visiting our booth at Harris Field during Military Appreciation Day on Saturday, May 14.
 
Participants in our Computers 101 class are lifelong learners and are becoming pros!
The Cybrarium hosted the Fantasy Theatre Factory's debut of Heroes in My House: A Magical Journey through Black History to rave reviews!
Noodling Around: Our Lil' Learners participants used pool noodles to get creative.
Game on! Our Cybrarium Video Game Club meets once a month to connect and play with fellow gamers.

Collection News

Staff Pick: Book Recommendation

Black Ice

Brad Thor

Scot Harvath is having his best summer ever. With a cottage on the fjord, a boat, and his beautiful girlfriend Sølvi, he’s got everything he could possibly want. But out of vacation days and long overdue back home, America’s top spy has a decision to make—return, or submit his resignation.

When his deadly past comes calling, though, he’ll be left with no choice at all.

Leaving his favorite Oslo café, Harvath watches as a ghost climbs out of a taxi—a man he killed years ago, halfway around the world. How is he still alive? And what is he doing in Norway?

In a race against time that will take him high above the Arctic Circle, Harvath is tested in ways he has never imagined and pushed to a limit few human beings could ever endure.

If he succeeds, he’ll walk away with everything. If he fails, the United States and its allies will be at the mercy of one of the world’s most dangerous actors.

This novel is available in our adult fiction collection, and on CD in our audiobook collection. It is also available as an ebook and as an audiobook via 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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