Stories for children and their parents. 10:30 a.m. North Miami Public Library, 835 NE 132 St. Details: (305) 891-5535.
TALKING WITH FISH John Tkac's lifelong passion for marine life comes together in "Whispers From The Bay;" the story of a boy with ability to speak to dolphins. The author will be signing copies at the Books and Books in Coral Gables. Noon. Books and Books, 265 Aragon Ave., Coral Gables. Details: (305) 442-4408 or www.booksandbooks.com. SCIENCE MUSEUM CAMPING
The Miami Science Museum invites students to spend a night inside the CSI museum and learn what it takes to become a forensic investigator. 6:30 p.m.-8 a.m. Ends Aug. 30. Miami Science Museum, 3280 S Miami Ave. Details: (305) 646-4200 or www.miamisci.org.
BACK TO SCHOOL WITH CANTÚ
Marlins' third baseman Jorge Cantú will be signing autographs and taking photos with students to celebrate the beginning of another school year. 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Staples Westchester, 8859 SW 24th St. Details: (305) 559-6211 or www.staples.com.
BUILD A GARDEN
The Miami Children's Museum and the Morikami Museum and Gardens are teaming up to give kids the chance to build their own Japanese garden. 2 p.m. Miami Children's Museum, 980 MacArthur Causway. Free with museum admission. Details: (305) 373-5437 or www.miamichildrensmuseum.org.
AFTER SCHOOL AT THE PARK
Miami-Dade's parks are offering a safe, fun after school program for children ages 6-14. The program is being offered at all parks across the county and will include homework help, sports, and arts and crafts. 2-6 p.m. Various Miami-Dade County parks. Prices vary. Details: (305) 755-7800 or www.miamidade.gov/parks.
The Miami Children's Theater will be hosting auditions for children age 10-21 for its October production of Antoine De St. Exupéry's The Little Prince. 6-8 p.m. Coral Gables Youth Center Theater, 405 University Dr. Details: (305) 274-3595 or www.miamichildrenstheater.com.