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  • This publication is funded by the Broward Public Library Foundation 
  •    Broward County   Library’s Web Site Broward County Library’s Web site has evolved from a simple electronic catalog to a vital communications  tool for our customers. In the last four years, the number of online visitors has increased tenfold, with  the average customer spending 20 minutes on our site. Visiting Broward County Library’s Web site opens a  world of communication for customers. It is an easy way to find valuable resources with just a click of a mouse.  Additional services and features are continuously being added to improve our customer’s online Broward County Library experience and make it easier and faster  to use our Web site. Find out how to sign up for free E-Communications with Broward County Library on page five of this issue of Bookings. The award-winning E-Newsletter or the new E-Spotlights are great “green’ ways  to find about all the services and programs your library offers while conserving resources for the environment.     
  • Tracking the Web Site’s Success Broward County Library’s Web site has grown tremendously in the last four years. From a link-based site to an engaging online community, www.broward.org/library has become a library leader online. The library has increased its Electronic Visitors from Oct. 2004 to present. An Award-Winning Web Site      The page views and electronic visitors show how the library’s Web site has transformed. The number of page views from 2005 to present has also increased. In addition to continual growth, Broward County Library’s Web site has won an array of impressive awards in the last year alone. of County Information Officers (NACIO) awards. This was the first time Broward County Library The library’s new E-Invitation and interactive achieved a Best in Class award. The library also won an annual report were selected as National excellent award for its Blues School Web Commercial Association of Government Communicator and a Merit award for the Online How to Guide from awards in early 2008. the NACIO competition. The library’s E-Newsletter was honored to be Additionally, Broward County Library was selected to selected as the Best in Class award as well as a receive a 2007 Hermes Creative award and a 2007 APEX Superior award in the 2007 National Association Award for Publication Excellence for its E-Newsletter. Bookings Online – Environmentally Friendly and Economical Bookings, Broward County Library’s monthly magazine has grown tremendously in the last four year with more than 50,000 issues downloaded in January 2008. Downloading this magazine online helps Chart of Bookings Download History from 2005 to present. the environment since no paper is ever used. Additionally, it is a great economical savings. In have been printed. In 2007, a total of 339,832 Bookings 2006, 275,629 Bookings were downloaded online – were downloaded – a record – saving almost $90,000 if a savings of almost $72,000 if those issues would those issues would have been printed. 
  • Checklist for Being Green on how Want to go green at your library? We’ve got tips to r life! Broward County Library can put more green in you is Broward County’s first   “LEED” by example – South Regional Library/BCC porates eco-conscious features recognized “green” LEED -certified building. It incor made of recyclable materials. such as drought-resistant landscaping and furniture home or apartment. Get inspired and make green changes to your own onment – go online to find   Use your librar y to find new ways to help the envir rams and public bike paths, how information about Broward County’s recycling prog and details on what you can do to use plants and trees to save money and energy, ian for help. to cut your electricity bill. Ask any reference librar g that best seller, check it   Save money while you save a tree. Instead of buyin three million items in its out from the librar y. Broward County Library has over n titles, The New York Times ® collection including the hottest fiction and non-fictio Best Sellers and more. ty Library – with a variety of   Try downloading a free E-Book from Broward Coun ite book. titles, you can go paperless and still enjoy your favor and music by donating them   Recycle your gently used books, magazines, movies be sold at book fairs, and the to your local Friends of the Libraries group. They’ll and more. proceeds will help pay for librar y programs, materials y. Broward County Library   Do good and feel good by volunteering at the librar service annually, helping with volunteers provide thousands of hours of community everything from adult literacy to shelving books. new librar y locations will   Want to know what’s happening at your librar y, when up for E-Communications open, and what books librar y staff recommends? Sign nt information delivered directly from your librar y. No mailing, no mess – just insta to your e-mail address. they’re fast, free and easy-to-   Use Broward County Library’s online databases – gas by going online to research use. You can stay home and save time, money and librar y also provides detailed everything from mortgages to medical treatment. The how to write a great resume. information about research papers, genealogy, and y? Almost every librar y   Why not use public transportation to visit your librar line or near one – you is located directly on a Broward County Transit Bus s and can even buy bus passes and get information on route schedules at your librar y. tion? Save stamps   Want to communicate with librar y staff and administra suggestions via the and paper and e-mail your comments, questions and E-Suggestion Box. 
  • Sign up for Broward County Library’s E-Communication Sign up to receive Broward County Library’s award-winning, monthly E-Newsletter. Visit www.broward.org/library and click on E-Newsletter in the left navigation bar. Enter your name and e-mail address and click Send It! Receive monthly updates of program information for library locations. To find out what libraries currently have E-Updates, visit www.broward. org/library and click on My Library Online in the center of the page. Under E-Communication, click on E-Updates. Be the first to receive construction updates about the progress as well as an E-Invitation to the opening of new Broward County Library locations with E-Invitations. Visit www.broward.org/library and click on My Library Online in the center of the page. Under E-Communication, click on E-Invitation. Sign up for E-Spotlights! This new electronic service delivers three great features in one weekly e-mail. See great photos with the library’s Photo of the Day, read reviews of books and movies written by Broward County Library staff members with the Staff Recommended Title of the Day, and find out interesting answers to the Reference Question of the Day. To sign up, visit www.broward.org/library and click on My Library Online in the center of the page. Under E-Spotlights, click on Sign Up for E-Spotlights. 
  • Adults ProgrAms & EvEnts African-American Research Library and Cultural Center, 2650 Sistrunk may Blvd., Fort Lauderdale, FL 33311, 954-625-2800 Served by bus route 40 Group Tours - Available during library hours. Call 9--8. S m T W T F S On Display: Haitian Heritage: Books and Displays; Parkway Middle School: Student Artwork 1 - Friends of the AARLCC Membership Meeting, pm. Call 9--80. 1 2 3 2, 3 - 2008 Season of Excellence Cultural Series proudly presents Hampton House: A play by Keith Wade, 7:0pm. Tickets $0 adults, $0 students and seniors. Season and 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 group rates available. 5 - AARLCC Small Business Resource Center and TNG Associates present “So you want 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 to start a business”, :0pm. Call 9-7-07. 9 - National Drinking Water Week display, 0am to pm. Cosponsored by Broward 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 County Water and Wastewater Services. Call 9-88. 10 - Urban fiction book club - Meta Smith’s “Queen of Miami”, 0:0am. Call 9-- 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 8. 10, 24 - Kheprera Black Studies Discussion Group: featuring Anthony Browder’s “Contributions to Nile Valley Civilization,” pm. Call 954-625-2878. 12 - Cooking with Books with Chef “D”: Food recipes and safety,  to 7:0pm. Call 9- -878. Cosponsored by Friends of AARLCC. 14 - Genealogy Workshop - Genealogy Resources at the LDS Family History Center For additional information, please sign featuring Jon and Kristen Andersen, Consultants LDS Family History Center, :0pm. Call up for one of Broward County Library’s 9--8 or 9--8. Sponsored by Southeast Florida Afro-American Historical electronic communication tools: Genealogical Society Chapter. E-Updates: 15 - AARLCC Small Business Resource Center presents Doing Business with Broward Sign up for updates for your local branch. County,  to pm. Cosponsored by Broward County Small Business Division. Call 954-625- Visit www.broward.org/library and click on 2821. Programs & Events for more information. 21 - AARLCC Small Business Resource Center presents New Dealer Tax Seminar, E-newsletter: 0am. Cosponsored by the Florida Department of Revenue. Call 9--8. Receive information in a free monthly 24 - Sankofa Book Club presents The Farrakhan Factor edited by Amy Alexander, pm. e-mail from your library. Subscribe to Call 9--8. the E-Newsletter with online tips, 27 - AWAC: African World Artists Collective of South Florida presents Visual Artist services, and interesting facts by visiting Daniele Mangones, :0pm. Call 9--89. www.broward.org/library and clicking on 31 - Kheprera Black Studies Discussion Group 5th Saturday: featuring Anthony E-Newsletter. Customers can also e-mail Browder’s Contributions to Nile Valley Civilization, pm. Call 954-625-2878. marketing@browardlibrary.org to sign up. Alvin Sherman Library, Research, and Information Technology Center at Nova Southeastern University, a joint-use facility between the Broward County Board of County Commissioners and Nova Southeastern University, 3100 Ray Ferrero, Jr. Blvd., Fort Lauderdale, FL 33314, 954-262-5477 Served by bus routes 2, 9, 12 Saturdays, 3, 10, 17 - Crochet Madness. Learn to crochet or just enjoy crocheting and meeting new people. Don’t forget to bring a crochet hook and yarn, ages 9 and up,  to pm. 7 - Movie Matinee. Join us as we enjoy an Oscar-winning film which recounts the founding of the modern nation of Israel,  to pm. 10 - Como usar el catálogo en línea de la biblioteca. Aprende a usar el catálogo de la biblioteca para encontrar libros y otros recursos. Reserva su espacio en esta clase por llamar, 9--77, 0am a pm. 15 - Genealogy Summer Series. Sign-up starts now for June beginner’s class. For information and registration, call 9--77 Beach Branch, 221 Pompano Beach Blvd., Pompano Beach, FL 33062 954-786-2197 Served by bus routes 11, 14, 42 28 - Beach Readers Book Club,  to pm. Call library for book title. Front Cover: Check Out Being Green @ Carver Ranches Branch, 4735 SW 18 St., West Park, FL 33023 Your Library. Find out how using your library 954-985-1945 Served by bus routes 5, 15 is a great way to help the environment. On Display: May -7: Haiti: First Black independent country in America. 9-: Remember Broward County Library’s monthly magazine the Heroes, in observance of Memorial Day. is produced in-house by Broward County Every Wednesday - English for beginners. Practice your English with a group of friends, Library’s Marketing Services Section. pm. May 8 - Movies in the morning: Delirious, 0 am. 19 - Be prepared for the hurricane season, workshop offered by the Broward Sheriff Office, :0pm.  Check Out Being Green @ Your Broward County Library! Find out how you can help the environment and use your local
  • Check 21 - Stress management techniques for parents and children. Workshop presented by Mildred Hightower from the Nova Southeastern University’s Moran Community Outreach Initiative, :0pm. 22 - Health issues by Dr. Natalia Kogan, Chiropractic Neurologist, 0am. Out Century Plaza Branch, 1856A W. Hillsboro Blvd., Deerfield Beach, FL 33442, 954-360-1330 Tuesdays - ESL Volunteer Training, :0 to pm. Preregister at 9-0-0. Tuesdays - English Café, a conversation practice class for intermediate learners of English.  to :0pm. Preregister at 9-0-0. May 5 - Distribution of No Cost Amplified Telephones to Florida residents by the League for the Hard of Hearing. Call 9-7-700. Sponsored by Florida Being Green @ Your Library Telecommunications Relay, Inc., 0:0am to :0pm. 5 - Book discussion: The Secret Servant by Daniel Silva,  to pm. 9 & 16 - Driver Safety Course, sponsored by AARP :0 to :0pm, $0 materials , fee. Preregister at 9-97-7. 12 - Book Discussion: Born to Kvetch by Michael Wex,  to pm. Program sponsored by a grant from the Broward Public Library Foundation. Step-by-Step Online How To Guide Jan Moran Collier City Learning Library, 2800 N.W. 9 Court, Pompano Beach, FL 33069, 954-968-3820 Served by bus route 60 May 31 - Original Fashions by Le’Tron, noon to pm. Dania Beach Paul DeMaio Branch, 255 E. Dania Beach Blvd., Dania Beach, 954-926-2420 Served by bus route 4 Thursdays - Citizenship assistance class, 0 to am, free. May 3, 17 - Dania Beach Acoustic Guitar Club. All playing levels welcome –bring your Look for a new Online How acoustic guitar and share tunes and tips!  to pm. For more information call Tim Bain at 9-9-0. 9 7 - Morning Movie Matinee. Celebrate the filmography of Ingrid Bergman when we To Guide coming soon! This show Joan of Arc, noon to :pm. Free popcorn courtesy of the Friends of the Dania Beach Library! new brochure shows how 9 10 - Come celebrate the 10-year anniversary of the Imani Book Club with host and honoree Kristine Hollis,  to pm. Sponsored by the Friends of the Dania Beach Library. 31 - Literary Book Club will discuss The Line of Beauty by Alan Hollinghurst,  to to use the library’s Web site :0pm. with detailed instructions. Davie/Cooper City Branch, 4600 SW 82 Ave., Davie, FL 33328 954-680-0050 Served by Cooper City Shuttle, Davie Community Bus Service & bus route 4 May 5 - Book Club, The Shipping News by Annie Proulx, :0pm. 14 - Sales & Use Tax Seminar at 0am in English and pm in Spanish, presented by the Florida Department of Revenue. Deerfield Beach Percy White Branch, 837 E. Hillsboro Blvd., Deerfield It features essential Beach, FL 33441, 954-360-1380 Served by bus routes 10, 50, 92 On Display: Artwork Courtesy of Peter Olsen - “Healings Series” Tuesdays - Business, Financial & Loan Counseling by SCORE, :0 to :0pm. information about library Thursdays - English Café, Conversational Skills for Speakers of Other Languages, 7 to 8:0pm. cards, library materials, May 3 - Team in Training, 9:0 to :0am. 5 - Florida New Dealer Tax Seminar by the Florida Department of Revenue, 0am and research information, and pm. 5 - Free Telephones for the Hard of Hearing by the League for the Hard of Hearing,  to pm, sponsored by Florida Telecommunications. Call 9-7-700. E-Communications. 9 10 - Driver Safety Course sponsored by AARP and the Friends of the Deerfield Beach Library, 9am to pm. Call 9-97-7, Mon-Fri 9- to Register. $0 Fee for materials. 31 - How to Start your own Business, One on One Counseling by SCORE, 9:0am. to :0pm. Pre-register; call 9--7. Sponsored by the Small Business Administration. Galt Ocean Mile Reading Center, 3403 Galt Ocean Drive, Fort Lauderdale, FL, 954-537-2877 Served by bus routes 11, 36, 72 On Display: Book display of Healthy recipes for Senior Health Month. May 13 (Tue) - Irene Zisblatt, Auschwitz Holocaust survivor, presents and discusses Steven Spielberg’s 998 Academy Award winner for Best Documentary, The Last Days, in which she appeared, pm. library. Every single time you check out a book, instead of buying it, you are helping to conserve and reducing your 7
  • Adults ProgrAms & EvEnts 15 - Book Review: The Fifth Diamond,  to :0pm. Holocaust survivor Irene Zisblatt returns to discuss her heartfelt survival story published in 008. A book sale and signing will follow. At pm, a roundtable discussion will be held on the post-war German book, Doctors of Infamy. During her captivity, Zisblatt was experimented on by some of these doctors. 20 - Cinema presentation of The Goodbye Girl, pm. Movie discussion led by Inez Geller. Hallandale Beach Branch, 300 S. Federal Highway, Hallandale, FL 33009, 954-457-1750 Served by bus routes 1, 28 On Display: Latino Books Month. May 5 - Condo Board Meeting with Attorney Steven Mason,  to 7:pm. 6, 13, 20 - Yoga with certified yoga instructor Rainjita Maharlika. Bring an exercise mat or blanket, and wear comfortable clothing, :0 to 7:0pm. 12, 19 - English Café, a conversation practice class for intermediate learners of English, : to 7:pm. 24 - “Curso Bancario Basico: Aprenda Sobre Los Servicios que Sue Banco Le Ofrece,”  to pm. Sponsored by Great Florida Bank. 31 - “Money Matters: How to Keep Track of Your Money” personal budgeting seminar,  to pm. Sponsored by Great Florida Bank. Hollywood Branch, 2600 Hollywood Blvd., Hollywood, FL 33020, 954-926-2430 Served by bus routes 4, 6, 7 On Display: Asian Pacific Heritage Month. Note: For the following programs please call the library. Some dates and times might change. Mondays - Spanish Club: A conversational class for intermediate students of Spanish (all in Spanish). Monday:  to pm; Thursday:  to 7pm. Tuesdays - Meditation and Relaxation with Roz Reich, 0 to am and 7 to 8pm. Wednesdays - English Cafe: a conversational class for intermediate students of English, 0:0am to noon. Thursdays - English Cafe: a conversation class for intermediate students of English, :0 to pm. Thursdays - Spanish Club: a conversational class for intermediate students of Spanish (all in Spanish),  to 7pm. Thursdays - “Scribblers 500” Writers Circle: Primarily for adult (and mature teen) poets and microstory authors with works of 00 words or less, but “newbies” are definitely welcome. Goals include general workshopping, out-of-the-box writing exercises & (hopefully) public readings or publication, 7 to 8pm. Saturdays - Citizenship Preparation Class, a joint project of the Hollywood Branch Library and Hispanic Unity of Florida, 0:0am to noon. May 7 - Risk Reduction & HIV Prevention with staff from the Broward County Health Dept., brochures & handouts, 0am to pm in the lobby. May 8, 15 - One-on-One Technical Business Assistance: a joint program with the City of Hollywood and FAU’s Small Business Development Center, 0am to pm. By appointment only, call Amy, 9-9-88. 14 - Shorts - Short Story Discussion Group: An international selection of short stories for lively exchange, :0 to 8pm. 21 - “Hollywood Screenwriters Group”, open to all aspiring screenwriters age 8 & up,  to 8pm. Put yourself of the fast track to the “other Hollywood”! 21 - “Risk Reduction & HIV Prevention” with staff from the Broward County Health Dept., brochures & promotional items,  to pm in the lobby. 22 - “Quick and Easy Classics” book group. No registration necessary, just show up having read the book, The Optimist’s Daughter, by Eudora Welty and be ready to discuss it, 7 to 8pm. Please call Morgan at 9-9-0, x.  with questions. 23 - Online Career and Company Information Class: Power up your job search with information from FREE resources on the Library’s website. Prior computer experience necessary, please e-mail mreeves@browardlibrary.org to register,  to pm. 24 - Travel Information Class: Explore websites that help you plan a trip, or give you travel ideas, 0:0am. Prior computer and Internet experience required, please e-mail mreeves@browardlibrary.org to register. 28 - “Historic Florida”: Do you “dig” archaeology? If so, come learn about what’s in your own backyard and other areas of southeast Florida,  to 8pm. Sponsored by the City of Hollywood, the Florida Public Archaeology Network, and the Hollywood Branch Library. Imperial Point Branch, 5985 N. Federal Highway, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33308, 954-492-1881 Saturdays May 3, 10, 17, 24, 31 - Informal Chess Matches. Imperial Guards Chess Club invites all ages to come play chess,  to pm. 14 - Brown Bag Book Discussion. Bring your lunch and share in the discussion of Down River by John Hart. :0pm. Beverages will be provided. Lauderdale Lakes Branch, 3521 N.W. 43 Avenue, Lauderdale Lakes, FL 33319, 954-497-3627 Served by bus routes 18, 56, 81 May 5 & 19 - Crossroads Café: Video/print instructional series for intermediate learners of English :0 to 7:0pm. 6 - Region V Reads The Pearl by John Steinbeck, Film & Book Discussion, :0 to 7:0pm. 7 - Health and Wellness Seminar: Learn how you can become healthier! am to pm. Sponsored by Academy For Health. 27 - Citizenship Exam Preparation: Self-paced question-and-answer practices for individuals who are preparing to take the U.S. citizenship exam, :0pm. Lauderhill Mall Branch, 4257 N.W. 12 Street, Lauderhill, FL 33313, 954-791-1000 Served by bus routes 18, 36, 40, 81 On Display: Book Display for “Asian-Pacific Heritage Month”. May 13 - Small Business, New Dealer Tax Seminar, 9 to 0:am. 8 ecological footprint. In addition, Broward County Library offers services and information online. Look inside this issue of
  • Lauderhill Towne Centre Library, 6399 West Oakland Park Blvd., Lauderhill, Let's Talk FL 33313, 954-497-1630 Served by bus route 72 May 1 - English Café, :0 to 8pm, Library’s Multipurpose Room. About It: 8, 15, 22, 29 (Thursdays) - Crossroads Café, :0 to 8pm, Library’s Multipurpose Room. 19 (Mon) - Bereans (Inspirational Fiction) Book Club The Pastor’s Wife, by ReShonda Tate Billingsley, :0 to 8pm, Library’s Multipurpose Room. 27 (Tue) - LC Friends of the Library Monthly Meeting & Book Discussion: Many Jewish Literature Lives, Many Masters and Through Time Into Healing by Brian L. Weiss,  to pm, Library’s Multipurpose Room. North Regional/BCC May 31 (Sat) - Mah Jongg,  to pm. Please come play or learn to play this ancient Asian game. Light refreshments served. Library’s Multipurpose Room. Library and Broward Main Library, 100 S. Andrews Ave., Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301 County Main Library 954-357-7444 Served by Broward Central Terminal bus routes will each host a five-part On Display: NASA Moon Rock on permanent display, th floor. China Olympics, gallery six. 007 Florida Artists Book Prize, Bienes Museum of the Modern Book, th floor. Materials discussion series on about Mental Health Month will be on display in the FDLRS Media Center, fourth floor. Clean Let's Talk About Jewish Air Month Display presented by the Broward County Environmental Protection Department, first floor. Literature—with one Small Business Counseling - please see a Reference Librarian on the fifth floor. discussion per month, Mondays - El Club (Spanish Class) - Writing and conversation practice class for beginning to intermediate learners of Spanish,  to 8pm, th Floor. Call 9-7- for beginning this summer. information. No advance registration required. Tuesdays - Citizenship Class - General information, sample test questions with answers, The theme for North free citizenship applications. Citizenship eligibility, fees and special cases will be discussed,  Regional/BCC Library will to pm, th floor. Call 9-7- for information. No advance registration required. Wednesdays - Crossroads Café - video series, writing and conversation practice class be A Mind of Her Own: for intermediate learners of English,  to 8pm, th floor. Call 9-7- for information. Fathers and Daughters in No Advance registration required. Thursdays - English Café - reading, writing and conversation practice for intermediate a Changing World, led learners of English,  to 8pm, th floor. Call 9-7- for information. No Advance by Rabbi Mark Gross of registration required. May 2 - First Friday’s Special Collection Fair, :0am to pm. First editions, other Temple Beth Orr. The books, CDs & cassettes. nd floor. 3 - Ugadi Festival Celebration, presented by South Florida Telugu Association,  to 9pm, theme for Main Library will Auditorium. This event will be presented in the Telugu language of India. Call 9-0-88 be for more information. 4 - Flash Gordon episode: Tournament of Death and “From the Earth to the Moon” Episode: We Interrupt this Program, pm. These films are being shown in recognition of led by Dr. Andrea the Ambassador of Exploration Award Lunar Sample on permanent display on the sixth floor. Auditorium. Greenbaum, Associate 7 - Celebrate Drinking Water Week with Water and Wastewater Services (WWS) Professor of English, representatives, 0 to pm. WWS will be provide information on the importance of drinking tap water, conservation and water restrictions, second floor. Barry University. 7 - Friends of the Fort Lauderdale Libraries Board Meeting, :0pm, Bienes Museum of the Modern Book Conference Room. 10 - “Literary Cinema” Grand Finale: True Grit starring John Wayne, pm. Sponsored Books for the discussion in part by the Bonnie Deborah Kafin Literary Fund through the Broward Public Library series are available at these Foundation. Main Library Auditorium. 11 - Inside Out Theatre presents Paradise, a musical for kids, am, :0pm, and libraries. Reading the books pm, Auditorium. Call 9-8-00 for ticket information and reservations. 13 - Fantasy Theatre Factory presents Nick Trickle, Fair Tale Detective, 0 am prior to discussions as well and :0am. Call 9-7-7 for information. Auditorium. as attending all five 14 - Florida Multi-Tax Seminar, presented by Berry Paula, Tax Specialist from the Florida Department of Revenue, 0 am to noon. Learn about Florida’s Discretionary, discussions in the series is Unemployment, and Sales and Use taxes. Call 9-7-79 to register. highly recommended. 15 - Bienes Museum May Meeting - Fontaneda Society: Book Collectors of South Florida Meeting, 7 to 9pm in the Ceremonial Room, Bienes Museum. 17 - HIS Players Drama, Inc. presents Beauty and the Beast, 7pm. Call 9-7- For more information, see 7 for information. Auditorium. 20 - A Literary Tea with Les Standiford, author of Washington Burning: How a future issues of Bookings or Frenchman’s Vision for Our Nation’s Capital Survived Congress, the Founding check the Library web site: Fathers and the Invading British Army, pm, th floor. Sponsored by the Florida Center for the Book. www.broward.org/library. 21 - Child’s Play Theatre presents Improv Jam, 8 to 0pm, Auditorium. Call the Ft. Bookings for great tips to help you go green. You can also make green decisions when you use Broward County Library’s 9
  • Adults ProgrAms & EvEnts Lauderdale Children’s Theatre at 9-7-88 for ticket information and reservations. 27 - Responding to Government Solicitations: RFQ/RFP, presented by Jackie Rule of Florida Atlantic University’s Small Business Development Center,  to pm. Call -97-0 or go to www.fausbdc.com to register. Bienes Conference Room. 28 - Acoustic Guitar Club with Tim Bain, 7pm. Call 9-9- for information. Bienes Ceremonial Room, th floor. 29 - Higher Education Partnership of Southeast Florida (HEPSEF) Education Fair,  am to pm and  to 7pm, first floor. Call 9-7-7 for more information. Margate Catharine Young Branch, 5810 Park Drive, Margate, FL 33063, 954-968-3800 On Display: Bulletin board and book display in celebration of Asian-Pacific Heritage Month and Older Americans Month. Tuesdays - English Café, 0 to :0am. Students will be listening to the audio book, The Pearl, and discussing the book, 0 to :0am. Tuesdays - El Club de Margate, a conversation practice class for learners of Spanish, :0 to 8pm. Wednesdays - U.S. Citizenship practice class, :0 to 8pm. May 2 - “A Free Health & Wellness Seminar: Life Beyond 55.” Learn how you can become healthier. All ages welcome,  am. 3 (Sat) - Free Comic Book Day, all ages welcome,  to pm. Free comics provided by Tate’s Comics of Lauderhill. 29 - Florida Unemployment Tax Seminar, 0am to noon. North Lauderdale Saraniero Branch, 6901 Kimberly Blvd., North Lauderdale, FL 33068, 954-968-3840 Served by bus routes 18, 31, 83 On Display: Paintings by James Goodson. Thursdays - English Café, Conversational English Practice for intermediate level speakers of English  to 8pm. May 1 - FAU Small Business Seminar - “Thinking outside the box:  steps to successful marketing strategy -8pm. 8, 22 - El Club, Intermediate Level Spanish conversation practice, 7pm. 20 - Fun-filled Summer Literacy Activities for Parents to Do With Their Children presented by Mildred Hightower of Nova Southeastern University’s Community Outreach program, :0pm. 20 - City County Credit Union presents a workshop on Identity Theft, 7pm. Refreshments served. Call 9-98-80 x. 9 to register. North Regional/BCC Library, 1100 Coconut Creek Blvd., Coconut Creek, FL 33066, 954-201-2600 Served by bus route 31 On Display: “Multimedia with Calligraphy” by Gloria Eckart. Saturdays - English Café: Pronunciation, a conversation practice class, 0:0am to noon. May 4, 11, & 18 - Writer’s Workshop. Janice Indeck will lead sessions where writers share and critique their work,  to :0pm. 8 - Reading Round Table Book Discussion: The Accidental by Ali Smith,  to :0pm. 8, 22 - El Club de Conversación en Español, conversational Spanish practice for English speakers. Also needed: Volunteers who speak both Spanish and English. For information, call Louise at 9-0-0, 7 to 8:0pm. 9 9 - Movie Matinee Lunch Bunch: Lars and the Real Girl. Bring lunch, noon to :0pm. Soft drinks courtesy of Friends of North Regional/BCC Library. 9 16 - Movie Matinee Lunch Bunch: The Diving Bell and the Butterfly. Bring lunch, noon to :0pm. Soft drinks courtesy of Friends of North Regional/BCC Library. 9 17 - Dr. Bob’s Musicians’ Coffee House. Local musicians perform,  to pm. Refreshments provided by Friends of North Regional/ BCC Library. 20 - Investor’s Discussion Group with Bruce Frenkel,  to :0pm. 21 - FAU Small Business Development Class: Creating Business Cards, Brochures and More,  to 8pm. Sponsored by the FAU Small Business Development Center. 9 22 - Lunch with the Librarian: The Bear Came Over the Mountain/Away from Her by Alice Munro, presentation by Librarian Louise Taylor. NOTE: Attendees are encouraged to read the book prior to attending this discussion, noon to pm. Soft drinks courtesy of the Friends of North Regional/BCC Library. Presented in honor of Boomers Month. 28 - Distribution of No Cost Amplified Telephones to Florida Residents by the League for the Hard of Hearing. For more information, call 9-7-700, :0 to :0pm. Sponsored by Florida Telecommunications Relay Inc. 30 - Movie Matinee Lunch Bunch: Away from Her. Bring lunch, noon to :0pm. Soft drinks courtesy of Friends of North Regional/BCC Library. Northwest Branch, 1580 N.W. 3 Ave., Pompano Beach, FL 33060, 954-786-2186 Served by bus routes 14, 20, 50 Book Display: Asian Pacific Heritage Month May 3, 17, 31 - English Café, a conversational practice session for intermediate learners of English @ 0:0 to :0am. 5, 19 - Crossroads Café, a video and print instructional series for intermediate learners of English, :0 to 7:0pm. 7, 21 - Citizenship Exam Preparation: Self-paced question & answer practices and drills for individuals who are preparing to take the U.S. citizenship oral exam, :0 to 7:0pm. 14 - English Café, Special Big Read, Read Aloud, vocabulary and selections from the The Pearl,  to 7:0pm. 28 - English Café, viewing of The Pearl,  to 7:0pm. Northwest Regional Library, 3151 University Drive, Coral Springs, FL 33065, 954-341-3900 Served by bus routes 2, 34, 83 On Display: “Power of Colors” artwork display by Micha & Marina Janjic of JANJIC Architects in the library’s lobby. 0 services. 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  • Mondays - English Café, a conversational practice class for intermediate learners of English 0 to:0am. Mondays - English Café: U.S. Citizenship and Immigration, a conversational practice Signing Stories @ Your Library® class for intermediate learners of English, 7 to 8:0pm. Tuesdays - English Café, a conversational practice class for intermediate learners of English, 7 to 8:0pm. Tuesdays & Thursdays - Basic English Class, this class is in addition to the more advanced English Café Class. This class is for beginner level English speakers, 7 to 8:0pm. American Sign Wednesdays - English Café, a conversational practice class for bilingual language practice 0 to:0am. Language Literacy Festival Wednesdays - El Club de Conversacion en Espanol, for people who want to practice intermediate conversational skills 7 to 8:0pm. Thursdays - English Café, intermediate to advanced English conversation class 7 to 8:0pm. Saturdays - English Café: Pronunciation, a conversation practice class 0:0 to noon. 9 May 10 - Movie: Enchanted, starting at pm. For more information, contact, Herbert at 9--900 x. . Refreshments courtesy of the Friends of the Coral Springs Libraries. 14 - Hearing Loss Association of America (HLAA) Meeting, 9: to :0am in Room . For information about guest speaker, call Karen Frauman, 9-98-9 or e-mail kfrauman7@aol.com. 14 - Broward County Property Appraiser (BCPA): Property Tax Questions & Enrollments,  to pm in Multi-purpose Room. BCPA staff will assist residents with exemptions and property tax questions. For more information about this program, contact Kelly Brown at 9-7-0. 15 - FAU Small Business Class - “Basics of Importing and Exporting.” This seminar will cover basic information on regulatory requirements, freight forwarding, and payment mechanisms,  to pm in Multi-purpose Room. For more information about this class and May 3 speaker, call -97-0 or go to www.fausbdc.com. 9 17 - Asian Pacific American Heritage Month Program - “Leadership, Diversity, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Harmony - Gateway to Success,” starting at pm in Multi-purpose Room. This event is co- sponsored by Organization of Chinese Americans, Coral Springs Chinese Culture Association, and Friends of the Coral Springs Libraries. Refreshments will be served. For information, South Regional Library contact Lillian at 9--900 x. 9. 7300 Pines Blvd., 22 - Book Review: Clapton by Eric Clapton, come and take a plunge into the life, career, & music of Eric Clapton, 7 to 8:0pm in Multi-purpose Room. For details, call Ken Pembroke Pines at 9--900 x. . 24 - Movies: God Grew Tired of Us: The Story of Lost Boys of Sudan. In recognition Featuring presentations by Quest of the 0th anniversary of the adoption of the Universal Declaration of the Human Rights, 4 Arts of Gallaudet University, join us, watch the movie and take part in the discussion, starting at pm in Multi-purpose Room. For more information about this program contact Kimball at 9--900, x. . Chorus of Hands, and Miss Deaf 31 - “LAN Party: The Library After Dark,” come after hours and play online or video Florida. games, ages  and up,  to 9pm. Buy tickets for $ at the circulation desk starting May 7, meal tickets can be purchased for $ or snacks can be purchased at the event. For Children’s activities will include information contact: Sarah Priester, 9--900 x. 7 or Robert Anstett, 9-- entertainment by a deaf magician, 900 x. 8. a “Fun with Fabric” theatrical Pembroke Pines Branch/Walter C. Young Resource Center, 955 N.W. 129 workshop, arts and crafts, and Ave., Pembroke Pines, FL 33028, 954-437-2635 Served by bus route 3 story time in both voice and Books on Display: All About Dogs! Art Exhibit: “Jo’s Sea Prints” by Marie-Jose Vielot. American Sign Language (ASL). Tuesdays - English Café, a beginning conversational English practice class for speakers of other languages, 0:0am to noon. Thursdays - English Café, an intermediate conversational English practice class for The festival will also feature speakers of other languages, 0:0am to noon. deaf resources exhibits and a May 7- Let’s Talk About Books. Book Discussion, The Glass Castle by Jeannette children’s arts contest. Voice and Walls,  to pm. ASL interpreting will be offered 17 - Pet Care and Safety. Program presented by Broward County Humane Society, pm. for all activities. 9 19 - Introduction to Belly Dancing by the Dancers Dream Dance Studio, :0pm. Sponsored by the Friends of the Pembroke Pines Library. 21 - Midweek Movie Break. Ages 8 and up,  to pm. Sponsored by the Broward Public Library Foundation in partnership Pompano Beach Branch, 1213 E. Atlantic Blvd., Pompano Beach, FL with Broward County Library 33060, 954-786-2181 Served by bus routes 31, 42 and the Alliance for Families with May 6 - Department Of Revenue Tax Law with Berry Paula, 0am. 9 - Pompano Quilters Group, 9am to noon. Deaf Children. out. You can also place a hold or renew items online to save resources. By signing up for E-Communications, you not 
  • Adults ProgrAms & EvEnts Riverland Branch, 2710 W. Davie Blvd., Fort Lauderdale, FL 33312, 954-791-1085 Served by bus routes 9, 30 English Café: Conversational English practice for speakers of other languages, Thursdays : to 7:pm. South Regional/BCC Library, 7300 Pines Blvd., Pembroke Pines, FL 33024, 954-201-8825 Served by bus route 7 On Display: Paintings by Tony Moore. “Your Keys to Knowledge” - Podcasts of South Regional Library selected programs are available at www.broward.org/library/podcasts_sr.htm Mondays & Wednesdays - English Café, conversational English practice for speakers of other languages, Mondays, 7 to 8:0pm and Wednesdays, 9 to 0:0am. Tuesdays - Crossroads Café, 7 to 8:0pm. Wednesdays - Citizenship Class, 0:0am to noon and  to 8pm. Thursdays - Citizenship Assistance, 9am to noon. May 1, 8, 15, 22 - Freedom From Smoking (Spanish),  to 8pm. And on May 17,  to pm. There is a $ fee for the course and no new attendees will be admitted after the May 8 class. Presented by the Broward County Health Department. 3 - Signing Stories @ your library®: American Sign Language Literacy Festival, 9am to pm. Come join us for presentations by Quest  Arts of Gallaudet University, Chorus of Hands, and Miss Deaf Florida. Children’s activities will include entertainment by a deaf magician, a “Fun with Fabric” theatrical workshop, arts and crafts, and story time in both voice and ASL. The festival will also feature deaf resources exhibits and a children’s arts contest. Voice and ASL interpreting will be offered for all activities. Sponsored by the Broward Public Library Foundation in partnership with Broward County Library and the Alliance for Families with Deaf Children. 9 4 - India Day,  to pm. The Association of Performing Arts of India is presenting a cultural program of classical Indian dancers. Light refreshments will be provided by the Friends of the South Regional-BCC Library. Funded by the Broward County Library Foundation, Newcomers New Americans and American Express. 6 - Practically LEEDing the Way,  to 8pm. Please join us for an evening of discussion of real world examples of the use of the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) rating system. Brian Lomel of TLC and Rob Hink of The Spinnaker Group, two of the leading practitioners of LEED in our region will be discussing the projects they have worked on or are working on 9 7 - Opening Exhibit and Reception for Artist, :0 to 7:0pm. Light refreshments will be served courtesy of the Friends of the South Regional-BCC Library, in honor of Haitian Cultural Heritage Month. 8 - Home Ownership Workshop,  to 8pm. Become an informed, empowered consumer pursuing home-ownership. Learn how to survive today’s market as a home-owner. Title business owner Rachael Craig-Dunn will lead a panel on home ownership. This seminar will provide information on the real estate market and on market trends, information for homeowners and would-be homeowners on financial options and how to qualify for them. A question and answer period will follow the presentations. Other participants include RAD Financial, Domain Title, Wachovia Bank, Regions Bank, realtors and credit repair specialists. Light refreshments will be provided. 10, 24 - Writer’s Critique/Support Group, am to noon. For novice writers who want one-on-one help. Bring work, 0 pages maximum, and copies. All levels of experience and all genre’s welcome. Professor Peter Kerr-Jarrett is the facilitator. Group will be kept small for personal attention. 15 - South Regional Film Club: Horror of Dracula, 7 to 9pm. Dr. Van Helsing, battles the vilest creature of the night to ever walk the streets of Karlstadt in this 98 film. International/Independent films shown every third Thursday. 17 - Nia Book Discussion,  to pm. A Thousand Splendid Suns by Hosseine, Khaled. Set in Afghanistan, the story twists and turns its way through the turmoil and chaos that ensued following the fall of the monarchy in 97, but focuses mainly on the lives of two women, thrown together by fate. 22 - South Regional Film Club: Horror of Dracula, 7 to 9pm. Van Helsing, a Doctor of Philosophy and Metaphysics, who believes in the existence of vampires, battles the vilest creature of the night to ever walk the streets of Karlstadt in this 98 film. International/Independent films are shown every third Thursday. 28 - Preventative Veterinary Medicine,  to 7pm. How do you know if your pet is getting sick? What types of diseases can your pet get and how to avoid them? Join Dr. Melissa Adamson, D.V.M. as she discusses pet health for this seminar. Volunteers are needed! Call our Volunteer Coordinator at 9-0-88 for information on available volunteer opportunities. Southwest Regional Library, 16835 Sheridan St., Pembroke Pines, FL 33331, 954-538-9996 Served by bus route 23 On Display: Comics and Cartoons by Mike Valle; Display Cases: Asian-Pacific Heritage Month; Book Display: Circumnavigating the Book; AV Display: Humorous Fiction, Sci-Fi Fantasy, and Asian Pacific Films and Music. Special Event: Region V Literacy Center Reads John Steinbeck’s The Pearl, book discussion: May , 7 to 8:0pm and May 7, 0am to noon. Voluntary Pre-Kindergarten Education Program (VPK), for more information, call hotline 9-7-777. Mondays - Citizenship Studies, classes to practice United States Citizenship questions and learn about United States Civics, :0 to 8pm. Call 9-8-99 x. 7. Mondays, Tuesdays, & Wednesday s - English Café, a conversation practice for intermediate learners. Mondays & Wednesdays: 0am to noon; Tuesdays: :0 to 8:0pm. May 4 - Family Movie of the Month: Enchanted, pm. 7 - Constituent Outreach Program, with Congressman Lincoln Diaz-Balart’s representative,  to :0pm. 9 - Florida Dept. of Revenue Tax Seminar, Corporate Income Tax in Spanish, noon to pm. Call Alberto Collazo, 9-97-8. 10 - SCORE: Starting a Small Business, contact Eric Yankwitt, Esq., 9-7-89, 9am to noon. 12 - El Club, intermediate conversational Spanish practice. For details or to volunteer, call 9-8-99 x. 7, :0 to :0pm. 9 14 & 28 - Cinemateque: a film viewing and discussion program, :0 to 8:pm. Call 9-8-999 for title. 15 - Aging Eye Concerns, a lecture by Rand Eye Institute’s Dr. Gabriel Velazquez, MD, 7pm. 16 - Florida Dept. of Revenue Tax Seminar, Unemployment Compensation, noon to pm. Contact Alberto Collazo, 9-97-8.  only get information delivered directly to your e-mail box, but also reduce the amount of paper printed. You can select to
  • 17 - What Acupuncture Can Do for You lecture by Sandra Kahn, R.N., B.S.N., L. Ac., Dipl. Ac., pm. 9 18 - Culture Vultures, Sunday Happening @ the Library presents: From Brazil to National Donate Life Month the World the Brazilian Voices, pm. 20 - Let’s Talk About Books Book Club, Nora Ephron’s I Feel Bad About My Neck, 0:0 to :0am. 21 - Non-Fiction Book Discussion, Ghost Map: The Story of London’s Most Terrifying Epidemic, by Steven Johnson, 7 to 8pm. is May 23 - Florida Dept. of Revenue Tax Seminar, Unemployment Compensation Tax in Spanish, noon to pm. Contact: Alberto Collazo, 9-97-8 Stirling Road Branch, 3151 Stirling Road, Hollywood, FL 33021 954-985-2689 Served by bus route 16 Art Display: Flamingo Artists’ Series featuring Joan Hinden & Jane Pakula. Depression glass pieces courtesy of the South Florida Depression Glass Club. Book Display: a tribute to Asian Pacific Heritage Month. May 1 - Book Sale by Friends of the Stirling Road Branch Library,  to 7pm 14, 21, 28 - Learn to Knit. Six-weeks of knitting instruction for beginners,  to pm. Participants must supply their own needles and yarn. Call Nuzhat at the library for further details, 9-98-89. 20 - Book Discussion, Shirley MacLaine’s Sage-ing While Age-ing, :0 to :0pm. Share your experience with Please read book prior to attending. 28 - FL Dept. of Revenue Unemployment Compensation Tax in Spanish, pm. an essay contest. Pick up an entry form at any Broward Sunrise Dan Pearl Branch, 10500 W. Oakland Park Blvd., Sunrise, FL 33351, 954-749-2521 Served by bus routes 56, 72 County Library location. May 31 - Kiwannis Club Alcohol and Drug Awareness Program, 0 to pm. During National Donate Life Sunset Strip Branch, 6600 Sunset Strip, Sunrise, FL 33313 Month, we celebrate the life-saving 954-749-2525 Served by bus route 36 On Display: Shells from around the world! Tuesdays - Crochet Group, am to noon. work of medical professionals Mondays, Wednesdays - English Cafe for beginners, noon to pm. and researchers and the many Mondays - Citizenship Studies,  to 7:0pm. others whose actions reflect our commitment to a brighter Tamarac Branch, 8701 W. Commercial Blvd., Tamarac, FL 33351 954-720-2282 Served by bus routes 55, 57, 88 tomorrow. Individuals can visit Display Cases: The Art of Egging: Decorative Eggs that open to ornate -D pictures in organdonor.gov to learn more about “Faberge’ “style, made from ostrich, rhea, emu and duck eggs, created by Tamarac resident organ and tissue donation and how Helen Sivelle. Photo Display: Susan Buzzi, Environmental Consciousness Photographer. they can give the gift of life. Poster and book displays: Asian Pacific Heritage Month, Haitian Heritage Month, Boomers Month. What began as a Green family May 5, 12, 19 (Mondays) - English Café, Conversational English skills practice for speakers of other languages, Come and join in the conversation! Classes include vacation in Italy quickly turned conversation, grammar, vocabulary and pronunciation,  to 7:0pm. Light refreshments. tragic. Reg Green’s seven-year- 1 - Brandeis Book Discussion: Nineteen Minutes by Jodi Picoult  to :0pm. old son, Nicholas, was shot in an 9 5 - Women as Portrayed in Art—a special lecture and slide presentation by the Fort attempted robbery by highway Lauderdale Museum of Art. Light refreshments sponsored by Friends of Tamarac Library, bandits. When Reg and his wife, :0 to :0pm. 9 7 - Special Presentation: Eli Kavon, “A Reckoning for Religious Zionism: The Future Maggie, made the decision to of a Lost Movement” a lecture honoring the 0th anniversary of Israel’s independence, :0 donate their son’s organs and to :0pm. Program and light refreshments sponsored by Friends of Tamarac Library. corneas, they changed the lives of 8, 22 - “Open Mike” led by Sergio Morell. Bring your musical instrument and perform or seven Italians who were waiting sing or just come and listen and enjoy the performances. Open to the public :0 to 8pm. for transplants and the hearts of 9 12 - Friends of Tamarac Library Board Meeting, :0 to :0pm. people all over the world. In his 9 20 - Tamarac Library 2007 - 2008 Book Discussion Series entitled “The Immigrant Experience as Portrayed in Literature.” May Book Discussion: The Fortunate book, “The Gift Pilgrim by Mario Puzo. Discussion led by Jerry Gold. Light refreshments sponsored by That Heals,” Reg Friends of Tamarac Library, :0 to :0pm. shares his story 9 21 - Presentation on Acupuncture & Oriental Healthcare: “What Acupuncture Can and the stories Do for You”, presented by Sandra Kahn, RN, BSN, L Ac, Dipl. Ac. Celebrating Asian Pacific of 41 other Heritage Month. Light refreshments sponsored by Friends of Tamarac Library, :0 to :0pm. 9 28 - Film: A Conversation with Maya Lin. Acclaimed sculptor and architect talks families who with Bill Moyers about a life and career that has been shaped by her Asian-American have celebrated heritage, :0 to :0pm. In celebration of Asian Pacific Heritage Month. Light refreshments life through sponsored by Friends of Tamarac Library. organ and tissue 3 - Orientación para buscar empleo en los Estados Unidos: preparándose para donation. la búsqueda, 0:0 a pm. Entrada gratuita. No se requiere inscripción previa. Para información por favor llame al 9-97-, x. . Employability skills in Spanish. receive the library’s E-Newsletter, E-Updates, E-Invitations, or the new E-Spotlight. Visit us online at www.broward.org/ 
  • Adults ProgrAms & EvEnts Sponsored by Comcast and Western Union through the Broward Public Library Foundation Newcomers/New Americans Program Series. 10 - Orientación para buscar empleo en los Estados Unidos: cómo y dónde puedo localizar un empleo, 0:0 a pm. Entrada gratuita. No se requiere inscripción previa. Para información por favor llame al 9-97-, x. . Employability skills in Spanish. Sponsored by Comcast and Western Union through the Broward Public Library Foundation Newcomers/New Americans Program Series. 31 - Orientación para buscar empleo en los Estados Unidos: Encontré un aviso. ¿Cuál es el próximo paso? ¿Qué es una carta de presentación? ¿Qué son los C.V. y los resumé?, 0:0 a pm. Entrada gratuita. No se requiere inscripción previa. Para información por favor llame al 9-97-, x. . Employability skills in Spanish. Sponsored by Comcast and Western Union through the Broward Public Library Foundation Newcomers/New Americans Program Series. West Regional, 8601 W. Broward Blvd., Plantation, FL 33324, 954-382-5860 Served by bus routes 2, 12, 22, 30, 56, 75, 88 Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays - English Cafe, a conversation practice class for intermediate learners of English. Monday and Wednesday:  to 8pm; Tuesday and Thursday: noon to :0pm. Tuesdays - Preparation for the Citizenship Test,  to 8pm. Call Gwen Williams for more details, 9-8-80 x8. Tuesdays - El Club, intermediate conversational Spanish, :0 to 8pm. Call Gwen Williams for more details, 9-8-80 x. 8. May 1 - Knit*Lit Book Club, a book club featuring crafty fiction for fiber fans will discuss Jane Austen’s Persuasion, 7 to 8:0pm. Bring your current project. 7 - Region V and English Café Group Read Aloud, The Pearl, a one-act play based on the novel by John Steinbeck,  to 8pm. 13 - West Regional Science Fiction Book Club, discussion of Octavia Butler’s Dawn, 7 to 8:0pm. 14 - Special English Café: Learning English with the Computer,  to 8pm. Learn about using computer resources to study the English language. Call Gwen Williams for more details, 9-8-80 x. 8. 15 - WR Writers Critique Group with Patricia Gray, :pm, Room 0. Group size limited to . Please call 9-8-80 x. 0 for reservations and information. 16 - English Café Friday Movie Matinee. International film and discussion, :0 to :0pm. 17 - West Regional Genealogy Club,  to :0pm, Room 0. 23 - West Regional Book Club, Claire Messud’s The Emperor’s Children, 0am to noon, Room 0. 27 - Preparation for the Citizenship Test and the Internet,  to 8pm. Learn about navigating free U.S. citizenship resources available on the Internet. Call Gwen Williams for more details, 9-8-80 x. 8. Weston, 4205 Bonaventure Blvd., Weston, FL 33332, 954-389-2098 Books on Display - Asian Pacific Heritage Month. Book-Club-in-a-Bag - Start your own book club with everything you need to lead a discussion group: 0 books, questions, biographical information, reviews, and a sign-up form to help you keep track of the books. All items must be returned when due. Contact Linda Abraham for available titles: 9-89-098 x9. Sundays - Chess Club, for all ages and levels, :0 to pm. Mondays - English Café, a conversation practice class for intermediate learners of English, 0:0am to :0pm. Mondays - Papo Afiado, intermediate conversational Portuguese,  to 8pm. Tuesdays - El Club, intermediate conversational Spanish, :0 to 8pm. Wednesdays - English Café, a conversation practice class for intermediate learners of English,  to 8pm. May 3 - Immigration Education Seminar: Includes information on adjustment of status, asylum, visas, presented by Joseph A. Dorta, Esq., am to :0pm. 3 - Hurray For Bollywood: Hum Tum,  to :0pm. In Hindi with English subtitles. Courtesy of Yash Raj Films, in honor of Celebrating Our Communities Month. 7 - Managing Your Diabetes, support and discussion group,  to pm. 8 - Citizenship Studies: Basics on the application process and interview,  to 8pm. No registration necessary. Info: Janine Rodrigues, 9-89-098 x7. 10 - Hurray For Bollywood: Bunty aur Babli,  to :0pm. In Hindi with English subtitles. Courtesy of Yash Raj Films, in honor of Celebrating Our Communities Month. 15 - Citizenship Studies: History and civics, get an overview of the questions,  to 8pm. No registration necessary. Info: Janine Rodrigues, 9-89-098 x7. 15 - Diabetes and Your Feet. Weston podiatrist Dr. Mark Beylin discusses how diabetes affects your feet and some of the things that can be done to help minimize and treat the problems, 7 to 8:pm. Sponsored by the Weston Friends of the Library, Inc., for Boomers Month. 17 - Let’s Get Over Getting Old! Wellness coach Dr. Harold Koning shows you how to use Mind-Body Healing principles to slow down premature aging, am to :0pm. Sponsored by the Weston Friends of the Library, Inc., for Boomers Month. 17 - Hurray For Bollywood: Mujhse Dosti Karoge! (Let’s Be Friends),  to :0pm. In Hindi with English subtitles. Courtesy of Yash Raj Films, in honor of Celebrating Our Communities Month. 22 - What Acupuncture Can Do For You: Health benefits of acupuncture and Oriental medicine, presented by Sandra Kahn, licensed acupuncturist, 7 to 8pm. Sponsored by the Weston Friends of the Library, Inc., for Asian Pacific Heritage Month. 27 - Spanish Book Club, Gabriel García Márquez’s Memoria de mis putas tristes, :0 to 8pm. 29 - Book Discussion, Milan Kundera’s The Unbearable Lightness of Being, 7 to 8pm. 31 - Hurray For Bollywood: Salaam Namaste,  to :0pm. In Hindi with English subtitles. Courtesy of Yash Raj Films, in honor of Celebrating Our Communities Month.  library. 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  • B roward County Library and the Museum of Discovery and Science have teamed up to make science exciting and fun for our area’s young children so that they become motivated to continue to explore and apply scientific principles throughout their lives. This partnership and funding from the A. D. Henderson Foundation has resulted in the launch of a pilot initiative which includes a series of four interactive Family Science interactive programs offered at eight different libraries throughout Broward County. Each of the four programs will introduce a different area of science: astronomy, biology, chemistry, and physics. The programs strive to attract children through carefully selected themes, to engage them while introducing basic principles through entertaining stories, and to facilitate the application of basic scientific principles through hands-on experimentation. Further exploration of the particular area science is encouraged through displays of Library resources and selected bibliographies. Seating is limited. Please call library location to register. Astronomy – “Reach for the Stars” Our night sky is like a giant picture book, with images drawn from the stars. Ancient people used the constellations to know when to plant crops, tell stories, and find their way home. Come and be a stargazer in our portable Star Lab. June 14 11:00 a.m. Hollywood Library, 00 Hollywood Blvd., Hollywood, FL 00, 9-9-0 2:00 p.m. Carver ranches Library, 7 S. W. 8 Street, West Park, FL 0, 9-98-9 July 12 11:00 a.m. Lauderhill mall Library, 7 N. W.  Street, Lauderhill, FL , 9-79-000 2:00 p.m. African-American research Library and Cultural Center, 0 Sistrunk Blvd., Ft. Lauderdale, FL , 9--800 July 19 11:00 a.m. tamarac Library, 870 W. Commercial Blvd., Tamarac, FL , 9-70-8 2:00 p.m. north Lauderdale saraniero Library, 90 Kimberly Blvd., North Lauderdale, FL 08, 9-98-80 oct. 4 11:00 a.m. northwest Library, 80 N. W.  Avenue, Pompano Beach, FL 00, 9-78-8 2:00 p.m. Jan moran Collier City Learning Library, 800 N. W. 9 Court, Pompano Beach, FL 09, 9-98-80 Biology – “Bugging Out!” We are going to “Bug” the library with our wonderful arthropods. Lean about the creepy critters that also make our environments their homes too! Come and enjoy a close encounter of the buggy kind! June 21 11:00 a.m. Hollywood Library, 00 Hollywood Blvd., Hollywood, FL 00, 9-9-0 2:00 p.m. Carver ranches Library, 7 S. W. 8 Street, West Park, FL 0, 9-98-9 July 26 11:00 a.m. tamarac Library, 870 W. Commercial Blvd., Tamarac, FL , 9-70-8 2:00 p.m. north Lauderdale saraniero Library, 90 Kimberly Blvd., North Lauderdale, FL 08, 9-98-80 August 2 11:00 a.m. Lauderhill mall Library, 7 N. W.  Street, Lauderhill, FL , 9-79-000 2:00 p.m. African-American research Library and Cultural Center, 0 Sistrunk Blvd., Ft. Lauderdale, FL , 9--800 oct. 11 11:00 a.m. northwest Library, 80 N. W.  Avenue, Pompano Beach, FL 00, 9-78-8 2:00 p.m. Jan moran Collier City Learning Library, 800 N. W. 9 Court, Pompano Beach, FL 09, 9-98-80 Chemistry – “Oobleck” In the book Bartholomew and the Oobleck by De. Seuss, green goo called Oobleck was called down from the sky by a king bored with ordinary rain and snow. Learn how to make your own version of Oobleck and find out how polymers work in our version of kitchen chemistry. August 2 11:00 a.m. Hollywood Library, 00 Hollywood Blvd., Hollywood, FL 00, 9-9-0 2:00 p.m. Carver ranches Library, 7 S. W. 8 Street, West Park, FL 0, 9-98-9 August 23 11:00 a.m. Lauderhill mall Library, 7 N. W.  Street, Lauderhill, FL , 9-79-000 2:00 p.m. African-American research Library and Cultural Center, 0 Sistrunk Blvd., Ft. Lauderdale, FL , 9--800 sept. 13 11:00 a.m. tamarac Library, 870 W. Commercial Blvd., Tamarac, FL , 9-70-8 2:00 p.m. north Lauderdale saraniero Library, 90 Kimberly Blvd., North Lauderdale, FL 08, 9-98-80 oct. 18 11:00 a.m. northwest Library, 80 N. W.  Avenue, Pompano Beach, FL 00, 9-78-8 2:00 p.m. Jan moran Collier City Learning Library, 800 N. W. 9 Court, Pompano Beach, FL 09, 9-98-80 Physics – “Sink or Float” Rub-a-dub, why do some toys sink, and others float in your tub? Come and have a splashing good time finding out what causes science to happen at bath time! August 9 11:00 a.m. Hollywood Library, 00 Hollywood Blvd., Hollywood, FL 00, 9-9-0 2:00 p.m. Carver ranches Library, 7 S.W. 8 Street, West Park, FL 0, 9-98-9 August 30 11:00 a.m. Lauderhill mall Library, 7 N.W.  Street, Lauderhill, FL , 9-79-000 2:00 p.m. African-American research Library and Cultural Center, 0 Sistrunk Blvd., Ft. Lauderdale, FL , 9--800 sept. 20 11:00 a.m. tamarac Library, 870 W. Commercial Blvd., Tamarac, FL , 9-70-8 2:00 p.m. north Lauderdale saraniero Library, 90 Kimberly Blvd., North Lauderdale, FL 08, 9-98-80 oct. 25 11:00 a.m. northwest Library, 80 N. W.  Avenue, Pompano Beach, FL 00, 9-78-8 2:00 p.m. Jan moran Collier City Learning Library, 800 N W. 9 Court, Pompano Beach, FL 09, 9-98-80 
  • Children ProgrAms & EvEnts African-American Research Library and Cultural Center, 954-625-2800 Mondays through Thursdays - Afterschool @ Your Library, homework help and reading practice, ages -,  to :0pm. Please pre-register with Youth Services. Alvin Sherman Library, Research, and Information Technology Center at Nova Southeastern University, a joint- use facility between the Broward County Board of County Commissioners and Nova Southeastern University, 954-262-5477 Saturdays, 3, 10, 17 - Crochet Madness. Learn to crochet or just enjoy crocheting and meeting new people. Don’t forget to bring a crochet hook and yarn, ages 9 and up,  to pm. May 4 - Musical Storytime. In honor of Jewish American Heritage Month, all ages,  to pm. 12 through 18 - Celebrate Children’s Book Week with a sweet candy contest and enter to win a free bag of books. Visit the library this week to make bookmarks and get the inside scoop on Summer Reading prizes and programs! Carver Ranches Branch, 954-985-1945 Mondays through Thursdays - Afterschool @ Your Library, homework help and reading practice, ages -,  to pm. Please enroll with Youth Services Librarian. 2nd Wednesday - Wags & Tales: Practice reading to a pet therapy dog, ages  to, pm. Century Plaza Branch, 954-360-1330 May 12 & 19 - Italian Story Time for Preschoolers. Learn Italian and do a fun craft, ages  months to  years, 0:0 to :am. 19 - Wags & Tales, children can gain confidence in their reading skills by reading to Baxter, a pet therapy dog. :0 to :0 pm. Sponsored by the Humane Society of Broward County. Davie/Cooper City Branch, 954-680-0050 May 22 - Wags & Tales. Children can gain confidence in their reading skills by reading to a pet therapy dog, ages -, :0 to :0pm. Sponsored by the Humane Society of Broward County. Pre-registration required: 9-80-000. Deerfield Beach Percy White Branch, 954-360-1380 Mondays through Thursdays - Afterschool @ Your Library. Call Youth Services to enroll children for homework help and reading practice,  to pm. Mondays - Mother Goose Time, books, activities, and crafts for children up to  months and their caregivers, 0am. Tuesdays - Family Story Time and craft, all ages, :0pm. Wednesdays - Bookworms, Story Time and Craft, ages -, 0am. May 17 - Piano Recital, all ages, pm 28 - Yoga Fun with Ms. Anita, ages -, 0am. Hallandale Beach Branch, 954-457-1750 Mondays through Thursdays - Afterschool @ Your Library, homework help and reading practice, ages -,  to :0pm. Please pre-register with Youth Services. May 3 - Wags & Tales - Children gain confidence in their reading skills by reading to a pet therapy dog! Sponsored by the Broward County Humane Society, ages -,  to pm. 27 - Discover fun, safe summer activities you can do with your children with Mildred Hightower, :0 to 7:0pm. Presented by Nova Southeastern University’s Moran Community Outreach Initiative. Hollywood Branch, 954-926-2430 Mondays through Thursdays - Afterschool @ Your Library, homework help and reading practice, ages -,  to :0pm. Please pre-register with Youth Services. 21 - Wags & Tales - Children gain confidence in their reading skills by reading to a pet therapy dog! Sponsored by the Broward County Humane Society. Ages -, :0pm. Imperial Point Branch, 954-492-1881 Mondays, May 5, 12, 19 - Toddler Time, ages - months with caregiver, 0:0 to :am. Thursdays, 1, 8, 15, 22 - Preschool Storytime, ages - years, 0:0 to :0am. 14, 20 - Wags & Tales: May :  to pm; May 0:  to pm. Children gain confidence in their reading skills by reading to Teak, a pet therapy dog. Please call 9-9-88 to pre-register. Sponsored by the Broward County Humane Society. Lauderdale Lakes Branch, 954-497-3627 Mondays through Thursdays - Afterschool @ Your Library, homework help and reading practice, ages -,  to :0pm. Please pre-register with Youth Services.  www.broward.org/library
  • Lauderhill Towne Centre Library, 954-497-1630 Mondays through Thursdays - Afterschool @ Your Library, homework help and reading practice, ages -,  to :0pm. Please pre-register with Youth Services. Wednesdays - Preschool Story Time Fun, ages -, 0:0 to :am. Thursdays - Kids Club! Featuring activities for ages -,  to pm. Main Library, 954-357-7444 “Read Tween the Lines” book club for ages 8- or grades -7 will meet next month, on Sunday, June  at pm in the Youth Services Section. Please call 9-7-70 for information about June’s book selection and where to obtain copies from Broward County Library so you can read the book in advance. Parents or mentors are encouraged to read and participate. Margate Catharine Young Branch, 954-968-3800 Mondays - Pre-School Storytime,  to :0am. Tuesdays - Family Storytime, 7 to 7:0pm. Mondays through Thursdays - Afterschool @ Your Library, homework help and reading practice, ages -,  to :0pm. Please pre-register with Youth Services. May 1 - “Para los niños: Límites cariñosos”, taller interactivo para padres y niños de  a 7 años, 0:0am a . Para inscribirse por favor llame al 9-98-800 ó al 9-7-7. Recomendamos que participe en los 8 talleres. Patrocinado en parte por la Fundación de la Biblioteca Pública de Broward y la A.D. Henderson Foundation. “For the children”, a program for parents and children  to 7 years old, in Spanish. 3 - Free Comic Book Day, all ages welcome,  to pm. Free comics provided by Tate’s Comics of Lauderhill. 8 - “Para los niños: Autoestima”, taller interactivo para padres y niños de  a 7 años, 0:0am a . Para inscribirse por favor llame al 9-98-800 ó al 9-7-7. Recomendamos que participe en los 8 talleres. Patrocinado en parte por la Fundación de la Biblioteca Pública de Broward y la A.D. Henderson Foundation. “For the children”, a program for parents and children  to 7 years old, in Spanish. North Lauderdale Saraniero Branch, 954-968-3840 Mondays through Thursdays - Afterschool @ Your Library, homework help and reading practice, ages -,  to :0pm. Please pre-register with Youth Services. North Regional/BCC Library, 954-201-2600 On Display: Celebrating Our Communities; Asian Pacific Heritage Month; Haitian Heritage Month. Fridays - Tots and Tales: music, fingerplays, and stories, ages up to  months with parent/caregiver, session one 9:0 to 9:am; session two  to :am. Limit of 0 per session. Pre-registration required, call 9-0-. Fridays - Parent/Toddler Freeplay, ages up to  months with parent/caregiver, session one: 9: to 0:0am; session two: :am to noon. Pre-registration required, call 9-0-. May 14 - Wags & Tales. Improve your reading. Have fun and read to “Mack,” our Pet Therapy Dog, ages -,  to 7pm. Sponsored by the Humane Society of Broward County. Pre-register; 9-0-. Northwest Branch, 954-786-2186 Mondays through Thursdays - Afterschool @ Your Library, homework help and reading practice, ages -,  to :0pm. Please pre-register with Youth Services. Northwest Regional Library, 954-341-3900 Monday thru Wednesday - Homework Help for K-5th grade, :0 to :0pm. Tuesday thru Thursday - Homework Help for Middle School Students,  to pm. May 13 - Introduction to Baby Sign Class for parents of babies 0- months, 7 to 7:0pm. Pre-register: 9--9 x. 7. For more information, call 9-7-709. 29 - Baby Signs Parent Workshop. Communication Tools for the Pre-Verbal Baby with Tina Voci, fee $0, :0 to 8:0pm. Register 9--900 x. 7. Pre-registration mandatory. For more information, call 9-7-709. Pembroke Pines Branch/Walter C. Young Resource Center, 954-437-2635 May 17 - Wags & Tales: Practice reading with a pet therapy dog, ages -, am. Pompano Beach Branch, 954-786-2181 Mondays, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday - Afterschool @ Your Library, homework help and reading practice, ages -,  to :0pm. Please pre-register. Mondays - Toddler Time, finger plays and songs, ages up to  months, 9:0 to 9:0am. Mondays - Preschool Storytime, stories, music and crafts, ages  - 7, 0:0 to :0am. Call to pre-register. 3rd and 4th Wednesday of the Month - Wags and Tales, children can gain confidence in their reading skills by reading to a pet therapy dog, ages -, :0 to :0pm. Please pre-register. Sponsored by the Humane Society of Broward County. Wednesdays, Fridays, Saturday – Free Chess Club, lessons and matches , ages 7 and up. Wednesdays:  to 7:0pm, Fridays:  to :0pm, Saturdays: 0 to noon. May 13 - Music Magic: Celebrate Children’s Book Week, come dressed as your favorite book character and share your singing and dancing talents. The Anime Club will provide entertainment with special Japanese songs, :0 to pm. www.broward.org/library 7
  • Children Riverland Branch, 954-791-1085 ProgrAms & EvEnts Mondays through Thursdays - Afterschool @ Your Library, homework help and reading practice, ages -,  to :0pm. Please pre-register with Youth Services. South Regional/BCC Library, 954-201-8825 May 3 - Signing Stories @ your library: 2nd ASL Literacy Festival, 0am to pm. Come join us for presentations by a famous deaf author, entertainment by deaf performers, resource booths, and numerous children’s activities. It will be a day you don’t want to miss! Sponsored by Broward County Library in partnership with the Alliance for Families with Deaf Children. All parents and interested adults and children up to the age of  are welcome. 10 - Wags & Tales, ages - yrs, am. Children can gain confidence in their reading skills by reading to Murphy, a Humane Society Therapy Dog. Please pre-register. Sponsored by the Humane Society of Broward County. Regular programming will resume in June. Southwest Regional Library, 954-538-9996 May 1 - Bugs in My Garden, all ages, 7 to 7:0pm. 2 - “Para los Niños: Autoestima”, taller interactivo para padres y niños de  a 7 años, 0:0am a :0pm. Para inscribirse por favor llame al 9-8-99 Ext.  ó al 9-7-7. Recomendamos que participe en los 8 talleres. Patrocinado en parte por la Fundación de la Biblioteca Pública de Broward y la A.D. Henderson Foundation. “For the children”, a program for parents and children  to 7 years old, in Spanish. 6 - Magnificent Moms, ages -, 0:0 to am. 7 - Learning & Growing Together, ages  months to  years with caregiver, 9:0 to 0am and 0:0 to am. 8 - Mother’s Day Celebration, all ages, 7 to 7:0pm. 9 - Wags & Tales: practice reading to a pet therapy dog, ages -, :0 to :0pm. Preregistration required. Sponsored by the Humane Society of Broward County. 10 - Wags & Tales. Children gain confidence in their reading skills by reading to a pet therapy dog, ages -, 0 to am. Preregistration required. Sponsored by the Humane Society of Broward County. 10 - Mother’s Day Toddler Tea. Wear your tea party best and join us for stories, songs, and special snacks! Ages  months -  years with caregiver, 0:0am to noon. Stirling Road Branch, 954-985-2689 Tuesdays - Fridays - Afterschool @ your library, ages -,  to :0pm, homework help, tutoring, reading practice and enrichment, sponsored by the Broward County Children’s Services Council. Must be registered, call Youth Services Librarian for information. May 7 - Story Time Fun, ages - with caregiver, :0pm. 14 - Celebrate Children’s Book Week with musical guest Billy Joe Bob, :0pm. 25 - Wags & Tales, ages  -, pm. Children gain confidence in their reading skills by reading to a gentle pet therapy dog. Sponsored by the Humane Society of Broward County. Sunrise Dan Pearl Branch, 954-749-2521 Display: Celebrate Mother Goose Day, May 1. To re-appreciate the old nursery rhymes. Afterschool @ Your Library. Homework help & reading practice. - year-olds,  to :0 pm, Mondays through Thursdays. Visit teachers at the library’s community room to register. May 5 - Wags & Tales, ages  -, :0 to :0pm. Read to a Pet Therapy Dog. Sponsored by the Humane Society of Broward. Pre- registration required. Sunset Strip Branch, 954-749-2525 Mondays through Thursdays - Afterschool @ Your Library, homework help and reading practice, ages -,  to :0pm. Please pre-register with Youth Services. West Regional, 954-382-5860 May 10 - Preregistration for Summer Kick-off Talent Show; show date: Sat., June 7,  to :0pm; all ages. Prizes for best acts. 17 - Preregistration for Let’s Make A Movie Drama Class. Class starts June 8, Ages 8-. For 7 weeks; meets Tues. 7 to 8:0pm & Sun.  to pm. Weston, 954-389-2098 Please call Youth Services, 9-89-098 x. . Sundays - Chess Club, for all ages and levels, :0 to pm. May 17 - Wags & Tales: Children ages - can gain confidence in their reading skills by reading to pet therapy dog Dixie, :0 to :0pm. Sponsored by the Humane Society of Broward County. 8 www.broward.org/library
  • teens ProgrAms & EvEnts Alvin Sherman Library, Research, and Information Technology Center at Nova Southeastern University, a joint-use facility between the Broward County Board of County Commissioners and Nova Southeastern University, 954-262-5477 Read This: Find out about all the fun, free stuff and join the online book club at http://blogs.library.nova.edu/teenroom. Read, comment, solve, and win. Ages  and up. Take a break and visit our Teen Room. Play games, gab, have fun! Call 9-- for hours and more information. Carver Ranches Branch, 954-985-1945 Mondays - Teen Drop Zone: Drop in for fun and food. Activities will include board games, movies, and book sharing. 3rd Wednesday - Teen Advisory Board meeting, new members welcome, pm. Deerfield Beach Percy White Branch, 954-360-1380 May 3 - Art Attack. Express yourself using different a choice of art media,  and up, pm. Imperial Point Branch, 954-492-1881 May 7 - Anime Zone, ages -9, :0 to :0pm. Come join us for previews of new Anime and some afterschool snacks. Lauderhill Towne Centre Library, 954-497-1630 13 - Teen Advisory Board Meeting, :0 to 7:0pm. Main Library, 954-357-7444 May 1 - Teen Advisory Board Meeting. Be a Leader at the Library, ages -8,  to  pm, nd Floor/Youth Services Section. 3 - Free Comic Book and Manga Day at the Library. Come and get your very own comic or manga, all day, nd Floor/Youth Services Section. SAT Workshops May 10 - Workshops for College-Bound Students. Alberto Howe, Director of Affordable College Solutions, presents a college informa- tion session for high school sophomores and juniors. Participants must attend all three sessions;  to pm, Bienes Ceremonial Room. Pre- registration is required; space is limited. 9-7-70. Sponsored by the Broward Public Library Foundation. 17 - Workshops for College-Bound Students. Full-length SAT practice test. Please bring at least two number  pencils and a calculator. For high school sophomores and juniors and their parents. Room E. 9am to pm. Parents will have a financial aid session in the Bienes Ceremonial Room. 9 to am. Pre-registration is required; space is limited. 9-7-70. Sponsored by the Broward Public Library Foundation 24 - Workshops for College-Bound Students. Follow Up/Results Session and essay writing fundamentals presented by Alberto Howe, Director of Affordable College Solutions. For high school sophomores and juniors,  to pm, Bienes Ceremonial Room. Pre-registration is required; space is limited. 9-7-70. Sponsored by the Broward Public Library Foundation May 29 - Higher Education Partnership of Southeast Florida (HEPSEF) Education Fair. Meet representatives from local and state colleges, am to pm and  to 7pm, first floor. For more information, call 9-7-7 or 9-7-70. Margate Catharine Young Branch, 954-968-3800 May 3 - Free Comic Book Day, all ages welcome,  to pm. Free comics provided by Tate’s Comics of Lauderhill. North Regional/BCC Library, 954-201-2600 On Display: College Information for High School Students and Asian-American Literature book display, as part of the Asian Pacific American Heritage celebration. May 15 - Understanding You and Me: “What it is to be Haitian.” Youth will have the opportunity to learn more about their culture. What are the various rituals and traditions that are passed down from generation to generation? Youth will have a chance to share in the cultural experience to better understand who they are. Sponsored by the Broward County Outreach through the Newcomers Yana and MOSAIC programs. Ages -8, :0 to 8:0pm. Northwest Regional Library, 954-341-3900 9 Mondays 5, 12, 19 - Video Games. Guitar Hero and other video games, ages -8.  to pm. 9 Tuesdays - Arts and Crafts. Ages -8. : to pm. 9 Wednesdays & Thursdays - Board Games. Chess, Scrabble, Monopoly, Life and more, ages -8, : to pm. Tuesdays and Thursdays (school days only), Homework Help Center. Students in grades -8 can get free help with their homework.  to pm. 3 - Create a Comic Strip with Cory Laub, an experienced comic book artist and teacher. Find out how to create a character and make a comic strip of your own. Call the YS Desk to pre-register. Ages -8,  to pm. This program provided by the Stephanie Rubin Memorial Fund. 9 7 Mother’s Day Keychain Craft. Learn how to cross stitch a special pattern for your mother. Bring a small picture to include in the keychain, so mom can take you with her even when you’re out with friends, ages -8,  to pm. Call the YS desk to pre-register. 9 14 - Teen Movie Night with soda and popcorn. Ages -8.  to pm. www.broward.org/library 9
  • teens ProgrAms & EvEnts 9 20 - Craft and Share. Bring one or two of your favorite books to share, and make a craft, ages -8,  to pm. Refreshments served. Call the YS desk to pre-register. $ 31 - LAN Party. Come after hours and play online or video games, ages -8.  to 9pm. Buy tickets for $0 at the circulation desk starting May 9, meal tickets can be purchased for $ or snacks can be purchased at the event. Pembroke Pines, 954-437-2635 May 21 - Teen Volunteer Orientation. Join us for the Teen Volunteer Orientation where you can sign up to start your community service hours over the summer, :0 to 7:0pm. Pompano Beach Branch, 954-786-2181 Fridays - Free Anime Club, Come learn to draw your favorite characters. Presented by members of the Anime Dragons, ages -8,  to :0pm. Wednesdays, Fridays, Saturday - Free Chess Club. Lessons and matches, all ages welcome. Wednesdays:  to 7:0pm, Fridays:  to :0pm, Saturdays: 0am to noon. May 13 - Music Magic: Come dressed as your favorite book character and share your singing and dancing talents. The Anime Club will provide entertainment with special Japanese songs, :0 to pm. Southwest Regional Library, 954-538-9996 May 3 - ANIMEFEST ’08. Free Comic Book Giveaway day, while quantities last! Come in cosplay, and experience both traditional and con- temporary Japan. Includes Japanese tea ceremony, cooking demonstrations, Ronin-Taiko drumming, Kendo demonstration, cosplay contest, multi-gaming rooms, workshops on drawing, cosplay, Japan, and greatest missed manga and anime, with film screenings. Vendors will be on site. Ages  and up, from 0am to pm. Tamarac Branch, 954-720-2282 May 22 (Thu) - Teen Volunteer Orientation. Want to volunteer at your library? Come to our meeting and find out how. For ages -8, pm. Pre-register; call 9-70-8. Weston, 954-389-2098 Please call Youth Services, 9-89-098 x. . On Display: Asian-Pacific Teen Literature. Sundays - Chess Club, for all ages and levels, :0 to pm. Wednesdays - TeenTechHour in the Computer Center, :0 to :0pm. May 1 - Summer Teen Volunteer Registration, 8th to th grade students, teens must be present to pre-register. Limited space. Find out how you can be a part of summer reading! For more information about the great programs and events as well as fantastic prizes offered this summer, visit www.broward.org/library and click on Programs & Events. 0 www.broward.org/library
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  • PLEASE NOTE: all public computers use the Windows XP Professional Computer Classes platform, Internet Explorer 6.0, and all microsoft office suite software programs are the 2003 version. Check with library staff at the class location if you have questions about the software used or if there are any pre-requisites for successfully completing the class before you attend. Classes listed with a dollar sign are Jan Moran Collier City Learning Main Library, 954-357-7444 fee-based classes. there is a $10 Library, 954-968-3820 Please call in advance to reserve for fee charge to attend. Please come to Half-hour tutorials available by classes or half-hour tutorials at 954- these classes at least  minutes early appointment or on a walk-in basis when 357-7485. to pay for them at the circulation desk. possible. May 5 - MS PowerPoint I,  to :0pm. Thank you! May 7, 14, 21, 28 - Computer Class in 6 - MS Word I,  to :0pm. Please bring a disk or thumb drive if Haitian/Creole,  to 8pm. 6 - Computer Literacy I, 7 to 8:0pm. you want to save your work. 7 - Create a Resume Using MS Word, Davie/Cooper City Branch 0 to :0am. African-American Research Library 954-680-0050 7 - MS Excel I, 7 to 8:0pm. and Cultural Center 954-625-2800 Please call to register for any class. 8 - Computer Literacy I,  to :0pm. May 5 - Computer Literacy I,  to May 12 - MS Excel I, 0 to :0am. 8 - MS Word I, 7 to 8:0pm. :0pm. 19 - MS PowerPoint I, 0 to :0am. 12 - MS PowerPoint II,  to :0pm. 7 - Mavis Beacon Teaches Typing,  to 13 - MS Word II,  to :0pm. :0pm. (Fee class $) Deerfield Beach Percy White 13 - Computer Literacy II, 7 to 8:0pm. 12 - MS Word I,  to :0pm. Branch, 954-360-1380 14 - E-mail Services I Using Yahoo, 0 14 - MS Word II,  to :0pm. Pre-register 2 weeks in advance: call to :0am. 19 - MS Powerpoint I,  to :0pm. 954-360-1380. 14 - MS Excel II, 7 to 8:0pm. 21 - MS Powerpoint II,  to :0pm. May 5 - Computer Literacy I,  15 - Computer Literacy II,  to :0pm. 28 - Free E-Mail Services I Using Yahoo, am. to :0pm. 15 - MS Word II, 7 to 8:0pm.  to :0pm. 12 - Introduction to the World Wide 20 - MS Word III,  to :0pm. (Fee Web, am to :0pm. class $) Carver Ranches Branch 19 - MS Word I, am to :0pm. 20 - Computer Literacy III, 7 to 8:0pm. 954-985-1945 21 - MS Excel I,  to :0pm. May 5, 6 - Computación Básica III, : Galt Ocean Mile Reading Center 21 - MS PowerPoint I, 7 to 8:0pm.  to 7:0pm; : am to :0pm. 954-537-2877 22 - Computer Literacy III,  to :0pm. 6, 7 - Computer Literacy III, : am to Please contact the branch to pre- 28 - MS Excel II,  to :0pm. :0pm; 7:  to 7:0pm. register as seating is limited. 28 - MS PowerPoint II, 7 to 8:0pm. 12, 13 - Email/Correo Electrónico, : May 9 - Computer Literacy I, :0 to 29 - Introduction to the WWW, 0 to  to 7:0pm; : am to :0pm. pm. :0am. 13, 14 - Free E-mail services using 16 - Computer Literacy II, :0 to pm. 29 - Mavis Beacon Teaches Typing, 7 to Yahoo, : am to :0pm; ,  to 23 - Computer Literacy III, :0 to pm. 8:0pm. (Fee class $) 7:0pm. 19, 20, 21 - MS Word II, 9:  to Hollywood Branch, 954-926-2430 North Lauderdale Saraniero 7:0pm (in Spanish); 0:  to May 6 - Computer Literacy I,  to Branch, 954-968-3840 :0pm (Spanish & English); :  to :pm. May 6 - Introduction to WWW, :0 to 7:0pm (in English). 13 - Computer Literacy II,  to :pm. 8pm. 27 - Computación Básica I, am to 14 - Computer Literacy III,  to :pm. 7 - Introduction to WWW, 0:0am to :0pm. 21 - Introduction to the WWW,  to noon. 27, 28 - Computer Literacy I, 7: am :pm. 13 - Free Email Services I Using Yahoo, to :0pm; 8:  to 7:0pm. :0 to 8pm. Imperial Point Branch 14 - Free Email Services I Using Yahoo, Century Plaza Branch 954-492-1881 0:0am to noon. 954-360-1330 May 19 - Intro. to the WWW,  to pm. 20 - Free Email Services II Using Yahoo, May 7 - Computer Literacy I, 9 to :0 to 8pm. 0:0am. Lauderhill Towne Centre Library 21 - Free Email Services II Using Yahoo, 14 - Computer Literacy II, 9 to 954-497-1630 0:0am to noon. 0:0am. May 13 (Tue) - Computer Literacy 27 - MS Word I, :0 to 8pm. 21 - Intro to World Wide Web, 9 to I, :0am to pm, Library’s 28 - MS Word I, 0:0am to noon. 0:0am. Multipurpose Room. 27 - Free E-mail Services I - using 20 (Tue) - Computer Literacy II, :0 North Regional/BCC Library Yahoo! 9 to 0:0am. to pm, Library’s Multipurpose Room. 954-201-2600 28 - Free E-mail Services I - using 28 (Wed) - Microsoft Word I, :0 to May 1 - MS 00 PowerPoint I, 9:0 Yahoo! 9 to 0:0am. pm, Library’s Multipurpose Room. to am.  www.broward.org/library
  • PLEASE NOTE: all public computers use the Windows XP Professional Computer Classes platform, Internet Explorer 6.0, and all microsoft office suite software programs are the 2003 version. Check with library staff at the class location if you have questions about the software used or if there are any pre-requisites for successfully completing the class before you attend. 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 - Basic Computer Northwest Branch, 954-786-2186 8:0pm. Literacy in Haitian Creole, 7 to 8:0pm. May 6 - Computer Literacy I 0:0 to 22 - MS Word III, 9:0 to am, 7 to 2 - MS 00 PowerPoint II, 9:0 to :0am. 8:0pm. (Fee Class $) am. 10 - Free E-Mail Services I Using Yahoo 23 - Free E-mail Services II using 3, 9, 17, 23, 31 - Clases de 0:0 to :0am. Yahoo, 9:0 to am. Computación en Español, 9:0 a am. 13 - Computer Literacy II 0:0 to 27 - MS Publisher, 9:0 to am, 7 to 5 - Surfing the Internet, 9:0 to :0am. 8:0pm. (Fee Class $) 0:0am. (Fee class $) 14 - Finding & Applying for County Jobs 28 - MS Excel II, 9:0 to am, 7 to 5, 14 - Computer Literacy I, : :0 to  to 7pm. 8:0pm. pm; : 9:0 to am. 20 - MS Excel I 0:0 to :0am. 29 - Job Information Sources Online, 5 - MS 00 Excel I, 7 to 8:0pm. 24 - Free E-Mail Services II Using Yahoo 9:0 to am. 6, 21 - Computer Literacy II, : :0 to 0:0 to :0am. 29 - Mavis Beacon Teaches Typing, 7 to pm; : 9:0 to am. 27 - MS Excel II 0:0 to :0am. 8:0pm. (Fee Class $) 6, 13, 20, 27 - Clases de Computación 28 - Blogging  to 7pm. (Fee class $) en Español, 7 a 8:0pm. Pembroke Pines Branch/Walter C. 7, 28 - Introduction to the WWW, 7: Northwest Regional Library Young Resource Center :0 to :0pm; 8: 9:0 to 0:0am. 954-341-3900 954-437-2635 7, 15 - MS 00 Word I, 7: 7 to May  - Graphics In Office, 9:0 to May 1 - MS Word I,  to :0pm. 8:0pm; : :0 to pm. am. (Fee Class $) 8 - MS Word II,  to :0pm. 8 - Computer Terminology, :0 to pm. 1 - MS PowerPoint II, 7 to 8:0pm. 22 - Introduction to WWW,  to :0pm. (Fee class $) 2 - Resume Writing, 9:0 to am. 10 - Free E-mail Services Using Yahoo I, 5 - MS Word I, 9:0 to am. Riverland Branch, 954-791-1085 9:0 to :0am. 5 - Computer Literacy I, :0 to pm. May 1 - Computer Literacy I, :0 to 12 - Searching the Internet, 9:0 to 6 - Mavis Beacon Teaches Typing, 9:0 7:0pm. 0:0am. (Fee class $) to am. (Fee Class $) 6 - Introduction to the WWW, am to 12 - Downloading, :0 to pm. (Fee 6 - Computer Literacy II, :0 to pm. noon. class $) 6 - MS Publisher, 7 to 8:0pm. (Fee 15 - Introduction to the WWW, :0 to 12 - MS 00 Excel II, 7 to 8:0pm. Class $) 7:0pm. 13 - File Management, :0 to pm. 7 - DreamWeaver, 9:0 to am. (Fee 20 - Computer Literacy I, am to (Fee class $) Class $) noon. 14, 22 - MS 00 Word II, : 7 to 7 – MS Access I, 7 to 8:0pm. (Fee 29 - Computer Literacy I, :0 to 8:0pm; : :0 to pm. Class $) 7:0pm. 16 - MS 00 Publisher I, 9:0 to 8 - MS Word I, 9:0 to am, 7 to am. (Fee class $) 8:0pm. South Regional/BCC Library 19 - Photoshop Elements () I, 9:0 to 9 - Free E-mail Services I using Yahoo, 954-201-8297 am. (Fee class $) 9:0 to am. May 5 - MS PowerPoint I, 9:0 to 19 - MS 00 Excel III, 7 to 8:0pm. 12 - MS Word II, 9:0 to am. am. (Fee class $) 12 - Computer Literacy I, :0 to pm. 5 - Basic Computer Literacy I, 7 to 20 - MS 00 Access I, 9:0 to am. 13 - MS PowerPoint I, 9:0 to am, 7 8:0pm. (Fee class $) to 8:0pm. 6 - MS PowerPoint II, 7 to 8:0pm. 21 - Job Information Resources Online, 13 - Computer Literacy II, :0 to pm. 6 - Basic Computer Literacy II, 7 to :0 to :0pm. (Fee class $) 14 - Introduction To The WWW, 9:0 to 8:0pm. 21, 29 - MS 00 Word III, : 7 to am. 7 - MS Word I, 9:0 to am. 8:0pm; 9: :0 to pm. (Fee class $) 14 - MS Access II, 7 to 8:0pm. (Fee 8 - MS Word II, 9:0 to am. 24 - Free E-mail Services Using Yahoo II, Class $) 12 - MS PowerPoint III, 9:0 to 9:0 to am. 15 - MS Word II, 9:0 to am, 7 to :0am. (Fee class $) 27 - MS 00 Access II, 9:0 to am. 8:0pm. 12 - MS Excel I en Espanol,  to (Fee class $) 16 - Photoshop I, 9:0 to am. (Fee :0pm. 28 - Finding Materials in BCL, 9:0 to Class $) 13 - Free E-mail Services I using Yahoo, 0:0am. 19 - MS Word III, 9:0 to am. (Fee 7 to 8:0pm. 28 - Dreamweaver MX 00, 7 to Class $) 14 - Free E-mail Services II using 8:0pm. (Fee class $) 20 - MS PowerPoint II, 9:0 to am, Yahoo, 7 to 8:0pm. 30 - Travel Information, 9:0 to 7 to 8:0pm. 15 - MS Access, 7 to 9pm. (Fee class $) 0:0am. (Fee class $) 21 - MS Excel I, 9:0 to am, 7 to 19 - MS Excel I, 9:0 to am.  www.broward.org/library
  • PLEASE NOTE: all public computers use the Windows XP Professional Computer Classes platform, Internet Explorer 6.0, and all microsoft office suite software programs are the 2003 version. Check with library staff at the class location if you have questions about the software used or if there are any pre-requisites for successfully completing the class before you attend. 19 - MS Excel II en Espanol,  to 12 - Introduction to the WWW, 0:0 :0pm. to noon. 20 - MS Excel II, 9:0 to am. 13 - MS Word l, 0:0 to noon. 21 - MS PowerPoint I, 7 to 8:0pm. 14 - MS Word ll, 0:0 to noon. 22 - MS PowerPoint II, 7 to 8:0pm. 20 - MS Excel l, 0:0 to noon. 28 - MS PowerPoint III, 7 to 9pm. (Fee 21 - MS Excel ll, 0:0 to noon. class $) 22 - MS Excel lll, 0:0 to noon. (Fee 29 - MS Publisher, 9:0 to :0am. class $) (Fee class $) 27 - Free E-Mail Services l Using Hotmail, 0:0 to noon. Southwest Regional Library 28 - MS Powerpoint l, 0:0 to noon. 954-538-9996 x. 277 May 1 - MS Word I,  to :0pm. West Regional, 954-382-5860 5 - Conocimiento Básico de Computación en Español I, 7 a 8:0pm. Pre-register to attend or learn more about the class. Get the 6 - MS Word I en Español,  a :0pm 7 - Computer Literacy I,  to :0pm. Please bring a disk or thumb drive if you want to save your work. step-by-step 12 - Conocimiento Básico de May 5 (Mon) - Computer Literacy I, Computación en Español II, 7 a :0 to pm. guide to help 8:0pm. 7 (Wed) - Introduction to the WWW, 13 - MS Word II en Español,  a :0pm. :0 to pm. 12 (Mon) - Computer Literacy II, :0 you use the 14 - Computer Literacy II,  to :0pm. 15 - MS Word III,  to :0pm. (Fee to pm. 14 (Wed) - Free E-Mail Services I Using library’s class $) Hotmail, :0 to pm. 20 - MS Word III en Español,  a 19 (Mon) - Computer Literacy III, :0 website and :0pm. (Fee class $) to pm. 21 - Finding & Applying for County Jobs, 7 to 8:0pm. 21 (Wed) - MS Word II, :0 to pm. 28 (Wed) - MS Excel I, :0 to pm. online services. 22 - Introduction to the WWW,  to 29 (Thu) - Downloading, :0 to pm. :0pm. (Fee class $) 28 - Finding Materials in the Library,  to :0pm. Weston, 954-389-2098 x. 234 Pick up a copy 29 - Photoshop I, 7 to 8:0pm. (Fee Please call 954-389-2098 x. 234 to class $) register for classes. May 2 - Computer Literacy I, :0 to at your library Stirling Road Branch 954-985-2689 pm. 5 - Computer Literacy II, :0 to pm. or download at Please call 954-985-2689 to reserve a 7 - Computer Literacy III, :0 to pm. seat for each class. 10 - MS Word I, 0:0am to noon. www.broward.org/library May 14 - Basic Computer Literacy I, 0 12 - MS Word II, 0:0am to noon. to :0am. 14 - MS Word III, 0:0am to noon. 21 - Introduction to the WWW, 0 to (Fee class $) :0am. 16 - MS Excel I, 0:0am to noon. 28 – Free E-Mail Services I Using 20 - MS Excel II, 0:0am to noon. Yahoo, 0 to :0am. 21 - File Management, :0 to pm. (Fee class $) Tamarac Branch, 954-720-2282 24 - MS Excel III, 0:0am to noon. To pre-register, call 954-720-2282 x. (Fee class $) 259. 28 - Digital Cameras a Guide, :0 to May 5 - Computer Literacy l, 0:0 to 8pm. (Fee class $) noon. 30 - Create a resume using MS Word, 6 - Computer Literacy ll, 0:0 to noon. 0:0am to noon. 7 - Computer Literacy lll, 0:0 to noon.  www.broward.org/library
  • DIrECtory oF sErvICEs Ask-A-Librarian (Information and Dial-A-story .......................954-357-7777 outreach/ reference) .......................954-357-7444 Programming .....................954-357-7514 Director’s office .................954-357-7377 Access services .................954-765-4227 renewal Line .....................954-357-7368 Each one, teach one Administration ...................954-357-7397 Learning services ..............954-625-2820 main Library volunteers .........................954-357-7475 Artserve ............................954-462-9191 FDLrs media Center ..........754-321-1700 Branch Library Bienes museum of the Florida Center volunteers .........................954-357-5924 modern Book .....................954-357-8692 for the Book.......................954-357-7401 talking Book Library ...........954-357-7555 Books-by-mail ....................954-765-4356 Friends of Broward tty/tDD County Library ....................954-357-7771 (main) ................................954-357-7528 Broward Community technology Center .............954-357-7485 Holiday/Hurricane Update tty/tDD Information Line.................954-357-7510 (margate) ...........................954-968-3800 Broward Public Library Interlibrary Loan ................954-357-7442 Foundation.........................954-357-7382 tty/tDD main Library tours..............954-357-7475 (north regional).................954-201-2616 Cultural Information Center ...............................954-357-7979 marketing ..........................954-357-7570 youth services ...................954-357-7501 palm beach county LIBrAry LoCAtor mAP Letters correspond to library branches listed on “Broward County Library Hours of Service” page. For exact location addresses, refer to branch listings inside. miami-DaDe county www.broward.org/library 
  • BROWARD COUNTY LIBRARY HOURS OF SERVICE BrAnCH PHonE sunday monday tuesday Wed. thursday Friday saturday n AA AArLCC 954-625-2800 1—5 10—9 10—9 10—9 10—9 10—6 10—6 BE Beach 954-786-2197 CLosED 9—5 9—5 9—5 9—5 9—5 CLosED n Br Bryant 954-497-1675 CLosED 12—8 10—6 10—6 12—8 CLosED 9—5 n Cr Carver ranches 954-985-1945 CLosED 12—8 10—6 12—8 10—6 10—6 10—6 n CP Century Plaza 954-360-1330 CLosED 9—5 9—5 9—5 CLosED 9—5 9—5 n CC Collier City 954-968-3820 CLosED 12—8 9—5 12—8 9—5 1—5 12—5 n DA Dania Beach 954-926-2420 CLosED 12—8 10—6 10—6 12—8 CLosED 9—5 n DC Davie/Cooper City 954-680-0050 CLosED 12—8 12—8 9—5 9—5 CLosED 9—5 n DB Deerfield Beach 954-360-1380 CLosED 9—5 1—9 9—5 1—9 CLosED 9—5 n FL Fort Lauderdale * 954-765-4263 CLosED CLosED CLosED CLosED CLosED CLosED CLosED n go galt ocean mile 954-537-2877 CLosED 9—5 9—5 CLosED 12—8 9—5 9—5 n HL Hallandale Beach 954-457-1750 CLosED 12—8 12—8 9—5 9—5 CLosED 9—5 n Ho Hollywood 954-926-2430 1—5 10—8:30 10—8:30 10—8:30 10—8:30 10—6 10—6 n HB Hollywood Beach 954-926-2437 CLosED 9—5 9—5 9—5 9—5 9—5 CLosED n IP Imperial Point 954-492-1881 CLosED 10—6 12—8 12—8 10—6 CLosED 9—5 n LL Lauderdale Lakes 954-497-3627 CLosED 12—8 12—8 10—6 10—6 CLosED 9—5 n LC Lauderhill towne 954-497-1630 CLosED 12—8:30 10—8:30 10—8:30 12—8:30 10—6 10—6 n Lm Lauderhill mall 954-791-1000 CLosED 12—8 9—5 12—8 9—5 CLosED 9—5 n mn main 954-357-7444 12—5:30 9—9 9—9 9—9 9—9 9—5 9—5 n mg margate 954-968-3800 CLosED 10—6 10—8:30 10—8:30 10—6 10—6 10—6 n nL north Lauderdale 954-968-3840 CLosED 12—8:30 12—8:30 10—8:30 10—8:30 10—6 10—6 n nr north regional 954-201-2600 1—5 7:30—9 7:30—9 7:30—9 7:30—9 7:30—4 9—5 n nW northwest 954-786-2186 CLosED 12—8:30 10—6 12—8:30 10—6 10—6 10—6 n no northwest regional 954-341-3900 1—5 7:30—9 7:30—9 7:30—9 7:30—9 9—5 9—5 n nv nsU Library 954-262-5477 11—11:30 7:30—11 7:30—11 7:30—11 7:30—11 7:30—9 8—8 n PE Pembroke Pines 954-437-2635 CLosED 8—8 8—5 8—8 8—5 8—4 9—5 n Po Pompano Beach 954-786-2181 CLosED 9—8 9—8 9—8 CLosED 9—5 9—5 n rv riverland 954-791-1085 CLosED 12—8 10—6 10—6 12—8 CLosED 10—6 n sr south regional 954-201-8825 1—5 7:30—9:30 7:30—9:30 7:30—9:30 7:30—9:30 7:30—4 9—5 n sW southwest regional 954-538-9996 1—5 7:30—9 7:30—9 7:30—9 7:30—9 9—5 9—5 n sL stirling road 954-985-2689 12—5 CLosED 1—9 10—6 1—9 9—5 9—5 n sn sunrise 954-749-2521 CLosED 9—5 1—9 1—9 9—5 9—5 9—5 n st sunset strip 954-749-2525 CLosED 12—8 9—5 9—5 12—8 CLosED 9—5 n tA tamarac 954-720-2282 1—5 10—8:30 10—8:30 10—8:30 10—8:30 10—6 10—6 n Wr West regional 954-382-5860 1—5 9—9 9—9 9—9 9—9 10—6 10—6 n WE Weston 954-389-2098 1—5 10—8:30 10—8:30 10—8:30 10—8:30 10—6 10—6 n mn talking Books 954-357-7555 CLosED 9—5 9—5 9—5 9—5 9—5 CLosED n mn FDLrs media Center 754-321-1700 CLosED 9—5 9—5 9—5 9—5 9—5 9—5 n outside book drop * this branch is temporarily closed.  www.broward.org/library
  • Lite�ary Feast 2008 - A Nove� Succe�s Nearly 550 Broward Public Library Foundation supporters recently attended the 20th edition of Literary Feast’s fundraising Night of Literary Feasts, meeting 20 nationally known authors at the signature cocktail reception at the Main Library, followed by gourmet dinners at private homes and restaurants in Broward County. Literary Feast 2008, for which Nova Southeastern University was the title sponsor for the seventh consecutive year, raised more than $235,000 for the Broward Public Library Foundation. The Sun-Sentinel was the Literary Feast 2008 Co-Chairs Presenting Sponsor of the event for the Christa Porter of AutoNation and second year. Suzanne Migdall of Summers Productions, Inc. “We believe that NSU’s support of the Broward Public Library Foundation’s Literary Feast and Lit LIVE! coincides with our mission and Lit LIVE! coincide – to offer educational programs ‘at times and places convenient to the student’ and to serve the community by allowing citizens to expand their knowledge,” said Dr. George Hanbury, NSU’s ExecutiveVice President, and a member of the Library Foundation Board of Directors. Christa Porter of AutoNation and Feast 2008 Author Jennifer Valoppi, Gale Butler of AutoNation and Suzanne Migdall of Summers Productions, Inc. BPLF Executive Director Dorothy Klein co-chaired the event.“We worked with more than 200 volunteers, who made sure our authors and guests had an exceptional time,” said Christa Porter. “We couldn’t have done this event without the incredible generosity of Racquel & Ray Ferrero, Jr., President our 36 dinner hosts, who opened their homes of Nova Southeastern University, at the Night of Literary Feasts to our guests.” The authors, including Tasha Alexander, James Brady, Lauren Groff, John Hart, and South Florida’s JenniferValoppi, James Hall and internationally renowned interior designer Cecil Hayes, were welcomed on March 13 at a party at the home of AutoNation CEO Mike Jackson. The authors mingled with 75 guests, and had the opportunity to meet the couples who would be hosting individual dinners in the 2008 Feast Author Amy Cohen with authors' honor the following evening. Dinner Hosts Kim and Scott Rothstein On March 14, the authors visited 19 high and 2008 Feast Author James Scurlock schools throughout Broward County to share helpful advice with aspiring young writers and readers as part of Novel Day for Students, sponsored by BankAtlantic. At each school, Dinner Host Co-Chair Melinda Lee, the authors announced the winners of the Meeting of the Minds Host Mike Jackson, county-wide Literary Feast short story Dinner Host Co-Chair Ellen Mahoney writing contest, including Camille Oviedo, of and BPLF President George Platt McArthur High School, the winner of the $1,000 Sun-Sentinel Short Story Grand Prize. Literary Feast concluded on March 15 with LitLIVE!, a free daylong series of author talks and book signings for the public, at Nova Southeastern University's Alvin Sherman Library, Research, and Information Technology Center. Feast 2008 Author Cecil Hayes with Dinner Host Sheryl Dickey 7
  • Campaign launches to keep Library shelves full Dollars raised will buy new books and DVDs Are the shelves at your local library looking a little web site (www.broward.org/library) and the Library emptier these days? Foundation’s web site (www.bplfoundation.org). Due to tax cuts last fall, Broward County Library’s We welcome contributions of all sizes, and for a materials budget was reduced by $1.7 million, from donation of $35 or more, a bookplate will be placed in $8.3 million to $6.6 million. Each year, the materials your honor in a new book or other format purchased budget provides for the purchase of new circulating by the Library system. books, audio books, reference materials, magazines, online services, CDs and DVDs for children and adults. Both the Friends and Library Foundation believe in spending time and money to help Broward County To help offset these cuts, the Library’s two support Library continue to be among the most important organizations, the Friends of the Broward County resources in the community. Now you too have the Libraries and the Broward Public Library Foundation, opportunity to be part of this effort. We appreciate are launching a joint fundraising campaign, known as your support. Dorothy Klein Invest in Knowledge. We’re asking Broward residents to join with us to make sure that, even in these difficult economic times, we have access to all the materials we have come to expect from the ninth largest library Executive Director, Evelyn Grooms system in the country. Broward Public Library Foundation You’ll soon see posters and brochures with the Invest in Knowledge campaign theme in all the branch President, libraries.You’ll also find information on the Library Friends of the Broward County Libraries ! o YES, I/We wish to join with the Broward County Friends and the Broward Public Library Foundation to help offset the $1.7 million cut in the Broward County Library materials budget at the following level: _____ $35 _____$50 _____$100 _____$250 _____$500 _____$1,000 _____Other $________ Name(s): _________________________________________________________________________ Address: __________________________________________________________________________ City: _______________________________________ State: _________ Zip: _________________ Telephone: ________________________________________________________________________ MAIL TO: Broward Public Library Foundation • 100 South Andrews Avenue, 8th Floor, Fort Lauderdale, Fl 33301 • FAX TO: 954-357-7856 FOR MORE INFORMATION: Contact Dorothy Klein, Executive Director at 954-357-7469 or e-mail at dklein@bplfoundation.org Visit Broward County Library at www.broward.org/library • Auxiliary aids for communication are available by calling 954-357-7528 (VoiCe/TTY) BROWARD COUNTY BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS — An Equal Opportunity Employer and Provider of Services Josephus Eggelletion, Jr. • Sue Gunzburger • Kristin D. Jacobs • Ken Keechl • Ilene Lieberman • Stacy Ritter • John E. Rodstrom, Jr. • Diana Wasserman-Rubin • Lois Wexler The printing of this document was generously donated by the Broward Public Library Foundation.