Why Buy When You Can Download for FREE?
June 6, 13, 20, 27 – E-Reader Open House, 10:30 a.m. to noon, North Regional/Broward College Library
June 6, 13, 20, 27 - Download Free eBooks! 4 to 5 p.m., Northwest Regional Library
June 6, 15 - Digital Download Information Session. Bring your device and learn how to download. Imperial Point Library, 11 a.m. to 12 noon
June 11 - Digital Downloads Class, 2 to 3 p.m., Main Library
June 11 - Overdrive Clinic, 2 to 4 p.m., Southwest Regional Library
June 12 - Groundbreaking Technology, 10:30 to 11:30 a.m., Margate Catharine Young Library
June 12 - iPad for Beginners, 1 to 2:30 p.m., Southwest Regional Library
June 12 - Digital Downloads Class - Download free magazines using Zinio, 2 to 3 p.m., Main Library
June 13, 20 – E-Reader Open House, 11 a.m. to 12 noon, African-American Research Library and Cultural Center
June 15 - Technology Petting Zoo, 1 to 2:30 p.m., Northwest Regional Library
June 17 - Introduction to E-Readers, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m., Pembroke Pines Branch Library
June 18 - Digital Open House, 6 to 7:30 p.m., West Regional Library
June 19 - E-Readers & eBooks, 3:30 to 5:30 p.m., South Regional/Broward College Library
June 20 - Download Magazines with Zinio, 10:30 to 11:30 a.m., North Regional/Broward College Library
June 24 - “APPS” in a Snap! 4 to 5 p.m., Southwest Regional Library
June 24 - iPad for Beginners, 6 to 7:30 p.m., Southwest Regional Library
June 25, 27 - Overdrive Clinic, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Southwest Regional Library
June 26 - Technology Petting Zoo, 3 to 5 p.m., Southwest Regional Library
June 26 - Mine For Gold Records with Freegal, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m., Northwest Regional Library
June 27 - Zinio: Free Digital Magazines, 4 to 5 p.m., Southwest Regional Library
June 29 - Download free Music from Freegal, 1 to 2 p.m., Southwest Regional Library
July 6 - Download Free Music from Freegal, 1 to 2 p.m., Southwest Regional Library
July 9, 16 – Learn How to Download Free Magazines from Zinio, 11 a.m. to 12 noon, African-American Research Library and Cultural Center
July 10 – OverDrive: Digital Delivery, 1 to 2 p.m., Tyrone Bryant Library
July 10 – “Groundbreaking Technology”: Learn how to access our free Zinio and Freegal Databases, 6 to 7:30 p.m., Jan Moran Collier City Learning Library
July 11, 18, 25 - E-Reader Open House, 10:30 a.m. to noon, North Regional/Broward College Library
July 11, 18, 25 - Download Free eBooks! 4 to 5 p.m., Northwest Regional Library
July 13, 25 - Digital Download Information Session. Bring your device and learn how to download books and magazines from the library, 11 a.m. to 12 noon, Imperial Point Library
July 15 - OverDrive-Digital Delivery, 6 to 7:30 p.m., Tyrone Bryant Library
July 17 - Technology Petting Zoo - bring your digital device, 10 a.m. to 12 noon, Pompano Beach Library
July 18 - Download Music with Freegal, 10:30 to 11:30 a.m., North Regional/Broward College Library
July 18 - E-Reader Open House, 11 a.m. to 12 noon, African-American Research Library and Cultural Center
July 24 – Zinio, 1 to 2 p.m., Tyrone Bryant Library
July 27 - Groundbreaking Technology: Petting Zoo - bring your digital device, 10 a.m. to 12 noon, Pompano Beach Library
July 29 - Freegal: Music Now, 6 to 7:30 p.m., Tyrone Bryant Library.
Father’s Day Fun! (back to top)
Mark your calendar - Father’s Day is June 16 this year so you’ll want to get an early start on necktie shopping. After deciding between stripes or solids, you and Dad will want to check out these Father’s Day programs and events at Broward County Library:
June 6 – Baseball’s Last Great Scout: The Life of Hugh Alexendar, book talk/signing with author Dan Austin, 2 to 4 p.m., Main Library
June 10 – Little Diggers: Daddy Rocks! Stories, activities and crafts, ages 3-5, 11 a.m. to 12 noon. Free ticketed event, first come, first served. No large groups. North Regional/Broward College Library
June 26 – Foreign Film Series with Discussion and Commentary with Shelly Isaacs. Award-winning Israeli film about a father and son (new release), 1 to 3 p.m., North Regional/Broward College Library
Also: Keep Dad Feeling Good - Pick up books and materials for Men’s Health Month at Stirling Road Library.
Dig Into Reading (back to top)
During the 2013 Summer Reading Program for Children and Teens!
Get ready for good times and great reads as the 2013 Summer Reading Program for kids kicks off June 8 at 33 Broward County Library locations. The Summer Reading Program, which is sponsored by the Broward Public Library Foundation and the Miami Dolphins, offers hundreds of fun events for kids of all ages including featured events such as:
Windell Campbell, Folk & Fairy Tales
Storytelling and puppetry combine to make magic onstage!
July 6 – Miramar Library and Education Center, 11 a.m. to 12 noon
July 13 – Davie/Cooper City Library, 11 a.m. to 12 noon
July 16 – Deerfield Beach Percy White Library, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.
July 20 – Young At Art Museum/Broward County Library, 1 to 2 p.m.
July 23 – Margate Catharine Young Library, 6:45 to 7:45 p.m.
The Music of Darrell House
Award-winning children’s author, poet, storyteller, singer/songwriter and musician.
June 8 – Tamarac Library, 2 to 3 p.m.
June 11 – Margate Catharine Young Library, 6:45 to 7:45 p.m.
June 13 – Lauderhill Mall Library, 10:30 to 11 a.m.
June 15 – Northwest Regional Library, 2 to 3 p.m.
June 22 – Miramar Library and Education Center, 11 a.m. to 12 noon
June 22 – Hallandale Beach Library, 4 to 5 p.m.
July 1 – South Regional/Broward College Library. 2 p.m.
July 24 – Century Plaza Library, 3:30 to 4:30 p.m.
August 2 – Pembroke Pines/Walter C. Young Resource Center, 1 to 2 p.m.
August 3 – Riverland Library, 2 to 2:30 p.m.
Didgeridoo Down Under
High-energy, Australian-themed show with music, puppets comedy and more.
June 19 – Sunrise Dan Pearl Library, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.
June 20 – Carver Ranches Branch, 11 to 11:45 a.m.
June 19 – Pompano Beach Library, 1:30 to 2:30 p.m.
June 22 – Hollywood Library, 2 to 3 p.m.
July 18 – Jan Moran Collier City Learning Library, 3 to 4 p.m.
Become a Most Valuable Reader and Win the Chance to Score Great Prizes!
Look for the Summer Reading booklet in your library.
- Dolphins Club Level Family Experience
- Dolphins player signed jersey
- VIP Day at Miami Dolphins Training Camp
- Papa John’s Pizza Party for 30 people
- Two-ticket package to Miami Seaquarium
- Four tickets to Seaworld Orlando
- Four tickets to Seaworld Aquatica
- Four tickets to Lion Country Safari
- Dolphin Odyssey at Miami Seaquarium
- Parent-and-child Ticket Package for Young At Art Museum
- Family Four-Pack of Tickets to Miami Children’s Museum
- Four-Pack of Tickets to Jungle Island
- Team-signed jersey from the Fort Lauderdale Strikers
- iPad 3
- Kindle Fire
- $250 Toy Store Gift Certificate
- $250 Publix Gift Card
Groundbreaking Reads (back to top)
Feel the earth shake? Nothing to worry about – that’s just what happens when the theme of this year’s Adult Summer Reading Program is “Groundbreaking Reads.” The Adult Summer Reading Program, which is sponsored by the Friends of Broward County Library, Inc., brings a summer’s full of things to do for all interests and ages.
The Adult Summer Reading Program kicks off on June 8 and runs through August 3. This year, 19 libraries will host Summer Reading Program events, which include free technology programs and computer camp, yoga, book discussions, movies, meditation, writing workshops and more. Enter a drawing for a free Kindle electronic reader.
Groundbreaking Highlights of This Year’s Adult Summer Reading:
June 8 – Dig into Disco! Learn the Hustle, 11 a.m. to 12 noon. North Regional/Broward College Library
June 20 – “Groundbreaking” Summer Reading Program Film Festival: Earthquake! 3 to 5:30 p.m., Southwest Regional Library
June 17 – Tai Chi class/book signing, refreshment, pre-register, 6 to 7:30 p.m. Jan Moran/Collier City Learning Library
June 22 – Learn How to “Break Ground” on a Florida-friendly landscape, 1 to 3 p.m., Miramar Library and Education Center
June 22 – Dig into the Seventies: Book Discussion of Alex Haley’s Roots, 6 to 7:30 p.m., African-American Research Library and Cultural Center
June 29 – Bingo for Books! 2 to 3:30 p.m., South Regional/Broward College Library
July 7 – Bucket List Workshop: Make your “bucket” board of things you’d like to do in your lifetime, materials provided, 2 to 3 p.m., Nova Southeastern University Alvin Sherman Library, Research, and Information Technology Center
July 9 – Groundbreaking Poetry Reads Book Talk, 10:30 a.m. to 12 noon. Tyrone Bryant Library
July 18 – Groundbreaking Reads Book: Wild by Cheryl Strayed, 2 to 3 p.m., Main Library
July 26, 27 – Scandalous: Meet the Villians, Heroes and Heroines of Contemporary African-American Fiction at African-American Research Library and Cultural Center South Florida Book Festival.
July 26: 2 to 4 p.m., Workshop. 6 to 9 p.m. Reception. Call for tickets. July 27: 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., Family Day
July 27 – Groundbreaking Technology Petting Zoo, 10 a.m. to noon, Pompano Beach Library.
For more information on Adult Summer Reading Program events, please call your local library or visit broward.org/library.
Look for the Summer Reading booklet in your library.
Viva Florida 500 Commemorates the Anniversary of Ponce de Leon’s Arrival in Florida (back to top)
Viva Florida 500, an initiative launched by the Florida Department of State and its partners, celebrates the 500th anniversary of Juan Ponce de Leon’s arrival in Florida.
June 4 - La Florida Stamp Dedication, 1:30 to 2 p.m., Main Library
June 4 - Having Fun! Wish You Were Here! Vintage Postcards of Florida with Elizabeth Coursen, 2 to 3:30 p.m., Main Library
June 19 - Fort Mose, St. Augustine, FL: 1st Free Black Settlement in Colonial America, presentation via Skype, 6 p.m., Jan Moran Collier City Learning Library. RSVP: 954-357-7670
June 22, July 20 - Atlantic Coast Theatre performance of Florida Treasures: A Viva Florida History Exploration featuring literature, music, theatre and history, grades K-5, 2 to 3 p.m., 6/22: Northwest Regional Library. 7/20: Southwest Regional Library
July 11 - Dig into Florida Archaeology! Ages 6 and up, 1 to 2 p.m., Pembroke Pines Library
July 20 - ArcheoTourist Destinations in Southeast Florida, 2 to 3 p.m., Northwest Regional Library
July 27 - Matthew Sabatella: The Real Florida in Song and Story, 2 to 3 p.m., Northwest Regional Library
Exhibits: Broward Schools: A Look Back, Main Library: City of Coral Springs: 50 Years, Northwest Regional Library; Region 4 – Superfund Site, Main Library; Historic Broward County, North Regional/Broward College Library.
Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) Pride Month (back to top)
In June 1969, the Stonewall Riots in Manhattan brought gay rights to the forefront of America’s consciousness. A lot has changed since then, and now June is officially Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Pride Month, a time to honor freedom fighters of the past and recognize the impact that lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender individuals have had on history locally, nationally and internationally.
This month, Broward County Libraries commemorate LGBT Pride Month with these events:
June 10 – Book Discussion on The Children’s Hour, the 1934 stage play by Lillian Hellman, 2 to 4 p.m., Galt Ocean Mile Reading Center
June 12 – Moving Toward Equity and Excellence in Health Care Services for LBT Women Workshop, 6 to 7:30 p.m., Main Library
June 19 – “Why Straight Women Read (Gay) Romance: Award-winning author Neil Plakcy speaks about the growing genre of M/M romance – sexy stories about gay male couples written specifically for straight female audiences, 4 to 5:45 p.m., West Regional Library
Exhibits: Where the Gays Are: 50 Years in Fort Lauderdale, open during regular library hours, 2nd Floor Gallery, West Regional Library.
Caribbean Heritage Month (back to top)
It’s time to celebrate Caribbean cultural heritage at the annual Anancy Festival, June 15, noon to 5 p.m., at South Regional/Broward College Library. It will be a full day of fun for all ages featuring the screening of short animated films featuring Caribbean characters, musical performances, a costume parade, an arts and crafts room and live simulcasts from other Anancy Festivals in the U.S. (New York, Orlando, Washington, D.C. and Atlanta) and beyond (Jamaica, Kenya and Ghana).
The Anancy Festival is a celebration of Caribbean cultural heritage and designed with particular appeal to children and teenagers curious about the Caribbean. Anancy (or Anansi) is the West African trickster hero of numerous folk tales that are popular across the Caribbean and throughout the African Diaspora.
Juneteenth – Celebrating Freedom (back to top)
On June 19, 1865, more than two years after President Lincoln’s Emancipation Proclamation in 1863, Union soldiers arrived in Galveston, Texas with the news that the Civil War was over and all who were enslaved were now free. Why did it take so long for Texas to get the message about slavery? There are a few theories, but whatever the reason, on June 19 slavery in the United States was now over.
June 19 became a day of celebration, rejoicing and prayer. Early Juneteenth celebrations didn’t attract much attention outside the African-American community, and were often held on church grounds or in rural areas.
Today, Juneteenth is enjoying a phenomenal growth rate within communities nationwide, and many Juneteenth organizations have formed with the mission of promoting and cultivating knowledge and appreciation of African- American history and culture.
June 15 – Juneteenth Celebration: Blues and Sweet Potato Pie” Festival! Summer Reading Program Kick-off with the Blues and Sweet Potato Pie Festival! Annual Juneteenth event, featuring food, fun and storytelling with Windell Campbell, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Storytelling at 1 p.m. Northwest Branch
June 19 – Juneteenth 2013 Freedom Flight: Eat, Compete and Fly Competition! All ages, 12 noon to 7:30 p.m., African-American Research Library and Cultural Center.
It’s Hurricane Season! (back to top)
June 1 through November 30 are two of South Florida’s most important dates – the beginning and end of hurricane season. Get a jump on your hurricane preparation this year with help from Broward County Library. Check out a great display, “June is Hurricane Awareness Month,” beginning June 1 at Main Library, and find books and materials on storm/hurricane preparation. Miramar Branch Library and Education Center will also hold a special hurricane preparedness program on June 5 from 6:30 to 8 p.m.; call 954-357-8090 for details.