Celebrate Jewish Heritage
Learn Hebrew, read great books, enjoy storytelling, music & more at Broward County Library!
October 4 – Learn About the Sukkos Festival, the Celebration of Tabernacles, 2 to 3 p.m., Sunrise Dan Pearl Library
November 1, 8, 15 – Introduction to Hebrew, 6 to 7 p.m., Galt Ocean Mile Reading Center
November 7 – Ruth E. Cohan Jewish Book Review Series, 1:30 p.m., West Regional Library
November 8 – Ruth E. Cohan Jewish Book Review Series, 12 noon to 1 p.m. Main Library
November 8 – Cartoonist Syd Hoff lecture with curator Dina Weinstein, 1:30 to 2:30 p.m., Main Library
November 8 – Shalom Time: Shabbat, 4 to 5 p.m., Stirling Road Library
November 14 – Ruth E. Cohan Jewish Book Review Series, 2 p.m., Northwest Regional Library
November 15 – Chuck Prentisss Presents: The 10 Greatest Jewish Entertainers of the Century, Me and Nine Others, 2 to 4 p.m., Galt Ocean Mile Reading Center
November 17 – Klezmer Band performance, 1 to 2 p.m., West Regional Library
November 19 – Ruth E. Cohan Jewish Book Review Series, 1:30 to 2:30 p.m., Tamarac Library
November 20 – Let’s Talk About Books Book Club: Unorthodox: The Scandalous Rejection of My Hasidic Roots, by Deborah Feldman, 10:30 a.m. to noon, Southwest Regional Library
November 20 – Ronelle Delmont presents a review of Unorthodox: The Scandalous Rejection of My Hasidic Roots, by Deborah Feldman, 2 to 4 p.m., Galt Ocean Mile Reading Center
November 27 – Klezmer Music, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m., Stirling Road Library
November 28 – Foreign Films with Shelly Isaacs, 2 to 4 p.m., Northwest Regional Library
November 28 – Ruth E. Cohan Jewish Book Review Series, 2 p.m., North Regional/Broward College Library
October 16 - November 16 - Cartoonist Syd Hoff, Main Library
November 1 - 30 – North Regional/Broward College Library; Northwest Regional Library; Stirling Road Library
Ruth E. Cohan Jewish Book Review Series
November: The Innocents by Francesca Segal
December: When General Grant Expelled the Jews by Jonathon Sarna
January: Jerusalem Maiden by Tali Carner
February: The Girl in the Green Sweater by Krystyna Chiger with Daniel Paisner
March: Spies Against Armageddon by Yossi Melman and Dan Raviv
Century Plaza/Leon Slatin Library
North Regional/Broward College Library
Northwest Regional Library
West Regional Library
Breast Cancer Awareness (back to top)
Programs and Displays
October 4 – Michelle Stewart, Nutrition Speaker, 12 noon to 1 p.m., Main Library
October 6 – Women’s Health and Breast Cancer Awareness Fair, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., Northwest Regional Library
October 11 – Breast Cancer Survivor Tammi Hartman Shares Her Experience, Discussion and Light Refreshments, 2 to 3 p.m., West Regional Library
October 11 – Be Creative. Be Healthy. Be Well, with artist Susan Buzzi, tweens, 4 to 5:30 p.m., Main Library
October 15 – Dr. Tranakas Speaks About Breast Cancer Research, 12 noon to 1 p.m., Main Library
October 16 – Breast Cancer Awareness Program, presented by Westside Regional Medical Center, 5 to 7:30 p.m., West Regional Library
October 16 – I Am A Strong Woman, Book Signing with author Susan Buzzi, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., Main Library
October 17 – Alternative Resources for Coping with Cancer, Speaker/Discussion, 2 to 3 p.m., West Regional Library
November 6 – Breast Cancer Awareness Program, presented by Westside Regional Medical Center, 5 to 7:30 p.m., West Regional Library
November 10 - Susan Buzzi: Through the Lens of a Warrior, lecture, 1 to 2 p.m., North Regional/Broward College Library
Exhibit: Susan Buzzi: Stories to Share, Part IV, North Regional/Broward College Library
Display Tables: Main Library; North Regional/Broward College Library; Northwest Regional Library; South Regional/Broward College Library; Southwest Regional Library; Stirling Road Library
Making Our Library Great That’s What Friends Are For! (back to top)
Friends of Libraries groups have their very own national week of celebration and now it’s official in Broward County, too! Broward County Mayor John E. Rodstrom, Jr. issued a proclamation declaring October 21-27 “National Friends of the Library Week” in Broward County. The 32 local Friends of the Library chapters provide library support through fundraising and advocacy under the “umbrella” organization of the Friends of Broward County Library, Inc., and they have been instrumental in the growth of the library system. Monthly meetings provide opportunities for Friends to share ideas and plan for the future, and an Executive Board comprised of individuals from local chapters and members-at-large provide guidance and support to the Friends. Want to be a Friend? Contact the Friends at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 954-357-7771.
Friends that make a difference in our libraries every day: Before she retired, Barbara Correll was the director of school libraries in Broward County. Rather than let that knowledge go untapped, she brought her skills and experience to the Friends of Fort Lauderdale Libraries where she is currently president as well as a member of the BCL Friends umbrella group. “I absolutely love and deeply believe in libraries,” she explains. “Being a Friend and working with other Friends, volunteers and library staff – I just love being involved.”
Barbara has been instrumental in creating “First Fridays,” the book fair held at Main Library on the first Friday of each month, as well as helping to train and educate other Friends through the umbrella group. “In addition to helping libraries, being a Friend is also a great social experience. I’d recommend it to anyone.”
In June 2012, the Century Plaza Branch Library added the name Leon Slatin to its title, officially making it the Century Plaza/Leon Slatin Branch Library. Why? As a longtime library Friend, Leon Slatin has volunteered over 30,000 hours of service, processed over 380,000 reserved books for public library customers and has been a strong advocate for expanding the library, increasing the amount of public computers and popular titles and expanding library services for young people. He founded the Friends of Century Plaza Library and currently serves as its president.
A journalist by trade and Friends of Dania Beach Library president by choice, Ann Page has been involved in community service her whole life. As a fundraiser, she’s a motivated innovator who helped launch the first-ever Walk for the Dania Beach Paul DeMaio Library this past January. This Friends group raised funds for library programs such as free summer art classes for all ages and flamenco guitar performances. “I love the library. When I joined the Friends, I was so impressed. They are one hundred percent nonprofit and work together so well as a unit,” she explains. “I’m not a solo act. It’s the Friends, the wonderful library staff and the community that are helping to educate an entire generation on how important libraries really are.”
Sunya “Sunnie” Eiseman
At a youthful 85 years old, Sunya “Sunnie” Eiseman has no plans to slow down her work with the Friends of North Regional/Broward College Library. She’s been volunteering there since the library opened 18 years ago and is currently their Friends president. “When I retired and moved here 22 years ago, I went looking for a library. They were building North Regional then, and I couldn’t wait for it to open so I could volunteer. And I’ve been here ever since!” A retired fashion buyer and bookkeeper, she was the library’s very first volunteer and has seen the Friends of North Regional/Broward College grow to its current number of 200 Friends. She assists processing DVDs and almost never misses her regular Tuesday and Thursday morning shifts. (“They depend on me and I find it so gratifying to be there.”) The efforts of Sunnie and the Friends help support the library in many ways – funding programs and buying needed equipment, especially during the recent economic downturn.
Friends Recognition Events:
October 20 – Kick off National Friends of the Library Week with a t-shirt painting contest, all supplies provided by the Friends of the Imperial Point Library, ages 5-12, 2 to 3 p.m., Attendance limited to 30. Registration required: 954-492-1881. Imperial Point Library
October 25 – Tyrone Bryant Friends of the Library Appreciation Night Meeting, 6 to 7:30 p.m., Tyrone Bryant Library
National Arts & Humanities Week (back to top)
It’s All About Culture!
In October, communities around the country join together to recognize the cultural gems that surround them. Here’s how Broward County Library will celebrate:
October 14 – Culture Vultures present East Meets West: Enjoy the sounds of singer/songwriter Ashlee M., 2 to 4 p.m., Nova Southeastern University Alvin Sherman Library
October 16 – Live Musical Performance – Flute and Guitar, 2 to 3 p.m., West Regional Library
October 20 – Artz Out Loud: The World Turned Upside Down: Music and stories of the American Revolution come to life, all ages, 2 to 3 p.m., Nova Southeastern University Alvin Sherman Library
October 21 – Gothic Tales: Dressed in 19th century costume, Nora Quinlan will read gothic tales, 2 to 3 p.m. Registration required: 954-262-5477, Nova Southeastern University Alvin Sherman Library
October 1-31 – Display Table, North Lauderdale Saraniero Library
It Came From the Library... (back to top)
October 13 – 3rd Annual Manga-Comic Mini-con Lite: Movies, food, book swap, trivia and raffles, ages 12-18, 1 to 4 p.m., West Regional Library
October 15-20 – Book Display: It Came from the Library – Dare to Read Book Display, Imperial Point Library
October 16 – Edible Book Crafts: Create edible crafts inspired by your favorite titles and authors, ages 13-18, 6 p.m., Nova Southeastern University Alvin Sherman Library
October 16 – New Teen Volunteer Orientation, 6 to 7:30 p.m., Stirling Road Library
October 17 – Art Workshop for Teens: “It Came from the Library” with artist DiVitto Kelly, 4:30 to 6 p.m., Main Library
October 19 – Recycle! Make a carton wallet, 4:30 to 5:30 p.m., Main Library
October 20 – Teen Read-A-Thon, 2 to 4:30 p.m., Pompano Beach Library
October 20 – Author Skype with Pete Hautman: Discuss the book Blank Confession and hear advice for aspiring young authors, ages 13-18, 12:30 to 1:30 p.m., Nova Southeastern University Alvin Sherman Library
October 20 – Mysteries of the Mind: Introduction to the Complexities of the mind and demonstration of visual, tactile and perceptual illusions including taste-testing (parental permission required), ages 13-18, 2 to 3 p.m., Nova Southeastern University Alvin Sherman Library
40th Annual Pioneer Day (back to top)
The Broward County Historical Commission presents its 2012 Pioneer Day event on Saturday, October 20, 2012, beginning with light refreshments at 2 p.m. and the ceremony at 3 p.m. Celebrating its 40th Pioneer Day, the Historical Commission is pleased to welcome the City of Oakland Park and the Oakland Park Historical Society as its cohosts for this special occasion.
Pioneer Day will be held at the Oakland Park Elementary School, located at 936 NE 33rd St., Oakland Park, FL 33324. The school is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and is the oldest operating school in Broward County.
For more information, contact the Historical Commission at 954-357-5553.
Game On! (back to top)
Saturday, November 3 is International Games Day @ Your Library
International Games Day @ Your Library is an initiative of the American Library Association to reconnect communities with their libraries through all types of games! Last year, more than 27,700 people played games at more than 1,400 libraries in the U.S. and other countries.
Here’s where you can play this year:
- Not Your Same Old Bored Games! Ages 5-12, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Imperial Point Library
- Anime Club: Gaming Day for Teens, 2 to 3:30 p.m., Pompano Beach Library
- Play Games and Eat Snacks, ages 10-15, 2 to 3 p.m., Tamarac Library
- International Gaming Day, teens, 3 to 5:30 p.m., Tyrone Bryant Library
- Gaming Day, 2 to 3:30 p.m., Stirling Road Library
Books ‘n’ Bears at the Holidays Evening Event (back to top)
Please join the Miami Dolphins and the Broward Public Library Foundation in supporting Books ‘n’ Bears at the Holidays at an evening event from 7 to 10 p.m. Thursday, November 29 at The Ritz-Carlton on Fort Lauderdale Beach, 1 North Fort Lauderdale Beach Blvd. New teddy bears and cash donations will be accepted. Anyone making a contribution will receive a complimentary cocktail.
Donations will be used to host holiday parties for disadvantaged preschool children at their local libraries, creating a positive introduction to reading.
Teddy bears are also being collected at every Broward County Library branch through mid-November.
For information, call Natasha Rogers at 954-357-7384.
Upcoming Jazz Event (back to top)
In honor of Veterans Day, the Quintet of the Gold Coast Jazz Society Band will kick off a jazz program series with a concert featuring wartime jazz standards from the past to be held at Northwest Regional Library beginning at 3 p.m. on November 10. The series continues with a drumming workshop; screenings of Ken Burns PBS series Jazz throughout November and displays.
Support for the program is provided by the Friends of Northwest Regional Library and the Broward Public Library Foundation.
November 17 - 10:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Southwest Regional Library
For more information, call 954-357-7406
Through December 31, 2012
African-American Research Library & Cultural Center
Literary Feast 2013 Celebrates Its 25th Edition
Broward Public Library Foundation’s Literary Feast once again celebrates books and authors from March 15-18, 2013. The event has a twist – an in-depth look at the works and life of legendary author Edith Wharton. Four writers, all Wharton experts, will attend Literary Feast: Jennie Fields, The Age of Desire: A Novel; Irene Goldman-Price, author of My Dear Governess: The Letters of Edith Wharton to Anna Bahlmann; Francesca Segal, author of The Innocents; and Richard Guy Wilson, author of Edith Wharton at Home: Life at the Mount.
Literary Feast authors participate in a series of events that will have them speaking to donors, students and South Florida’s book-loving community, including the Night of Literary Feasts’ fund-raising cocktail reception and series of gourmet dinners on Saturday, March 16.
Literary Feast Title Sponsor is The Friends of the Mount, Edith Wharton’s Home, and Presenting Sponsor is Maroone, an AutoNation, Inc. company.
Authors to date include:
- Ace Atkins, The Lost Ones (A Quinn Colson Novel)
- Kim Barnes, In the Kingdom of Men
- Tess Gerritsen, Last to Die: A Rizzoli and Isles Novel
- Thom Hatch, Osceola and the Great Seminole War: A Struggle for Justice and Freedom
- Lowell Hawthorne, The Baker’s Son
- Tania James, Aerogrammes: And Other Stories
- Bob Spitz, Dearie: The Remarkable Life of Julia Child
- Lee Woodruff, Those We Love the Most
- Dwight Zimmerman, The Hammer and the Anvil: Frederick Douglass, Abraham Lincoln and the End of Slavery in America
More information on Literary Feast 2013 is available at www.literaryfeastonline.org or www.facebook.com/bplfoundation.