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eConnections Newsletter - October-November 2013
Broward County > Library > eConnections Newsletter - October-November 2013

eConnections Newsletter (October - November 2013)

 
Explore Jewish Culture, Art, Music and LiteratureThe Lawgiver by Herman Wouk

November 2 - Al Matos New Age Klezmer Show, 2 to 3:30 p.m., South Regional/Broward College Library
November 5 - Ruth E. Cohan Jewish Book Review Series: The Lawgiver by Herman Wouk, 1 to 2 p.m., Pembroke Pines Library
November 12, 19, 26 - International Folk Dancing, 2 to 3:30 p.m., North Regional/Broward College Library
November 12 - Musical Tuesdays with Walter Ladden, 2 to 3:30 p.m., Northwest Regional Library
November 13 - Ruth E. Cohan Jewish Book Review Series: The Lawgiver by Herman Wouk, 2 to 3 p.m., Northwest Regional Library
The Innocents by Francesca SegalNovember 14 - Ruth E. Cohan Jewish Book Review Series: The Lawgiver by Herman Wouk, 1 to 2 p.m., Main Library
November 14 - Harry Frank Klezmer Band, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m., Stirling Road Library
November 18 - Ruth E. Cohan Jewish Book Review Series, 2 to 3 p.m. Tamarac Library
November 19 - Let’s Talk about Books: The Innocents by Francesca Segal, 10:30 to 11:30 a.m., Southwest Regional Library
November 19 - Cinema presentation. Call 954-357-7840 for title, 2 to 3 p.m., Galt Ocean Mile Reading Center
November 19 - Refuge: Stories of the Selfhelp Home with commentary by Director Ethan Bensinger, 2 to 4 p.m., Main Library
Refuge: Stories of the Selfhelp Home with commentary by Director Ethan BensingerNovember 20 - Ruth E. Cohan Jewish Book Review Series: The Lawgiver by Herman Wouk, 2 to 3 p.m., North Regional/Broward College Library
November 20 - Foreign Films with commentary by Shelly Isaacs, 2 to 5 p.m., Northwest Regional Library
November 21 - Reel to Real Talk: A Film Forum with Prof. Lynne Thorner, 12 noon to 3 p.m., North Regional/Broward College Library
November 25 - Book Discussion of Peony by Pearl Buck, 2 to 3 p.m., Galt Ocean Mile Reading Center



Hispanic Heritage Month Continues  (back to top)

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October 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 - Spanish Café: advanced Spanish grammar, 6 to 7:30 p.m., Northwest Regional Library
October 2 - Author Book Presentation: No a la Leche with author Tatiana Barrera, 6 to 7:30 p.m., Weston Library
October 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 - El Club de Conversacion en Español, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m., North Regional/Broward College Library
October 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 - Toddler Time: Ages 12-35 months, 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Northwest Regional Library
October 2 - Focus on Frida, teens, 4 to 5:45 p.m., Main Library
October 5 - Magic Show! 12 noon to 1 p.m., Dania Beach Paul DeMaio Library
October 5 - Music of the Andes, 2 to 3 p.m., Tamarac Library
October 5 - Pelicula/Movie: Nueve Reinas (Nine Queens), 2 to 4 p.m., Margate Catharine Young Library
October 7 - Film Series: Call 954-201-8870 for title, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., South Regional/Broward College Library
October 8 - El Tiempo Entre Costuras by Maria Duenas: Book talk in Spanish, 5:30 to 7 p.m., Northwest Regional Library
October 9 - Learn Latin American dances! 6 to 7:30 p.m., Jan Moran Collier City Learning Library
October 10 - Classical Viola and Piano Concert: 2 to 3 p.m., North Regional Library
October 10 - Film. Call 954-357-6580 for title, 2 to 5 p.m., Southwest Regional Library
October 10 - Stories & Crafts for Children and Families, all ages, 3:30 to 4:30 p.m., Tamarac Library
October 12 - ¡Viva México! Featuring Griselda Castro Folkloric Show, piñata and food. 1 to 2:30 p.m., Miramar Library and Education Center
October 12 - Manualidades (Arts and Crafts), 2 to 4 p.m., Margate Catharine Young Library
October 14 - Film Series: Call 954-201-8870 for title, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., South Regional/Broward College Library
October 15 - Booked for Lunch: The House of the Spirits by Isabel Allende. Bring bag lunch, 12:30 to 2:30 p.m., Imperial Point Library
October 16 - Let’s Talk About Books, 1 to 2 p.m., Pembroke Pines Library
October 16 - Foreign Film Series, discussion with Shelly Isaacs, 2 to 4:30 p.m., North Regional/Broward College Library
October 19 - Venezuela Danza y Tambo: Cultural Music, Dance and Costumes, 2 to 3 p.m., Northwest Regional Library
October 24 - Books-in-Action program based on Diego by Jeannette Winter, 3 to 4 p.m., Jan Moran Collier City Learning Library
November 5, 12, 19, 26 - Toddler Time: story, songs, puppets ages 12-35 months, 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Northwest Regional Library
November 5, 12, 19, 26 - Spanish Café: advanced Spanish grammar, 6 to 7:30 p.m., Northwest Regional Library
November 6, 13, 20, 27 - El Club de Conversacion en Español, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m., North Regional/Broward College Library
Exhibits: American Girl Josephina Dolls, Northwest Regional Library; Paintings & Photography by Latin Artists Claudia Ojeda & Richard Bello, Southwest Regional Library



teen read week - read for the fun of it. www.ala.org/teenreadTeen Read Week  (back to top)

October 1-12 - Teen Read Week Contest, North Regional/Broward College Library
October 7, 14 - Teen Creative Writing Workshops. Register starting 9/30, ages 13-18, 6 to 8 p.m., Nova Southeastern Alvin Sherman University Library
Girl peeking over an open bookOctober 14 - “Seek the Unknown,” 4 to 5 p.m., Main Library
October 14-18 and 22 - Mini-Pumpkin Decorating Contest, 2:30 to 4 p.m., Southwest Regional Library
October 16 - “Seek the Unknown” Parachute Craft, 4:30 to 5:30 p.m., Main Library
October 16 - An evening with L. Divine, author of the Drama High series. 6 to 8 p.m., African-American Research Library & Cultural Center
October 17 - Meet L. Divine, author of the Drama High series. 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., African-American Research Library & Cultural Center
October 18 - Edible Book Covers. Registration required, ages 13-18, 5:30 to 6:30 p.m., Nova Southeastern Alvin Sherman University Library
October 19 - Young Adult Authors Panel, ages 13-18, RSVP by phone, teens and adults, 2 to 3:30 p.m., Nova Southeastern Alvin Sherman University Library
October 21 - ABC’s of College Planning, 6:30 to 7:45 p.m., Carver Ranches Library
 
Affordable Care Act 101  (back to top) 

Who is Eligible, What Does it Mean, When Do I Enroll, How Do I Enroll?

StethoscopeNeed information on your healthcare insurance options for 2014? Broward County Libraries will host a series of free Affordable Care Act workshops, presented by the League of Women Voters and AARP. Go to Broward.org/Library or visit your nearest library to find a list of events.


National Arts & Humanities Month  (back to top) 

October 1 - “It’s So Margate...” 1 to 3 p.m., Margate Catharine Young Library
October 5 - Star Wars Reads Day Celebration, ages 5-11, 10:30 a.m. to 12 noon, Pompano Beach Library
October 5 - Star Wars Trivia Contest, 12:30 to 1 p.m., Pompano Beach Library
October 12 - Mini Comic Con, ages 7 and up, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., Young At Art/Broward County Library
October 12 - Harmonies of Hope Musical Showcase, 11 to 11:45 a.m., North Regional/Broward College Library
October 13 - Music for Every Occasion Trio, 2 to 3 p.m., Nova Southeastern Alvin Sherman University Library
October 15 - Art Presentation on Women Artists: by the Museum of Art | Fort Lauderdale, 2 to 3:30 p.m., Galt Ocean Mile Reading Center
October 15, 22, 29 - Classical Music Appreciation with Walter Ladden, 2 to 3:30 p.m., Northwest Regional Library
October 16 - Tween Digital Art, ages 8-11, 3:30 to 4:30 p.m., Tamarac Library
October 19 - Coral Springs Quilters, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Margate Catharine Young Library
October 19 - Fantasy Theatre Factory presents Little Monster Tales, 11 to 11:45 a.m., Weston Library
October 24 - Reel to Real Talk: A Film Forum with Prof. Lynne Thorner, 12 noon to 3 p.m., North Regional/Broward College Library
October 27 - National Novel Writing Month Kick-off. Learn how to jumpstart your writing dream. Register online, adults, 2 to 3:30 p.m., Nova Southeastern Alvin Sherman University Library Book Display: October 27-31, Northwest Regional Library


Pink flowers in the shape of a Breast Cancer Awareness ribbon

Breast Cancer Awareness Months
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October 5 - Community Health and Breast Cancer Awareness Fair: 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Northwest Regional Library
October 8 - Lunch with the Doctor: “Breast Cancer Screening - No Longer a One Size Fits All,” 12 noon to 1:30 p.m., North Regional/Broward College Library
October 8 - Exercise, Fitness and Nutrition for Teens Seminar, 4 to 5 p.m., Main Library
October 9 - Nutrition - A Step Ahead: Decrease your risks for breast cancer and other illnesses, 6 to 7:30 p.m., Northwest Regional Library
October 10 - Integrative Oncology: What Is it and How You Can Benefit, 12 noon to 1:30 p.m., Main Library
October 11 - Learn to knit or crochet hats for those battling cancer, all ages, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., Nova Southeastern Alvin Sherman Library
Sponsored by Susan G. Komen for the Cure - Miami/Ft. LauderdaleOctober 17 - Genetics and the Link to Breast Cancer, 12 noon to 1:30 p.m., Main Library
October 24 - Breast Cancer 101: The Basics, 12 noon to 1:30 p.m., Main Library
Information Tables: Main Library, North Regional/Broward College Library, Northwest Regional Library
Display: Southwest Regional Library


Viva Florida 500 Finale  (back to top) 
 
The Great Days of Rail Travel on the Florida East Coast
 
 
Viva Florida 500 Years - 1513-2013The Great Days of Rail Travel on the Florida East Coast opens October 1 at the Broward County Libraries Division’s Bienes Museum of the Modern Book at the Main Library as the finale for Viva Florida 500, a celebration of the 500th anniversary of Ponce de Leon’s exploration of Florida. The exhibit takes a trip through Florida’s “Golden Age of Railroad Travel.” Other events for Viva Florida 500 include a concert and book signing.
 
October 9
- Great Days of Rail Travel On the Florida East Coast Opening Reception, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., Main Library. Sponsored by Florida East Coast Railway through the Broward Public Library Foundation.
October 21 - The Florida East Coast Railway: For More than 120 Years America’s Speedway to Sunshine, 1 to 2:30 p.m., Main Library
November 4 - The Greatest Railroad Story Ever Told: Henry Flagler and the Florida East Coast Railway’s Key West Extension, 1 to 2:30 p.m., Main Library
November 18 - Book Signing with Merle Saferstein, author of Room 732, 6:30 to 8 p.m., South Regional/Broward College Library
November 23 - Ballad of America’s Matthew Sabetella “The Real Florida” Musical Program: A Family Event for All Ages, 2 to 3 p.m., Tamarac Library
Exhibits: The Great Days of Rail Travel on the Florida East Coast, Main Library (October 1, 2013-March 31, 2014); Broward Schools Traveling Exhibit, Northwest Regional Library, South Regional/Broward College Library.


America's Music - A film history of our popular music from Blues to Bluegrass to BroadwayAmerica’s Music Series  (back to top)
at the Main Library
 
GuitarOctober 9 – Blues and Gospel Music, featuring original gospel songs by Zoretta Hopkins, 1 to 2 p.m.; screening of film clips and discussion from 2 to 4 p.m.
October 16 – Tin Pan Alley and Broadway, featuring performance of Senior Moments Band, 1 to 2 p.m.; film clips and discussion, 2 to 4 p.m.
October 23 – Swing Jazz, featuring pianist Gary Lawrence and Chris LaBarbera, 1 to 2 p.m.; screening of film clips and discussion, 2 to 4 p.m.
October 30 – Bluegrass and Country Music, featuring Matthew Sabatella, 1 to 2 p.m.; film clips and discussion, 2 to 4 p.m.
November 6 – Rock, featuring rockabilly music from Larry Joe Miller, 1 to 2 p.m.; film clips and discussion, 2 to 4 p.m.
November 13 – From Mambo to Hip Hop, featuring Miguelangel, Hip Hop Performance by VerseWon, 4 to 5 p.m. Estampa Flamenca: film clips and discussion, 2 to 4 p.m.


National Gaming Day  (back to top) 

October 26 and November 30 - Family, Friends & Fun, 4 to 6 p.m., Pompano Beach Library
November 9 - Create Your Own Video Game, teens, 2 to 4 p.m., Pompano Beach Library
November 16 - International Games Day @ your library, children’s program, 12:30 to 3:30 p.m., Tyrone Bryant Library
November 16 - Throwback Favorites. Play some of your favorite games, ages 13-18, 12 noon to 1 p.m., 1st floor, Room 1035, Nova Southeastern Alvin Sherman University Library


George KotsiopoulosRole Models Event at Sawgrass Mills  (back to top) 

Get ready to shop for a good cause on Friday, October 25. Tickets are now on sale for the Colonnade Outlets at Sawgrass Mills’ Tour de Fashion, a day of upscale shopping, food and fashion shows that will help support the Broward Public Library Foundation.
 
Joi Freeman, a member of the Broward Public Library Foundation’s Board of Directors, is one of five community leaders being honored as a Role Model during the Tour de Fashion event. George Kotsiopoulos, co-host of E! Entertainment’s Fashion Police, is hosting the Role Models awards luncheon at noon.
 
Tickets are $30 for the day of shopping and $75, which includes the awards luncheon. Shopping hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
 
When you purchase a ticket to the event in support of the Broward Public Library Foundation, you’ll help provide vital children’s and adult literacy programs throughout the Broward County Library system.
 
Tickets may be purchased online at www.ColonnadeOutletsTourDeFashion.com.
For more information, call the Library Foundation, 954-357-7382.
 



Celebrate Pioneer Day  (back to top)

The Broward County Historical Commission celebrates Pioneer Day, October 19 with a reception at 12 noon. The event is co-hosted by the City of Coral Springs and the Coral Springs Historical Society. The 2013 Broward County Pioneers will be honored at 1 p.m. in a ceremony at the Coral Springs Center for the Arts and the Museum of Art, 2855 Coral Springs Dr., Coral Springs. For information, call 954-357-5553.
 
Photo courtesy of the Coral Springs Historical Advisory Committee. Built in 1964 by the city’s developer Coral Ridge Properties. It has been a Florida Heritage Site since 2003.



Save Our African-American Treasures - October 26 and 27  (back to top)  

The African-American Research Library and Cultural Center presents an initiative launched by the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African-American History and Culture on how to preserve ephemera that documents African-American life. For more information on this free event, call 954-357-6282.


snow flakeBooks and Teddy Bears Bring Holiday Joy  (back to top)

Throughout December, more than 1,000 disadvantaged children from local child-care centers visit nearby Broward County Libraries to participate in the Books ‘n’ Bears at the Holidays program. Begun in 1991 by library volunteer Bert Harmon, Books ‘n’ Bears has been enjoyed by thousands of Broward County’s neediest children.
 
After a program of storytelling, entertainment and refreshments, each child receives a gift of a teddy bear and a new book. The Miami Dolphins Foundation is the presenting sponsor of Books ‘n’ Bears, sending cheerleaders and “TD” the mascot to parties. Clean, medium-sized, new or gently used plush bears are collected from Oct. 1 through Nov. 30 at the Youth Services department of any Broward County Library. For further information, call 954-357-7406 or 954-357-7336
 
snow flakeTo contribute to the Books ‘n’ Bears program, visit www.bplfoundation.org or call 954-357-7382. All dollars raised will benefit Books ‘n’ Bears, along with other Broward County Library children’s programs.


Storybook Festival castle12th Annual StoryBook Festival • FREE  (back to top)

Join “King Author’s” Stories of the Round Table from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Saturday, November 16, 2013 at the StoryBook Festival, Southwest Regional Library. This free festival offers a day of music, dance, storytelling, characters, crafts, and activities for youngsters and their families.
 
See live children’s performances on three stages. Roam the Miami Herald’s Fantasy Forest, a magical place where children interact with their favorite storybook characters. Enjoy the “Swappin’ Ground” area where children tell their own stories. This year’s event will also feature a human chess game, maypole dance and storytelling in the “Hobbit” room. Food trucks will be on site selling treats during lunch hours. The first 1,000 children at the festival will receive a free book courtesy of Baptist Health. Children are encouraged to come in costume.
 
The StoryBook Festival is funded through the Broward Public Library Foundation with support from Baptist Health, the City of Pembroke Pines, the Miami Herald, Broward Family Life Magazine and Friends of Southwest Regional Library.

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