Calendars of Events

Small Business Resource Center

Monday, August 8, 2016

6 to 7:30 p.m.

Network 2 Networth: Improve your business and life by building better relationships.

Computer Classes

Pre-register for free computer classes at 954-357-6236. Due to limited seating, registration begins 6 days prior to each scheduled class.

  • Monday, August 1, Microsoft Word I, 6:00 to 7:30 p.m.
  • Wednesday, August 3, Finding & Applying for Jobs Online, 6:00 to 7:30 p.m.
  • Monday, August 8, Microsoft Word II, 6:00 to 7:30 p.m.
  • Wednesday, August 10, Intro to Internet Safety, 6:00 to 7:30 p.m.
  • Monday, August 15, Job Resources, 6:00 to 7:30 p.m.
  • Monday, August 22, Mavis Beacon Typing, 6:00 to 7:30 p.m.
  • Monday, August 29, Computer Literacy I, 6:00 to 7:30 p.m.

Take Photos Like a Pro

Updated: July 1, 2016

Learn all the tricks from nationally renowned photographer Jack Will. This Saturday class is offered on the fifth floor of the Main Library, 100 S. Andrews Avenue in Fort Lauderdale. The two-hour class for newbies begins at 11AM and the class for advanced students begins at 2PM. For more information contact Barbara Miller at 954-357-7443.


Coloring for Adults

Updated: July 1, 2016

Studies have shown that coloring has a great calming effect on adults. Head on down to the Main Library, 100 S. Andrews Avenue in Fort Lauderdale and try it out. Crayons and coloring sheets will be provided. Questions? Contact Barbara Miller at 954-357-7443.


It’s Cricket Time

Updated: July 1, 2016

World class cricket is coming to Central Broward Regional Park and Stadium in Lauderhill starting Thursday, July 28th through Sunday, July 31st. The Caribbean Premier League will host six T20 cricket matches.  It's your chance to get up close and personal with the biggest names in cricket. Ticket prices will start at $23 to $92.50 for a single match, and $43 to $132.50 for one of the weekend double-headers. More...


Doing Business with Barbados

Updated: July 1, 2016

If your company is looking to explore opportunities in exporting, then join us for a special presentation on Wednesday, July 6th at the Hilton Garden Inn – Miramar. Register now for the free event held by the Broward County Office of Economic and Small Business Development in collaboration with the Barbados Chamber of Commerce. More...


Community Resource Fair at Mills Center July 13th

Updated: July 1, 2016

Broward County’s Family Success Administration and community partners will host a Community Resource Fair on Wednesday, July 13th from 10AM – 2PM at the Edgar P. Mills Center at 900 NW 31st Avenue in Fort Lauderdale. This is an excellent opportunity for residents to meet with Broward County social service providers who can help meet their individual needs. If you are in need of financial assistance, a victim of domestic violence, looking to enhance your literacy, seeking to learn a vocational skill or find employment, then this event is for you. For more information contact mparrish@broward.org.


Discover the World of Space and Astronomy

The African-American Research Library and Cultural Center at 2650 Sistrunk Boulevard, Fort Lauderdale, has been awarded Discover Space: A Cosmic Journey, a traveling exhibit from the American Library Association that explores the fascinating world of space and astronomy. It covers topics such as the formation of planetary systems, asteroids and comets, Mars exploration, and solar storms and their impacts on Earth. The free exhibit will be on display from July 20 through October 14, 2016. For more information call the Welcome Desk at 954-357-6210.


South Florida Book Festival & Literary Conference

On Saturday, July 23rd from 10AM-6PM, the South Florida Book Festival will host a variety of authors and activities for the entire family at the African-American Research Library and Cultural Center in Fort Lauderdale. The Harlequin Romance Panel featuring Brenda Jackson, Glenda Howard and Marcia King-Gamble is scheduled from 1-2PM with a book signing from 2-2:30PM. Sign up in advance for this and other free events here. For more information call the Welcome Desk at 954-357-6210.


Calling all Entrepreneurs and Business Owners

Updated July 1, 2016

The County’s Office of Economic and Small Business Development is offering two free workshops to assist entrepreneurs and business owners. The Intentional Entrepreneur will be held on Thursday, July 14th to guide anyone interested in business ownership. Listening to Your Business, designed to support existing businesses, will take place on Thursday, July 21st. Both workshops will be held from 4:30 - 7:30 PM at the Lauderdale Lakes Library/Educational and Cultural Center. Advance registration is required; space is limited. More...​​