District 3 Newsletter
October 2012

Broward Library Helps With Job Search

If you are unemployed, underemployed or just want a change in your current job, a great place to start is with the Broward County Library. The Libraries Division offers materials and services on all aspects of searching for a job, including interactive online resources, computers with résumé writing, employability skills software and personalized assistance from library staff.

You can take free classes at your local library, too. Brush up on your computer skills. Learn another language. Students can take SAT and ACT prep classes and much more. There are computers you can use and study rooms available. Learn to use an e-reader, like a Kindle or Nook, and check them out for your personal use.

Many libraries have a children’s area and a Friends of the Library store to buy gently worn books. From newborns to seniors, the Broward County Library has something for you. Best of all, it’s totally free. But you’ll need a free library card to do all these great things.

Broward County Library cards are free to anyone who lives, works or goes to school in Broward County as well as free, six-month visitor cards for part-time Broward County residents. Visit any Broward County Library location to get a library card or apply online.

"Broward County TV” is Now Available on
AT&T U-verse

If you have AT&T U-verse, tune to channel 99 to watch Broward County’s 24/7 educational programming television. You’ll see a variety of subjects including emergency preparedness, Broward’s history, transportation, public safety and environmental programs on recycling, water conservation, solar power and ways to go green. “Broward County TV” also features live broadcasts of County Commission meetings each Tuesday starting at 10 a.m. The County Commission meetings will be rebroadcast the following Friday at 5:30 p.m.

You can also watch live coverage of Broward County Commission meetings on Comcast Cable channel 12 in Parkland, Tamarac and North Lauderdale and Advanced Communications channel 64 in Coral Springs.

If you don’t have cable or U-verse, watch the live meetings along with on-demand videos through the County's website on Video Central. A complete program guide is also available.

Courthouse Project Timeline

Construction activities continue in downtown Fort Lauderdale at the site of the new Broward County Courthouse. During October, steel sheet piles are expected to be installed along Courthouse Drive. Follow the project timeline which is updated continuously or follow the Twitter feed @CourtNewsFlash.

Broward County continues to put people back to work on projects including the new Courthouse and the new Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport runway, all without raising property taxes one cent!

Super Hero Saga Being Filmed in Broward

Keep your eyes peeled for some big stars in our area this month as Broward County welcomes the cast and production crew of "Iron Man 3" which will be filming throughout the Greater Fort Lauderdale area. The “Iron Man 3” cast includes Robert Downey Jr., Guy Pearce, Gwyneth Paltrow, Ben Kingsley, Rebecca Hall, Don Cheadle, and Jon Favreau. It is the third and final installment of the Marvel Studios superhero saga. Filmmakers will have access to everything from the city skyline to the Everglades to 23 miles of our beautiful beaches.

Last summer, Broward hosted another major film production, “Rock of Ages” with Tom Cruise, Russell Brand and Alec Baldwin. Other recent TV projects filmed in Broward include A&E's TV drama "The Glades," USA's "Burn Notice," Starz's "Magic City," ABC's "Charlie's Angels" and VH1's "Tough Love." To find out more, visit Sunny.org/film.

Broward Library Also Offers Fun!

BC WOWNot only is your Broward Library card free, but look at just some of the things you can get for free from your local Broward Library.

  1. Use a free public computer or WiFi seven days a week.
  2. Borrow a video game instead of buying or renting it.
  3. Get free, online one-on-one tutoring.
  4. Read the daily newspaper in the library or search their archives online.
  5. Download five free songs a week courtesy of Broward County Library.
  6. Try out an eReader – for free. (At $70 or more, you can try one before you buy.)
  7. Get freeeBooks including today’s hottest bestsellers and books of all genres.
  8. Check out a feature film or kid’s DVD.
  9. Take a free online class in almost anything or learn a foreign language including Spanish, French, Chinese or American Sign Language.

There are two wonderful Broward County Libraries in District 3:

Commissioner Stacy Ritter's Website
News Center
At Your Service
Broward County Charter
Community Update
Stay in touch with Stacy
Facebook Facebook.com/stacyritter
Stacy interviewed by BECON-TV’s Frank Loconto
Stacy interviewed by BECON-TV’s Frank Loconto at the groundbreaking for the new Broward County Courthouse.
Stacy with Sheriff Al Lamberti
Stacy with Sheriff Al Lamberti on her video series “Coffee with Stacy.” Watch it at Broward.org/StacyRitter.
Stacy chats with various club members at Kings Point in Tamarac.
Stacy chats with various club members at Kings Point in Tamarac.
Stacy talks with students in a government class at the Coral Springs Charter School.
Stacy talks with students in a government class at the Coral Springs Charter School.
Phone: 954-357-7003 • Fax: 954-357-7319 • sritter@broward.org
115 S. Andrews Avenue, Room 417, Fort Lauderdale FL 33301
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