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This Week in Broward County Government
July 31, 2015
Volume XX, No. 31
FLL Named Airport of the Year
The Air Line Pilots Association, International (ALPA) has named Broward County's Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport (FLL) as the 2014-15 Airport of the Year. The award recognizes FLL's outstanding commitment to engaging with airline pilots during construction of the new South Runway, which opened in September 2014. "We congratulate Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport for taking a team approach to the runway construction to help achieve the highest possible safety standards for the millions of passengers and cargo shippers who depend on air transportation in South Florida," said Captain Tim Canoll, ALPA's president. ALPA is the world's largest pilot union, representing more than 52,000 pilots at 31 airlines in the United States and Canada. More…

Your Library Card Offers Free Access to Movies, TV Shows, Music, Books and More
Today’s tablets, phones and other devices make accessing entertainment easy and fun. But, with Broward County Library (BCL) it’s more than easy – it’s free! With your library card, you can access movies, TV shows, music, magazines, eBooks, audiobooks and more – at no cost! Create your perfect summer playlist with Freegal Music, offering access to hundreds of thousands of songs from Sony Music’s catalog of current and classic artists. Watch what you want, where you want, when you want with Hoopla. Use Hoopla to stream movies, TV shows, audiobooks, music, eBooks, and comics. Read hundreds of popular magazines on any computer or mobile device or tablet with Zinio, and find the latest bestsellers and hottest titles from OverDrive. Visit BCL online to get started.

Making Our Community Healthy
Residents of the Broward Municipal Services District are invited to join in a community effort to increase their health and wellbeing. On Wednesday, August 5th, from 5 -8 PM, Broward County and the Partnerships for Transforming Our Community’s Health (TOUCH) will conduct a walking assessment along a corridor in the Municipal Services District to identify ways and means that can help residents increase physical activity and live healthier lives. Residents should gather at Delevoe Park, 2520 NW 6th Street, Ft. Lauderdale. RSVP online or call 786-224-2309 for more information.

Pembroke Pines/Walter C. Young Resource Center to Close for Maintenance
The Pembroke Pines/Walter C. Young Resource Center, at 955 NW 129 Ave., Pembroke Pines, will close temporarily to the public from Wednesday, August 5th through Friday, August 7th, for annual maintenance. The library is expected to re-open at 8AM, on Monday, August 10th. Customers may visit nearby Miramar Library and Education Center at 2050 Civic Center Place, Miramar, 954-357-8090 or the Southwest Regional Library, 16835 Sheridan St., Pembroke Pines, 954-357-6580.

Doing Business in Broward
Broward County’s Office of Economic and Small Business Development presents a Certified Agency Buyers (CAB) Reverse Trade Show on Saturday, August 15th, from 10:30 AM to Noon, at the Broward County South Regional Library 7300 Pines Blvd. Business owners and entrepreneurs are invited to showcase their products and services directly to buyers from County agencies, such as Parks and Recreation, Port Everglades, Purchasing and Transit. This free event is part of the County’s Business Development Workshop Series designed to help local owners and entrepreneurs grow their businesses. Register online for this event.  For more information call 954-357-6400.

Things to Do at a Park Near You
Franklin Park 2501 Franklin Dr., Fort Lauderdale will host a Back2School Blast for kids 6 to 17 on Sunday, August 9th, from 12:30 to 4:30PM. Activities include basketball, bounce house, music and refreshments. For more information call the park at 954-357-7080. The Parks Special Populations Section, in partnership with the City of Sunrise Leisure Services Department, hosts its next social, with a "Back-to-School Dance" theme, on Friday, August 14th, 7 to 9:30PM, at the Sunrise Civic Center Grand Ballroom. The free event is for middle and high school students, 13 to 21, with developmental disabilities. Preregistration is required at least five days before the event and direct supervision of participants is not provided.  Call the Special Populations Section at 954-357-8170, or email To learn about other Parks events visit us online.

Broward 100 - Celebrating the Art of the Community
Get Ready for Duende!  October 2nd to 4th
The County’s grand centennial celebration Duende is just 63 days away and the plans are coming into place for activities in downtown Fort Lauderdale and throughout the County. On Friday, October 2nd, the Grand Opening Take-over, with street performers and live bands, kicks off at 8PM, until 3AM, along SW 2nd Street (between the Broward Center for the Performing Arts and the railroad crossing). On Saturday, October 3rd, enjoy the “Sunrise Spectacle” from 6:30 -9AM, and the Party of the Century from 10AM to 6PM, on the Riverfront/Esplanade Park. Join the Big 100 Fun Free and Fabulous party from 10AM to 5PM, at the Huizenga Plaza. In the afternoon, many family-friendly performances, activities, and exhibits will line area streets and along the New River.  There will be a diverse and surprising mix of local talented performing artists in different venues along the River as well as an interactive art booth, an art bus, a musical petting zoo, and a costume tent! At 8PM to 10:30 PM, it’s time for “WE…” The Passion & Rhythm of the People, at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts. For more detail on the events and activities for the centennial visit the Broward 100 website. Get instant updates by following on Twitter, official hashtag #Broward100, and liking us on Facebook.

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