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Theme: Heroes

Featuring bestsellers by Brad Meltzer:


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ArtLit 2019: A Day of Heroes | Saturday, January 19, Noon-10PM

RSVP: Tickets​ (free)​
Schedule: view below or print​

Join us for a community celebration of art and literature with a playful explosion of live chalk art, canvas art, music, virtual reality demonstrations, interactive experiences, food trucks, and fun for all ages. Free live art creation and entertainment will be offered day and night for a total of ten hours. Everyone is invited to join in a day of artful literary entertainment--a perfect way to celebrate Pompano Beach Library & Cultural Center’s first anniversary! Be sure to RSVP this event is extremely popular. • Stay connected: #ArtLit #ADayOfHeroes
Free parking available at:
  • ​First Baptist Church 138 NE 1st St, Pompano Beach, FL 33060​
  • City Parking Lot (at the corner of SW 1st Court)
Ride Share Pickup/Drop-off: Spanx the Hog, 147 S Cypress Rd, Pompano Beach, FL 33060

  • 12-5PM - Live Chalk Art Murals; Kids Chalk Area; Photo Op – 3D Art Installation; Make Your Mark on the Public Chalk Wall! (Outdoors)
  • 12-8PM - Community Chalk Art & Coloring; Photo Op – Pose with a Hero! Virtual Reality/Merge Cube Demo (Indoors - Library)
  • 12-10PM - Art and Engraved Exhibits (Indoors - Cultural Center)
  • 1PM and 4PM - Story Time (Indoors - Library)
  • 1-5PM - Face Painting (Indoors - Library)
  • 4:30-5:10PM - Live Kids' Band - Double Vision (Outdoors)
  • 6-7PM - Pompano Beach Library 1st Birthday Celebration (Indoors - Library)
  • 6-9PM - Live Art Battle; Vendor Market (Outdoors) and Drum Circle (Indoors - Cutlural Center)
  • 6:30-8PM - Live Band - Kookooz (Outdoors)
  • 8-11PM - The Goodbye Girl - Live Performance/Admission $30 adults/$15 children - visit for details/tickets. (Indoors - Cultural Center/Performance will be live streamed outdoors) 
ArtLit is sponsored by Broward County Library and the City of Pompano Beach​.

Celebrate “Everyday Heroes” with Broward County Library Reads, a new “One Book, One Community” project that invites the community to read The Escape Artist and the Ordinary People Who Change the World books by author Brad Meltzer and enjoy amazing events for all ages. 


  • Saturday, January 26, 2-4PM: Heroes Within Us: An Afternoon with Brad Meltzer, at Southwest Regional Library
    Books will be available for purchase from Books and Books, and book signings will take place after each event (2:40PM and 4PM).
    • 2PM – Family Event: Join us for a presentation by Brad Meltzer about his children's book series Ordinary People Change the World. Plus, fun activities for all ages, the announcement of the “Who is Your Hero?” writing contest winner and much more! Come in a costume inspired by people from the series for a chance to win prizes!
    • 3:15PM – Author’s Workshop (ages 18 and over): Includes writing tips, questions and answers and a book-signing component by New York Times Best Selling author Brad Meltzer.  Local authors, aspiring authors, book clubs and the public will learn valuable insight about the writing profession from a proven success, Brad Meltzer.  Mr. Meltzer will discuss best practices, character development and the writing process.



    You can also view all Broward County Library Reads events on our online calendar​

    Book Discussions - The Escape Artist by Brad Meltzer
    • January 16 - 1PM, Library Director’s Book Club, Lauderdale Lakes Library
    • January 17 - 2-3PM, Deerfield Beach Percy White Library
    • January 17 - 1-2PM, presented by Dr. Caren Neile, Main Library
    • January 19 - 11AM-Noon, Northwest Regional Library
    • January 22 - 4PM, Library Director’s Book Club, Tyrone Bryant Branch
    • January 23 - 4-6PM, Dania Beach Paul DeMaio Library
    • January 24 - 1-2:15PM, Lauderhill Towne Centre Library
    • February 6 - 1PM, Library Director’s Book Club, Stirling Road Library
    • February 13 - 11AM, Library Director’s Book Club, Margate Catharine Young Library
    Book Discussions – Various Titles/Authors
    • January 24 - Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe, 6-7:30PM, Lauderdale Lakes Library
    • January 26 - The Book of Fate by Brad Meltzer, 10:30-11:30AM, Pompano Beach Library
    • January 30 - Call for title: 954-357-7440, Sunrise Dan Pearl Library
    Writing, Movies & More
    • January 22, 29 - English Cafe: American Heroes, 12:30-2PM, West Regional Library
    • January 19 - Local Author Forum/Meet and Greet, Noon-2PM, Miramar Library and Education Center
    Fun with Reading & Writing
    • January 16 - Broward Reads with NASA @ My Library, 11AM-Noon, Margate Catharine Young Library
    • January 16 - Literary Scientists! Einstein, ages 6-11 , 4-5PM, Young at Art Museum/Broward County Library
    • January 19 - Book Discussion/Activity: I Am Helen Keller by Brad Meltzer, grades 1-2 and parents/caregivers, space limited, 11:30AM-12:15PM, Tamarac Library
    • January 22 - Kids' Heroes and Heroines Creative Writing Workshop, 4-5PM, Lauderhill Towne Centre Library
    • January 22 - Toddler Story Time: Our Community Heroes, 11AM-Noon, Carver Ranches Library
    • January 23 - Super Hero Wags n’ Tales! Ages 5-11, 4-5PM, Young at Art Museum/Broward County Library​
    • January 29 - ESOL Mystery Read Along, 10-11:30AM, Jan Moran Collier City Learning Library
    • January 29 – Storytime: Brad Meltzer’s “I Am” Series, 10:30-11:30AM, Lauderhill Central Park Library
    Crafts, Hands-on Activities & Special Events
    • January 16 - LEGO Club: Heroes, 4:30-5:30PM, Main Library
    • January 19 - Heroes, Films and Fun, ages 5 and up, 11AM-4PM, South Regional/Broward College Library
    • January 22 - Children’s Program, 4-5PM, Deerfield Beach Percy White Library
    • January 23 - Crafternoons: Paper Bag Superhero Puppet, 4:30-5:30PM, Carver Ranches Library
    • January 25 - Super Hero Party, ages 1-2½ years, 10:30-11:30AM, Young at Art Museum/Broward County Library
    • January 26 - Local Heroes: Watch an animal hero movie, meet a four-legged local hero and enjoy popcorn, ages 6-11, 2-4PM, West Regional Library
    • January 26 - Who Is Your Hero? Meet our community’s everyday heroes, teens, 4:30-5:30PM, Riverland Library
    • January 30 - Ordinary People Change the World: Neil Armb, ages 6-10, 4-5PM, Young at Art Museum/Broward County Library
    • January 31 - A Banner Celebration of Reading, 4-5PM, Jan Moran Collier City Learning Library
    ​​​​​Sponsored by the Broward Public Library Foundation​
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