Summer R.E.A.D.ing is For Everyone!
Young and old, school age or senior, Broward County Library’s Summer R.E.A.D.ing Program is for everyone. The Summer R.E.A.D.ing (Reading, Exploration, Art, Discovery) Program is a great way to encourage youngsters to read and for adults to learn about all of the great programs, resources and services the library provides.
Adult Summer R.E.A.D.ing Program
Explore literary elements with other readers, enjoy new and favorite titles and check out free, fun programs that include book talks, fun, games and crafts. There are also movies, exhibits, fitness classes, music and a free drawing for an eReader.
Youth Summer R.E.A.D.ing Program – Fizz, Boom, Read – Spark a Reaction!
During Summer 2014 at Broward County Library, the emphasis is on reading, exploration, art and discovery with events, and classes that mix science, technology, engineering and math with literacy and fun. From toddlers to tweens to teens, there will be something for all ages, with 32 libraries participating. Read, win prizes and have fun.
For a full list of participating libraries and events, visit Broward.org/Library/Summer
2014 Vision Sessions
Discuss the Future of Broward County Library Services
Monday, June 2 - 6 to 7 p.m., North Regional/Broward College Library
Monday, June 9 - 6 to 7 p.m., African-American Research Library & Cultural Center
For more information, visit Broward.org/Library/Vision
Digital Download Classes
Books, Music & More
June 5, 12, 19, 26 and July 3, 10, 17, 24, 31 - eReader Open House, 10:30 a.m. to 12 p.m., North Regional/Broward College Library
June 5, 12, 19, 26 and July 3, 10, 17, 24, 31 - Download Free eBooks, 4 to 5 p.m., Northwest Regional Library
June 14, 28 and July 12, 26 - “Digi Know?” Digital Resources at Broward County Library! Learn how to access eBooks, magazines, music, on-line classes, language instruction and more, 10:30 to 11:30 a.m., Miramar Branch Library and Education Center
June 14, 26 and July 5, 17 - Digital Download Information Session. Learn how to download digital library materials to your eReader or Tablet. Must know how to use device, have USB connection and know Apple or Amazon passwords, 11 a.m. to 12 p.m., Imperial Point Library
June 18 - IndieFlix Training - How to Download IndieFlix from our Library, 12 to 1 p.m., North Regional/Broward College Library
June 18 - eReader Workshop, 3 to 5 p.m., Hollywood Library
June 24 - Digital Downloads Class - Learn How To Download eBooks, 2 to 3 p.m., Main Library
June 26 - Digital Downloads, 2 to 3 p.m., Deerfield Beach Percy White Library
June 28 - Learn How to Download Music, 3:30 to 4:15 p.m., Northwest Branch
July 2 - Download Free Music from Freegal, 1 to 2 p.m., Southwest Regional Library
July 2 - Downloading Books to eReaders, 2 to 4 p.m., Southwest Regional Library
July 2 - Zinio: Free Digital Magazines, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m., Southwest Regional Library
July 3 - iPad for Beginners, 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Southwest Regional Library
July 8 - 3D Technology, 2 to 3 p.m., Southwest Regional Library
July 9 - 3D Technology, 6 to 7 p.m., Southwest Regional Library
July 12 - iPad for Beginners, 1 to 2:30 p.m., Southwest Regional Library
July 15 - Let’s Tech About It - See what digital download offerings are available through the Broward County Library, registration required: 954-765-1573, 6 to 7:30 p.m., West Regional Library
July 23 - Digitally download free magazines with Zinio and free music with Freegal. Bring your own device, 6 to 7:30 p.m., Jan Moran Collier City Learning Library
July 24 - Digital Downloads, 2 to 3 p.m., Deerfield Beach Percy White Library
July 24 - Hour of Code, 2 to 3 p.m., Southwest Regional Library
Destination Fridays: Brazil!
African-American Research Library and Cultural Center
Friday, June 6 - 6:30 to 9:30 p.m.
After-hours, over-21 event
For ticket info, call 954-357-6210 or visit Broward.org/Library/Fridays
Coming: September 12 - Greek Isles
June 14 - Father’s Day Movie - children of all ages can treat Dad to a movie and popcorn, 2 to 3 p.m., Imperial Point Library
June 14 - North Regional Library’s 20th Anniversary Celebration: An Interactive Experience Led by “Drum Cafe.” Fun for those 9 months to 99 years old! 2 to 3:30 p.m., North Regional/Broward College Library
June 17 - Cinema presentation celebrating Father’s Day. Please call 954-357-7840 for title, 2 to 4 p.m., Galt Ocean Mile Reading Center
Men’s Health Month
Exhibit: South Regional/Broward College Library
June 14 - Blues and Sweet Potato Pie Festival - Food, Music and Storytelling/Summer Reading Program Kick-off, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., Northwest Branch Library
June is LGBT Pride Month!
Main Library – Month of June
Couples celebrate gay marriage defying opponents, in the photography exhibit ‘We Do, Too!’ sponsored by the LGBT nonprofit Arts United, 6th floor
June 14 - Gray & Gay with author John Siegfried, 6 to 7:30 p.m., Main Library
Exhibit: South Regional/Broward College Library
FIZZ, BOOM, READ
Get ready for Summer R.E.A.D.ing
(Reading, Exploring, Art and Discovery) The Summer R.E.A.D.ing Program, sponsored by the Broward Public Library Foundation, the Miami Dolphins Foundation, Broward Family Life, CBS4 & MyTV33, offers fun events for all ages. These are just a few of the featured events. For a full list of events, go to Broward.org/Library/Summer
Dennis Project, Inc.
Workshops and activities designed to introduce students to STEM (science, technology, engineering, math). Limited in size, call to pre-register, age restrictions.
June 16 - Rockin’ Reactions, 6 p.m., Pembroke Pines Library/Walter C. Young Resource Center
June 18 - Teen Light it Up! Science Program, 4 p.m., Northwest Regional Library
June 19 - Culinary Concoctions, 2 p.m., Carver Ranches Library
June 21 - Contamination to Clean, 11 a.m., Lauderhill Towne Centre Library
June 23 - Engineering Innovators, 6 p.m., Pembroke Pines/Walter C. Young Resource Center
June 24 - Engineering Innovators, 3 p.m., North Regional/Broward County Library
June 30 - Rockin’ Reactions, 2 p.m., Dania Beach Paul DeMaio Branch
July 2 - Teen Robot Bugs Program, 4 p.m., Northwest Regional Library
July 5 - Rockin’ Reactions, 2 p.m., Lauderdale Lakes Library/Educational and Cultural Center
July 9 - Engineering Innovators, 3 p.m., Northwest Regional Library
July 11 - Rockin’ Reactions, 4 p.m., Jan Moran Collier City Learning Library
July 14 - Conservation Crusade, 4 p.m., North Regional/Broward College Library
July 16 - Rockin’ Reactions, 2 p.m., Carver Ranches Branch Library
July 19 - Rockin’ Reactions, 2 p.m., Tamarac Branch Library
July 22 - Culinary Concoctions, 3:30 p.m., Deerfield Beach Branch Library
July 23 - Rockin’ Reactions, 2 p.m., Northwest Branch Library
July 28 - Culinary Concoctions, 4 p.m., Main Library
Human Rights Day
June 18 - Foreign Film Series with Discussion and Commentary with Shelly Isaacs. Academy Award Winning 2010 Film in Danish with English Subtitles, 2 to 4:30 p.m., North Regional/Broward College Library
June 20 - Lecture: Impressions of Humanity, presented by Marcos Antonio, 1 to 2 p.m., Main Library
June 26 - Reel to Real Talk - a Film Forum with Commentary - Books to Movies Series - A Sci-Fi that has come true? 12 to 2:30 p.m., North Regional/Broward College Library
July 16 - Foreign Films with commentary by Shelly Isaacs. 2011. Italy. In Italian and Mandarin w/English subtitles. Call library for title, 2 to 4:30 p.m., Northwest Regional Library
Art Exhibit: Impressions of Humanity by Marcos Antonio, Main Library
Let’s Celebrate Caribbean Culture
It will be a full day of fun for all ages with the screening of short animated films featuring Caribbean characters, musical performances, a costume parade, an arts and crafts room and live simulcasts from other Anancy Festivals in the U.S. (New York, Orlando, Washington, D.C., and Atlanta) and beyond (Jamaica, Kenya and Ghana).
The Anancy Festival is a celebration of Caribbean cultural heritage and designed with particular appeal to children and teenagers curious about the Caribbean. Anancy (or Anansi) is the West African trickster hero of numerous folk tales that are popular across the Caribbean and popular throughout the African Diaspora.
Exhibit: South Regional/Broward College Library
June 21 - Movie: Family Drama, 3 to 5 p.m., Dania Beach Paul DeMaio Library
You’re Invited to the Anancy Festival!
June 28 - 12 to 5 p.m., South Regional/Broward College Library
Free Food & Fun at the Library
June through August
In partnership with Sisters for Abundant Living Funded by the Florida Department of Agriculture; through the Summer BreakSpot program, kids ages 18 and under, can enjoy a FREE lunch or an afternoon snack. Served on a first come, first serve basis, while supplies last. For information on days and times, please ask a library staff member.
• Carver Ranches • Dania Beach Paul DeMaio • Deerfield Beach • Hollywood
• Imperial Point • Jan Moran Collier City • Lauderhill Towne Centre • Lauderdale Lakes • Northwest
• Riverland • South Regional/Broward College • Tamarac • Tyrone Bryant
Spotlight on Citizenship Corners for American Heritage Month
Our diverse community has many individuals from other countries who have made America their home. Seventeen Broward County Libraries are now equipped with a “Citizenship Corner” to assist immigrants with the naturalization process, including: African-American Research Library and Cultural Center, Jan Moran Collier City Learning Library, Davie-Cooper City, Hallandale, Hollywood, Lauderhill Towne Centre, Main, Margate Catherine Young, Miramar, Sunrise Dan Pearl, Tamarac, Weston, and all regional libraries. Fourteen of these locations provide citizenship, as well as English classes, offered by Learning Services since 2004. These classes include self-paced question-and-answer practices and drills, as well as sample tests and access to citizenship applications. This year, more than 100 individual from these classes have obtained their citizenship!
Citizenship Corner resources include N-400 forms, flyers, and brochures. Books, DVDs and CDs are available for check-out to help prepare for the citizenship exam and interview. Information about the naturalization process is available without having to travel to an United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) office! Reference staff is also available to assist with resources and access USCIS website.
American Heritage Month
July 2 - Book Talk: One Summer: America, 1927, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m., Northwest Regional Library
July 12 - Literary Cinema: Celebrate American Heritage Month with an American hero movie and popcorn, 3 to 5 p.m., Imperial Point Library
July 19 - Shade Tree Pickers Bluegrass Band, 1 to 2 p.m., North Regional/Broward College Library
July 24 - Reel to Real Talk: A Film Forum with Commentary, George M. Cohan classic, 12 to 2:30 p.m., North Regional/Broward College Library
July 26 - Medicinal Plants Used by Native Americans, 2 to 3 p.m., Northwest Regional Library
Book Display: Stirling Road Library
Eric Jerome Dickey
The South Florida Book Festival
July 25 and July 26, 2014
at the African-American Research Library and Cultural Center
Evening With the Stars: Friday, July 25, 6 to 9 p.m.
Meet Authors and Enjoy Wine, Hors d’oeuvres (admission is charged)
Book Festival: Saturday, July 26, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
(free and open to the public.)
Meet Eric Jerome Dickey, Donna Hill, Dr. Carl Hart, Kembala Evans, Pamela Samuels Young, Dr. Donald Jones, Geoffrey Philp and others!
National Dance Day
July 26 - Red Hot Salsa Dancing - Learn and join in with Gemini Danz! 10:30 to 11:30 a.m., Northwest Regional Library
July 26 - Zumba - Learn and join in with Gemini Danz, 1 to 2 p.m., North Regional/Broward College Library
Matching Funds Will Double Summer Reading Donations
Thanks to matching funds from BBX Capital, donations you make online through Power2Give.org/Broward to the Broward Public Library Foundation’s “Fizz, Boom, Read” Summer Reading campaign at http://bit.ly/SImNRX by July 28, 2014 will be matched dollar for dollar – doubling your impact.
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