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Hi-Tech is Hot This Summer @ BCL!
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eConnections Spotlight

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New to eBooks, downloadable music, magazines and movies? Want to learn computer coding, digital animation, 3D printing or more about your iPad or tablet? Check out free, fun events and workshops at your library!
 
This summer, Broward County Library is celebrating S.T.E.M. – science, technology, engineering and math with a host of free events for all ages. Learn about the electronic services and free downloads available from your library including free movies, magazines, films, eBooks and audiobooks from BCL WoW – Broward County Library Without Walls.
 
Broward County Library has also launched a new enhanced Overdrive eBooks/audiobook page that offers customers a choice of teen, children and adult (general) collections so that customers can quickly and easily find what they’re looking for. There’s also a customer guide that offers step-by-step assistance in how to use Overdrive to download materials as well as help in trouble shooting.
 
Digital Download Classes for Adults (June/July)
Please call library for registration information.

  • Four people standing next to each other using digital devicesDeerfield Beach Percy White Library
    June 26 - Digital Downloads, 2 to 3 p.m.
    July 24 - Digital Downloads, 2 to 3 p.m.
  • Hollywood Library
    June 18
    - eReader Workshop, 3 to 5 p.m.
  • Imperial Point Library
    June 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.
  • Jan Moran Collier City Learning Center
    July 23
    - Digitally download free magazines with Zinio and free music with Freegal. Bring your own device, 6 to 7:30 p.m.
  • Main Library
    June 24
    - Digital Downloads Class- Learn How To Download eBooks, 2 to 3 p.m.
  • Miramar Branch Library & Education Center
    June 21 and July 19
    - Try Your Hand at iPad, 10:30 to 11:30 a.m.
    June 28 - "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.
  • North Regional/Broward College Library
    June 19, 26 and July 3, 10, 17, 24, 31
    - eReader Open House, 10:30 a.m. to 12 p.m.
    June 18 - IndieFlix Training - How to Download IndieFlix from our Library, 12 to 1 p.m.
  • Nova Southeastern University Alvin Sherman Library, Research, and Information Technology Center
    July 15
    - Computer Camp: iPad Basics, adults, 1 to 2:30 p.m.
    July 25 - Computer Camp: Language Apps, adults, 1 to 2:30 p.m.
  • Northwest Branch Library
    June 28
    - Learn How to Download Music, 3:30 to 4:15 p.m.
  • Northwest Regional Library
    June 19, 26 and July 3, 10, 17, 24, 31
    - Download Free eBooks, 4 to 5 p.m.
  • Southwest Regional Library
    July 2
    - Download Free Music from Freegal, 1 to 2 p.m.
    July 2 - Downloading Books to eReaders, 2 to 4 p.m.
    July 2 - Zinio: Free Digital Magazines, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.
    July 3 - iPad for Beginners, 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
    July 8 - 3D Technology, 2 to 3 p.m.
    July 9 - 3D Technology, 6 to 7 p.m.
    July 12 - iPad for Beginners, 1 to 2:30 p.m.
    July 24 - Hour of Code, 2 to 3 p.m.
  • West Regional Library
    July 15
    - Let's Tech About It- See what digital download offerings are available through the Broward County Library, 6 to 7:30 p.m.

Tech Classes, Workshops and Events for Children, Tweens and Teens (June/July)
Please call library for registration information.

  • Teen sitting on the floor next to a couple stacked books on his laptopJan Moran Collier City Learning Center
    July 14
    - Technology Club: How do electronic machines work? Ages 6-12, 2 to 4 p.m.
    July 15 - Technology Club: Introduction to the Internet: No Limits! Ages 6-12, 2 to 4 p.m.
    July 16 - Technology Club: Internet Scavenger Hunt! Prizes and give-a-ways! Ages 6-12, 2 to 4 p.m.
    July 17 - Teen Techies: Learn how Robots work and build your own! Ages 12 and up, 2 to 4 p.m.
    July 18 - Technology Club: Create a binary bead necklace or keychain! Ages 6-12, 2 to 4 p.m. 
  • Lauderhill Towne Centre Library
    June 18, 25
    - Code Fever! Teens, 3 to 5 p.m.       
    July 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 - Code Fever! Teens, 3 to 5 p.m.
  • Northwest Regional Library
    July 14, 15, 16, 17
    - Teen Computer Animation, ages 12-18. 1 to 3 p.m.
  • Nova Southeastern University Alvin Sherman Library, Research, and Information Technology Center
    July 15
    - Coding Crash Course Part 1. Gain hands-on experience with web coding in this two-part course with NSU Web Librarian Michael Schofield. Call 954-262-5477 to register starting one week prior to program date, ages 13-18, 2 to 4 p.m., 2nd floor, Lab B.
    July 16 - Coding Crash Course Part 2. Gain hands-on experience with web coding in this two-part course with NSU Web Librarian Michael Schofield. Call 954-262-5477 to register starting one week prior to program date, ages 13-18, 2 to 4 p.m., 2nd floor, Lab B.
  • Pompano Beach Library
    June 18
    - Fun Science Apps for Your Tablet, bring your tablet, adults, 6:15 to 7:45 p.m.
  • Southwest Regional Library
    July 12
    - STEAM Makers Day, all ages, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Tyrone Bryant Library
    July 1, 8, 15, 22, 29
    - Technology Tuesdays, 2 to 4 p.m.
    August 5, 12 - Technology Tuesdays, 2 to 4 p.m.

S.T.E.A.M. Makers Day – July 12 @ Southwest Regional Library 
 
Man fixing destop computerCalling all “Makers”! Do you have a hobby like sewing or jewelry making, robotics or engineering? Share your skills and learn from others at S.T.E.A.M. Makers Day! On Saturday, July 12, 2014 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Southwest Regional Library, located at 16835 Sheridan St., Pembroke Pines, FL 33331, 954-357-6580 will have a Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics (S.T.E.A.M.) Makers Day.
 
S.T.E.A.M. Makers Day is a family-friendly festival of invention, creativity and resourcefulness and a celebration of the "Maker" movement.  Part science fair, part county fair and part something entirely new, S.T.E.A.M. Makers Day is an all-ages gathering of tech enthusiasts, crafters, educators, tinkerers, hobbyists, engineers, science clubs, authors, artists, students and commercial exhibitors. All of these “makers” come to S.T.E.A.M. Makers Day to show what they have made and to share what they have learned.
 
It is a gathering of fascinating, curious people who enjoy learning and who love sharing what they can do. It’s a venue for makers to show examples of their work and interact with others about it. Many makers say they have no other place to share what they do. DIY (Do-It-Yourself) is often invisible in our communities, taking place in shops, garages and on kitchen tables.
 
S.T.E.A.M. Makers Day makes visible these projects and ideas that we don’t encounter every day. Be an exhibitor at our S.T.E.A.M. Makers Day and share your skills. Please call the library at 954-357-6580 for more information.
 
What Will You Create @ Main Library’s Creation Station?
 
Creation Station, Broward County Main LibraryThe Creation Station, Broward County Library’s first makerspace and gadget lab, introduces the community to resources, technology and programming that provide creative learning, fabrication and entrepreneurial opportunities. Free and open to the public, it is a dedicated space at Broward County’s Main Library, with 3D design/printing equipment, state-of-the-art MacIntosh computers, Leap Motion technology and robotics.
 
The Creation Station supports STEM and active learning by providing a hands-on lab for learners of all ages and by serving as a pathway for Broward County youth to create and invent in a 21st-century digital learning environment. It allows customers the opportunity to explore new and emerging technology in a gathering space that encourages both critical and creative thinking. The Creation Station supports entrepreneurship and small business development through utilization of its resources, including tools and equipment too specialized or expensive to own. As a space where adults, families, teens, and children are able to utilize equipment, technology, and programming, the Creation Station enables new forms of learning, creativity, personal manufacturing and business opportunities.
 
Creation Station Hours:
Monday, Thursday and Friday: 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Tuesday and Wednesday: 3 to 7 p.m.
For more information, please visit www.broward.org/library/creationstation

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