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The 2014 Adult Summer R.E.A.D.ing Program Rolls On
Broward County > Library > News > Spotlights > The 2014 Adult Summer R.E.A.D.ing Program Rolls On

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With More Fun, Free Events All Summer Long!
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Keep your summer rolling with fun, free events at Broward County Library. This year’s Summer R.E.A.D.ing (Reading, Exploring, Art and Discovery) Program offers a host of free summer fun for all. Enjoy books, games, films, cultural events, lectures and more, including the chance to win an eReader! Here’s what’s happening this summer at your Broward County Library:

Upcoming Highlighted Summer Reading Program Finale Events for Adults

  • African-American Research Library & Cultural Center
    July 12 - Science Fiction Writer’s Workshop with author Jeff Carroll, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
  • Davie/Cooper City Library
    June 7 through July 19 - Adult Summer R.E.A.D.ing Program: Register by July 19 for a chance to win a Kindle® Paperwhite 2GB eReader, 12 to 6 p.m.
    July 24 - Book Discussion: Paris by Edward Rutherford, 2 to 4 p.m.
    July 26 - Book Discussion: The Silent Wife by A. S. A. Harrison, 2 to 4 p.m.
    July 26 - Bingo-n-Books: Fun with bingo; win books and prizes, 4 to 5:30 p.m.
    July 31 - Adult Summer R.E.A.D.ing Program. Grand Prize Drawing for an eReader! 4 to 4:15 p.m.
  • Deerfield Beach Percy White Library
    July 2 - Book Discussion, Immortal Life of Henrietta Leeks, 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
    July 10 - Movie Matinee, 2 to 4 p.m.
    July 17 - Bingo, 2 to 3 p.m.
    July 19 - Broward NatureScape, 11 a.m. to 12 p.m.
    July 30 - Book Discussion, Brave Genius, 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
  • Hallandale Beach Library
    July 7 - Tchaikovsky: A classical music appreciation program presented by Walter Ladden. Enjoy the history, culture and sounds of this famous composer, 6 to 7:30 p.m.
    July 14 - Berlioz: A classical music appreciation program presented by Walter Ladden. Enjoy the history, culture and sounds of this famous composer, 6 to 7:30 p.m.
    July 21 - Mendelssohn: A classical music appreciation program presented by Walter Ladden. Enjoy the history, culture and sounds of this famous composer, 6 to 7:30 p.m.
  • Hollywood LibraryA magnifying glass and hat on top of a book
    July 2, 9, 16, 23 - Learn the Art of Calligraphy, 1 to 2 p.m. Pre-register: 954-357-6530.
    July 9
    - Bingo for Books, 3 to 5 p.m.
    July 18 - T.G.I.M. (Thank Goodness It’s a Movie), 3 to 6 p.m.
    July 12 - Beat the Heat with a Cool Movie, 2 to 3 p.m.
    July 15 - Booked for Lunch Book Discussion, 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. Bring a brown bag lunch. Beverages and dessert provided. Pre-register: 954-357-6530.
    July 22 - Literary Bingo, 6:30 to 7:45 p.m.
    July 25 - Adult Book Discussion Group, 2 to 3 p.m.
  • Jan Moran Collier City Learning Library
    July 9 - Family Science Program: Making chocolate treats! All ages, 4 to 5 p.m.
    July 16 - Wednesday at the Movies: Exploring science through a science fiction movie, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.
  • Lauderhill Towne Centre Library
    July 3, 10, 17, 24, 31 - Adult Summer Reading Program Weekly Activity, 3 to 4 p.m.
    July 3, 10, 17, 24, 31 - Digital Downloads, 4 to 5 p.m.
    July 5, 19 - Adult Summer Reading Program: Saturday Cinema, 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.
    July 14, 21, 28 - FUNtastic Family Science Time, 3 to 4 p.m.
    August 2 - Adult Summer Reading Program: Saturday Cinema, 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.
  • Main Library
    July 8 - Book Discussion of The Time Traveler’s Wife by Audrey Niffenegger, 2 to 3 p.m.
    July 8 - Movie about time travel, 3 to 4:30 p.m.
    July 10 - A Love Story: How the Moon Falls for the Earth, presented by physicist Hiram Bleecker of the Museum of Discovery and Science (MODS), 2 to 3 p.m.
    July 15 - Book Discussion of Remarkable Creatures by Tracy Chevalier, 2 to 3 p.m.
    July 22 - 100+ Native American Women Who Changed the World with author K.B. Schaller, 2 to 3 p.m.
    July 29 - Book Discussion of The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood, 2 to 3 p.m.
  • Margate Catharine Young Library
    July 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 - Adult Summer Reading Program, 10:30 to 11:30 a.m.
  • Miramar Library and Education Center
    July 1 - Independence Day Celebration! Hot Dogs, Apple Pie and a Super Hero Movie! 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
    July 12 - Friends of the Miramar Library Quarterly Book Fair and Bake Sale, 12 to 5 p.m.
    July 19 - Try Your Hand at iPad. 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Pre-register: 954-357-8180.
  • North Regional/Broward College LibraryBooks with a lamp
    July 9 - Out of This World Reading: Thematic Book Discussion, 2 to 3:30 p.m.
    July 12 - Summer Writing Boot Camp: Writing Romance Novels, presented by the Florida Romance Writers Group, 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
    July 17 - Movie Matinee Lunch: From Books to Movies Series, sci-fi thriller, 12 to 2:30 p.m.
    July 19 - Organic Gardening Workshop: Sustainability in Urban Permaculture, 10:30 to 11:30 a.m.
    July 19 - Shade Tree Pickers Bluegrass Band, 1 to 2 p.m.
    July 24 - Reel to Real Talk Film Forum with Commentary, George M. Cohan classic, 12 to 2:30 p.m.
  • Northwest Branch Library
    July 26 - Discover Health Resources and Tips in Your Library, 3:35 to 4:35 p.m.
  • Northwest Regional Library
    July 2 - Book Talk: One Summer: America, 1927, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.
    July 6-20 - Women Scientists Crossword, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
    July 9 - El Circulo de Lectura: El corazón de Voltaire, novela por Luis López Nieves, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.
    July 10, 24, 31 - Science and Fiction at the Movies, 3:30 to 5:30 p.m.
    July 12 - Fun Beadalicious Day: Learn the Art of Making Necklaces and Earrings, 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. or 11:45 a.m. to 12:45 p.m.
    July 16 - Foreign Films with Commentary by Shelly Isaacs, 2 to 4 p.m.
    July 21 through August 2 - It’s Elemental Quiz, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
    July 23 - Scientific Bingo, 2 to 3 p.m.
    July 26 - Medicinal Plants Used by Native Americans, 2 to 3 p.m.
    July 30 - Sewing: Art or Science? Learn New Techniques, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
  • Nova Southeastern University Alvin Sherman Library, Research and Information Technology Center
    July 6 - Jazz in the Gallery: Jason Hainsworth Quartet in Concert. Enjoy live jazz in the Gallery’s intimate, art-filled setting. 2 to 3 p.m. 2nd floor, Cotilla Gallery.
    July 11 - Crafternoon @ the Library. Tap into your creative juices by trying your hand at a make-and-take craft. Registration required by phone, 1 to 3 p.m. 1st floor, Room 1017.
    July 15 - Computer Camp: iPad Basics. Learn about the physical features, operating system, Safari browser and apps. Registration required by phone or online, 1 to 2:30 p.m. 2nd floor, Lab B.
    July 25 - Computer Camp: Language Apps. Learn about applications for your device that can teach you a new language. One Click digital & Byki users: Bring your username and password. Registration required by phone, 1 to 2:30 p.m. 2nd floor, Lab TBA.
    July 27 - Jazz in the Gallery: Fernando Ulibarri Quartet in Concert. Come in out of the summer heat and enjoy live jazz in the Gallery’s intimate, art-filled setting. 2 to 3 p.m. 2nd floor, Cotilla Gallery.
  • Pembroke Pines/Walter C. Young Resource CenterAn atom that contains books
    July 11 - Classical Musical Appreciation: Join Walter Ladden for a discussion of Austrian composer Joseph Haydn, 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
    July 16 - Book Talk: Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro, 1 to 2 p.m.
    July 18 - Classical Musical Appreciation: Join Walter Ladden for a discussion of German composer Johannes Brahms, 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
    July 21 - The Art of Recycled-Repurposed-Upcycled: Create a work of art with Art Center South Florida artist Rosa Naday Garmendia using repurposed trash, 6 to 7:30 p.m. Pre-register.
    July 25 - Classical Musical Appreciation: Join Walter Ladden for a discussion of Italian composer Gioachino Antonio Rossini, 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
    July 28 - The Art of Recycled- Repurposed-Upcycled: Create a work of art with ArtCenter South Florida Artist Rosa Naday Garmendia using repurposed trash, 6 to 7:30 p.m. Pre-register.
    August 1 - Classical Musical Appreciation: Join Walter Ladden for a discussion of French composer Charles-Camille Saint-Saëns, 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
  • Pompano Beach Library
    July 19 - Doctor Who celebration with games, trivia contest and more, 2 to 3 p.m.
    July 26 - The Elements of Writing a Novel with author Prudy Board, 1 to 2:30 p.m.
  • Riverland Library
    July 3 - Family Game Night: Jenga, the game where players take turns removing blocks from a tower and replacing them back on top of the tower, creating a taller, increasingly unstable structure, 6 to 7:30 p.m.
    July 7, 14, 21, 28 - Family Movie Night. Call: 954-357-7455 for movie title. Popcorn provided, all ages, 6 to 8 p.m.
    July 29 - Book Brunch: Read the book, The Art of Racing in the Rain by Garth Stein, and join the discussion. Refreshments provided. 10:30 to 11:45 a.m.
    July 31 - Family Game Night: Wii Games. Play Wii games including Cars, Need for Speed and other racing games. Fun for all ages, 6 to 7:30 p.m.
  • South Regional/Broward College Library
    July 3, 10, 17, 24 - Science Film Festival, call 954-357-7043 for title, 3 to 5 p.m.
    July 3, 10, 17, 24, 31 - Amrit Yoga, 10 to 11:30 a.m.
    July 3, 10, 17, 24, 31 - Science Fiction Film Day, 3 to 5 p.m.
    July 7, 17 - “Sci-Fi Tales from the Portal” with the Writing Club, 6 to 7:30 p.m.
    July 12 - iPad for Beginners, 1 p.m.
    July 12 - Snap Circuits, 1 to 3 p.m.
    July 15 - Literary Elements of a Poetry Slam; prizes awarded, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.
    July 17 - The Science of Nutrition and the Fun of Healthy Eating, 12 to 1:30 p.m.
    July 19 - Brush Bots (Robots) Technology, 1 to 3 p.m.
    August 7 - Amrit Yoga, 10:30 to 11:30 a.m.
    August 7, 28 - Science Fiction Film Day, 3 to 5 p.m.
  • Southwest Regional LibraryBooks within a helix
    July 7 - Fabric Frames, pre-registration required, 4 to 5 p.m.
    July 7, 14, 21, 28 - Commit 2B Fit, 6:30 to 7:45 p.m.
    July 8 - MAKE: Brushbot Workshop, pre-registration required, 4 to 5 p.m.
    July 9 - Basic Introduction to Snap Circuits, pre-registration required, 4 to 5:30 p.m.
    July 10 - Making Kanzashi Flowers, pre-registration required, 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
    July 12 - S.T.E.A.M. Makers Day, all ages, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
    July 12 - Basic Introduction to Snap Circuits, pre-registration required, 2 to 3:30 p.m.
    July 14 - How To Eat Your Way to Better Health, pre-registration required, 1 to 2 p.m.
    July 14, 21, 28 - Bingo: The Literary Elements Way, 4 to 5 p.m.
    July 15 - Vegan Protein Drink, pre-registration required, 1 to 2 p.m.
    July 16 - Decorate Your Own Cupcake, pre-registration required, 2 to 3:30 p.m.
    July 17 - Cordon Bleu Cooking Demonstration, pre-registration required, 1 to 2:30 p.m.
    July 23 - Book Discussion: The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot, pre-registration required, 1 to 2 p.m.
    July 23 - Crime Scene Investigation Presented by Pembroke Pines Police Dept., 6:30 to 7:45 p.m.
    July 28 - Essential Oils For Your Health, pre-registration required, 4 to 5 p.m.
    July 29 - Ayurveda’s Six Tastes for a Balanced Life, pre-registration required, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.
    July 30 - Nutrition and Wellness: The Impact of the Standard American Diet and the Power of Phytonutrients, pre-registration required, 1 to 2 p.m.
    July 31 - Blood Pressure Screening and Blood Glucose Monitoring, presented by Broward Health Dept., 11 a.m. to 12 p.m.
    July 31 - Mental Health and Anxiety Screening, pre-registration required, presented by Broward Health Dept., 12 to 1 p.m.
    July 31 - Immunizations and Vaccinations, pre-registration required, 1 to 2 p.m.
  • Tyrone Bryant Library
    July 17 - Poetry - A Literary Element, 6 to 7:30 p.m.
  • West Regional Library
    July 1 - Let’s DIY! Artist Frances Tyler instructs on easy do-it-yourself décor ideas, 3 to 4 p.m.
    July 3, 10, 17, 24, 31 - Literary Elements B.I.N.G.O. - Are you feeling lucky! Join us for this game of chance with our “Literary Bingo Cards,” 4 to 5:30 p.m.
    July 16 - Let’s Craft It: Beading craft, registration required: 954-765-1573, 4 to 6 p.m.
    July 23 - Urban Gardening Workshop: Learn about community gardens and urban farming with designer of the Sistrunk Community Garden and author of Transforming Communities with Market Gardens, Valerie J. Amor, 4 to 5:30 p.m.
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Featured Titles: 2014 Adult Summer R.E.A.D.ing Program

Brave Genius by Sean B. Carroll
El corazón de Voltaire by Luis López Nieves
Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro
One Summer: America, 1927 by Bill Bryson
The Art of Racing in the Rain by Garth Stein
The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood
The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot
The Time Traveler’s Wife by Audrey Niffenegger
The Silent Wife by A. S. A. Harrison