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The Big Win 2016

Get Ready for The Big Win @ BCL
The 2016 Summer Learning Program
June 1 – August 20
Registration Begins May 7

 
Enjoy a summer of fun and events for all ages during the 2016 “Big Win! Summer Learning for Mind, Body, Heart” Program. Everyone from preschool children to adults is invited to explore all things sports and reach reading/learning goals. The Big Win encourages participants to “go for the gold” with a whole body/mind approach to learning and having fun.
 
Free events and programs include fitness events and classes, coding hackathons, science and engineering experiments, cooking demonstrations, performances, movies, story times, computer classes and more. Win prizes by completing and tracking your reading goals, attending events and other activities.
 
The Big Win features four learning categories: Preschool, Children, Teen and Adult, each with specific prizes and goals for their age groups.

Broward.org/Library/Summer

Celebrating Children’s Book Week May 2-8

Boy sitting on a stack of books readingMay 1-7 - Contest: Design a Children’s Book Week bookmark, ages 3-18, 10AM to 6PM, North Regional/Broward College Library
May 2 - Story Time, 10:30 to 11:30AM, Stirling Road Library
May 2 - Storyteller Carrie Sue Ayvar, 4 to 5PM, Dania Beach Paul DeMaio Library
May 2 - Family Literacy Night and Children’s Art Show with storyteller Donna Washington, 6 to 7:30PM, North Lauderdale Saraniero Library
May 3 - Storyteller Carrie Sue Ayvar, 10:30AM to 12PM, African-American Research Library & Cultural Center
May 3 - Toddler Time, ages 18-35 months with caregiver, 10 to 10:30AM and 10:45 to 11:15AM, Pembroke Pines Library
May 3
- Storyteller Suzy Hammer as “The Bookworm,” 4 to 5PM, Weston Library
May 3 - Puppet Party: Make a puppet of your favorite book character, 6:30 to 7:30PM, Deerfield Beach Percy White Library
May 3
- Singer/Storyteller Darrell House, ages 5-10, pre-register: 954-357-6409, 6:30 to 7:30PM, Lauderhill Towne Centre Library
May 4 - Singer/Storyteller Darrell House, 4 to 5PM, Carver Ranches Library
May 4 - Storyteller Donna Washington, 4 to 5PM, Northwest Branch Library
May 4 - Storyteller Carrie Sue Ayvar, all ages, 6 to 7PM, Pembroke Pines Library
May 4 - Singer/Storyteller Darrell House, refreshments will be served, ages 4 and up, 6:30 to 7:15PM, Northwest Regional Library
May 5 - Storyteller Suzy Hammer as “The Bookworm,” 10:30 to 11:30AM, Imperial Point Library
May 5 - Storyteller Suzy Hammer as “The Bookworm,” 4 to 5PM, Tyrone Bryant Library
May 5 - Singer/Storyteller Darrell House, ages 5-10, pre-registration required: 954-357-8585, 4:30 to 5:30PM, Young At Art Museum/Broward County Library
May 10 - Family Reading Night: Stories and crafts, all ages, 6:30 to 7:30PM, West Regional Library 
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Celebrating V for Victory: World War II

Exhibit - Photographs, newspapers, sheet music, cookbooks, children’s books and home front/military objects give a glimpse of the Broward war experience. Exhibit open May 2 - September 30 during Main Library hours.
May 27 - Senior Moments…the Unforgettable Band plays oldies in honor of Memorial Day, 12 to 1PM, Main Library
June 11 - Life of the World War II Soldier: Presentation by Robert Feeney, Main Library

Bienes Museum of the Modern Book, Main Library

Older American couple in an open top pink ChevyMay is Older Americans Month

May 2, 9, 16, 23 - Chair Yoga, 12 to 1PM, Main Library
May 2 - Memoir Writing, 1:30 to 3PM, Main Library
May 2, 9, 16, 23 - Coloring for Adults, 4 to 5PM, Main Library
May 3, 10, 17, 24, 31 - Knitting Club & Crochet Club, bring your own needles/yarn, 3 to 5PM, Weston Library
May 3 - Reception: Second Generation Holocaust Portraits by Dr. Wilma Bulkin Siegel, 4 to 6PM, Main Library
May 5, 12, 19, 26 - Color of Calm, 1 to 2PM, South Regional/Broward College Library
May 7, 14, 21, 28 - Meditation for Body, Mind and Soul, all ages, 10:30 to 11:30AM, Carver Ranches Library
May 7 - Understanding Social Security, 11AM to 12PM, North Regional/Broward College Library
May 7, 14, 21, 28 and June 4, 11, 18, 25 - Tai Chi 4 Your Health, 12 to 1PM, Carver Ranches Library
May 7 and June 13, 27 - Knitting and Crocheting, 1:30 to 2:30PM, Main Library
May 7 - Skype for Seniors, 6 to 7:15PM, Weston Library
May 10 - Page Turners Book Club: Still Alice, 2 to 3PM, South Regional/Broward College Library
May 11 - Get Out of Debt in Less than Nine Years, 6:30 to 7:30PM, Hollywood Library
May 11 - Stress Management, 6:30 to 7:30PM, Carver Ranches Library
May 14 - Scam/Fraud Awareness Tips, 10:30 to 11:30AM, Pompano Beach Library
May 14 - Government in Action Workshop, 11AM to 1PM, Northwest Regional Library
May 14 - Forgetting to Remember: Are You Becoming Forgetful or Have Trouble Concentrating? 1 to 2:30PM, North Regional/Broward College Library
May 21 and June 18 - Social Security Strategies for Maximum Income, 10:30AM to 12:30PM, Northwest Regional Library
May 21 - Adult Coloring, 11AM to 12:30PM, North Regional/Broward College Library
May 21 - The Senior Moments Band: Live music, coffee, tea and dancing, 1:30 to 2:30PM, Margate Catharine Young Library
May 21 - Movie: Celebrating Older Americans and experience, call library for title, 2 to 4PM, North Lauderdale Saraniero Library
May 23 - Avoiding Fraud, 6 to 7PM, Pembroke Pines Library
May 26 - Caregiver Support Group, spouses/children of elderly, 10:30AM to 12PM, Carver Ranches Library

Happy Mother's Day May 8Happy Mother's Day - May 8

Mommy holding up baby in the airMay 2 - Crafty Kids, ages 6-11, 7 to 7:45PM, South Regional/Broward College Library
May 3 - Twilight Tales, all ages, 7 to 7:45PM, South Regional/Broward College Library
May 7 - Mother’s Day Tea Party, interactive storyteller Miji Byram, music and treats, families with children ages 1-6, 10:30AM to 12PM, Southwest Regional Library
May 7 - Children’s Mother’s Day Card Craft, 2 to 3PM, Northwest Branch Library
May 11, 18, 25 - Stretching Our Mind and Body through Reading and Exercise, with author Elisabeth Falcone, 1:30 to 2:30PM, Lauderhill Towne Centre Library
May 11 - Mother’s Day Tea, 6 to 7:30PM, Jan Moran Collier City Learning Library
May 15 - Learn About Breast Health, 12:30 to 1:30PM, Alvin Sherman Library at Nova Southeastern UniversityMiscellaneous hardware tools

Father’s Day - June 19

June 11 - Construct This! LEGOS and more! Fathers: drop in and build with your children, all ages, 2 to 3:30PM, North Regional/Broward College Library
June 11 - Take It & Make It Father’s Day Craft, ages 3-11, drop in from 10AM to 6PM, North Regional/Broward College Library
June 16 - Father’s Day Stories & Crafts, ages 3-5, 11AM to 12PM, West Regional Library

Focus on Broward: Native Summer Fun

May 3, 10, 17, 24 - Adult Chair Yoga, 12 to 1PM, Weston Library
May 4 - Club de Lectura/Spanish Book Club: Cazadora de Astros by Zoe Valdes, 6:30 to 7:30PM, Weston Library
May 5 - S.T.E.A.M.: All Aboard! Build Your Own Boat, ages 3-8, pre-registration required: 954-357-8095, 11 to 11:45AM, Miramar Branch Library & Education Center
May 7 - Whodunit? “Murder They Vote,” interactive murder mystery, 2 to 4PM, South Regional/Broward College Library
May 11 - Celebrate Agriculture Literacy Day, ages 6-12, 4 to 5PM, Carver Ranches Library
May 25 - Kundalini Yoga with Nipa, 6:30 to 7:30PM, Carver Ranches Library
June 15 - Solar/Lunar Viewing, 5 to 8PM, Southwest Regional Library

A group of four kindergarten classmates huggingKindergarten Readiness Month

May 5, 12, 19, 26 - Preschool Storytime, ages 3-5, 12:30 to 1PM, Weston Library
May 19 - Story Time Explorers, stories, music, movement and early learning activities, ages 3-5 with caregiver, 12:30 to 1:30PM, Pembroke Pines Library

Destination Fridays logoDestination Fridays

May 6, 2016 - Haiti

African-American Research Library & Cultural Center
6:30 to 9:30PM
After-hours, over-21 event
 
For ticket info, call 954-357-6210 or visit Broward.org/Library/Fridays

Happy girl facepaintedChildren's BookFest

Saturday, May 7 • 10:30AM to 4:30PM
Main Library • 100 S. Andrews Avenue, Fort Lauderdale 33301

 
Happy girl facepainted~ In celebration of Children’s Book Week ~
 
• Origami Tales by Kuniko Yamamato • Storyteller Donna Washington
• Suzy Hammer as the Bookworm • Children’s Author Darrell House
• Bilingual Stories by Carrie Sue Ayvar • Fushu Daiko Taiko Drummers
• Chinese Lion Dancers • Indian Classical Dance Demo
Artistic flower graphic• Explore the Super Science Explorers Lab • Origami Workshop
• FREE Face Painting • Arts & Crafts • Meet Clifford the Big Red Dog
• Be the first to sign up for the Summer Learning Program!
 
For information call 954-357-7406

Laptop, tablet, and phoneCurious Connections

May 9 - Use Skype, Google Hangouts, and FaceTime: Bring your own mobile device, 10:30AM to 12PM, Margate Catharine Young Library
May 28 - Access Online Business Resources for Small Businesses, pre-register: mreeves@broward.org, 2 to 3 PM, North Regional/College Library

An Evening with Cokie Roberts

May 18, 2016 ~ 6:30 to 8:30PM
NSU Art Museum Fort Lauderdale
1 East Las Olas Blvd., Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301


Capital DamesCokie Roberts

TV Host, Political Commentator and Author of Capital Dames: The Civil War and the Women of Washington, 1848-1868. Tickets: $75. Call 954-357-7382 or visit www.bplfoundation.org for tickets

Presented by the Broward Public Library Foundation

Sweet potato pieJuneteenth Celebration!

Blues and Sweet Potato Pie Festival At Northwest Branch Library
June 18 - 11AM to 5PM


From children’s fun to great music and food, the Blues and Sweet Potato Pie Festival offers a good time for all ages. There will be games, vendors, performers and more.

Juneteenth Bookmark Contest at North Regional/Broward College Library: Drop in from 10AM to 6PM, May 1-7 and design a bookmark in celebration of Juneteenth. Enter your bookmark in the contest for a chance to win prizes.

Broward County Library Super Fan: Felischa Reid

Felischa ReidThe library is the place to be! When I was younger, after school, the bus dropped my friends and me right off at the library. I was in the After School @ Your Library Program. It was really fun meeting new friends and sometimes there were special programs and that was exciting as well. I started to volunteer at the library during my first year in middle school.
 
Recently, my teacher was going over the criteria of our fourth-quarter work. She then mentioned the book our class would be reading this quarter, The Giver by Lois Lowry. Suddenly, a ripple of “what if the library doesn’t have it?” or “I don’t want to download the book to my phone because it could get a virus!” went through the classroom.
 
My teacher couldn’t answer their questions, but I could. I said “If you have a Broward County Library card you are able to get the eBook on your electronics. With your library card, you can download the Overdrive app. Log in or create an account, click “add a library” and type in ‘Broward County.’ Once you add the Broward County Library system, click the star icon to save it as a favorite. Then type in the name of the book you are looking for and voila! You have an eBook.”
 
My teacher told me “You sure do know about your library system.” I couldn’t wait until my mother came home that day. As soon as she came in and settled down I waltzed right in the room. “Mommy, you would’ve been so proud of me in class today. Some students couldn’t figure out how they were going to get our book of the quarter. So I took it upon myself to tell them about BCL Wow and the Overdrive app and how you can get the eBook on your Android, or iPhone.” I blurted this out to my mother before she asked me how my day was. “I’m proud of you.” she replied. Broward County Library has become a regular part of my routine - the library is wow!
 
Send your Super Fan story to: LibraryMarketing@Broward.org