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WoW Update - February
Broward County > Library > WOW Update
WOW Update 
January 27, 2015
  
Lady singing loudly in a microphoneLouder than a Library
A Spoken Word Explosion/Poetry Slam
 
Join us on a journey of self expression in this free, four-part series for teens, that explores the art of performing spoken word poetry. Participants are asked to attend all four sessions, and compete in a semi-final poetry slam. A countywide Poetry Slam will be held at the African American-Research Library and Cultural Center on Saturday, April 4.
 
Kick-off Dates (for ages 12-18)
 
February 3 - 5 to 7 p.m., Tamarac Library
February 5 - 3 to 5 p.m., Lauderhill Towne Centre Library
February 10 - 4 to 6 p.m., North Lauderdale Saraniero Library
February 11 - 4 to 6 p.m., Pembroke Pines Library
February 12 - 4 to 6 p.m., Southwest Regional Library
February 14 - 2 to 4 p.m., South Regional/Broward College Library
February 16 - 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., Davie/Cooper City Library
February 21 - 2 to 4 p.m., African-American Research Library and Cultural Center
February 21 - 2 to 4 p.m., Pompano Beach Library
February 23 - 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., North Regional/Broward College Library
 
Adult Programs 
 
February 21 - 2 to 4 p.m., Lauderdale Lakes Library
February 23 - 6 to 8 p.m., West Regional Library

Broward County Library Valentine's Day Events

Box of chocolatesFebruary 3 - How to Improve Your Relationships Seminar, 6 to 8 p.m., Miramar Branch Library & Education Center
February 7 - Children’s Puppet Show, all ages, 11 to 11:45 a.m., Weston Library
February 10 - Children’s Story Time Fun, 11 to 11:30 a.m., Carver Ranches Library
February 11 - Wednesdays at West: Senses of Cinema. Foreign film with commentary by Shelley Isaacs, 2 to 4:30 p.m., West Regional Library
February 12
- Cultural Gems with Sonny and Perley in Concert: Love in Any Language: Amour, Amore, Amor…, 1 to 2:30 p.m., North Regional/Broward College Library
February 14 - Love Letter to the Future - Create a Valentine for our time capsule, all ages, 1 p.m., Young At Art Museum/Broward County Library
February 14 - Edible Prose reads Very Valentine by Adriana Trigiani, 2 to 3 p.m., Nova Southeastern University Alvin Sherman Library
February 14 - Valentine Serenade with Senior Moments Band, 1 to 2 p.m., Northwest Regional Library
February 14 - Tween Valentine’s Day Craft! Ages 6-11, pre-registration required, 2 to 3 p.m., West Regional Library
February 20 - West Regional Book Club: Still Life With Bread Crumbs by Anna Quindlin, 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., West Regional Library


Father lifting up babyCelebrating Black History Month

February 3 - Two Takes on a Dream: Mary McLeod Bethune & Zora Neale Hurston presented by Ersula Odom & Phyllis McEwen, 6 to 7 p.m., West Regional Library
February 4 - Cinemateque Film Viewing and Discussion Group: Film based on the book To Kill A Mockingbird, free copies of the book available while supply lasts, 5:30 to 7:45 p.m., Southwest Regional Library
February 7 - African Dance Experience, 2 to 3 p.m., Dania Beach Paul DeMaio Library
February 7 - “Shade in the Sunshine State: A History of Segregation in Florida” presented by Liz Coursen, 2 to 3 p.m., Main Library
February 7 - Book Discussion: The Invention of Wings by Sue Monk Kidd, 10:30 to 11:30 a.m., Margate Catharine Young Library
February 7 - Movie: Black History Month Basketball, 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Pompano Beach Library
February 7 - The 8th Annual Louise Bennett-Coverley Festival, 2 to 4 p.m., South Regional/Broward College Library
February 7 - Celebrate a great work of American fiction: Participants will view and discuss film about Trayvon Martin and film based on the novel valentines To Kill a Mockingbird, 2 to 5 p.m., African-American Research Library and Cultural Center
February 10 - Page Turners Book Club: Author Edwidge Danticat discusses her new book Claire of the Sea, 3:30 to 5:30 p.m., South Regional/Broward College Library
February 11 - Raise a Reader @ Sharkey’s Storytime: Positively Africa! 10:30 to 11:30 a.m., Nova Southeastern University Alvin Sherman Library
February 11 - Celebrate Black History Month: Join us for the Montgomery Bus Experience! Ages 6-12, 4 to 5 p.m., Jan Moran Collier City Learning Library
February 12 - Book Review: Miss Anne in Harlem: The White Women of the Black Renaissance by Carla Kaplan, 2 to 3:30 p.m., West Regional Library
February 15 - Jazz in the Gallery, 2 to 3 p.m., Nova Southeastern University Alvin Sherman Library
February 16 - Celebrate the birth of the blues with the Joey Gilmore Band live. Presented by the Friends of our Library, your $15 donation pays for a soul food dinner and one raffle ticket to win 2 tickets from Southwest Airlines; RSVP: 954-357-7670, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m., Jan Moran Collier City Learning Library
February 17 - Let’s Talk About Books: The Invention of Wings by Sue Monk Kidd, 10:30 to 11:30 a.m., Southwest Regional Library
February 19 - Story Time Explorers: Celebrate Black History Month with Stories, Rhymes, Music, Movement and Early Learning Fun, ages 3-5 with caregiver, 1 to 2 p.m., Pembroke Pines Library
February 21 - Basusu: An African’s Quest of Hope, Courage and Triumph by George Pert, 3 to 5 p.m., Main Library
February 21 - Book Discussion with Etta Harbin, author of Martin Luther King BullAvoid: Imploding Communities, 1 to 3 p.m., Miramar Branch Library & Education Center
February 21 - Culture in the Pines, in partnership with Broward 100 Celebration of the Arts, Presents NEGO GATO African/Brazilian Music and Dance Ensemble, 2 to 4 p.m., South Regional/Broward College Library
February 21 - Celebrate a great work of American fiction: Participants will view and discuss film about African history and film based on the novel To Kill a Mockingbird, 2 to 5 p.m., African-American Research Library and Cultural Center
February 24 - Reading Roundtable: Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, 2 to 3:30 p.m., North Regional/Broward College Library
February 28 - Mommy and Me Intro to African Dance: An introduction to African dance for moms and children, 11 a.m. to Noon, Miramar Branch Library & Education Center
February 28 - Romare Bearden Collage Art: A hands-on experience, 2:30 to 4 p.m., Northwest Regional Library
February 28 - Celebrate a great work of American fiction: Participants will view and discuss film about African history and film based on the novel To Kill a Mockingbird, 2:30 to 5 p.m., African-American Research Library and Cultural Center
 
Exhibits:

Bob Marley’s Birthday Celebration, African-American Research Library and Cultural Center; African Influences: The Artwork of Rebecca Pinkney, Deerfield Beach Percy White Library; The Harlem Renaissance and The Art of Philip Michael Curtis, West Regional Library


Lady sitting with laptop in her lapDigital Downloads

February 4 - Free Magazine Downloads Using Zinio, 3 to 4 p.m., Main Library
February 5, 12, 19, 26 - eReader Open House, Noon to 2 p.m., North Regional/Broward College Library
February 5, 12, 19, 26 - How to download eBooks/eAudiobooks to your eReader, smartphone or tablet, 4 to 5 p.m., Northwest Regional Library
February 7, 21 - Library eBooks for Everyone! Learn how to download free eBooks to your eReader, tablet or smartphone, 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Miramar Branch Library & Education Center
February 7 - iPad for Beginners and Advanced Users, 1 to 2:30 p.m., Southwest Regional Library
February 9 - eBooks for your tablet or Kindle, 6:30 to 7:45 p.m., Pompano Beach Library
February 11 - Free Music Downloads Using Freegal, 3 to 4 p.m., Main Library
February 12 - OverDrive Audiobooks, 11 a.m. to Noon, Weston Library
February 14 - Computer Camp: Computer Basics for Absolute Beginners, 1 to 2 p.m., Nova Southeastern University Alvin Sherman Library
February 14, 28 - Try Your Hand at iPad, 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Miramar Branch Library & Education Center
February 16 - iPhonography: Taking photos on your iPhone, 6 to 7:30 p.m., Southwest Regional Library
February 17 - Computer Camp: iPad Basics, 1 to 2:30 p.m., Nova Southeastern University Alvin Sherman Library
February 18 - Learn How to Download eBooks, 3 to 4 p.m., Main Library
February 19 - Learn How to Download eBooks, 4 to 4:30 p.m., Southwest Regional Library
February 19 - Zinio eMagazines, 11 a.m. to Noon, Weston Library
February 21 - Zinio: Downloading Digital Magazines, 1 to 2 p.m., Southwest Regional Library


Pocket WatchFlorida Center for the Book at Broward County Library invites all of Broward County to join

The BIG READ
To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee

Featured Events for February

Pocket WatchFebruary 7 - “Scouting Great Characters” Writing Workshop with Marjetta Geerling, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., $40 fee, Main Library
February 17 - To Kill a Mockingbird Trial Reenactment and Discussion, 6 to 7:30 p.m., Main Library
February 21 - “Setting: More Than Just a Backdrop” Writing Workshop with Deb Sharp, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., $40 fee, Main Library
February 21 - Teen Big Read Creative Writing Program, grades 6-12, 12:30 to 2 p.m., Northwest Regional Library
February 28 - Teen Rap Contest: Perform a rap centered on the book To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee, 2 to 4 p.m., Lauderdale Lakes Library
February 28 - To Kill A Mockingbird Reader’s Theater Performed by The PlayGroup, 1 to 3 p.m., Main Library

For additional event information please visit Broward.org/Library/Read


Artistic color drawing of earthCelebrating Presidents Day @ BCL

February 5 - Movie Matinee Lunch: this inspiring and revealing drama focuses on the 16th President's tumultuous final four months in office as this visionary leader pursues a course of action to end the Civil War, unite the country and abolish slavery, Noon to 2:30 p.m., North Regional/Broward College Library
February 16 - Draw It, Make It and Take It, 3 to 4 p.m., ages 8-18, Main Library
February 17 - President's Day Program, 6 to 8 p.m., Southwest Regional Library
February 18 - Raise a Reader @ Sharkey's Storytime: Presidents' Day! 10:30 to 11:30 a.m., Nova Southeastern University Alvin Sherman Library

The Amazing Vojtěch Kubašta

A Showcase of His Pop-Up and Illustrated Children’s Books
at
Main Library held over through February!

Destination Fridays logoDon’t Miss the Next Destination Fridays
February 6, 2015 – Travel to Jamaica!


Celebrate the Birthday of Legendary Reggae Artist Bob Marley

Enjoy food, music, fun and networking opportunities as well as the chance to win prizes.

African-American Research Library and
Cultural Center

6:30 to 9:30 p.m.
After-hours, over-21 event
For ticket information, call 954-357-6210
 
Upcoming Destination Fridays

  • March 6 - Argentina
  • April 10 - Trinidad
  • May 8 - Cinco de Mayo
  • September 4 - Hawaii
  • November 6 - The Bahamas

Artistic color drawing of earthFun from Around the Globe

Chinese New Year and Brazilian Culture Month!
 

February 10 - Music Appreciation with Walter Ladden: Classical composers from Brazil, Spain and Mexico Spanish, 10:30 a.m. to Noon, North Regional/Broward College Library
February 21 - Culture in the Pines in partnership with Broward 100 Celebration of the Arts present NEGO GATO African/Brazilian Music and Dance Ensemble, 2 to 4 p.m., South Regional/Broward College Library
February 23 - Celebrate Chinese New Year with the Chinese Performing Arts Group, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m., Pembroke Pines Library

Mastering My Mistakes in the Kitchen; Learning to Cook with 65 Great Chefs and Over 100 Delicious Recipes bookLitLUNCH!
 
Featuring Food & Wine Editor

Ticket sales for LitLUNCH! 2015 are well underway, with more than a third of the 200 tickets already sold. This year’s guest author is Food & Wine magazine editor-in-chief Dana Cowin, who recently authored Mastering My Mistakes in the Kitchen; Learning to Cook with 65 Great Chefs and Over 100 Delicious Recipes. 

LitLUNCH!, to be held on Friday, February 20 at the Hyatt Regency Pier Sixty-Six’s Pier Top, begins with a champagne cocktail followed by book signings, lunch, a silent auction and an entertaining presentation by Cowin. Laurie Menekou and Stacy Ostrau are the event’s co-chairs; the hostess committee includes Katie Adler, Jill Barton, Meredith Clements, Tiffany Granger, Lisa Kitei, Sharon McCaslin, Jennifer O’Flannery Anderson, Marla Neufeld, Marcia Quallo-Lange, Ashley Sawyer Smith, Kara Starzyk, Lori Vajda and Kelly Alvarez Vitale.

For sponsorship or ticket information, visit Bplfoundation.org/LiteraryFeast.htm Twitter: @LiteraryFeast.


Mockingbird Next Door bookFree LitLIVE!
Coming in March

Sunday, March 29
12:30 to 4 p.m.
Museum of Art Fort Lauderdale
 
LitLIVE!
, a free day for the community to meet notable best-selling authors. Scheduled authors include Joanna Rafoff, Matthew Thomas, Julie Schumacher, musician Steve Boone and mystery writers C.J. Box and Hank Phillippi Ryan. Bplfoundation.org/LiteraryFeast.htm.

Come meet author Marja Mills at the Free LitLive!


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