BCL Circulated 1.2 Million eBooks in 2015
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Broward County Libraries Circulated 1.2 Million eBooks in 2015!

Man sitting on the beach with his laptop computerIn 2015, Broward County Libraries circulated 1.2 million eBooks to our customers through Overdrive. BCL was one of 18 libraries in the United States to circulate more than 1 million eBooks last year. BCL’s number of eBook circulations increased 20% over the previous year.
If you're interested in learning how to download free materials from Broward County Library, including music, movies, magazines, TV shows, music videos, eBooks and eAudiobooks, check out one of the classes below. All are free and open to the public with no registration required.
Take one of our free classes and learn how to…
February 11 - Use Overdrive, 11AM to 12PM, Weston Library
February 11, 18, 25 - (Use Your) eReader Open House, 12 to 1PM, North Regional/Broward College Library
February 11, 18 - Download BCL's electronic collection to your tablet, phone or laptop, 2:30 to 3:30PM, Lauderhill Towne Centre Library
February 11, 18, 25 - Download eBooks/eMagazines/eMusic, 4 to 5PM, Northwest Regional Library
February 13 - Download Free eBooks, 10:30 to 11:30AM, Pompano Beach Library
February 13, 27 - Download Free Library eBooks, 10:30AM to 12:30PM, Miramar Branch Library & Education Center
February 16 - Gain the Upper Hand with Your iPad, 10:30AM to 12:30PM, Miramar Branch Library & Education Center
February 16 - Download Free Movies Using Hoopla, 1 to 1:30PM, Main Library
February 16 - Download Free Music Using Freegal, 1:30 to 2PM, Main Library
February 24 - iPad for Beginners and Advanced Users, 3 to 4:30PM, Southwest Regional Library
February 25 - Download Free Movies Using Hoopla/Free eMagazines Using Zinio, 11AM to 12PM, Weston Library

Julia Baird, Sister of John Lennon and Author of Imagine This, Growing Up with My Brother, John Lennon Book Talk and Signing

Julia Baird, Sister of John LennonImagine This by Julia BairdTuesday, February 16 at Miramar Branch Public Library & Education Center - A Don’t Miss Event for John Lennon Fans
Learn about John’s early life and how it shaped his music and identity. This free event is open to the public, so join us at the Miramar Branch Public Library & Education at 1PM on February 16 to for this special Broward County Library event.

BCL has the Best Sellers!

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Use your Broward County Library card to check out the latest best sellers, both fiction and non-fiction. Download them as eBooks, pick them up in print or listen on audiobook. We update the list weekly, so check Broward.org/Library for the latest picks.
The New York Times Best Sellers List - Fiction
The New York Times Best Sellers List - Nonfiction

Financial advisorBroward County Libraries Mean Business! Free Business and Finance Events & Workshops in February

February 13 - SCORE: Thinking of Owning a Business? 10AM to 1PM, Southwest Regional Library
February 13 - First-time Home Buyers Education Class, 10:15AM to 5:45PM, West Regional Library
February 20 - Social Security Strategies for Maximum Income, 10:30AM to 12:30PM, Northwest Regional Library
February 22, 29 - SCORE: Free Business Advice by appointment: 954-356-7263, 10AM to 12PM, Miramar Branch Library & Education Center
February 22 - So You Want to Start a Business? Workshop, 6 to 8PM, Miramar Branch Library & Education Center
For a complete list of all Broward County Library business resources, events and classes, please visit Broward.org/Library/Business.

Man looking for a job in the newspaperKick Start Your Career with Broward eTutor’s Live Tutoring and Job Search Assistance!

Searching for work or looking for a career change? Use your Broward County Library card to access Broward eTutor. In addition to live online tutoring for students, Broward eTutor also offers a wide range of free, live, online job search, job interview and resume writing assistance. At Broward eTutor you’ll find:
  • Resume assistance from live experts
  • Resume templates
  • Online resources to help you prepare your resume
  • Resume Lab: Submit your resume and receive expert feedback
  • Interview coaching from live experts
  • Helpful tips for interview success
  • Online resources to help you prepare for your interview
  • Live, expert assistance with searching, applying, and preparing for jobs
  • Job search resources

Learn a New Language for Career or Personal Development

Rosetta Stone logoBroward County Libraries can help you learn a new language – for free! Go online or visit your local library for free classes in English and Spanish. You can also check out eBooks, eAudiobooks and instruction videos for all ages and a variety of languages.
Online with Rosetta Stone: If you are looking to learn a brand new language, further your ESL learning as non-native English speakers, or brush up on a language for business or vacation travel, Rosetta Stone is the perfect solution. Rosetta Stone includes 30 languages with core lessons to build reading, writing, speaking, and listening skills and also includes focused activities to refine grammar, vocabulary, pronunciation and more. Rosetta Stone is accessible from anywhere and the mobile apps help learners to reinforce language learning on the go. Must have Broward County Library card to access.
Take a Free Class in English or Spanish at Library Locations Countywide
Crossroads Café: Features videos/DVDs and print materials designed for intermediate-level students of English.
Lauderhill Towne Centre Library – Wednesdays from 10:30AM to 12PM
Main Library – Wednesdays from 6 to 7:45PM
El Club: Conversational Spanish Classes.
Hollywood Library – Tuesdays from 10:30 to 11:30AM (Intermediate)
Miramar Branch Library & Education Center – Tuesdays from 10 to 11:30AM
Northwest Regional Library – Mondays from 6 to 7PM (Basic/Adults Only)
Southwest Regional Library – Mondays from 1:30 to 2:30PM (Intermediate)
West Regional Library – Tuesdays from 6 to 7:30PM (Seating is limited)
English Café: Practice English conversation in a casual, relaxed classroom environment.
Davie/Cooper City Library – Mondays from 6:30 to 7:30PM
Hallandale Beach Library – Tuesdays from 6 to 7:30PM
Hollywood Library – Wednesdays from 10AM to 12PM  
Lauderhill Towne Centre Library - Tuesdays from 12:30 to 2PM
Miramar Branch Library & Education Center – Mondays from 10:30AM to 12PM; Tuesdays from 6 to 7:30PM; Wednesdays and Thursdays from 2:30 to 4PM
North Regional/Broward College Library – Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 6:30 to 7:45PM
Northwest Branch Library – Saturdays from 11AM to 1PM
Northwest Regional Library – Tuesdays from 10:30AM to 12PM (Basic); Wednesdays from 6 to 7:30PM (Basic to Intermediate) and 10:30AM to 12PM (Basic)
Riverland Library – Saturdays from 11AM to 12:30PM (Beginners)
South Regional/Broward College Library – Mondays from 6:30 to 7:30PM
Southwest Regional Library – Mondays from 10:30AM to 12:30PM (Intermediate); Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 10:30AM to 12:30PM (Basic)
West Regional Library – Tuesdays and Thursdays from 12:30 to 2PM
Weston Library – Mondays from 10 to 11AM (Intermediate) and 10:30AM to 12:30PM (Basic); Wednesdays from 5:30 to 7:30PM (Advanced)
Spanish Café: Practice Spanish conversation in a casual, relaxed classroom environment.
North Regional/Broward College Library – Wednesdays from 6:30 to 7:30PM
Northwest Regional Library – Wednesdays from 10:30 to 11:30AM
Weston Library – Mondays from 12 to 2PM (Basic) and 5:30 to 7:30PM (Intermediate)
Language-Learning Titles for All Ages! Instructional Videos and eAudiobooks from Hoopla That You Can Stream or Download.
Hands from different nationalities waving their flagsChinese for Kids Beginner Level 1 - Video
Dino Lingo Spanish for Kids - Lessons 1-6/Video
Dino Lingo French for Kids - Lessons 1-6/Video
Dr. Blair’s Express Line: Mandarin Chinese - Audiobook
German in Minutes: How to Study German the Fun Way - Audiobook
Habla Espanol? Learning Spanish/The Basics - Video
Parlez-Vous Francais? Learning French/The Basics - Video
Rapid French, Vols. 1–3 - Audiobook
Rapid German, Vols. 1 & 2 - Audiobook
Rapid Brazilian Portuguese - Audiobook

Check Out BCL’s Foreign Film Collections from Hoopla – Hundreds of Movies to Download or Stream for Free!
Canadian Interest
Chinese Cinema
French Film Collection
Hindi Language
Spanish Language
World Cinema

Earn a Private, Accredited High School Diploma Online at Broward County Library’s Career Online High School

Group of Diverse International Students Celebrating GraduationNeed your high school diploma? Broward County Library‘s Career Online High School (COHS) offers adults the opportunity to earn an accredited high school diploma and a career certificate online.
Career Online High School is designed to reengage adults into the education system and prepare them for entry into post-secondary career education or the workforce. Coursework begins in one of eight high-growth, high-demand career fields that include child care, education and certified transportation before progressing to the core academic subjects. Many students are able to graduate in as few as four to six months by transferring in previously earned high school credits.
Each student enrolled in Career Online High School is paired with an academic coach who offers ongoing guidance and encouragement, evaluates performance, and connects the learner with the resources needed to demonstrate mastery of the course material.
Broward County Library will award scholarships for Career Online High School to qualified students who are looking to advance their careers, and prepare for workforce entry or continue their education.
Applicants who successfully complete the online self–assessment, the prerequisite course and an in-person interview will be considered for enrollment.
To be considered,
  • You must be 19 and older
  • You must be a Broward County Resident
  • You must have a library card in good standing or apply for a library card
  • You must have completed at least one year of High School

A student can complete the program in as little as five months but is given up to 18 months if needed. Students are expected to spend 8 to 10 hours per week on COHS. For details, visit the Broward County Library Career Online High School website.

Voting Election GraphicsStay Up-to-Date on Politics and Current Affairs with Your Free Nova Southeastern University Alvin Sherman Library E-Card

Election issues are on almost everyone’s mind – keep up with politics and current affairs with in-depth online resources from Nova Southeastern University Alvin Sherman Library. Use your free Nova Southeastern University Alvin Sherman Library E-Card to access the archives of The Nation magazine, beginning with the publication’s first issue in 1865, for investigative reporting and writing on politics, culture, books, and the arts. You can also access PAIS International, which offers citations and abstracts related to current issues and public affairs. Choose from dozens of other valuable online resources, all of them available free with the E-Card. Don’t have a Nova Southeastern University Alvin Sherman Library E-Card? Apply online quickly and easily and begin exploring the wealth of resources available.