National Poetry Month, held annually in April, is the largest literary
celebration in the world, with tens of millions of readers, students,
teachers, librarians, booksellers, publishers, bloggers and, of course,
poets honoring poetry’s important place in our culture and our lives.
The Academy of American Poets founded National Poetry Month in April
1996 with an aim to highlight the legacy and ongoing achievement of
American poets, encourage the reading of poems and support for poets and
poetry, increase the attention paid to poetry by national and local
Whether you want to write, recite or just listen to poetry, get
in motion and visit one of Broward County Libraries’ free poetry
Broward County Library card to access poetry-related films, magazines,
eAudiobook and even an online class. Need to learn how to access and
download these materials? Check out one of our free
digital downloading courses, held at library locations countywide.
Broward County Library card to access our new
Florida Legal Forms online resource. It features an extensive,
searchable collection of free legal forms for the state of Florida.
Thousands of legal forms are available with more forms being added daily.
Forms available on the site include forms drafted by attorneys for a
particular legal matter and forms from public records and participating
companies as well as official state forms. While it’s no substitute for a
licensed attorney, especially for serious legal matters, Florida Legal Forms
offers a valuable online legal resource you can access anytime and anywhere.
April is Math Mania Month and we have events for all ages.
Need Help with Your Math Homework?
If you need a little help with math, you can use your
Broward County Library card to access
Broward eTutor, a free, online
tutoring service. Get live help in all grade levels of math, from
kindergarten through high school including calculus, algebra and
trigonometry. There’s also tutoring in language arts, science, social
studies and more.
Lauderdale Lakes Library/Education and Cultural Center
3580 W Oakland Park BoulevardLauderdale Lakes, FL 33311
Lauderdale Lakes Library/Educational and Cultural Center lives up to its
lengthy name by being a local library that instructs and develops its users,
particularly young ones. Everyone is included in their signature program, The
Amazing Puzzle, developed by Jeffery Thompson, president of their
Friends of the Library group.
Since October 2016, Thompson’s Amazing Puzzle program is an exercise in
mathematics for all ages, with three challenge levels, incorporating basic
algebra, subtraction, addition, multiplication, division and math word problems.
The puzzles can be completed by groups or individuals and are popular as a
family activity. Healthy competition has allowed the program to grow as children
invite friends from school, church and the neighborhood. The branch is
attempting to export this program to other libraries and plans an Amazing Puzzle
Competition Day for the upcoming 2017 Summer Learning Program.
Although not all customers are math enthusiasts, the Lauderdale Lakes Library
has built a steady clientele of engaged customers that regularly use the library
daily and weekly. A significant number of students visit the library at the end
of the school day to use the 22 public computers and take part in activities and
programs. Adults enjoy reader’s advisory, reference services and popular
material for personal enjoyment. Special programs for youth include Toddler
EMU (Educate-Motivate-yoU) College Academy, a program supporting high school
seniors and their parents with answers about financial aid, online college
portals, scholarships, bills, orientation, deadlines, college life and more.
During tax season, the library is one of the select locations for trained
volunteers to do free income tax preparation. The library also serves many
adults who are learning English as a second language. In January 2008, English
Café was started to help these customer polish their English conversational
skills. Another literacy program at the branch is
Each One, Teach One, in which volunteers teach adult students one-on-one
how to read.
The collection of the Lauderdale Lakes Branch is typical of a community library
with best sellers, feature films, non-fiction DVD’s, music CD’s and audio books
along with the traditional juvenile and adult print collections.
The branch had its beginnings in January 1969, when volunteers headed by Mary
Sayers formed a collection of donated books in two rooms of the Redeemer
Lutheran Church. Four months later, a city referendum allowed the purchase of a
small house and a small collection of books, also staffed by volunteers. After
an interim move and expansion, the library joined the Broward County Library
system in October 1974. Today the library is a 10,000-square-foot facility
housed on the first floor of a two-story structure that employs the second floor
as a community center for the city.
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