Love is in the Air

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book with pages curled into a heartLove is in the Air @Broward County Library

Ready for Valentine’s Day?  Here are 10 great ways to get your romance on with Broward County Library:

  1. Make a mood-music playlist of your favorite love songs. Create an account with Freegal using your library card and access thousands songs, albums and music videos.
  2. Cuddle up and watch a romantic movie. Check one out for free from Broward County Library – visit our catalog for DVDs or access streaming videos with titles that range from modern romances to classic love stories.
  3. Cook a romantic dinner. Get recipes and how-to advice from a book or eBook, an instructional video or an online class.
  4. Find your funny together: Whether your comedy style is George Burns or George Carlin, you can find and download comedy routines and albums for free from Broward County Library. Once downloaded, they never expire or time out. 
  5. Keep it classic and check out a book of Shakespeare’s sonnets to read aloud to your sweetie. couple on laptop
  6. Learn one of the romance languages free from Rosetta Stone. Use your library card to access this popular language-learning resource. Rosetta Stone features 30 languages with core lessons to build reading, writing, speaking, and listening skills.
  7. Get your game on together – borrow a videogame from our collection of 2,000 titles. We’ve got games for PlayStation 2, PlayStation 3, Wii, Xbox, and Xbox 360 consoles available for loan.
  8. Have a wallet-friendly date night at your library at one of the many fun, free events held at libraries countywide. From concerts and musical performances to movies to hands-on arts and crafts activities, we’ve got something for everyone!
  9. Double up and do good: Share the love and volunteer at the library – you can spend quality time making a difference in the lives.
  10. Spark your couple’s creativity by starting a new hobby. Get started with free, downloadable magazines on a range of hobbies including photography and art, boating and aviation, crafting, cooking and more. You can download as many as you want and keep them for as long  as you like.

Literary Feast Kick-off Event

LitLUNCH! with Bestselling Author Samantha Ettus – This Friday at the Hyatt Regency Pier Sixty-Six Pier Top Restaurant

the pie life book coverGet your tickets now for LitLUNCH!, the kick-off event for the Broward Public Library Foundation’s Literary Feast, a vital community event that has raised more than $3 million since it began in 1988 with its mission of supporting Broward County Library literacy programs and services that enrich the entire community. The event is scheduled for Friday, February 10th at 11AM at the Hyatt Regency Pier Sixty-Six Pier Top Restaurant, 2301 SE 17th Street Causeway, Fort Lauderdale.

This year’s LitLUNCH! will feature Samantha Ettus, nationally syndicated radio show host and the bestselling author of The Pie Life:  A Guilt-free Recipe for Success and Satisfaction. The Pie Life is the ultimate self-improvement playbook for women who need a work/life balance.  

LitLUNCH! begins with a champagne cocktail followed by book sales and signings, luncheon, silent auction and an entertaining presentation by a nationally acclaimed author. Tickets to LitLUNCH! are $75 and can be purchased online. Proceeds support Broward County Library children’s and adult literacy programs and services funded by the Broward Public Library Foundation.

Don’t forget to mark your calendar for Literary Feast, scheduled for April 1, 2017. This year's Literary Feast events will again feature LitLIVE! - an event that will be free and open to the public at Barnes & Noble bookstores on Friday, March 31, 2017 from 6-8PM. Literary Feast 2017 “Featured Authors” will appear at three store locations on Federal Highway in Fort Lauderdale, the  Broward Mall, Plantation and Pembroke Crossings in Pembroke Pines. Get more information here or check upcoming issues of Weekly WoW for more details.

Are You in the Fast Lane?

fast laneBroward County Library customers can now use Fast Lane, a quick, easy way to check out items from Broward County Library. Instead of waiting in line to pick up holds and get materials checked out, books, DVDs and CDs can be picked up at new customer-holds shelves and then taken to any of the new Fast Lane checkout stations.

Fast Lane also allow library staff to provide more one-on-one assistance in addition to making more materials and resources readily available to customers.

Make Fast Lane even easier by downloading the BCL WoW App on your phone and tablet and using it as a virtual library card! Just sign in to your account in the "My Account" section and click on "Library Card". Then scan your virtual library card at the Fast Lane station to check out your items. Don't have the BCL WoW app yet? Visit our Mobile Apps web page and download it now!

Fast Lane is now available at the following Broward County Library locations: the African-American Research Library and Cultural Center, Carver Ranches, Davie/Cooper City, Deerfield Beach Percy White, Jan Moran Collier City Learning Library, Lauderhill Central Park Library, Main, Margate Catharine Young, Miramar, NorthLauderdale Saraniero , Northwest Regional, Pembroke Pines, South Regional/Broward College, Stirling Road, Sunrise Dan Pearl, Tamarac and West Regional.

girl on bus with smartphoneGet Your Broward Transit Bus Pass at Any Broward County Library Location!

We know you visit us for our books, DVDs, free computers and great events, but did you know you can pick up a bus pass at any of our locations? Visit the circulation desk at any library and buy your daily ticket or a weekly or monthly pass.


February is Black History Month

“The Harlem Renaissance - The Great Expression” Exhibit Now Open at the African-American Research Library and Cultural Center

harlem renaissanceThe Harlem Renaissance - The Great Expression at the African-American Research Library and Cultural Center is a large-scale exhibit celebrating the creativity and cultural impact of the Harlem Renaissance with museum-style displays, a motion sensor avatar experience and a virtual reality trip through the Harlem Renaissance with the aid of an Oculus Rift headset.

If you’re looking for a unique volunteer experience, the exhibit is seeking volunteers to help guide tours for both children and adults. This would be a particularly good match for retired educators, but anyone with a flexible schedule and a love of sharing knowledge would be considered. Tour talking points will be provided. Schedules will be made based on volunteers' availability.

If you are interested in considering this volunteer activity and would like more information, please contact Essie DeNoms, or phone 954-357-5979.

black thought and cultureExplore Black Thought and Culture with Your Free Nova Southeastern University Alvin Sherman Library E-Card

Use your free Nova Southeastern University Alvin Sherman Library E-Card to access Black Thought and Culture, a landmark electronic collection of approximately 100,000 pages of non-fiction writings by major American black leader – teachers, artists, politicians, religious leaders, athletes, war veterans, entertainers, and other figures – covering 250 years of history.

Additionally, Black Thought and Culture presents a great deal of previously inaccessible material, including letters, speeches, prefatory essays, political leaflets, interviews, periodicals, and trial transcripts. It is just one of the great online resources you can use with your free Nova Southeastern University Alvin Sherman Library 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.


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