The year started off with the addition of
Rosetta Stone® Library Solution to BCL’s online resources, which provides library customers with free access to this popular language-learning software. Available online or through a free mobile app, Rosetta Stone® Library Solution includes 30 languages with lessons to build reading, writing, speaking and listening skills.
The Big Read, BCL’s community-wide reading project, explored the classic coming-of age novel, A Wizard of Earthsea by Ursula K. Le Guin. From January 21 through February 29, 2016, our community celebrated A Wizard of Earthsea with a full calendar of free events including book and film discussions, lectures, storytelling events, Tai Chi demonstrations, writing and visual arts workshops, and other fun, family-friendly programs.
This month, BCL learned that we had
won two awards from the Florida Library Association – one for Library Web Presence and one for Innovation for our Creation Station.
Jamaica and the birthday of legendary musician Bob Marley were the themes for the first
Destination Fridays event of 2016, which was held on February 5th at the African-American Research Library and Cultural Center (AARLCC). Guests were invited to come dressed in Bob Marley t-shirts and reggae colors to dance to the beat of reggae music, enjoy rum punch and Jamaican food and explore the culture of Jamaica.
Moonlight Tales: An Adult Song and Story Cabaret, with national storytellers Tom Lee and Kaye Byrnes and musician/performer Nicole Yarling, brought lovers of culture to the Main Library in downtown Fort Lauderdale for an evening of free entertainment under the stars.
Get your trade on this month at Broward County Library’s exchange events. Swap everything from children’s clothes to coupons to great ideas. All events are free and open to the public.
Trades, Swaps and Exchanges
Sharing Knowledge and Ideas
Celebrating Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
All Broward County Libraries will be closed on Monday, January 16, 2017, in observance of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
Use Your Broward County Library Card to Access These Titles & Resources on Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and the Civil Rights Movement.
To learn more about the Civil Rights Movement, visit Changing America:
The Emancipation Proclamation, 1863, and the March on Washington, 1963, a
traveling exhibition on display at the
African-American Research Library and Cultural Center (AARLCC) until
This exhibit examines the events leading up to the Emancipation Proclamation in
1863, and the March on Washington in 1963. Both of these events grew out of
decades of bold actions, resistance, organization, and vision.
Supplemental material from the AARLCC Special Collections and archives will also
be on display and there will be weekly showings of the following films. Please
call 954-357-6227 for dates and times.