Caring and Sharing at BCL
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November is Parent/Caregiver Appreciation Month, the perfect time to honor those who care and share for and with others. This month, take time to reduce stress, write a thank-you letter, make and craft and connect with your loved ones and your community.
November 2, 16 - Adult Coloring Workshop, 5:30 to 7:30PM, African-American Research Library & Cultural Center
November 5, 12, 19, 26 - Meditation: Parents and caregivers welcome, 10:30 to 11:30AM, Carver Ranches Library
November 5, 12, 19, 26 - Relax Your Mind Raja Yoga Meditation, 10:30 to 11:30AM, Dania Beach Paul DeMaio Library
November 5 - Stress-Management Tips for Caregivers, 11AM to 12PM, Northwest Regional Library
November 5 - Preparing for Caregiving 101 Workshop, 2 to 3PM, Carver Ranches Library
November 7 - Meditation for Peace and Illumination: Cleanse your aura, 6 to 7PM, Miramar Branch Library & Education Center
November 7, 14, 28 - Ageless Grace: Fitness 4 Mind and Body, caregivers of all ages welcome, 6:30 to 7:30PM, Carver Ranches Library
November 8 - Parent/Caregiver: Writing a Letter of Appreciation, 10 to 11:30AM, Jan Moran Collier City Learning Library
November 8 - SuperBrain Yoga: Empower your brain, 6 to 8PM, Miramar Branch Library & Education Center
November 12 - Grandparents: The Most Important Role in the Family. Discussion with Anne Goldberg/The Savvy Senior Meeting, 11AM to 12PM, Main Library
November 12 - Planning for Long-Term Care, 10:30AM to 12:30PM, Northwest Regional Library, 954-357-7990      
November 12 - Thriving Families = Healthier Communities: Free Library Learning Expo & Self-Help Resource Fair, 11AM to 3PM, Tamarac Library
November 15 - Storytelling and "Thank You" Card Craft, children, 3 to 4PM, Jan Moran Collier City Learning Library
November 16 - Quick and Easy Thanksgiving: Demo from Trader Joe's of Pembroke Pines, registration required, 5:30 to 7:30PM, Miramar Branch Library & Education Center
November 16 - Preparing for Caregiving: Stress management with meditation, 6:30 to 7:30PM, Carver Ranches Library
November 17 - Family Caregiver Support Group, all ages, 10:30AM to 12PM, Carver Ranches Library
November 17 - Make a Family Holiday Craft, 10:30AM to 12PM, African-American Research Library & Cultural Center
November 17 - Story Time Explorers: Craft and Poem, ages 3-5 with caregiver, 12:30 to 1:30PM, Pembroke Pines Library
November 19 - Social Security Strategies for Maximum Income, 10:30AM to 12:30PM, Northwest Regional Library
November 19 - Turkey Day Leaf Painting, children, 2 to 3PM, Century Plaza/Leon Slatin Library
November 21 - Family Crafts for Thanksgiving, 6 to 7PM, Carver Ranches Library
November 21 - Hatha Yoga: Breathing/balance/strength exercises and guided meditation/relaxation, all levels, 6 to 7PM, Miramar Branch Library & Education Center

StoryBook Festival – November 19th at Southwest Regional Library!

Two kids dressed up as storybook characters Robin Hood and the princess playing in an enchanted forestChildren and families are invited to go "Into the Forest" the 15th Annual StoryBook Festival, a free, fun, family event held from 10AM to 4:30PM on Saturday, November 19th at Southwest Regional Library.
This year's event, with the theme "Into the Forest" will expand the borders of our most recognized venue, The Fantasy Forest, where fairy tales come alive. Follow a path through the enchanted forest and meet favorite characters such as Sleeping Beauty, Rapunzel, Little Red Riding Hood, The Three Little Pigs and Rumpelstiltskin. The enchantment of the forest will spread throughout the Festival with performers, entertainers and storytellers bringing fairytale favorites to life on three stages.
The headlining performance is the Green Golly Project's Will the Real Rumpelstiltskin Puleeze Stand Up??, written and performed by Keith Torgan & Barbara Siesel. Shows and presentations throughout the day include The 3 Little Circus Pigs, performed by Atlantic Coast Theatre; The Pied Piper of Percussion, an interactive performance by Steve Gryb; Suzy Hammer as Mother Goose; and many more.
Children are encouraged to come to the Festival in costume and join the Storybook Parade. There will be a full day of music, dance, storytelling, storybook characters and children's performances. The City of Pembroke Pines will sponsor an arts and crafts tent where kids can get creative. The first 1,000 children arriving to the festival will receive a free book.
Children can interact with their favorite storybook characters in the Fantasy Forest and also enjoy the "Swappin' Ground" area where they may tell their own stories. Food trucks will be on site all day selling tasty treats and there may even be a special appearance by a fire truck (if available). Children can get their face painted for free and parents can bring cameras to take photos at the "official" Storybook Photo Spots.
The StoryBook Festival is presented by and funded through the Broward Public Library Foundation in partnership with the City of Pembroke Pines. It is sponsored by Baptist Health South Florida, Friends of Southwest Regional Library and Broward Family Life Magazine. This project is funded in part by Broward County through the Broward County Board of County Commissioners with proceeds from the 2000 Broward County Safe Parks and Land Preservation Bond Issue.
For additional information please call 954-357-7406, 954-357-7317 or 954-357-6580.

Live-Action Fairytale DVDs for Storybook Fans of All Ages

MaleficentThe Princess BrideRed Riding HoodSnow White and the HuntsmanAlice in Wonderland

Alice in Wonderland: Director Tim Burton delivers this visually dazzling take on the classic Lewis Carroll tale. Nineteen-year-old Alice (Mia Wasikowska) battles the Red Queen (Helena Bonham Carter) with help from the Mad Hatter (Johnny Depp) and the White Queen (Anne Hathaway).
Ella Enchanted: Ella (Ann Hathaway) lives in a magical world in which each child, at the moment of their birth, is given a virtuous "gift" from a fairy godmother. Her gift is also a curse. To free herself, Ella must outwit a slew of unpleasant magical creatures ranging from ogres to talking books with evil plots.
Enchanted: A princess (Amy Adams) is banished from her magical animated homeland to modern-day New York City in this romantic comedy.
Hook: A high-flying adventure from the magic of Steven Spielberg, Hook stars Robin Williams as a grown-up Peter Pan and Dustin Hoffman as the infamous Captain Hook.
Into the Woods: A modern twist on several of the beloved Brothers Grimm fairy tales, this heartfelt musical follows the classic tales of Cinderella, Little Red Riding Hood, Jack and the Beanstalk and Rapunzel and stars Meryl Streep, Emily Blunt, James Corden, Anna Kendrick, Chris Pine, Tracey Ullman, Christine Baranski and Johnny Depp.
Maleficent: A beautiful, pure-hearted young woman, Maleficent (Angelina Jolie) has an idyllic life growing up in a peaceable forest kingdom until an invading army threatens the harmony of the land. Bent on revenge, Maleficent faces a battle with the invading king's successor and places a curse upon his newborn infant Aurora (Elle Fanning). As the child grows, Maleficent realizes that Aurora holds the key to peace in the kingdom.
Pan's Labyrinth: Mexican filmmaker Guillermo del Toro’s haunting fantasy-drama, set in the aftermath of the Spanish Civil War, details the strange journeys of an imaginative young girl who may be the mythical princess of an underground kingdom.
Red Riding Hood: Valerie (Amanda Seyfried) is a beautiful young woman torn between two men. She is in love with a brooding outsider, Peter (Shiloh Fernandez) but her parents have arranged for her to marry the wealthy Henry. Unwilling to lose each other, Valerie and Peter are planning to run away together when they learn that Valerie's older sister has been killed by the werewolf that prowls the dark forest surrounding their village.
Snow White and the Huntsman: Snow White (Kristen Stewart) is the only person in the land fairer than the evil queen (Charlize Theron) who is out to destroy her. But what the wicked ruler never imagined is that the young woman threatening her reign has been training in the art of war with a huntsman who was dispatched to kill her.
The Princess Bride: The Princess Bride is a tongue-in-cheek fairy tale depicting stable boy-turned-pirate Westley's journey to rescue Buttercup (Robin Wright), his true love, away from the evil prince (Chris Sarandon), whom she had agreed to marry five years after learning of what she had believed to be news of Westley's death.

Native american itemNative American Heritage Month Events

November 7 - Native American Presentation by Ray Becerra from the Seminole Ah-Tah-Thi-Ki Museum, 1 to 2:30PM, North Regional/Broward College Library
November 12 - “What the Heck is Archaeology?” Featuring speakers from the Florida Public Archaeology Network, 4 to 5PM, South Regional/Broward College Library
November 15 - U.S. States and How They Got Their Names, 10 to 11:30AM, Jan Moran Collier City Learning Library
November 22 - Mask-Making and Map Work, 3 to 4PM, Jan Moran Collier City Learning Library

Explore Native American Drama and Theatre with Your Free Nova Southeastern University Alvin Sherman Library E-Card

Learn more about Native American theatre with North American Indian Drama, one of the great online resources you can use with your free Nova Southeastern University Alvin Sherman Library E-Card.
North American Indian Drama contains 93 plays by 18 playwrights, together with detailed, fielded information on related productions, theaters, production companies, and more. The database also includes the Native Playwrights' Newsletter, a unique resource, containing a wealth of original essays, articles, photographs, interviews, reviews and production information related to the plays.
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.

Flamenco dancersDestination Fridays – Madrid!

Enjoy an evening of fiery, flamenco fun at Destination Fridays – Madrid. The event, which is over-21 only, is scheduled for 6:30 to 9:30PM on November 18th at the African-American Research Library & Cultural Center. Enjoy Spanish tapas, wines and cheeses; flamenco dance lessons and music dance ensemble; travel talk; and a raffle.
Tickets are $10 and can be purchased in advance or at the door. For more information, call 954-357-6282.

Learn How to Bring a Taste of Spain to Your Table

Paella foodLearn how to make tempting tapas, perfect paellas and other Spanish delicacies with these free resources from Broward County Library that you can access with your library card.
El Bulli: Cooking in Progress: Renowned Spanish chef Ferran Adria’s famous El Bulli restaurant was one of the world’s top restaurants before he closed it in 2011. This documentary takes a behind-the-scenes look at Adria’s revolutionary, scientific approach to cooking. (Streaming Video)
Jamie Oliver's Food Escapes: In Adaluci, Spain, Chef Jamie Oliver joins trainee bullfighters practicing in Spain's oldest bull ring and cooks paella for the whole village. (Streaming Video)
Let's Cook Spanish, A Family Cookbook by notable Spanish chef Gabriela Llamas. Here’s a fun, interactive, bilingual cookbook for families that introduces the art and joy of Spanish cooking. It teaches better eating habits and the importance of culture while providing quality family bonding time. Featuring classic, simple dishes inspired by Spanish cuisine, each recipe is shown in both Spanish and English and accompanied by charming illustrations. (eBook)
Plancha: 150 Great Recipes for Spanish-Style Grilling by Liliane Otal. Plancha is a Spanish word that literally translates as "plate," and refers to both a style and a method of cooking, using a metal slab heated over a gas flame. Learn how to buy and maintain a plancha and how to make more than 150 delicious recipes that are so simple and fast anyone can do them. (Book)
Spain: Recipes and Traditions from the Verdant Hills of the Basqsque Country to the Coastal Waters of Andalucia by Jeff Koehler. Long-time Barcelona resident Jeff Koehler gathers the country's many time-honored dishes and age-old culinary customs, and distills the Spanish table down to its essence – food that is prepared simply but full of homemade flavors, and always meant to be shared. (Book)
Spanish Cooking 101 consists of 12 lessons that take you through the wide spectrum of Spanish cuisine, sampling the delights of the Mediterranean and bringing some of the Spanish atmosphere to your dinner table. Perfect for the amateur or the experienced cook, each lesson takes you through a number of recipes step by step with pictures of each stage. (Online Course)
Tapas: A Taste of Spain in America by José Andrés. Tapas are Spain's gift to the world of great cooking: a fresh and fun way to eat with friends and family. Renowned chef José Andrés shows you how to make easy tapas at home using simple Mediterranean ingredients. (Book)
The Basque Table by Teresa Barrenechea. 130 sophisticated and homey recipes from the Basque region of Spain. (eBook)

Early Voting Continues Through November 6, 2016

Beat the rush on Election Day and cast your ballot during early voting. The following Broward County Libraries are early voting locations.
Voting hands
African-American Research Library & Cultural Center
Davie/Cooper City Library
Ft. Lauderdale Reading Center
Hollywood Library
Miramar Branch Library & Education Center
North Regional/Broward College Library
Northwest Regional Library
South Regional/Broward College Library
South Regional/Broward College Library
Tamarac Library
West Regional Library
Weston Library
For a full list of all Broward County early voting locations, visit Broward County Supervisor of Elections website.

ZIKA Virus warning signLet’s Zap Zika!

With the occurrence of the Zika virus in parts of Florida, it is important to protect yourself and your family. Learn how you can be part of the solution at Broward County’s “Zap Zika” webpage.

A Penny at Work – Have You Heard?

A Penny At Work flierOn the ballot this November are two one-half percent (or 0.5 cent per dollar) sales surtax questions. One 0.5 cent sales surtax is proposed to fund countywide transportation projects and the other 0.5 cent sales surtax is proposed to fund infrastructure projects. Together, they represent a one percent sales surtax, which is the equivalent of one penny per dollar spent.
These two ballot questions are linked together, so that both must pass in order for either to take effect. If only one ballot measure passes, then neither will be implemented. The funds generated by the combined one penny sales surtax will be used to fund a variety of projects such as enhanced transit options, traffic signal synchronization, water and sewer improvements (pipes and treatment plants), drainage improvements to address street flooding issues, and senior mobility. Both sales surtaxes would expire after 30 years. For more information, visit A Penny at Work website.
Correction: The November 2016 printed WoW Update had the incorrect time for the November 5th “Every Day is a Learning Adventure” program at Pembroke Pines Library. The correct time is 2 to 3PM.