Lifelong Learning
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November 8, 2016
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Lifelong Learning @ Your Library

Dog laying on green grass reading the Daily Dog newspaperKeep up with the times – learn something new at BCL!
Class Action: Choose from Over 500 Free Online Courses You Can Take Anytime, Anywhere!
Use your library card to access Universal Class, an online educational service that provides a diverse offering of intellectually stimulating courses for people interested in the lifelong pursuit of knowledge for either personal or professional reasons.
There are classes in arts, hobbies and crafts, business and career training, health and medicine, parenting and family, personal care, animals and pet care, spiritual studies; self-help, and much more.
Learn How to Download and Get Free eBooks, Movies, Magazines and Music!
Find out how to access library materials at these free, on-site classes:

Seven adults on a couch using laptops and mobile devicesNovember 9 - eBooks, 3 to 4PM, Main Library
November 9 - eBooks, magazines and movies, 6:30 to 7:30PM, Pompano Beach Library
November 10 - Magazines, 3 to 4:30PM, Southwest Regional Library
November 12 - Magazines, 2:30 to 4:30PM, Miramar Branch Library & Education Center
November 14 - Digital Downloads, 5:30 to 6:30PM, Jan Moran Collier City Learning Library
November 16 - Music, 3 to 3:30PM, Main Library
November 16 - Movies, 3:30 to 4PM, Main Library
November 17 - Movies, music and more, 4 to 5:30PM, Southwest Regional Library
November 26 - eBooks, 10:30AM to 12:30PM, Miramar Branch Library & Education Center
November 30 - Magazines, 3 to 3:30PM, Main Library
Broward County Library also offers dozens of computer classes every month on topics that range from basic computer literacy to advanced courses in software such as PowerPoint, Excel and Microsoft Word. Visit our online computer class calendar for dates, times and locations.

It’s Never Too Late for Learning!

Each one, teach one sessionEach One, Teach One is a free, Broward County Library program that uses volunteers to teach students one-on-one how to read. More than 500 tutors and students work together in library locations countywide.
Broward County Library recruits, trains and matches volunteer tutors and students. In 2005 the program won the National Association of Counties (NACO) Act of Caring Award and Florida Literacy coalition’s Excellence in Education Award. For more information on participating libraries, visit the Each One, Teach One Learning Services webpage or visit our Volunteers webpage and learn how to become an Each One, Teach One tutor.

Earn Your Accredited High School Diploma and Career Certificate Online with Help from Broward County Library!

Group of Diverse International Students Celebrating GraduationBroward County Library‘s Career Online High School (COHS) offers adults the opportunity to earn an accredited high school diploma and a career certificate online. The library’s program provides a limited number of scholarships 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
  • Be a Broward County Resident
  • Have a library card in good standing or apply for a library card
  • Have completed at least one year of High School

Achieve your dream! Get started...Once enrolled, Career Online High School pairs each student with an online academic coach, who provides the student with an individual career path, offers ongoing guidance, evaluates performance and connects the student with resources needed to master the courses. 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.

If you are interested in the COHS program, please contact us at

Parents and Caregivers: Give Your Children a Jump Start on Reading and Learning at the Library’s Early Literacy Stations!

Early Literacy StationEarly Literacy Stations are touch-screen computers designed specifically for early learners from preschool age children to those in third grade. Each station comes preloaded with more than 60 games that span multiple curriculum areas – from reading to graphic arts to Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) subjects to music.
Visit the locations listed below to see how this new technology supports school readiness, encourages children to explore and learn independently, and cultivates a love of learning.
African American Research Library and Cultural Center
Carver Ranches Library
Jan Moran Collier City Learning Library
Lauderdale Lakes Branch Library
Main Library
North Lauderdale Saraniero Library
North Regional/Broward College Library
Northwest Branch
Northwest Regional Library
Riverland Library
South Regional/Broward College Library
Southwest Regional Library
Tamarac Library
West Regional

Happy Veterans Day, Nov 11, Honoring all who servedLibraries Closed on Veterans Day

All Broward County Library locations, with the exception of Alvin Sherman Library at Nova Southeastern University, will be closed on Friday, November 11th in honor of Veterans Day.      
Nine Movie Picks for Veterans Day

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The Best Years of Our Lives (DVD/1946) Classic film starring Myrna Loy and Frederic March that recounts the problems faced by three returning veterans after World War II as they attempt to pick up the threads of their lives.
Coming Home (DVD/1978) This melodrama examines the impact of the Vietnam War on the "war at home" among the men who fought it and the women in their lives and stars Jane Fonda, Bruce Dern and Jon Voight.
The Deer Hunter (DVD/1978) An epic filmed renowned for its tough portrayal of the Vietnam War's effect on American working class steel workers (Robert De Niro and Christopher Walken) in Pennsylvania.
Born on the Fourth of July (DVD/1989) Born On The Fourth Of July tells the true story of Ron Kovic (Tom Cruise), a patriotic small-town athlete who enlists with the Marines to fight in the Vietnam War. After suffering an injury and becoming wheelchair-bound, Kovic then becomes an outspoken anti-war activist.
It's Always Fair Weather (DVD/1955) This MGM musical follows the exploits of three servicemen buddies, played by Gene Kelly, Dan Dailey and Michael Kidd, who reunite 10 years after their WWII service. TV special, but all three are hostile to the notion
First Blood (DVD/1982) A mentally unstable Vietnam vet (Sylvester Stallone) has a one-man war with the police force of a small town after they abuse him.
The Manchurian Candidate (DVD/2004) Major Bennett Marco (Denzel Washington) and Sergeant Raymond Shaw (Liev Schreiber) are two soldiers who served in the same company during Operation Desert Storm, but their paths following their tours of duty have been very different.
Dead Presidents (DVD/1995) Dead presidents are a street term for cash, and that's just what a Vietnam veteran is after when he returns home from the war, only to find himself drawn into a life of crime.
Slaughterhouse-Five (DVD/1972) In this film adaptation of the novel by Kurt Vonnegut, Jr., a young soldier has come unstuck in time and jumps back and forth in his life with no control over where he is going next. In the end, he learns he must concentrate on the good things and ignore the bad in life

A happy senior coupleLearn About Medicare Open Enrollment at Free Presentation/Sign-up Event

Lauderhill Towne Centre Library will host an Aging & Disability Resource Center of Broward County-SHINE presentation on Wednesday November 16th at 1 pm and an open enrollment sign-up session on Thursday, November 17th from 10AM to 3PM. For more information, call 954-357-6409 or 954-357-6507.

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.