World AIDS Day
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World AIDS Day 1st DecemberWorld AIDS Day

World AIDS Day is held on the 1st of December each year and is an opportunity for people worldwide to unite in the fight against HIV, show their support for people living with HIV and to commemorate people who have died. World AIDS Day was the first ever global health day, held for the first time in 1988.
 
Globally there are an estimated 34 million people who have HIV. Despite the virus only being identified in 1984, more than 35 million people have died of HIV or AIDS, making it one of the most destructive pandemics in history.
 
Today, scientific advances have been made in HIV treatment, there are laws to protect people living with HIV and we understand so much more about the condition. Despite this, some people do not know the facts about how to protect themselves and others, and stigma and discrimination remain a reality for many people living with the condition.
 
World AIDS Day is important because it reminds all of us that HIV has not gone away – there is still a vital need to raise money, increase awareness, fight prejudice and improve education.
 
2016 World AIDS Day Events at Broward County Libraries

December 1 - HIV/AIDS Awareness, 10AM to 4PM, Pompano Beach Library
December 1 - Movie Matinee: Yesterday, 12 to 2:30PM, North Regional/Broward College Library
 
Resources on AIDS and HIV Available from BCL

Living a Healthy Life with HIV & AIDSThe AIDS Generation: Stories of Survival and ResilienceThe Chimp and the River: How AIDS Emerged From an African ForestAIDS: Between Science and PoliticsIt’s Not Over

AIDS: Between Science and Politics by Peter Piot. Peter t, founding executive director of the Joint United Nations Program on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS), recounts his experience as a clinician, scientist, and activist fighting the disease from its earliest manifestation to today. (Book/2015)
All The Way Through Evening. Every year, New York City concert pianist Mimi Stern-Wolfe performs a breathtaking concert of works by her friends, all composers, who were lost to the HIV/AIDS pandemic that swept through a downtown arts community and ravaged the world. (2014/Documentary/Streaming Video)
It’s Not Over. It's Not Over tells the inspiring story of three courageous millennials who are living with or affected by HIV/AIDS. Award-winning filmmaker Andrew Jenks takes viewers on a journey to India, South Africa and the United States to experience the epidemic first hand. The result is a deeply personal and uplifting story that is rarely represented in popular culture. (2014/Documentary/Streaming Video)
Living a Healthy Life with HIV & AIDS by Allison R. Webel. Completely updated to the current care guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control and elsewhere, this book addresses how to manage medications for HIV treatment and is helpful for adults living with HIV. New additions to this edition include topics such as aging with HIV and coping with the emotions brought about by being a long-term survivor. (Book/2016)
The AIDS Generation: Stories of Survival and Resilience by Perry N. Halkitis. For young gay men who came of age in the United States in the 1980s, the HIV/AIDS epidemic was a formative experience in fear, hardship and loss. This book examines the strategies for survival and coping employed by these HIV-positive gay men, who together constitute the first generation of long-term survivors of the disease. (Book/2015)
The Chimp and the River: How AIDS Emerged From an African Forest by David Quammen. The real story of AIDS and how it originated with a virus in a chimpanzee, jumped to one human, and then infected more than 60 million people is very different from what most of us think we know. (Book/2015)
The Puzzle of HIV. About 34 million people around the world suffer from it HIV. Despite millions spent on research the puzzle of how to cure it remains unsolved. This documentary reveals where the greatest hopes for a cure are to be found. (2015/Documentary/Streaming Video)
Visions and Revisions by Dale Peck. Novelist and critic Dale Peck's latest work – part memoir, part extended essay – is a foray into what the author calls "the second half of the first half of the AIDS epidemic," i.e., the period between 1987, when the AIDS Coalition to Unleash Power (ACT UP) was founded, and 1996, when the advent of combination therapy transformed AIDS from a virtual death sentence into a chronic manageable illness. (eBook/2015)

The Storybook Festival2016 StoryBook Festival Schedule of Events!

Children and families are invited to go "Into the Forest" at the 15th Annual StoryBook Festival, a free, family event held from 10AM to 4:30PM on Saturday, November 19th at Southwest Regional Library, located at 16835 Sheridan St., Pembroke Pines, FL 33331.
 
Here’s what’s happening this year at the Festival:

  • Big Book Giveaway (Inside)
    10AM to 4:30PM: Free Book To The First 1,000 Children At The Festival, sponsored by Baptist Health South Florida
  • Craft Tent (Outside)
    10AM to 4:30PM: Free Hands On Arts & Crafts, sponsored by the City Of Pembroke Pines Recreation & Cultural Arts
  • Face Painting (Outside)
    11AM to 4PM: Free Face Painting, sponsored by the City Of Pembroke Pines Recreation & Cultural Arts
  • Airbrush Art Painting (Outside)
    11:30AM to 3:30PM: Free Airbrush Art On Your Arm, sponsored by the City Of Pembroke Pines Recreation & Cultural Arts
  • Fantasy Forest (Inside)
    10:30AM to 12:30PM and 1:30 to 3:30PM: Open For Continuous Small Group Tours
  • Costume Parade (Outside)
    1:15 to 1:30PM: Come in costume, meet at the Showmobile Stage and then join the parade!
  • Fire Truck (Outside)
    1 to 2:30PM
  • Auditorium Stage (Inside)
    10:45 to 11:30AM: Atlantic Coast Theatre Presents Rockin’ Red Riding Hood
    12:15 to 1PM: The Pied Piper Of Percussion, Steve Gryb
    1:45 to 2:30PM: The Green Golly presents Rumpelstiltskin
    2:45 to 3:15PM: Lucia Gonzalez, Award-Winning Author & Storyteller
    3:15 to 4PM: Tellebration! Mij Byram, Mother Goose, Lucia Gonzalez, Cheryl Floyd
    4:15 to 5PM: City Of Pembroke Pines Recreation & Cultural Arts Performers
  • Fairy Tale Kingdom (Inside)
    10:30 to 11AM: Mother Goose presented by Suzy Hammer 
    11:30AM to 12:15PM: The Green Golly presents Rumpelstiltskin 
    12:30 to 1PM: Cheryl Floyd, Storyteller
    1:00 to 1:15PM: Animal Tales, Interactive Animal Program
    1:30 to 1:45PM: Animal Tales, Interactive Animal Program
    2:30 to 3PM: Mij Byram, Stor
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  • le Stage (Outside)
    11:00 to 11:30AM: Marci Poppins presented by Marcella Murad 
    12:30 to 1PM: Pembroke Pines Charter High School Marching Band
    2:00 to 2:45PM: Atlantic Coast Theatre Presents 3 Little Circus Pigs
    3:15 to 3:45PM: Broward Center Spotlights
  • Swapping Ground (Outside)
    Open Mic Between All Teller Shows Listed – Tell Your Own Florida Story – We’ll Get You Started
    11:30AM to 12PM: Lucia Gonzalez, Award-Winning Author & Storyteller
    1:30 to 2PM: Mother Goose Presented by Suzy Hammer
    2:45 to 3:15PM: Cheryl Floyd, Storyteller

Student giving thumbs up approvalNew, Expanded Hours!

Since June 2016, BCL has expanded hours of operation at 14 branch library locations:

Century Plaza/Leon Slatin Library
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday (NEW), Friday, Saturday: 10AM to 6PM; Sunday: Closed
Dania Beach Paul DeMaio Library
Monday, Thursday 12PM to 8PM; Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday (NEW), Saturday: 10AM to 6PM; Sunday: Closed
Davie/Cooper City Library
Monday, Tuesday: 12 to 8PM; Wednesday, Thursday, Friday (NEW), Saturday: 10AM to 6PM; Sunday: Closed
Deerfield Beach Percy White Library
Monday, Wednesday, Friday (NEW), Saturday: 10AM to 6PM Tuesday, Thursday: 12 to 8PM; Sunday: Closed
Fort Lauderdale Library
Monday (NEW), Wednesday (NEW), Thursday (NEW), Friday: 10AM to 6PM; Tuesday: 12 to 8PM; Saturday, Sunday: Closed
Imperial Point Library
Monday, Thursday, Friday (NEW), Saturday: 10AM to 6PM; Tuesday, Wednesday: 12 to 8PM; Sunday: Closed
Lauderdale Lakes Library
Monday, Wednesday, Friday (NEW), Saturday: 10AM to 6PM Tuesday, Thursday: 12 to 8PM; Sunday: Closed
Lauderhill Towne Centre Library
Monday, Tuesday: 12 to 8PM; Wednesday, Thursday, Friday (NEW), Saturday: 10AM to 6PM; Sunday: Closed
Pembroke Pines Library
Monday, Wednesday: 8AM to 8PM; Tuesday, Thursday, Friday: 8AM to 4PM; Saturday: 10AM to 6PM (NEW); Sunday: Closed
Pompano Beach Library
Monday, Wednesday: 12 to 8PM; Tuesday, Thursday (NEW), Friday, Saturday: 10AM to 6PM; Sunday: Closed
Riverland Library
Monday, Thursday: 12 to 8PM; Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday (NEW), Saturday: 10AM to 6PM; Sunday: Closed
Sunrise Dan Pearl Library
Monday, Thursday, Friday (NEW): Saturday, 10AM to 6PM; Tuesday, Wednesday: 12 to 8PM; Sunday: Closed
Tyrone Bryant Library
Monday, Thursday: 12 to 8PM; Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday (NEW), Saturday: 10AM to 6PM; Sunday: Closed
West Regional Library
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday (NEW): 10AM to 8PM; Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday: 10AM to 6PM

A five dollar bill sticking out a stack of booksPayment of Fines from BCL Website

Broward County Library recently adopted a new method of processing fines and fees paid from our website. This new method has changed the screens you may see when paying fines. Fines can be paid from within your account on the Visual Catalog. The Traditional catalog will no longer accept payments.

Mind Benders: Modern-Day Psych Experiments Online

Psychological experimentExplore the most important psychological experiments of the 20th and 21st centuries at Psychological Experiments Online, one of the great online resources you can use with your free Nova Southeastern University Alvin Sherman Library E-Card.
 
This multi-media collection covers everything from inkblots to cognitive behavioral therapy and is perfect for students and scholars alike. Learn how these experiments have had far-reaching impacts on fields as diverse as sociology, business, advertising, economics, political science, law, ethics and the arts.
 
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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