November 2016 Weekly WoW
Weekly WoW | 2015 Florida Library of the Year
October 26, 2016
Virtual WoW
Update November
Virtual WoW Update Issue

View Edition

Father and daughter reading the newspaperFamily Literacy Month

November 1 - Preschool Story Time, 10:30 to 11AM, African-American Research Library and Cultural Center
November 3, 10, 17 - Family Storytime, 3 to 3:30PM, Tyrone Bryant Library
November 5 - Writing the Cozy Mystery, 2 to 3:30PM, Alvin Sherman Library at Nova Southeastern University
November 5, 12, 19, 26 - Tai Chi 4 Your Health and Family, 12 to 1PM, Carver Ranches Library
November 5 - Every Day is a Learning Adventure: Read/share a fun book and learn about library resources, families/all ages, 2 to 3PM, Pembroke Pines Library
November 7 - Memoir Writing Workshop with Anita Mitchell, 1:30 to 3PM, Main Library
November 8 - Diary of a Wimpy Kid Double Down Debut, 4 to 5:30PM, African-American Research Library and Cultural Center
November 9 - Learn to Tie Dye, family event, 5:30 to 6:30PM, Jan Moran Collier City Learning Library
November 10 - One-Hour Picture Book Read-a-Thon, 3 to 4PM, Jan Moran Collier City Learning Library
November 12 - C’mon Talk to Me: Talking your child to success, parents and children 3 and younger, registration required, 2 to 3PM, Carver Ranches Library
November 14 - Ashley Bryan Art Collection, 6:30 to 7:30PM, African-American Research Library and Cultural Center
November 17 - Author Susan McCarthy discusses her book A Place We Knew Well, 1 to 2PM, Main Library
November 18 - Children’s Storytime, 10:30 to 11:15AM, Pompano Beach Library
November 19 - 15th Annual StoryBook Festival, a free family event that celebrates fantasy and make believe, 10AM to 4:30PM, Southwest Regional Library
November 19 - Fingerprint Family Tree Craft, 10:30 to 11:30AM, Pompano Beach Library
November 19 - Make Your Own Picture Book, ages 6 and up, 2 to 3PM, South Regional/Broward College Library
November 19 - College Financial Literacy for Families, please register, 2 to 3PM, Carver Ranches Library
November 22 - Holiday Story Time, 5 to 5:45PM, African-American Research Library and Cultural Center
November 26 - Once Upon a Dream: Storytelling and musical puppets, 11AM to 12PM, Weston Library


Digital Download Classes

Hand holding a phone shaped glass with a downloading status of 79 percent displayedNovember 1 - Rosetta Stone, bring headphones, 3 to 4PM, Southwest Regional Library
November 3, 10, 17 - Open House: eBooks, Movies and Magazines, 12 to 1PM, North Regional/Broward College Library
November 3, 10, 17 - eBooks, Audiobooks, Magazines, Music, Movies and More, preregister: 954-357-6409, 2:30 to 3:30PM, Lauderhill Towne Centre Library
November 5, 19 - iPad, 10:30AM to 12:30PM, Miramar Library
November 5 - eBooks and Music, bring your own device, 1 to 2PM, Pembroke Pines Library
November 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 Library
November 14 - Digital Downloads, 5:30 to 6:30PM, Jan Moran Collier City Learning Library
November 15 - iPad, 4 to 5:30PM, Southwest Regional 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 Library
November 30 - Magazines, 3 to 3:30PM, Main Library

Ruth E. Cohan Jewish Book Review Series: The Secret Chord by Geraldine Brooks

November 1 - 1 to 2PM, Pembroke Pines Library
November 8 - 2 to 3PM, South Regional/Broward College Library
November 10 - 1 to 2PM, Main Library
November 14 - 2 to 3PM, Tamarac Library
November 15 - 10:30 to 11:30AM, Northwest Regional Library
November 15 - Jewish Authors American Classics Book Talk Series: America America by Ethan Canin, 11AM to 12PM, West Regional Library

Parent/Caregiver Appreciation Month

Parent and caregivierNovember 2, 16 - Adult Coloring Workshop, 5:30 to 7:30PM, African-American Research Library and 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
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
November 12 - Planning for Long-Term Care, 10:30AM to 12:30PM, Northwest Regional Library
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 - 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
November 16 - Preparing for Caregiving: Stress management with meditation, 6:30 to 7:30PM, Carver Ranches Library
November 17 - Make a Family Holiday Craft, 10:30AM to 12PM, African-American Research Library and Cultural Center
November 17
- Family Caregiver Support Group, all ages, 10:30AM to 12PM, Carver Ranches Library
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, all levels, 6 to 7PM, Miramar Branch Library

US Election voting boxElection Day is November 8

November 5-8 - Kids Vote Program, 10AM to 6PM, African-American Research Library and Cultural Center

Visit Browardsoe.org for early voting and polling locations.

American Indian Heritage Month

November 7 - Native American Presentation by Rey Becerra from the Seminole AH-TAH-THI-KI Museum, 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

Destination Fridays logoDestination Fridays

Madrid, Spain - November 18
African-American Research Library & Cultural Center
6:30 to 9:30PM
After-hours, over-21 event

For ticket info, call 954-357-6210 or visit Broward.org/Library/Fridays

Mysterious hazy forest sceneBroward County Library’s StoryBook Festival invites you...
Into the Forest

Saturday, November 19
10AM to 4:30PM
Southwest Regional Library


Follow a path through the Fantasy Forest and meet favorite characters such as Sleeping Beauty, Rapunzel, Little Red Riding Hood, 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.

A Note from Laura

Laura ConnorsGood news! As of October 2016, Broward County Libraries has added 134 total service hours per week at libraries throughout the county. We will soon add an additional 71 service hours, for a total of 205 new weekly service hours systemwide. This amounts to an additional 10,000 hours per year for Broward County Library services.
 
What does this mean to you? More service hours means more children’s story times, more literacy and language programs and more cultural, educational and recreational events for all ages. It means more opportunities to access free books, magazines, movies, music, computers, 3D printers and resources for small businesses and entrepreneurs. It means more chances to change more lives.
 
Best of all? Within our new service model, Broward County Libraries has been able to extend our hours without increasing our budget. We’ve launched the innovative Fast Lane checkout system, which provides an easier, quicker way to check out library materials and frees up our library staff to provide better service to our customers. This means more of what you want from Broward County Libraries, when you want it.
 
That’s our good news for now, but we’re looking forward to bringing you even better news in the near future. We’ll keep you updated as we continue our progress throughout the rest of 2016 and into the year beyond.

Laura Connors
Acting Director
Broward County Libraries Division


Holiday cardWarmly Remembering

A Selection of Vintage Holiday Cards, Books and Objects

On display through February 28, 2017

Broward County Main Library
Bienes Museum of the Modern Book, 6th floor

Broward Public Library Foundation’s Annual Books ’n’ Bears Program Celebrates 30 Years

Teddy bear wearing glasses reading a bookAt Broward County Library, the dream of a generous man named Bert S. Harmon has made the gift of a book and a teddy bear possible for thousands of needy youngsters over the past 30 years. Because of him, the heartwarming Books ‘n’ Bears at the Holidays program brings holiday magic – and a book and a bear – each year to 2,000 children ages 2 to 4 at library parties throughout the county.
 
In 1986, Harmon, an active library Books n Bears at the Holidaysvolunteer, began donating books to the children enrolled in child care centers in disadvantaged neighborhoods. He delivered 200 books personally in visits to the child-care centers. The next year, Harmon added a stuffed animal. In time, Books ‘n’ Bears at the Holidays evolved into a series of parties for the children.
 
Bert Harmon, a successful lawyer with a big heart for children in need, died in 1991 at age 85. His dream came true in ways he would be proud of.
 
The Broward Public Library Foundation accepts donations to the Books’n’Bears program via telephone at 954-357-7382 and online at bplfoundation.org/booksandbears.
Recommended