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February 2, 2016
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Love Your Library During Romance Month @BCL!

Get Under The (Book) Covers This February at Your Library
Couple under the coversSpecial Romance Month Contest: Go on A Blind Date with a Book/Film! Rate Your Date to Enter a Drawing to Win Movie Tickets for Two! Southwest Regional Library
February 2 - Improve Your Relationships Workshop: Use the power of energy to heal and improve your relationships, 6 to 8PM, Miramar Branch Library & Education Center
February 9 - Meet Romance Novelist M. D. Saperstein: Learn how she went from lawyer to published author, 1:30 to 2:30PM, Tamarac Library
February 10 - Isn't It Romantic? Book talk with romance author Kathleen McMahon Schwartz, 1 to 2PM, Main Library
February 11 - Senior’s Pre-Valentine’s Day Party, 6 to 7:46PM, Lauderdale Lakes Library
February 13 - Life-sized Valentine's Candy Land: An Adventure for Children of All Ages! Compete for prizes, 1 to 2PM, Southwest Regional Library
February 13 - Valentine's Day Movie: Call for title, 2 to 3:45PM, Miramar Branch Library & Education Center
February 16 - Nurture and Shine: How to Improve Your Relationships Workshop, 6 to 7PM, Weston Library
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A Little Romance: Love These Movies from BCL

Couple dancingMood Music: Use Your Library Card to Download These Great Songs – For Free!

Couple holding each other and having funImprove Yourself and Your Relationships with Free Online Classes (access using your library card)

  • Anti-Aging Techniques. Age is just a number: Keep yourself looking and feeling great no matter how many birthday candles are on your cake. 
  • Aromatherapy: This course teaches how to use essential oils to create the mood and atmosphere you want.
  • Assertiveness Training: Learn new behaviors and methods of expressing your desires to others while remaining calm and appropriately communicative.
  • Confidence Building: Confidence is attractive. Learn how to address core issues surrounding confidence problems and explore how to reprogram your brain‘s negative self-talk.
  • Listening Skills 101: Your listening skill habits can impact every area of your life, including your personal relationships and your career. Take this course to learn how to improve your skills.
  • Personality Development: Learn in-depth information about personalities to gain a better understanding of yourself and those around you.
  • Wedding Planning 101: If things are getting serious, take this free course to learn how to make your special day the best ever.

Focus on Broward:  Foodies Unite!

Dad and son cooking togetherFun for Foodies of All Ages!
February 9
- Book Feast Book Talk, 6 to 7PM, Northwest Regional Library
February 9 - Make smoothies and shakes for health, taste and fun. Limited to 15; first come/first served, 6 to 7PM, Northwest Regional Library
February 16 - Healthy and Fast Dinners: Cooking demonstration from Winn-Dixie featuring one-pot chicken sausage with stewed tomatoes and rice, 2 to 3:30PM, Tamarac Library
February 18 - Author Norman Nelson discusses his book The Salami Cutters, 1 to 2PM, Main Library
February 22 - Monday Morning Story Time: F is for Fruit, 10:30 to 11AM, Stirling Road Library
February 22 - Fun & Funky Food Art, ages 6-12, 3:30 to 4:30PM, South Regional/Broward College Library
February 22 - Juicing and Smoothie Revolution! 6:30 to 7:30PM, Carver Ranches Library
February 23 - Health Smoothies and Shakes, pre-register: 954-357-7043, 2 to 3PM, Southwest Regional Library
February 24 - Food Science Fun, ages 6-12, pre-register: 954-357-6245, 6:30 to 7:30PM, Carver Ranches Library

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Download These Free Food/Cooking Magazines from Zinio

…Or Take a Free Online Cooking Class (access using your library card)

Kick Off Black History Month at the Ninth Annual Louise Bennett Coverley Reading Festival

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Louise Bennett Coverley
On Saturday, February 6 at 2PM, South Regional Broward College Library will come alive with the sights and sounds of Jamaica at the Ninth Annual Louise Bennett Coverley Reading Festival.
Presented under the patronage of the Consul General of Jamaica, the Hon. Franz Hall, the festival is open to the public and kicks off activities for Black History Month. Entertainment will include Tallawah Mento Band, “Dr. Sue”, Sierra Norwood Calvary Children, Rev. Easton Lee, the Jamaican Folk Revue and NDTC’s Jordan-Leigh Wyatt, presenting a tribute in dance to the late Bob Marley.
Headlining this year’s Festival is Lyrics, Laughter & Lessons – Jamaican Comedy & the Miss Lou Legacy, by Owen “Blakka” Ellis, who describes the presentation, as “weaving storytelling, poetry, stand-up comedy.”
For more information, call the library at 954-201-8825.

Destination Fridays – Jamaica on Friday, February 5 at AARLCC

Destination Fridays – Jamaica previewDestination Fridays – Jamaica is less than a week away, so make plans now to spend a fun evening with friends as we salute reggae great Bob Marley. The fun starts at 6:30PM at the African-American Research Library and Cultural Center (AARLCC) and tickets are just $10 per person.
Adults age 21 and over will enjoy an evening of Jamaican effervescence! Just like last year, the library will be humming with rum punch, Jamaican food, lively music and dancing in the lobby! 
Photographer entrepreneur David Muir is providing some Jamaica-flavored visual thrills in the library gallery. In the library lobby, guests can enjoy musical entertainment, including singer Kristine-Alicia and sax man Randy Corinthian, along with poetry by Dr. Susan Davis. 
Also, Calibe Thompson of Blondie Ras Productions, a Miami-based video production company, will showcase her upcoming Caribbean programs.
Come dressed to jam in your Bob Marley t-shirt and your reggae colors. Dance your way to fitness with the ReggaeFit team and channel your inner Bob Marley for the Lip Sync Smackdown, which was such a crowd pleaser last year. 
Tickets can be purchased at the door for $10 each or through Eventbrite. For more information, call AARLCC at 954-357-6282.

Access Your Favorite Magazines in “Flip Format” with Your Free Nova Southeastern University Alvin Sherman Library E-Card

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Use your free Nova Southeastern University Alvin Sherman Library E-Card to access your favorite magazines in an easy-to-read flip format. Flipster offers a huge range of magazines including People, Travel & Leisure, Forbes, InStyle, Rolling Stone, Scientific American, Sports Illustrated and hundreds more.
Start saving big money on magazine subscriptions by accessing Flipster with your free Nova Southeastern University Alvin Sherman Library E-Card
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.