Calling All Big Winners
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May 24, 2016

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Calling All Big Winners: The 2016 Summer Learning Program Welcomes Adult Readers and Learners!

Lady on an exercise bike reading a bookThe Summer Learning Program isn’t just for kids: Broward County Library’s Adult Summer Learning Program is helping you go for the Big Win this summer – in mind, body and heart!  Explore all things sports and sports-related and reach your reading and learning goals to become a Broward County Library Big Winner.
Read great books and magazines, attend fantastic programs, learn about health and fitness, listen to CDs or watch DVDs, and try new digital downloads to get a jump on learning for this fall.
Register for the Summer Learning Program, track your reading and challenges, and earn fun prizes and the chance to win grand prizes.
Check our online Adult Events and Programs calendar or our easy-to-read online flip version of our 2016 Big Win Summer Reading booklet to find free programs – including Zumba, dance, yoga and exercises classes, healthy cooking demos, movies, book discussions, author presentations, adult coloring and mediation – everything you need for a winning summer of health and wellness.

Boy doing superman pose dressed with a blue towel cape, yellow dive goggles, orange fins, and red shortsBe a Summer Super Hero with Free Downloadable Comics from Hoopla

If you’re a fan of super heroes and comics, it’s time to check out Broward County Library’s collection of free comics from Hoopla (one of the library’s providers of downloadable comics, books, movies and TV shows).
Find the latest and the greatest comics from Marvel and DC, including Iron Man, the Avengers, Suicide Squad as well as blasts from the past and vintage favorites.
Access Hoopla by creating an account using your Broward County Library card. It’s free and easy and lets you read your comics on any smart phone, tablet or laptop.
Pro Tip: If you’re registered for the Summer Learning Program (it’s open to all ages), you can read comics this summer and earn the chances to win great prizes!
Here’s a sampling of the great comics you can access from Broward County Library; visit Hoopla’s Comics page to browse for more favorites old and new.

Suicide Squad Vol. 1: Kicked in the TeethSuperman Unchained: Deluxe EditionWonder Woman Vol. 1: Blood

It’s a Blockbuster Summer @ Broward County Library

Cool off and chill out with free Hollywood blockbuster movies from your library.

The RevenantDeadpoolStar Wars: The Force AwakensJoy

Deadpool: This is the origin story of former Special Forces operative turned mercenary Wade Wilson (Ryan Reynolds), who, after being subjected to a rogue experiment, adopts the alter ego Deadpool. Armed with his new abilities, Deadpool hunts down the man who nearly destroyed his life. (Rated R)
Joy: The story of a family across four generations that’s centered on Joy (Jennifer Lawrence), a woman who founds a business dynasty and becomes a matriarch in her own right. (Rated R)
Star Wars: The Force Awakens: Luke Skywalker has vanished and both the Resistance and the sinister First Order are searching for him. Crack pilot Poe Dameron obtains a clue to his whereabouts, but when everything goes wrong, a droid called BB-8 becomes the center of the search. (Rated PG-13)
The Danish Girl: The remarkable love story inspired by the lives of artists Lili Elbe (Eddie Redmayne) and Gerda Wegener. Lili and Gerda's marriage and work evolve as they navigate Lili's groundbreaking journey as a transgender pioneer. (Rated R)
The Hateful Eight: This twisted Western from director Quentin Tarantino features bounty hunters, fugitives, surprising twists and a cast of star actors. (Rated R)
The Fifth Wave: Sixteen-year-old Cassie Sullivan (Chloe Grace Moretz) is trying to survive a world devastated by the waves of an alien invasion while trying to save her five-year-old brother from a training camp created by the aliens. (PG-13)
The Revenant: During an expedition of the uncharted American wilderness, legendary explorer Hugh Glass (Leonardo Di Caprio) is brutally attacked by a bear and left for dead by members of his own hunting team. Guided by sheer will, he must navigate a vicious winter in his pursuit to live and find redemption. (Rated R)
The Witch: A family in 1630s New England faces destruction by the forces of witchcraft, black magic and possession. When one of their five children goes missing and their crops fail, they fall victim to paranoia and fear as they begin to turn on one another. (Rated R)
Zoolander 2: Beloved model Derek Zoolander (Ben Stiller) and his rival-turned-partner Hansel (Owen Wilson) are facing a threat to their continued success. (PG-13)

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EMU College Club Update – Calling All High School Seniors

Educate and Motivate YOU!If you’re a high school senior who wants to go to college but isn’t sure how to navigate the admission process or financial aid, come to Broward County Library’s EMU (Educate, Motivate, YOU) College Club.
EMU College Club is designed to help high school seniors and their parents build a roadmap to college with support from trained counselors. It’s free and is open to all high school seniors in Broward County (juniors may attend, but subject matter and timelines are most relevant to seniors).
The EMU College Club at Broward County Library helps and support you on your road to college with fun club meetings and free counseling sessions as well as counselors who are available afternoons, weekends and all summer until we get you to the first day of college.
Sessions will be held on:

Call 954-357-7336 or email for more information and assistance.

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Memorial Day Closure

In honor of Memorial Day, all Broward County Library locations will be closed on Monday, May 30, 2016.

Explore Military History with Your Free Nova Southeastern University Alvin Sherman Library E-Card

Silhouette of a soldier saluting to the American flagUse your free Nova Southeastern University Alvin Sherman Library E-Card to access great online resources that bring military history alive.
American Civil War Letters and Diaries: Contains detailed, firsthand descriptions of historical characters and events, glimpses of daily life in the army, anecdotes about key events and personages, accounts of sufferings at home, a battles database and more.
Civil War: Sources in U.S. History Online: Explore writings from the Civil War by those who lived it. Includes primary source documents such as personal narratives and memoirs, pamphlets and political speeches, sermons and songs, regimental histories and photograph albums, legal treatises and children's books.
Federal Response to Radicalism in the 1960s: This resource illuminates the enduring conflict in American history between the need of society to protect basic freedoms and the equally legitimate need to protect itself from genuine threats to its security and existence. Contains information and articles on Abbie Hoffman, the Black Panther Party, Cesar Chavez and more.
History/Oxford Scholarship Online: Includes eBooks and full-text of books of history covering from Antiquity to the twentieth century with an emphasis on American and British history.
International Encyclopedia of Revolution and Protest: This definitive 8-volume resource covers the history of protest and revolution over the past 500 years. It covers every major revolution that has altered societies or changed the course of history on a local, regional, national, and international scale.
Making of America (The Cornell University Library): This digital library of primary sources in American social history includes materials from the antebellum period through reconstruction.
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

Branch Spotlight: Deerfield Beach Percy White Branch

Deerfield Beach Percy White Branch837 E. Hillsboro Blvd., Deerfield Beach, FL 33441
Deerfield Beach Percy White Branch is an exciting place for ambitious students to ready themselves for a bright future. New on the agenda is Snap Circuits, which provides know-how and components for tween and teen inventors and creators to learn electronics and fabricate projects such as radios, doorbells and burglar alarms. Another new, exciting program offered at the branch is EMU, a club for college-bound high school seniors. For the younger crowd, there is Bookworms Storytime and Craft, Mother Goose Time and ongoing After School @ Your Library homework help for children ages 6 to 12.
Adults find stimulating fare with programs such as the Peartree Art Series, consisting of lectures hosted by an internationally-known steel sculptor and painter and “240 Years of Freedom,” a series built on film and music celebrating the United States from 1776 to 2016. Other popular adult programs are the AARP Smart Driving Course and free business consultation with SCORE. The branch also offers English Café for speakers of other languages to practice and improve their conversation skills.
Collection strengths include fiction and non-fiction in regular and Large Print, youth materials (including graphic novels), audiovisual materials and materials in Portuguese, which serve a large Brazilian population. The Friends Book Store/Gift Shop is open during most library hours and a large auditorium enables the branch to present frequent, diverse programs.
Deerfield Beach Percy White Branch is the oldest and northernmost branch in the Broward County Libraries system. It was started by the Deerfield Beach Women’s Club in 1925 with 70 donated books housed in a private residence. From 1927 to 1948, the library was housed in Deerfield Beach Elementary School. Today the 15,120-square-foot branch is located at 837 E. Hillsboro Blvd. and is named in honor of local business person and community leader Percy White, who actively raised funds in the 1950’s and 1960’s to build a free-standing Deerfield Beach Library and organized the first Friends of the Deerfield Beach Library. The former municipal library joined the Broward County Libraries Division in 1980 and has undergone several renovations. The branch is a resource for six public schools and four private schools serving grades K-12, including a center for the developmentally challenged.