Mystery at Main
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October 6, 2015
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Calling All Super Sleuths: Connect the Clues to Solve "The Mystery at Main: The Case of the Prosperous Patron”

Chalk outline of dead body and blood spots next to itOn Saturday, October 17th from 2 to 4PM, Main Library will host "Mystery at Main: The Case of the Prosperous Patron." Participants are invited to become detectives at this free interactive event. Follow the evidence and figure out the clues to catch the culprit.
This crime-solving adventure starts in the Main Library auditorium with Private Detective Rita Lott. Participants will witness a re-enactment of the crime and join teams of investigators as they explore Main Library collecting clues, narrowing down suspects and ultimately cracking the case.
Refreshments will be served courtesy of Friends of the Fort Lauderdale Libraries. The event is free and open to the public. Please call 954-357-7475 to register.

Save the Date! The Storybook Festival at Southwest Regional Library on Saturday, November 14

The Storybook FestivalThe Storybook Festival, held annually at Southwest Regional Library in Pembroke Pines, will celebrate the 150th anniversary of author Rudyard Kipling’s birth. Children and families can enjoy free performances on four stages, take a walk through the Miami Herald’s Fantasy Forest and meet favorite storybook characters. The Festival will be held from 10AM to 4:30PM on Saturday, November 14th.
The first 1,000 children at the festival will receive a free book, courtesy of Baptist Health South Florida. Dress as your favorite storybook character and join in the all-ages costume parade. There will also be crafts, food trucks, storytelling, face-painting and more. For details, call 954-357-7406 or 954-357-7317.

Free SAT/ACT Preparation Workshops for College-bound Students – Schedule for 2015/2016 Now Available

Students studying togetherBroward County Libraries will host a series of free ACT and SAT preparation courses for college-bound students. The intensive program, presented by Alberto Howe, founder of Affordable College Solutions, is a comprehensive workshop comparable to that of an expensive test-prep course.
The sessions, which will be held at seven Broward County Library locations, include practice tests and intensive test-taking strategies. They will focus on four components per subject: fundamentals, technique, recognition/reaction and timing manipulation.
Participants are required to attend every session and bring #2 pencils with erasers, highlighter, notebook and calculator. Parents are encouraged to attend the first 15 minutes of the first session and the entire last session.
Please pre-register by calling your preferred library location. The workshops are sponsored by the Broward Public Library Foundation.
October 7, 14, 21 and November 4 - 5 to 7PM, African-American Research Library and Cultural Center, 954-357-6282 ext. 3
November 9, 16, 23, 30 - 5 to 7:30PM, North Regional/Broward College Library, 954-201-2600 ext. 4
November 10, 17, 24 & December 1, 8 - 5 to 7PM, West Regional Library, 954-765-1560 ext. 4
January 12, 19, 26 and February 2, 9, 2016 - 5 to 7PM, Southwest Regional Library, 954-357-6580, ext. 4
January 25 and February 1, 8, 15, 22, 29, 2016 - 5 to 7PM, Northwest Regional Library, 954-357-7990 ext. 4
February 3, 10, 17, 24 and March 2, 2016 ­ 5 to 7PM, Main Library, 954-357-7504
April 12, 19, 26 and May 3, 2016 - 5 to 7:30PM, South Regional/Broward College Library, 954-201-8825 ext. 4

Free SAT/ACT Preparation Titles from BCL

Get Free, Live College Prep/Homework and Job Search Help Online from Broward County Library

Young woman using laptopCollege-bound students can also receive online test preparation assistance from Broward eTutor, a free service that can be accessed with your Broward County Library card. Broward eTutor offers 24/7 access to skills assessments and sample tests as well as live help and test prep for the SAT and ACT. Live assistance, in both English and Spanish, is available every day from 2 to 11PM.
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Celebrate Jewish Heritage with the Ruth Cohan Jewish Book Review Series – Beginning November 2015

This November, explore Jewish heritage with the Ruth Cohan Jewish Book Review Series, which presents free book talks and book discussions at Broward County Libraries. The series continues through March 2016 and features titles related to Jewish heritage. Additionally, other locations will have special literary events related to Jewish heritage and history.
November 2 - Jewish Book Discussion Book Talk, 1:30 to 2:30PM, Century Plaza/Leon Slatin Library
November 2 - Jewish Heritage Month Skype Book Discussion, author Ben Nadler discusses his book The Sea Beach Line, 6:30 to 7:30PM, North Lauderdale Saraniero Library
November 3 - Ruth Cohan Jewish Book Review: The Book of Aron by Jim Shepard, 1 to 2PM, Pembroke Pines Library
November 12 - Ruth Cohan Jewish Book Review: The Book of Aron by Jim Shepard, 1 to 2PM, Main Library
November 13 - Jewish Authors - American Classics Book Talk Series, So Big by Edna Ferber, 11AM to 12PM, West Regional Library   
November 16 - Ruth Cohan Jewish Book Review: The Book of Aron by Jim Shepard, 2 to 3PM, Tamarac Library
November 17 - Ruth E. Cohan Jewish Book Review Series Book Talk, please call library for title, 10:30 to 11:30AM, Northwest Regional Library    
November 17 -  Let's Talk About Books: The Harem Midwife by Roberta Rich, 10:30 to 11:30AM, Southwest Regional Library               
November 18 - Ruth Cohan Jewish Book Review: The Book of Aron by Jim Shepard, 2 to 3:30PM, North Regional/Broward College Library
2015-2016 Ruth E. Cohan Jewish Book Review & Jewish Heritage Titles at BCL