Boost Your Career or Business During Small Business Month
May 5, 12, 19, 26
It’s time to get down to business with free classes, seminars and workshops from Broward County Library. Learn how to start your own business or find financing for a start-up. Discuss a business-related book or attend a computer class that can help you kick-start a career. All events/resources are free and open to the public.
Business Coaching and Consultation
- Hispanic Business Initiative Fund One-on-One Business Counseling, 10 a.m. to 12 p.m., Hollywood Library The Small Business Resource Center
: Located inside the African-American Research Library and Cultural Center
, it provides online and in-person help, is open six days a week and offers both day and evening hours. The Center provides, business plan and marketing resources, small business databases, financial info for small businesses, local business directory, business videos.
for more information. Business-to-Go
- Small Business Apps for Your Tablet, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m., Pompano Beach Library Computer Classes in Español
- Microsoft Word I in Spanish, 6 to 7:30 p.m., Southwest Regional LibraryMay 26
- Microsoft Word III in Spanish, 6 to 7:30 p.m., Southwest Regional LibraryMay 30
- Microsoft PowerPoint I in Spanish, 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Southwest Regional Library Computer Literacy Classes
- Computer Literacy I, 12:30 to 2 p.m., Main Library May 12
- Computer Literacy II, 2:30 to 4 p.m., Main Library Microsoft Excel Classes
- Microsoft Excel I, 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Southwest Regional LibraryMay 5
- Microsoft Excel II, 12 to 2 p.m., Main LibraryMay 5
- Microsoft Excel III, 2:30 to 4 p.m., Main LibraryMay 9
- Microsoft Excel II, 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Southwest Regional LibraryMay 16
- Microsoft Excel III, 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Southwest Regional Library May 26
- Microsoft Excel I, 2:30 to 4 p.m., Main LibraryMay 26
- Microsoft Word III, 12 to 2 p.m., Main Library Microsoft Word Classes
- Microsoft Word I, 12:30 to 2 p.m., Main Library May 19
- Microsoft Word II, 2:30 to 4 p.m., Main LibraryMay 19
- Microsoft Word II in Spanish, 6 to 7:30 p.m., Southwest Regional Library Broward County Library Means Business!
Learn how to make your small business dreams a reality at BCL.
Visit Broward County’s online business center at Broward.org/Library/Business
to access these valuable resources for free! Careers Live Job Coaching & Resumé AssistanceOnline Classes (Universal Class)Computer ClassesBroward County Career OpportunitiesComplete Education & Jobs Directory Small Business Resources Business Events CalendarBusiness Insights: Essentials Morningstar Investment Research Center Small Business Resource Center
Consumer Reports Magazine: Now Available Online from Broward County Library!
Now you can use your Broward County Library card to access ConsumerReports.org to get full, free site access to money-saving tips, product ratings, reviews, and recommendations on consumer products and services. Advice on home improvement plans, personal finances, appliance purchases, automobile ratings, improved health and much more are available through this comprehensive resource.
What’s All the Hoopla? Hoopla
is a new online service that gives Broward County Library customers the ability to enjoy eight free movies, television shows, albums, and/or eAudiobooks online every month. Pick from thousands of titles, including top studio releases, bestselling books, hit TV shows and great music.
Use your Broward County Library card to register (the last four digits of your phone number is the PIN). There are no late fees, as items are automatically returned at the conclusion of the lending period.
Hoopla is also a helpful resource for entrepreneurs. Check out these great titles available now on Hoopla: Business SoftSkills Series
(TV Show)Fixing The Future: Building Local Jobs, Income & Sustainability
(Documentary)Guerrilla Selling: Unconventional Weapons and Tactics for Increasing Your Sales
(eAudiobook)Inspired Marketing: The Astonishing Fun New Way to Create More Profits for Your Business by Following Your Heart
(eAudiobook)Making The Jump Into Small Business Ownership
(eAudiobook)Virtual Freedom: How to Work With Virtual Staff to Buy More Time, Become More Productive, and Build Your Dream Business
(eAudiobook)Richard Branson: Raw Instinct
(Movie)Young Entrepreneurs: A Comprehensive Video Series On How To Start And Grow Your Business
(TV Show) Learn how to access free movies, magazines, music and more at these FREE Digital Downloads Classes from Broward County Library:
May 6, 13, 20, 27
- Free Downloads from BCL's Electronic Collection, 12:30 to 1:30 p.m., Lauderhill Towne Centre Library May 6
- Learn About Free Magazine Downloads Using Zinio, 3 to 4 p.m., Main LibraryMay 7, 14, 21, 28
- eReader Open House, 12 to 1:30 p.m., North Regional/Broward College LibraryMay 9
- Try Your Hand at iPad- iOS8, 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Miramar Branch Library & Education Center May 11
- eBooks for your tablet or Kindle, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m., Pompano Beach Library May 13
- Free Music Downloads Using Freegal, 3 to 4 p.m., Main LibraryMay 14, 21, 28
- How to download eBooks/eAudiobooks to your eReader, smartphone or tablet, 4 to 5 p.m., Northwest Regional Library May 16
- How to download free online magazines from the library, 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Miramar Branch Library & Education CenterMay 19
- Computer Camp: Downloading eBooks and Magazines, 1 to 2:30 p.m., Nova Southeastern University Alvin Sherman LibraryMay 20
- Learn How to Download eBooks Using Overdrive, 3 to 4 p.m., Main LibraryMay 27
- Learn How to Download Movies Using Hoopla, 4 to 5 p.m., Main LibraryMay 30
- Library eBooks for Every One! Learn how to download Library eBooks to your eReader, Tablet or Smart Phone, 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Miramar Branch Library & Education Center
This Saturday, April 25 –
The Children's BookFest at AARLCC!
This Saturday from 10:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., the African-American Research Library and Cultural Center will host the annual Children's BookFest. This FREE festival offers children the opportunity to meet famous authors, hear professional storytellers, see top-notch children's shows and interact with storybook characters.
The first 1,000 children can pick up a FREE book at the Book Giveaway table. There will be performers and storytellers representing Africa, Australia, Brazil, and the Bahamas as well as face painting, arts & crafts and science experiments. The Gourmet Truck Expo will offer tasty food for purchase from their food trucks.
Authors and Illustrators at the Children's BookFest include:
E.B. Lewis: Award-winning "artistrator" (illustrator)
Nikki Grimes: Poet and award-winning author
Lucia Gonzalez: Award-winning Cuban-born bilingual author/storyteller
Featured events at the Children's BookFest include:
Storytelling by Windell Campbell
West African stories, drumming and dance
Didgeridoo Down Under
Shows: Magic, Stand-up comedy, opera
Brazilian capoeira demonstration by Capo Capoeira
Music by the Bahamas Junkanoo Shakers