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September-October 2015
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August 25, 2015
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Maker’s Month at Broward County Library

What Will YOU Create?
 
All throughout September, Broward County Libraries will celebrate Maker’s Month with free, fun events for the whole family.

The highlight will be a free, all-day S.T.E.A.M. Maker Festival on Saturday, September 26, from 10AM to 6PM at the Main Library. The festival will feature programs, makers from all over South Florida, a robot demonstration and workshops. Continue the fun into the evening with a free Art Walk at the nearby Flagler Arts and Technology Village.

September 1, 8 - Knitting & Crochet Club: Please bring your own needles and yarn, adults only, 3 to 5PM, Weston Library
Girl watching 3D Maker print her objectSeptember 3, 10, 17, 24 - Aarpie Art Class: Learn how to draw from a comic book artist, ages 10-19, 5 to 6PM, Tyrone Bryant Library
September 4 - Crafternoon, 11AM to 2PM, Nova Southeastern Alvin Sherman Library
September 5 - Children’s Puppet-Making Workshop, 1 to 2PM, Deerfield Beach Percy White Library
September 5, 12, 19, 26 - Hook & Needles Knit and Crochet Sessions, 11AM to 12:30PM, North Regional/Broward College Library
September 5 - Puppet-Making Workshop for Children, 1 to 2PM, Deerfield Beach Percy White Library
September 9 - Maker’s Month Program for Teens, 4 to 5:30PM, North Lauderdale Saraniero Library
September 10 - Sew with Ellie: Alterations on Skirts and Pants, 11AM to 12:30PM, West Regional Library
September 11 - American Sewing Guild, Pompano Chapter, 10AM to 1PM, North Regional/Broward College Library
September 12 - Bead Making Craft, ages 6 & up, 2 to 3PM, South Regional/Broward College Library
September 16 - 3D Printing, Creation Station, 10:30AM to 12PM, North Regional/Broward College Library
September 16 - Creation Station Business Speakers Series, 4 to 6PM, Main Library
September 18 - Happy Knitters & Crocheters Intermediate Knitting/Crochet/Crafter’s Group, 10AM to 1PM, West Regional Library
September 18 - Growing Potted Herbs, 2 to 3PM, Lauderdale Lakes Library
September 19 - Snap Circuits! 2 to 4PM, Southwest Regional Library
September 22 - Quilting 101: Rotary Cutting Demonstration & Instruction: Learn quick and safe ways to cut fabric for quilts using a rotary cutter and ruler, 10:30AM to 12PM, North Regional/Broward College Library
September 24 - Maker Month Fun for Teens, 4 to 5:30PM, North Lauderdale Saraniero Library
September 26 - S.T.E.A.M. Maker Festival, 10AM to 6 PM, Main Library
September 29 - Quilting 101: Piecing Demonstration, 10:30AM to 12PM, North Regional/Broward College Library
September 30 - DIY Book Publishing with author Tina Koenig, 1 to 2:30PM, North Regional/Broward College Library
September 30 - Make a Pumpkin Plushie, 1 to 2:30PM, Northwest Regional Library
September 30 - Vertical Gardening Using Recyclable Items, 3 to 4:30PM, Southwest Regional Library


Health and Disability Awareness
 
September 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 - Community Lecture Lunch n’ Learn Series presented by Westside Regional Hospital, 12 to 1PM, West Regional Library
September 5, 12, 19, 26 - The Art of Meditation, 10 to 11:30AM, Carver Ranches
September 12 - Free meditation class, 10:30AM to 1PM, African-American Research Library and Cultural Center
September 14 - Meditation for Peace and Illumination, 6 to 7PM, Miramar Branch Library & Education Center
September 24 - Caregiver Support Group (for spouses and children of the elderly), 10:30AM to 12PM, Carver Ranches Library
September 28 - Hatha Yoga: Breathing, balance, strength and stretching exercises followed by guided relaxation and meditation, all levels welcome, 6 to 7PM, Miramar Branch Library & Education Center
October 3, 10, 17, 24, 31 - Meditation for your health, 10 to 11:30AM, Carver Ranches Library
October 3, 10, 17, 24, 31 - Tai Chi 4 Your Health, adults and teens welcome, 11AM to 12PM, Carver Ranches Library
October 5, 12, 19, 26 - Chair Yoga with Ester, 12 to 1PM, Main Library
October 6, 13, 20, 27 - Community Lecture Lunch n’ Learn Series presented by Westside Regional Hospital, 12 to 1PM, West Regional Library
October 10, 17, 24 - Free meditation class, 10:30AM to 1PM, African-American Research Library and Cultural Center
October 10 - What You Should Know About Breast Cancer: Types and stages of breast cancer, conventional therapy options, clinical trial information, newer breakthrough treatments and more, 1 to 3PM, Miramar Branch Library & Education Center
October 13 - Meet author Bradette Michel, who will speak about her book, For Their Own Good that reveals the world of 19th century insane asylums, 6 to 7PM, Main Library
October 14 - Stress Management for your Health, adults and teens welcome, 6:30 to 7:45PM, Carver Ranches Library
October 15 - Author Janet Roseman discusses her book If Joan of Arc Had Cancer, 1 to 2PM, Main Library
October 17 - Health and Resource Fair in Honor of Breast Cancer Awareness, 10AM to 2PM, Lauderdale Lakes Library
October 19 - Health Bodies, Healthy Mind, 5:30 to 6:30PM, Jan Moran Collier City Learning Library
October 19 - Meditation for Peace and Illumination, 6 to 7PM, Miramar Branch Library & Education Center
October 20 - Coping With Your Emotions Workshop: Learn how to keep positive emotions and to relax in order to maintain your health, 6 to 8PM, Miramar Branch Library & Education Center
October 22 - Caregiver Support Group (for spouses and children of the elderly), 10:30AM to 12PM, Carver Ranches Library
October 26 - Hatha Yoga: Breathing, balance, strength and stretching exercises followed by guided relaxation and meditation, all levels welcome, 6 to 7PM, Miramar Branch Library & Education Center

September 15-October 15: Hispanic Heritage Month
 
Flamenco dancerSeptember 1, 8, 22, 29 - Citizenship Class, 6 to 7:30PM, Southwest Regional Library
September 5 - Concert with Papagayo Vocal Ensemble,
3 to 5PM, Weston Library
September 6, 13, 20, 27 - Cine Argentino, 2 to 4PM, Nova Southeastern University Alvin Sherman Library
September 14, 21, 28 - El Club, limited seating, 6 to 7:30PM, West Regional Library
September 15 - Naturalization 101 presented by USCIS,
6 to 7:30PM, Southwest Regional Library
September 15 - Let’s Talk About Books: The Book of Unknown Americans by Cristina Henriquez, 10:30 to 11:30AM, Southwest Regional Library
September 16 - Raise a Reader @ Sharkey’s Storytime, ages 3-5, 10:30 to 11:30AM, Nova Southeastern University Alvin Sherman Library
September 16, 30 - Film Presentation, 4 to 6PM, Northwest Regional Library
September 19 - Movie and popcorn, 1 to 3PM, Lauderhill Towne Centre Library
September 19 -The Rhythms of Latin America with performer Griselda Marcos, 1 to 3PM, Miramar Branch Library & Education Center
September 19 - Cuban Genealogy: The Hurtado de Mendoza Collection at FIU, 2 to 3:30PM, Nova Southeastern University Alvin Sherman Library
September 19 - Celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month with Wayna Music of the Andes, 2 to 3:30PM, Southwest Regional Library
September 19 - Music Appreciation with Walter Ladden: The Classical Latins, 2 to 3:30PM, Riverland Library
September 21 - Music and dance, all ages, 5:30 to 7:30PM, Pembroke Pines Library
September 21, 28 - Bilingual Story Time, 18 to 36 months with caregiver, 10:30 to 11AM, Stirling Road Library
September 22 - Paco Moreno & Friends, all ages, 7 to 8PM, Nova Southeastern University Alvin Sherman Library
September 23 - Learn dances from different cultures! Adults and teens welcome, 6:30 to 7:45PM, Carver Ranches Library
September 23 - Book Discussion: El paraiso en la otra esquina by Mario Vargas, 6 to 7:45PM, Northwest Regional Library
September 24 - Experience a Taste of Latin American Flavor, 10:30 to 11:30AM, Jan Moran Collier City Learning Library
September 24 - Reel to Real Talk - Film Forum with Commentary - Reel to Real Talk Film Forum with Commentary: Cesar Chavez, History is Made One Step at a Time, PG-13, 12 to 2:30PM, North Regional/Broward College Library
September 26 - Teens DIY Piñatas, 10AM to 12PM, Nova Southeastern University Alvin Sherman Library
September 26 - Film & Discussion, 2 to 3:30PM, Riverland Library
September 26 - Mini-Fiesta, ages 3 and up, South Regional/Broward College Library
September 29 - Storytelling, learn and sing songs and make your own musical instrument, all ages, North Lauderdale Saraniero Library
September 30 - Songs, crafts and more! Special guest Narda McCarthy, all ages, 6:30 to 7:45PM, Carver Ranches Library
September 30
- Puppet Show, 6 to 7PM, Pembroke Pines Library
October 3 - Salsa con Salsa, 2 to 3:30PM, Riverland Library
October 3 - Book Discussion in Spanish with author Luis Armando Gonzalez Montes, Los Genios del Balon, 2 to 4PM, Southwest Regional Library
October 4 - Gumby Navedo y su Tumbao performance, 2 to 3:30PM, Nova Southeastern University Alvin Sherman Library
October 5, 12 - Bilingual Story Time, ages 18 to 36 months with caregiver, 10:30 to 11AM, Stirling Road Library
October 5, 12, 19, 26 - El Club, limited seating, 6 to 7:30PM, West Regional Library
October 6, 13, 20, 27 - Citizenship Class, 6 to 7:30PM, Southwest Regional Library
October 7, 14 - Film Presentation, 4 to 6PM, Northwest Regional Library
October 10 - Edible Prose, A New Kind of Book Club! 2 to 3PM, Nova Southeastern University Alvin Sherman Library
October 10 - Play: La Cucaracha Martina, 2 to 4PM, Riverland Library
October 10 - Tango a Tiempo Dancers, 2 to 3PM, Tamarac Library
October 14 - Raise a Reader @ Sharkey’s Storytime: Let’s Eat Storytime, ages 3-5, 10:30 to 11:30AM, Nova Southeastern University Alvin Sherman Library
Banned Books Week
 
September 2, 24, 26 - Banned Books Week event, 10AM to 6PM, Imperial Point Library
September 9 - New Wednesday Evening Book Club: The Book Thief by Markus Zusak, 6:30 to 7:45PM, Miramar Branch Library & Education Center
September 22, 23 - Banned Books Week event, 12 to 8PM, Imperial Point Library
September 24 - Trivia Contest, 4 to 5PM, Jan Moran Collier City Learning Library
September 25 - Book Discussion/Movie, The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini, 1 to 3:30PM, Main Library
September 28, 29, 30; October 1, 2 - Free to Read Photo Booth! Ages 13-18, 10AM to 8PM, Nova Southeastern University Alvin Sherman Library
September 28 - Harper Lee’s To Kill a Mockingbird Round Table Discussion, 6:30 to 7:45PM, Carver Ranches Library
Destination Fridays logoUpcoming Destination Fridays
 
September 11 - Hawaii!
October 2 - Antigua & Barbuda!
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
Domestic Violence & Bullying Awareness
 
September 19 - Anti Bullying Advisory Board Springtime Foundation, 1:45 to 4:30PM, Northwest Regional Library
October 6 - Grow Up Bully Free: Stop bullying before it starts, grades K-3, 3:30 to 4:30PM, Northwest Regional Library
October 8 - Removing the Cover: Let’s talk about domestic violence, 6:30 to 7:30PM, Lauderdale Lakes Library
October 13 - Page Turner’s Book Club, Missoula by Jon Krakauer, 2 to 3PM, South Regional/Broward College Library
October 17 - Free Movie and Popcorn, 1 to 3PM, Lauderhill Towne Centre Library
October 17 - Anti Bullying Advisory Board Springtime Foundation, 1:45 to 4:30PM, Northwest Regional Library 
Broward 100 - Celebrating the Art of CommunityBroward 100
 
“Celebrating the Art of Community” will present its grand finale celebration, Duende, October 2-3 with a blowout weekend of music, dance, performances, family fun and more! There will be something for everyone including a nightlife event on Friday evening and a Saturday Sunrise Spectacle followed by family-friendly fun along 2nd Street, Riverwalk, Huizenga Plaza and Las Olas Boulevard. The finale, “We…” The Passion & Rhythm of the People, will take place October 3 at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts. For tickets, visit BrowardCenter.org or call 954-462-0222.

September 19 - Celebrate Broward’s Centennial with Darrell House, 1 to 2PM, Deerfield Beach Percy White Library
September 19 - Celebrating the Art of Community Service: National Dog Service Month with Bailey and Theresa Matonti from “Wags n’ Tales,” 10:30 to 11:30AM, Miramar Branch Library & Education
September 22 - South Florida Amateur Astronomers Association presents the Autumn Equinox, 6 to 8PM, Main Library
September 24 - Solar/Lunar Viewing with the South Florida Amateur Astronomers Association, 6 to 8PM, South Regional/Broward College Library
September 26 - Throwback Saturday - Stories, Toys & Games, and Treats from the years 2000 to 2015, ages 5 and up, adults welcome, 2:30 to 3:30PM, Stirling Road Library
October 13 - Broward Moments Lecture Series: One Hundred Years of Women’s History in Broward, 10:30AM to 12:30PM, Tamarac Library
October 17 - Community Art and Fall Festival, 11AM to 4PM, North Lauderdale Saraniero Library

Hispanic American Family
Photo courtesy of National Endowment for the Humanities & the American Library Association
Latino Americans: 500 Years of History logo

Latino Americans:
500 Years of History


Broward County Library has received a “Latino Americans: 500 Years of History” grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities and the American Library Association that provides funding for a series of events focusing on the history, traditions and cultural contributions of Latino Americans.

Calendar of Events
September 22 - Screening of Latino Americans: 500 Years of Latino American History, documentary, episode II – “Empire of Dreams,” with discussion led by Dr. Barbara Ganson, Director of Latin American Studies Program at FAU, 6 to 7:45PM, Weston Library
September 29 - Salsa and Cha-cha-cha Dance Workshop, led by instructors from Salsabor Florida! 6 to 7:30PM, Weston Library
October 6 - Screening of Latino Americans: 500 Years of Latino American History documentary, episode VI, “Perils and Promise” with discussion led by Dr. Gracie la Cruz-Taura, Professor, Latin American Studies program at Florida Atlantic University, 1 to 3PM, North Regional/Broward College Library
October 13 - Salsabor! Florida presents: Latin Dance Class featuring the merengue and bachata, 6 to 7:30PM, North Regional/Broward College Library
October 24 - Celebrate Latino American Culture! Dance Showcase and Photography Exhibit featuring traditional dances along with selected photos from the Celebration Photography Challenge, 3 to 5:30PM, Main Library
Teen Read Week 2015 - October 18-24 - Get Away @ your libraryTeen Read Week
 
October 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 - Write your own comic book workshop, teens, 5 to 6PM, Tyrone Bryant Library
October 18 - Adopting stories into comics, 11AM to 1:30PM, Nova Southeastern University Alvin Sherman Library
October 21 - Get Away to Tahiti! Movie, crafts and more, 6 to 7:30PM, Carver Ranches Library
October 21 - Get Away at Your Library with the Dennis Project, teens, 4 to 5:30PM, Main Library
October 22 - Teen Volunteer Orientation: Teen volunteers must attend an orientation and register in person between Oct. 1 and 20, ages 13-17 with photo ID, 6 to 7:30PM, Stirling Road Library
October 24 - Teen Volunteer Orientation: Teen volunteers must attend an orientation and register in person between Oct. 1 and 20, ages 13-17 with photo ID, 10:30AM to 12PM, Stirling Road Library
Arts & Humanities Month
 
October 8 - Author Richie Gerber presents his book Jazz: America’s Gift: From Its Birth to George Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue & Beyond, 1 to 2PM, Main Library
October 10 - Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Depression Era Glass with John Fiore, president of the South Florida Depression Glass Club, 2 to 3PM, Main Library
October 22 - Uncover your inner artist. Learn sculpting from an accomplished artist, elementary, middle and high school ages welcome, 2 to 4PM, North Lauderdale Saraniero Library
October 24 - Sherri Gayle, author of BubbleLAND, Faith’s Dilemma, ages 6 and up, 2 to 3PM, pre-registration begins 10/11/15: 954-357-8585, Young At Art/Broward County Library
October 26 - Michelangelo’s Sistine Chapel, presented by the Museum Of Art/Fort Lauderdale Speakers Bureau, 2 to 4PM, West Regional Library
Chalk outline of dead body and blood spots next to itMystery at Main
Murder of the Prosperous Patron

October 17 - 2 to 4PM, Main Library
Calling Super Sleuths - Connect the clues to solve the crime! Will YOU be the first to solve the mystery?


Call 954-357-7475 to pre-register.
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