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WoW Update - April
Broward County > Library > WOW Update
WOW Update 
April 21, 2015

Boost Your Career or Business During Small Business Month
Boost Your Career or Small Business (Business man flying in office chair) 
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

May 5, 12, 19, 26 - 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. 
Visit Broward.org/Library/AARLCCSRBC for more information.
 
Business-to-Go
 
May 6
- Small Business Apps for Your Tablet, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m., Pompano Beach Library
 
Computer Classes in Español
 
May 12
- Microsoft Word I in Spanish, 6 to 7:30 p.m., Southwest Regional Library
May 26 - Microsoft Word III in Spanish, 6 to 7:30 p.m., Southwest Regional Library
May 30 - Microsoft PowerPoint I in Spanish, 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Southwest Regional Library
 
Computer Literacy Classes
 
May 12
- 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
 
May 2
- Microsoft Excel I, 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Southwest Regional Library
May 5 - Microsoft Excel II, 12 to 2 p.m., Main Library
May 5 - Microsoft Excel III, 2:30 to 4 p.m., Main Library
May 9 - Microsoft Excel II, 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Southwest Regional Library
May 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 Library
May 26 - Microsoft Word III, 12 to 2 p.m., Main Library 
 
Microsoft Word Classes
 
May 19
- Microsoft Word I, 12:30 to 2 p.m., Main Library
May 19 - Microsoft Word II, 2:30 to 4 p.m., Main Library
May 19 - Microsoft Word II in Spanish, 6 to 7:30 p.m., Southwest Regional Library
 
Broward County Library Means Business!  
 
Main Library Original Artist Rendering (left) and currently remodeled Main (right)
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 Assistance
Online Classes (Universal Class)
Computer Classes
Broward County Career Opportunities
Complete Education & Jobs Directory
 
Small Business Resources 
 
Business Events Calendar
Business Insights: Essentials
Morningstar Investment Research Center
Small Business Resource Center

Consumer Reports
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.


hooplaWhat’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 Library
May 7, 14, 21, 28 - eReader Open House, 12 to 1:30 p.m., North Regional/Broward College Library
May 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 Library
May 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 Center
May 19 - Computer Camp: Downloading eBooks and Magazines, 1 to 2:30 p.m., Nova Southeastern University Alvin Sherman Library
May 20 - Learn How to Download eBooks Using Overdrive, 3 to 4 p.m., Main Library
May 27 - Learn How to Download Movies Using Hoopla, 4 to 5 p.m., Main Library
May 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

Girl smiling with her painted faceThis 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. 
colorful flower 
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
 
colorful flowerFeatured 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


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