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WOW Update 
October 21, 2014 
 
Honoring Jewish Heritage, History and Culture at BCL

Still life - challah, apples, pomegranate and honey

During the month of November, Broward County Libraries pays tribute to the generations of Jewish Americans who have helped form the fabric of American history, culture and society. Enjoy live klezmer music, in-depth book discussions, children's events, films and more, all free and open to the public.

  • November 4 - Music Appreciation with Walter Ladden: Hidden Treasures Among Jewish Composers, 10:30 a.m. to Noon, North Regional/Broward College Library
  • November 4 - Ruth E. Cohan Jewish Book Review: Spy of David: The Strange Case of Jonathan Pollard and the Two Decade Battle to Win His Freedom by Elliot Goldenberg, 1 to 2 p.m., Pembroke Pines/Walter C. Young Resource Center
  • November 6 - Dr. Alan Berger Discusses “The End of the Holocaust?” 1 to 2 p.m., Main Library
  • November 6 - Presentation: Jewish Life in China for 1,000 Years, with Sanford Wainer, 1 to 2 p.m., North Regional/Broward College Library
  • November 10 - Rabbi Harvey Brotsky discusses Plot Against America by Philip Roth, 2 to 3 p.m., Main Library
  • November 12 - Ruth E. Cohan Jewish Book Review Series: Spy of David: The Strange Case of Jonathan Pollard and the Two Decade Battle to Win His Freedom by Elliot Goldenberg, 2 to 3 p.m., North Regional/Broward College Library
  • November 13 - Meet Elliot Goldenberg, author of Spy of David: The Strange Case of Jonathan Pollard and the Two Decade Battle to Win His Freedom at the Ruth Cohan Jewish Book Review Series, 1 to 2 p.m., Main Library
  • November 14 - Jewish Authors - American Classics Book Talk Series - Call It Sleep by Henry Roth, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., West Regional Library
  • November 18 - Holocaust Survivor Klezmer and Multicultural Band Performances, 6:30 to 8 p.m., Main Library  
  • November 18 - Jewish Books in Review: The Golem and the Jinni by Helene Wecker, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m., North Lauderdale Saraniero Library
  • November 18 - Reading Roundtable: The Museum of Extraordinary Things by Alice Hoffman, 2 to 3:30 p.m., North Regional/Broward College Library
  • November 18 - Ruth E. Cohan Jewish Book Review Series: Spy of David: The Strange Case of Jonathan Pollard and the Two Decade Battle to Win His Freedom by Elliott Goldenberg, 2 to 3 p.m., Northwest Regional Library
  • November 18 - Meet Elliot Goldenberg, author of Spy of David: The Strange Case of Jonathan Pollard and the Two Decade Battle to Win His Freedom after the Ruth Cohan Jewish Book Review Series, 3 to 3:30 p.m., Northwest Regional Library
  • November 18 and December 16 - Shalom Time: Storytelling, puppetry and music celebrating Judaic culture and tradition, Shabbat, ages 2-5, 4 to 5 p.m., Northwest Regional Library
  • November 18 - Let’s Talk About Books: The Paris Architect by Charles Belfoure, 10:30 to 11:30 a.m., Southwest Regional Library
  • November 19 - Foreign Films with commentary by Shelly Isaacs, 2 to 4:30 p.m., Northwest Regional Library
  • November 20 - Holocaust Witness: The Story of Halina Laster presented by filmmaker Fred Singer, 1 to 3 p.m., Main Library
  • December 4 - Holocaust Books Discussion: Interrupted Lives by Stephanie Krulik and Vanished Boyhood by George Stern, 1 to 2 p.m., Main Library
  • December 9 - Ruth E. Cohan Jewish Book Review Series: Being Esther by Miriam Karmel, 2 to 3 p.m., Northwest Regional Library
  • December 10 - Ruth E. Cohan Jewish Book Review Series: Being Esther by Miriam Karmel, 2 to 3 p.m., North Regional/Broward College Library
  • December 11 - Ruth E. Cohan Jewish Book Review Series: Being Esther by Miriam Karmel, 1 to 2 p.m., Main Library
  • December 16 - Reading Roundtable: The Light Between Oceans by M. L. Stedman, 2 to 3:30 p.m., North Regional/Broward County Library

Barbed wire fenceRibbon Cutting for “The Courage to Remember”
a historical exhibit of the Holocaust, Thursday, October 30, 2014, 11 a.m., Main Library
 
The ribbon cutting opening ceremony for “The Courage to Remember,” a historical exhibit of the Holocaust, will be held on Thursday, October 30, 2014 at 11 a.m. on the 6th floor of the Main Library, 100 S. Andrews Avenue, Fort Lauderdale, Florida. “The Courage to Remember,” a historical exhibit of the Holocaust (1933-1945), is being presented by the Simon Wiesenthal Center, SNCF - Société Nationale des Chemins de fer Français (SNCF) - The French National Railway Corporation and the Foundation For California; co-sponsored by Broward County Libraries and the Office of Broward County Commissioner Dale V.C. Holness.
 
The public is invited to the opening ceremony which will include special guest speakers, Holocaust survivors, local officials, and representatives from the Simon Wiesenthal Center and Foundation for California. Introductory remarks will be given by Dr. Alfred Balitzer, Chairman, Foundation for California and by David Prager of the Simon Wiesenthal Center. Broward County Commissioner Dale V.C. Holness and Assistant Broward County Libraries Director Laura Connors will also give remarks.
 
Light refreshments will be offered courtesy of the Friends of the Fort Lauderdale Libraries. Following the opening ceremony, the exhibit will be on display through December 29, 2014, during regular Main Library hours.
 
The exhibit features more than 200 exclusive photographs that cannot be seen anywhere else in the world, offering amazing insight into the Holocaust through four distinct themes: Nazi Germany, 1933-1938; Moving Toward the “Final Solution,” 1939-1941; Annihilation in Nazi-occupied Europe, 1941-1945; and Liberation, Building New Lives.

Archives
Books in Celebration of Jewish Heritage Month – Available at BCL

Being Esther by Miriam Karmel
Call It Sleep by Henry Roth
The Light Between Oceans by M. L. Stedman
Plot Against America by Philip Roth
The Golem and the Jinni by Helene Wecker
The Museum of Extraordinary Things by Alice Hoffman
The Paris Architect by Charles Belfoure
Spy of David: The Strange Case of Jonathan Pollard and the Two Decade Battle to Win His Freedom by Elliot Goldenberg