Global Community Month
Weekly WoW | 2015 Florida Library of the Year
November 24, 2015
Virtual WoW
Update Nov.-Dec.

Virtual WoW Update Issue
View Edition

Global Community Month

Think globally, act locally, especially during Global Community Month at Broward County Library. During December, celebrate our global community with free events including meditation classes, dance performances and book discussions.
December 5, 12, 19, 26 - Meditation for World Peace, 10:30 to 11:30AM, Carver Ranches Library
December 5, 12, 19, 26 - Tai Chi 4 World Peace, 12 to 1PM, Carver Ranches Library
December 7 - Memoir Writing with Anita Mitchell, 12:30 to 1:30PM, Main Library
Boy Holding GlobeDecember 12 - Drake Irish Dancers, 2 to 2:30PM, Northwest Regional Library
December 14 - Social Media 101, 5 to 7:30PM, African-American Research Library & Cultural Center
December 15 - Reading Roundtable: Claire of the Sea Light by Edwidge Danticat, North Regional/Broward College Library

It’s a Small World: Travel the Globe with Free Resources from Broward County Library

Take a trip around the world without leaving home via free eMagazines from Zinio (use your Broward County Library card to access):

Access global music for all ages with free downloadable songs from Hoopla (use your Broward County Library card to access):

Discover the world with these free Online Resources at Broward County Library (use your Broward County Library card to access):
Amazing Animals of the World: Photographs and facts about 1,200 animals, describing each animal's size, diet, classification, and a map representing where they can be found. Best for students in grades K-2.

Elephants being led through the forest by natives
Learn about foreign cultures with free online resources from BCL.
Lands and Peoples: Up-to-date information for students in grades 4-12 about countries and cultures throughout the world, with photographs, maps and flags for each. A special section called Culture Cross allows students to compare the land, people, economy, history, or facts and figures of any two continents, countries, or states/provinces online at the same time.

World Newspapers: World Newspapers - over 600 newspapers from over 200 countries, in English and native languages. U.S. newspapers, including Chicago Tribune, Washington Post and many more.

Learn Spanish @ Broward County Library

Ready to learn to speak Spanish? Come to Broward County Library’s free “El Club” basic conversational Spanish classes, now held at the following library locations. For details, please call the library directly.
University students having a discussion in a foreign language at a library
Rosetta Stone makes learning foreign language easy.

Rosetta Stone – Coming January 1 to Broward County Library Customers!

Beginning January 1, 2016, anyone with a Broward County Library card can access Rosetta Stone, an innovative, personalized language and reading program that uses interactive software to accelerate language learning. Rosetta Stone offers courses in 30 languages, from the most commonly spoken (like English, Spanish and Mandarin) to the less prominent (including Swahili, Swedish and Tagalog).  

Discover Global Cultures with Free Online Courses from Universal Class

Use your Broward County Library card to access free online classes on international culture, language, food and more:

New! 2015 Travel Books and Guides Available for Free at Broward County Library

A Beginner's Guide to Paradise: 9 Steps to Giving Up Everything So You Too Can Move to a South Pacific Island, Wear a Loincloth, Read a Hundred Books, Diaper a Baby Monkey, Build a Bungalow, and Maybe, Just Maybe, Fall in Love! By Alex Sheshunoff. The true story of how a quarter-life crisis led to adventure, freedom, and love on a tiny island in the Pacific.

Around the World in 50 Years: My Adventure to Every Country on Earth by Albert Podell. The inspiring story of an ordinary guy who achieved two great goals that others had told him were impossible - first by setting a record for the longest automobile journey ever made around the world and second by going to every country on Earth.

How to Babysit a Leopard and Other True Stories from Our Travels Across Six Continents by Ted Lewin. Ted and Betsy Lewin have roamed the earth taking on snakes, tracking mountain gorillas and generally trying to avoid being eaten by various jungle creatures. Packed with pencil drawings, full-color illustrations and captivating photographs, there is not a single dull moment as Ted and Betsy take the reader through their dramatic, funny, and often poignant stories... all true! For children/tweens/young teens.

How to Travel the World on $50 a Day: Travel Cheaper, Longer, Smarter by Matt Kepnes. For over half a decade, Matt Kepnes (aka Nomadic Matt) has used his massively popular travel blog to teach readers how to travel the world on the cheap. Arguing that traditional travel media lies, Matt reveals the tips, tricks and secrets to comfortable budget travel that you won't find anywhere else.

National Geographic Learning's Visual Geography of Travel and Tourism Produced in partnership with the National Geographic Society, this remarkable book helps you master the basic tenets of world geography while exploring established and emerging tourist destinations worldwide.

The Travel Book by Malcolm Croft. From amazing animals and super sights to fun festivals and fabulous food, this book is packed with hundreds of facts about every country on our planet, for children/tweens.

Wide-Open World: How Volunteering Around the Globe Changed One Family's Lives Forever by John Marshall. Wide-Open World follows the Marshall family as they volunteer their way around the globe, living in a monkey sanctuary in Costa Rica, teaching English in rural Thailand, and caring for orphans in India.

Access the World Book Online Reference Center Online with Your Free Nova Southeastern University Alvin Sherman Library E-Card

Boy sitting on desk reading a bookWorld Book Online Reference Center, a powerful reference tool for advanced researchers and information seekers, is now available free to anyone with a Nova Southeastern University Alvin Sherman Library E-card.
The site features thousands of eBooks, tens of thousands of articles and hundreds of thousands of primary source documents and features developed especially for library customers. Find up-to-date information on thousands of topics for free, right at your fingertips.
Don’t have a Nova Southeastern University Alvin Sherman Library E-card yet? If you have a current Broward County Library Card, you can use your card number to apply for a free Nova Southeastern University Alvin Sherman Library E-Card. Use this E-Card to get immediate access to all of the Nova Southeastern University Alvin Sherman Library's online resources, including Testing & Education Reference Center. You can also use it to reserve study rooms at the Alvin Sherman Library and put items on hold for pick up there.