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Focus on Broward: Broward on the Move!

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Hey, Broward County! Let's get on the move this month with events that focus on transportation, cars, bikes, aviation and even Broward vacations (or staycations if you're on a budget). All programs are free and open to the public.

March 7 - FLOW: Florida Licensing on Wheels. Renew a driver license, obtain a replacement driver license, change a name or address on a driver license, get an identification card, renew a vehicle registration and purchase a specialty license plate, 10AM to 2PM, South Regional/Broward College Library
March 11 - Complete Streets: Bicycle road safety presentation from Broward Metropolitan Planning Organization, 11:15AM to 1PM, Southwest Regional Library
March 11 - So You Want to Be an Air Traffic Controller? Talk to a former air traffic controller and experience the excitement of being a radar operator/air traffic controller in a simulated environment, ages 13-30, registration required: 954-357-8090, 2:30 to 4PM, Miramar Branch Library & Education Center
March 14 - Upcycled Craft Projects: Display your vacation photo with a decoupage fridge frame, 5 to 6PM, South Regional/Broward College Library
March 15 - Staycations! Family fun in your own backyard, 6:30 to 7:30PM, Southwest Regional Library
March 18 - Read and Ride Book Discussion Group: Meet at Hollywood TriRail Station, ride to Deerfield Beach and back and discuss Hidden Figures by Margot Lee Shetterly, call 954-201-8829 for more information, 1:49 to 3:11PM
March 20 - Discover Greater Fort Lauderdale: Vacationing, staycationing, music, entertainment, sports, and more, 1:30 to 2:30PM, Northwest Regional Library
March 22 - Get Moving: Line dance with us, 6 to 7:30PM, Jan Moran Collier City Learning Library
March 23 - Car Care 101: DIY maintenance class taught by professional technicians from the Broward College Automotive Technology Program, 6 to 7PM, South Regional/Broward College Library
March 25 - FLOW: Florida Licensing on Wheels. Renew a driver license, obtain a replacement driver license, change a name or address on a driver license, get an identification card, renew a vehicle registration and purchase a specialty license plate, 10AM to 2PM, Southwest Regional Library



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Magazines That’ll Move You

Use your Broward County Library card to access free downloadable, digital magazines that cover everything on wings, wheels and water. Titles include favorites such as Boating, Car and Driver, Cycle World, Flying, Road and Track as well as dozens of magazines for all ages and interests. There’s no limit to how many digital magazines you can have checked out at a time and there’s no time limit on them. Once you check out a magazine, it will remain in your personal reading account until you delete it. All issues are full-color and interactive, with new digital issues released at the same time as the print edition.



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Focus on Broward: Where the Books Are

Explore Broward County's rich history as a hot vacation spot for everyone from college kids to Al Capone, and take a look at the area’s creative, literary side as well.

March 4 - Florida History Detective Sally Ling, author of Al Capone's Miami: Paradise or Purgatory, will discuss Al Capone's influence on South Florida, 2 to 3PM, Deerfield Beach Percy White Library
March 4 - South Florida Poetry Journal presents poetry reading with Deborah Denicola author of Original Human, 4 to 5:30PM, Main Library
March 15 - Where the Boys and Girls Were: The Fun and Sun History of Fort Lauderdale Beach with author Dan Santoro followed by a screening of the classic movie, Where the Boys Are, 1 to 4PM, Main Library
March 21 - Family Story Time featuring the Suzuki Music Academy, children’s program, 5 to 5:45PM, Stirling Road Library
March 21 - Poetry in My Soul: Reading by the poets of the recently published Bards of Broward: The Courtyard Chronicles, for a reading, 6 to 8PM, South Regional/Broward College Library
March 28 - Reading Round Table Book Discussion: The Trespasser by Tana French, 32 to 3:30PM, North Regional/Broward College Library



lady with gaming consoleVideo Games to Go!

Get your game on at Broward County Library! We’ve got over 2,000 games for PlayStation 2, PlayStation 3, Wii, Xbox and Xbox 360 consoles available for loan. Visit our video game web page for details.



Teen Tech Week at Broward County Library

Teen Tech Week, celebrated from March 5-11, is a time for Broward County Library to showcase all of the great digital resources and services available to help teens succeed in school and prepare for college and 21st century careers.  

March 2 - Teen Crafternoon: Pixel Magnets, 4 to 6PM, Alvin Sherman Library at Nova Southeastern University
March 4 - Hack-A-Thon, 10:30AM to 5:30PM, Lauderhill Central Park Library
March 6-9 - Microsoft Presents: Learn to Code with Flatverse Camp Series, 4 to 5:30PM, Main Library
March 6 - Superheroes and Soft Circuits for Middle and High School. Snacks! Graphic Novels! Preregistration begins 2/21: 954-357-6750 , 4:30 to 6PM, Pembroke Pines Library
March 6 - Teen Tech Week, 6 to 7PM, Pompano Beach Library
March 6, 7, 9, 10, 11 - Coding Jam in the CTC! 3/6: Kick-off Event, 5 to 6PM, Stirling Road Library
March 8 - "HoC" (Hour of Code): Learn various coding languages to demystify "code" and learn the basics to broaden participation in the field of computer science, for details call 954-357-6209, 4 to 5PM, African-American Research Library & Cultural Center
March 9 - Snap Circuit Laboratory, 3 to 4PM, Deerfield Beach Percy White Library
March 9 - Explore Freegal, 4 to 5PM, Jan Moran Collier City Learning Library
March 9 - Teen Tech Week:  LittleBits! Build circuits that do amazing stuff, ages 12-18, 5 to 6PM, South Regional/Broward College Library
March 11 - Coding Jam Certificate Day, 10AM to 6PM, Stirling Road Library
March 11 - Snap Circuits, 10:30 to 11:45AM, Century Plaza/Leon Slatin Library

moon shining through palm treesEnjoy a Free Evening of Storytelling under the Stars at Main Library's "Moonlight Tales: An Adult Song and Story Cabaret"
This Friday (February 24)

Listen to great stories and hear singing under the stars at Moonlight Tales: An Adult Song and Story Cabaret, which will be held on Friday, February 24 from 7 to 9PM at the Main Library Plaza.

Moonlight Tales will be hosted by Dr. Caren S. Neile, national storyteller and co-host of The Public Storyteller radio show on 91.3 FM WLRN, and will feature performances by Antonio Rocha, Carol Birch and Avery Sommers.

Admission to Moonlight Tales, which is presented by Friends of Fort Lauderdale Libraries and Broward County Library, is free. Light refreshments will be served. For details, call 954-357-7443.



Water Matters Day – Saturday, March 11 at Tree Tops Park

little girl with watering canOn Saturday, March 11, come celebrate at the 15th Annual Broward Water Matters Day "Community. Climate. Connected!" event from 9 AM to 3 PM at Tree Tops Park, located at 3900 SW 100 Ave., Davie, FL 33328

Water Matters Day is Broward County's signature water conservation event where residents can learn about our local and regional water resources, how water is managed, and how Broward's water managers are planning to meet our future water needs. Residents will receive tips on water conservation, find out about rebates and incentives for upgrading to water-conserving device and learn how to create "Florida-friendly" and drought-tolerant landscapes.

Participants can receive a free native plant or tree just for learning how to conserve the earth's most valuable resource. To be eligible, attendees will need to visit at least 12 of the event's exhibits and obtain 12 stamps. There will be more than 45 educational exhibits and booths to help residents learn water conservation techniques, smart irrigation, native landscaping, and what role they can play in protecting and conserving our water supplies.

Other activities include crafts for children, rain barrel and native landscaping demonstrations, Food Truck Invasion, and a variety of giveaways and raffles.

Admission to Water Matters Day is free, but the park's weekend admission fee of $1.50 per person will be in effect. Children five and under are free.



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Florida-Friendly Gardening Books from Broward County Library



Branch Spotlight 

hollywood branch libraryHollywood Beach Bernice P. Oster Branch

1301 S Ocean Drive, Hollywood, FL 33019
954-357-4798

Just steps from the ocean, the Hollywood Beach Bernice P. Oster Branch is the ideal place to fill your beach bag with the newest bestsellers! Located in the Hollywood Beach Culture & Community Center, the library and its neighbors offer many classes and cultural programs, allowing residents and visitors who are not beach enthusiasts to make the most of this unique location as well.

hollywood branch library -interiorTo serve the needs of a primarily adult customer base, the collection consists of popular adult fiction and non-fiction, adult large print fiction and non-fiction, and audiobooks on compact disc. The branch also has a large DVD collection composed of feature films and documentaries, and a fairly large foreign language feature film collection. In addition, the branch also houses a small collection of DVD juvenile films and children’s books for visiting children, a modest selection of French-language books and a large paperback browsing collection.

hollywood branch library -interiorTo meet the needs of its core customers, the branch offers reference and reader’s advisory assistance; use of six public computers with staff equipped to give computer help; free wireless Internet access; seasonal adult programming, including book club discussion groups, author lectures, and a film discussion series. The branch also participates in the Adult Summer Learning program and provides volunteer opportunities for adults and teens. Exercise and wellness classes are offered through Memorial Hospital Senior Partners.

The branch is named in honor of Bernice P. Oster, a civic activist who fought for beautification and quality of life enhancements in the beach area, including a campaign for a library at this location. As part of the Art in Public Places program, with a nod to its seaside location, the Reading Center has on permanent display A Watery World with Reef Residents by Lisa Houck.



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