Father’s Day is coming up, and it’s the perfect time to thank Dad for everything he
does all year long. Drop in to these local libraries and make a cool craft for your top pop.
Five Fun Films for Father’s Day
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June is LGBT History Month at Broward County Libraries
Honor and celebrate LGBT History Month with a free concert at
Main Library featuring songs by gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender
composers. The event will take place on June 24th from 3 to 4PM on the library’s
To learn more about LGBT history, visit the Stonewall National Museum Wilton
Manors Gallery, which is one of the only permanent spaces in the United States devoted to the display of exhibitions on LGBT culture and history.
Their current exhibit is Game On! Female Athletes Competing with Homophobia in Sports, which will be on display until July 2nd. For more information,
call the gallery at 954-530-9337.
On Saturday, June 17th at 1PM,
South Regional/Broward College Library will host their annual Anancy
Festival. This fun, free family event features Caribbean and African
cultural experiences such as drumming fingers demonstration, games, songs,
arts and crafts, face painting, storytelling, refreshments and more.
The Anancy Festival, named for Anancy the Spider, the West African
trickster of folklore, is a celebration of Caribbean-American culture geared
toward children and teens. The festival provides a unique way for youngsters
to learn about their cultural heritage and experience a rich collection of
stories, music and dance.
On June 2nd from 6:30 to 9:30PM, Destination Fridays at the
African-American Research Library and Cultural Center (AARLCC) will host
a Caribbean-American Heritage Celebration. This event, which is open to
anyone age 21 and over, will feature food from local Caribbean chefs, a
signature rum cocktail, steel drums, dancing, a travel talk and gift basket
The highlight of the evening will be a show called "The Caribbean's Got
Talent," which will feature local Caribbean-American artists challenging
each other for the top prize.
Come dressed to compete in your country's colors and show us your pride!
The Caribbean nation with the greatest participation will become a featured
destination in the year 2018.
Tickets cost $10 and can be purchased at the door or online through
Upcoming 2017 Destination Fridays Events
Broward County Libraries Division has teamed up with T-Mobile to launch the
new Veterans Connect Hotspot Program, an innovative initiative that provides
free WiFi hotspots to 450 local veterans, active military members and their
dependents. The free hotspots provide unlimited access to T-Mobile's 4G LTE
network and increase access to information and technology for their users.
The program’s goal is to help veterans in their transition to civilian
life by encouraging education, self-development and career advancement
through technology. It also encourages the use of Broward County Libraries'
vast resources and services by members of the military community.
Beginning June 2nd, free hotspots will be loaned for one month to veterans, active
military members and their dependents with valid military identification
cards. Users then have the option to renew the loan three more times.
For more information, please call 954-357-7444 or visit Broward.org/Library/Veterans
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