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WoW Update November-December
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WOW Update 
 
Broward County Main LibraryWelcome Back to the Main Library!
We Are Better Than Ever!
 
Broward County Main Library
Grand Re-opening
Saturday, December 13
10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
 
Festivities begin with a ribbon cutting of the newly restored 30-year-old building. Face painting and a performance by the Broward Women’s Chorus start the day, followed by spoken word poetry, the Gold Coast Banjo Band, demos of 3D printers in the Creation Station, a book/jewelry fair and refreshments.
 
The Main Library opened to the public in April 1984. Its construction was the beginning of the renaissance of downtown Fort Lauderdale and a resurgence of business, government and cultural activity. Funded by a public improvements bond issue, the building was designed by architect Robert F. Gatje, of Marcel Breuer Associates, New York, in association with Jordan A. Miller, of Miller Meier Architects and Associates, Fort Lauderdale. 
 
“The grand reopening of Main Library ushers in a new era of 21st century library services for the residents of Broward County. We are dedicated to providing a space for learning, growth and community.”
~ Skye Patrick, Libraries Division Director
 
  
The Main Library has undergone a series of renovations, including replacement of elevators, roof, wall and ceiling tiles, and air conditioning equipment. In addition, several areas of the eight-story facility, including the computer labs, were remodeled to accommodate new technology and meet the changing needs of residents.
 
All activities for the day are sponsored by the Broward Public Library Foundation and the Friends of the Fort Lauderdale Libraries.
  
For a complete list of the day’s events, visit Broward.org/Library

TypewriterNational Novel Writing Month

November 1 - From Fairy Tales To Children’s Book Sales: The Magic of Writing for Kids with Gloria Rothstein, 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Main Library
November 1 - Young Authors’ Workshop: Learn how to write an entire novel in 30 days, ages 13-18, 2 p.m., Alvin Sherman Library at Nova Southeastern University
November 1 - Jump Starting Your Creativity Interactive Seminar presented by Chris Jackson, Ph.D., 1:30 to 2:30 p.m., Main Library
Saturdays - Writers Circle - Creative Writing Workshop, 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Weston Library
November 8 - Writer’s Evening Out Workshop/Seminar, 3:30 to 4:30 p.m., Lauderdale Lakes Library
November 8 - Author’s Forum! Local authors share writing methods and offer tips and advice on meeting writing goals, 2 to 4:30 p.m., Miramar Branch Library & Education Center
November 8, 22 and December 20 - NaNoWriMo Event: Write-in, 3:30 to 5:45 p.m., West Regional Library
November 12 - Writing Your Novel: No Excuses Allowed! 6:30 to 7:30 p.m., Main Library

NanoWriMo.org


Professional business woman in a suitWomen’s Small Business Month

November 1, December 6 - S.C.O.R.E. Small Business Workshop: Starting Your Own Business, 10:15 a.m. to 1 p.m., West Regional Library
November 4 - Microsoft Excel III, 12:30 to 2 p.m., Main Library
November 4 - Microsoft Publisher I, 2:30 to 4 p.m., Main Library
November 8, December 13 - S.C.O.R.E. Workshop, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., Southwest Regional Library
November 13 - Reel to Real Talk: Film Forum with commentary, Noon to 2:30 p.m., North Regional/Broward College Library
November 15, December 20 - S.C.O.R.E. Workshop: Starting a Small Business, 10:15 a.m. to 1 p.m., Northwest Regional Library
November 15 - Business Development Workshop Series: Finding Business Financing/Uncover Funding Options for Start-up and Growth, 10:30 a.m. to Noon, West Regional Library
November 18 - Microsoft PowerPoint I, 12:30 to 2 p.m., Main Library
November 18 - Microsoft PowerPoint II, 2:30 to 4 p.m., Main Library
November 18 - Book Talk: Lean In by Sheryl Sandberg, 6:30 to 7:45 p.m., West Regional Library
November 22 - S.C.O.R.E. Workshop, 10:15 to 1 a.m., Deerfield Beach Percy White Library
November 25 - Microsoft Word I, 12:30 to 2 p.m., Main Library
November 25 - Microsoft Word II, 2:30 to 4 p.m., Main Library
December 2 - Microsoft Word III, 12:30 to 2 p.m., Main Library
December 2 - Microsoft Windows 7 File Management, 2:30 to 4 p.m., Main Library
December 8 - So You Want to Start a Business, 6 to 8 p.m., Miramar Branch Library & Education Center
December 9 - Microsoft Excel I, 2:30 to 4 p.m., Main Library
December 13 - 2014 Business Development Workshop Series, 10:30 a.m. to Noon, South Regional/Broward College Library
December 16 - Microsoft Excel II, 12:30 to 2 p.m., Main Library
December 16 - Microsoft Excel III, 2:30 to 4 p.m., Main Library

Broward.org/Library/Business


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Jewish Heritage Month

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 Library
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
Fish graphicNovember 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 Main Street
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
Honey jar graphicNovember 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 and December - “The Courage to Remember,” a historical exhibit of the Holocaust (1933-1945), Main 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
Wine bottle graphicNovember 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 College Library
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Main Library (cropped photo)Multicultural Holiday Celebration

November 8, 11 and December 13, 27 - Kheprera African History Group Book Discussion, 2:30 to 5:30 p.m., African-American Research Library and Cultural Center
December 3 - Sharkey’s Storytime: Winter Tales. Stories about snow and winter weather, ages 3-5 with caregiver, 10:30 to 11:30 a.m., Alvin Sherman Library at Nova Southeastern University
December 4, 9 - Making Holiday Crafts! All ages, 10:30 to 11:30 a.m., Jan Moran Collier City Learning Library
December 6 - Origami That Pops for Family Fun, 1 to 2:30 p.m., Main Library
December 6 - Milkshake: Rock Concert! Music for the whole family, 2 to 3 p.m. Call for free ticket info, Miniaci Performing Arts Center, Alvin Sherman Library at Nova Southeastern University
December 6 - Holiday Bazaar featuring artisan-crafted items, 10:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., Miramar Branch Library & Education Center
December 6 - The Florida Citrus Model Train Holiday Exhibit Grand Opening, Noon to 4 p.m., Southwest Regional Library
December 7 - Card Workshop. Call to register, adults, time TBD, Alvin Sherman Library at Nova Southeastern University
December 8 - Holiday Adult Craft: Create decorations and trimmings with recycled magazines and books, 6 to 7:30 p.m., Pembroke Pines Library
December 8 - Holiday Cooking Demonstration, call to register at 954-537-5430, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m., Weston Library
December 9 - Music Appreciation with Walter Ladden: Holiday Music, Composers Hector Berlioz and George F. Handel, 10:30 a.m. to Noon, North Regional/Broward College Library
December 11 - Musical Holiday Celebration with harpist Lisa Kikol, 5 to 7 p.m., Deerfield Beach Percy White Library
December 13 - Twaz Da Nite B4 Christmas, 10:15 a.m. to 5:45 p.m., African-American Research Library and Cultural Center
December 13 - Ferro Fine Arts Series: Winter Tales Puppet Theatre. Stories filled with good cheer, all ages, 2 to 3 p.m., Alvin Sherman Library at Nova Southeastern University
December 13 - Peoples and Celebrations, 2:30 to 4:30 p.m., Lauderdale Lakes Library
December 13 - 2014 Holiday Open House Reception, Noon to 2 p.m., Main Library
December 13 - Amazonia Vocal Ensemble Concert, 3 to 4 p.m., Weston Library
December 15 - After School At Your Library Winter Holiday Celebration for Children, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., North Lauderdale Saraniero Library
December 16 - Holiday Movie and Gift-Making, teens, 2:30 to 5 p.m., Southwest Regional Library
December 16 - Big, Big Winter Holiday Party! Children, 6 to 7:30 p.m., West Regional Library
December 17 - Foreign Film Series with Discussion and Commentary with Shelly Isaacs, 2 to 4 p.m., North Regional/Broward College Library
December 17 - Family Time: Multicultural Holiday Stories, Music & Crafts for Children of All Ages! 5:30 to 6:30 p.m., Pembroke Pines Library
December 18 - Holidays Around the World! Ages 6-12, 2 to 3 p.m., Jan Moran Collier City Learning Library
December 20 - Annual Jamaican Literary Cultural Holiday Expo, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., South Regional/Broward College Library
December 27 - Family Kwanzaa Celebration: Focus on Self-determination (Kujichagulia) - to define ourselves, name ourselves, create for ourselves and speak for ourselves, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., African-American Research Library and Cultural Center
December 31 - Kwanzaa Celebration! Presentation of the Nguzo Saba (Seven Principles) and a Kuumba (Creativity) Talent Show, 1:30 to 3:30 p.m., South Regional/Broward College Library


Teddy bear with red ribbon tieBooks and Teddy Bears Bring Holiday Joy

Wednesdays - Chess Club, 3 to 5 p.m., South Regional/ Broward College Library
November 12 - Family Time: Celebrate International Games Day with a Family Game Night for Children of All Ages! 5:30 to 6:30 p.m., Pembroke Pines Library
November 15 - Celebrate with Family Game Time, Noon to 3 p.m., African-American Research Library and Cultural Center
November 15 - Electronic Games Day, Enjoy games on electronic devices! Bring your Gameboy, PlayStation Portable, etc., 3 to 5 p.m., Lauderdale Lakes Library
November 15 - Celebration International Games Day, 2 to 4 p.m., Northwest Regional Library



November is International
Games Day
Wednesdays - Chess Club, 3 to 5 p.m., South Regional/Broward College Library
November 12 - Family Time: Celebrate International Games Day with a Family Game Night for Children of All Ages! 5:30 to 6:30 p.m., Pembroke Pines Library
November 15 - Celebrate with Family Game Time, Noon to 3 p.m., African-American Research Library and Cultural Center
November 15 - Electronic Games Day, Enjoy games on electronic devices! Bring your Gameboy, Playstation Portable, etc., 3 to 5 p.m., Lauderdale Lakes Library
November 15 - Celebration International Games Day, 2 to 4 p.m., Northwest Regional Library
November 15 - Celebration International Games Day, 2 to 4 p.m., Northwest Regional Library

Broward 100 - Celebrating the Art of Community
Broward 100 Commemorates Broward County’s Centennial
 
Dreamers & SchemersLook for Broward County Library events and exhibits throughout 2015 that bring Broward residents together to celebrate the spirit of Broward County.
 
The Florida Humanities Council presents Florida: The Land of Freedom, Opportunity, and New Beginnings
November 19 - 6 to 7:30 p.m., Main Library
 
For much of its history, Florida was a wild frontier, a place to disappear or start over. For this reason, Osceola, Francisco Menéndez and Mary McLeod Bethune each knew that Florida offered them a fresh start and the hope of a brighter future. Free and open to the public; all ages welcome. 

The StoryBook Festival 
 
The StoryBook Festival
Saturday, November 15
10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Southwest Regional Library

  
Home Sweet Home Florida
Families can enjoy a free day of fun including storytellers, entertainment, face painting, arts and crafts, a book giveaway and more!

• Kids: Join the Costume Parade at 1:15 p.m.
• Tour the Fantasy Forest
• Hear winners of the student storytelling contest
• Tour the Everglades Boardwalk
• Visit the fire truck
• Enjoy food trucks

42nd Annual Pioneer Day
 
Hallandale Beach Cultural Community Center
410 SE 3rd St., Hallandale Beach, FL 33309 
 
December 6
 
1 p.m. – Light Refreshments
2 p.m. – Pioneer Day Program

 
RSVP: 954-357-5553 or mamunoz@broward.org


CodingHour Of Code

December 8 - 6:30 to 7:30 p.m., Pompano Beach Library
December 10 - 3 to 4 p.m., Main Library
December 10 - 6 to 7 p.m., Miramar Branch Library & Education Center
December 11, 18 - 4 to 5:30 p.m., ages 10 and up, pre-register: 954-357-6209, African-American Research Library and Cultural Center

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