Celebrate the rich cultural history of the Sunshine State during Florida Heritage Month
, celebrated annually from March 15 through April 15 at Broward County Libraries.
Children and families can explore local history through fun, informative story times while adults can enjoy films, books discussions, dramatic presentations and more:
- FLA Heritage Film Series: Film about Zora Neale Hurston, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., African-American Research Library & Cultural CenterMarch 9
- Book Discussion: A Father First
by Dwyane Wade, 4 to 5 p.m., African-American Research Library & Cultural CenterMarch 16
- FLA Heritage Film Series: Documentary about women so close to stardom but not a star, yet, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., African-American Research Library & Cultural CenterMarch 21
- Short Takes: A Grab Bag of Old Florida Stories presented by Caron Neile, 2 to 3 p.m., West Regional LibraryMarch 23, 30
- Family Literacy: Explore the Everglades, 6 to 7:30 p.m., Jan Moran Collier City Learning Library
Meet author T.D. Allman at Main Library March 24.
- Book Signing: Finding Florida: The True History of the Sunshine State
with author T.D. Allman, 1 to 2 p.m., Main LibraryMarch 25
- FLA Heritage Film Series: Documentary on Harriet Tubman, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., African-American Research Library & Cultural CenterMarch 25
- “Artifacts of Florida Through Folk Tales and Songs” presented by Bill and Eli Perras, 1 to 2 p.m., Main LibraryExhibits: Quest for the Fountain of Youth
, Main Library; Many Nations - Indian Cultures and Imagining Seminoles - Photography of the Seminoles
, and Broward County's Playground Attractions of the Past
, North Regional/Broward College Library; Farm Life on Lake Apopka and Japanese Pioneers in Florida
, Northwest Regional Library
“Libraries are for Making...” During Teen Tech Week 2015
Learn about filmmaking, DJing and more during Teen Tech Week.
Broward County Libraries will celebrate Teen Tech Week 2015 from March 8-14
with the theme “Libraries are for Making...” Teen Tech Week is when libraries make the time to showcase all of the great digital resources and services that are available to help teens succeed in school and prepare for college and 21st century careers.
During Teen Tech Week, teens can explore, create and share content. From maker spaces such as the Creation Station at Main Library
to learning music conversion and DJ skills to creating computer jewelry, Broward County Libraries is leveraging the do-it-yourself theme to show how the library can connect in meaningful ways with teens in Broward County. March 2, 3, 4, 5, 6
- Teens “Make a Movie Project,” 3 to 5 p.m., African-American Research Library Cultural CenterMarch 3, 24
- Teen Tech Tuesday: Learn the basics of music conversion and manipulation and DJing, 6 to 7 p.m., Lauderdale Lakes LibraryMarch 7
- Take Me to Your Leader! Toy-Hacking Workshop, ages 13-18, 1 to 3 p.m., Nova Southeastern University Alvin Sherman Library, Research and Information Technology Center March 10, 12
- Video games, online coding, comics and more, ages 12-18, 5 to 6 p.m., North Regional/Broward College LibraryMarch 11
- Short Flicks: Watch the creative films made by teens during the “Make a Movie Project,” refreshments served, 5 p.m., African-American Research Library Cultural CenterMarch 11
- Just Dance Wii Contest, teens, 5 to 6:30 p.m., Main LibraryMarch 14
- Web Coding Crash Course, teens, 1 to 3 p.m., Nova Southeastern University Alvin Sherman Library, Research and Information Technology Center March 14
- Libraries are for Making… Music: Learn the basics of DJ techniques, ages 12-18, 1 to 2:30 p.m., North Regional/Broward College Library
Digital Download Classes
Free eBooks, music and magazines from Broward County Libraries are right at your fingertips! Learn how to access these free resources at classes held at libraries countywide. All events are free and open to the public.
March 4, 11, 18, 25
Learn how to access free materials from your library at digital download classes.
- Free Downloads from BCL's Electronic Collection, 2 to 4 p.m., Lauderhill Towne Centre LibraryMarch 4
- Learn About Free Magazine Downloads Using Zinio, 3 to 4 p.m., Main LibraryMarch 4
- Zinio: Downloading Digital Magazines, 6 to 7:30 p.m., Southwest Regional Library March 5, 12, 19, 26
- eReader Open House, 12 to 1:30 p.m., North Regional/Broward College LibraryMarch 5, 12, 19, 26
- How to download eBooks/eAudiobooks to your eReader, smartphone or tablet, 4 to 5 p.m., Northwest Regional Library March 9
- How to download eBooks/eAudiobooks to your eReader, smartphone or tablet, 3 to 4 p.m., African-American Research Library & Cultural CenterMarch 11
- Free Music Downloads Using Freegal, 3 to 4 p.m., Main LibraryMarch 11
- eBooks for your tablet or Kindle, 6:30 to 7:45 p.m., Pompano Beach LibraryMarch 11
- Learn How to Download eBooks, 6 to 7:30 p.m., Southwest Regional LibraryMarch 12
- Introduction to 3-D Printing Using Thingiverse, 3 to 5 p.m., Southwest Regional Library March 14
- Computer Camp: Computer Basics for Absolute Beginners, 1 to 2 p.m., Nova Southeastern University Alvin Sherman LibraryMarch 16
- iPad for Beginners/Advanced Users, 6 to 7:30 p.m., Southwest Regional Library March 17
- Computer Camp: iPad Fun, 1 to 2:30 p.m., Nova Southeastern University Alvin Sherman LibraryMarch 18
- Learning to Use Overdrive to Access eBooks, 3 to 4 p.m., Main LibraryMarch 25
- Introduction to 3D Printing using Thingiverse, 4 to 5:30 p.m., Southwest Regional Library March 26
- iPad for Beginners/Advanced users, 4 to 5:30 p.m., Southwest Regional Library March 30
- Library eBooks for Everyone! 6 to 7:30 p.m., Dania Beach Paul DeMaio Library
Experience the Romance of the Tango at Destination Fridays - Argentina Destination Fridays - Argentina
will embrace the beauty and passion of the tango on Friday, March 6
from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m.
at the African-American Research Library & Cultural Center
(AARLCC), located at 2650 Sistrunk Blvd., Fort Lauderdale, FL 33311, 954-357-6210
. Network, meet new friends and enjoy dance, music, food and wine from Argentina at this fun, festive event at one of Broward County's most beautiful libraries.
An evening highlight will be an invitation to tango on the AARLCC stage, with different couples dancing at the same time, a practice that Argentinians call "Milonga." During the dancing there will be an announcer explaining tango culture, music and styles. Armando Orzuza and Nuria Martinez will also showcase their sizzling moves and offer tango lessons to anyone who wants to learn this exciting, romantic dance form.
There will be an opportunity for wine tasting and instruction, with sangria featured as the signature drink. Refreshments will be provided while supplies last. In the library gallery, the paintings of Alicia Teramo will be featured. Jazzy music will play throughout the lobby and guests are encouraged to dress elegantly for the occasion. Color themes include the colors of the Argentine flag (blue and white stripes with a yellow sun) or dressing to tango in steamy black and red.
Order your $10 tickets through Eventbrite
or pay in cash or by card at the door. This is an after-hours event for ages 21-plus.