October is National Italian-American Heritage Month
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American lady waving the Italian flag from a building balcony on the coast of an Italian cityOctober is National Italian-American Heritage Month – Celebrate at these free events from Broward County Library!

October 8 - Viva Italiano! Celebration, 1 to 2:30PM, South Regional/Broward College Library
October 11 - Page Turners Book Club: The Shoemaker's Wife by Adriana Trigiani, 2 to 3PM, South Regional/Broward College Library
 
Mangia! Learn Italian Cooking with These Resources from BCL


Hispanic family posing for their picture on the front porchCelebrating Hispanic Heritage Month - October Events at Broward County Library

Join us for second half of Hispanic Heritage Month, held annually from September 15 – October 15. Learn Spanish, enjoy a fiesta or flamenco dance and enjoy everything from piñatas to performances. All events are free and open to the public.

October 1, 8 - Citizenship Preparation Class, 10:30AM to 12PM, Hollywood Library
October 1 - Performance: Miguelangel Estampa Flamenca, 4 to 5PM, Main Library
October 3, 10, 17, 24, 31 - Basic Spanish, adults only, 6 to 7:30PM, Northwest Regional Library
October 3, 10, 17, 24, 31 - El Club, limited seats available, 6 to 7:30PM, West Regional Library
October 5, 12, 19, 26 - English Cafe for Beginners, 10AM to 12PM, Hollywood Library
October 5 - Raise a Reader @ Sharkey’s Storytime, children’s program, 10:30 to 11:15AM, Alvin Sherman Library at Nova Southeastern University
October 5 - Fiesta Storytime and Craft, ages 3-5, 10:30 to 11:30AM, North Lauderdale Saraniero Library
October 5 - Stories, Crafts and Music, children’s program, 4 to 5:30PM, Carver Ranches Library
October 8 - Craft with Ms. Tina, ages 6 and up, 2 to 3PM, South Regional/Broward College Library
October 8 - Autor Patricia Gaviria hablará acerca de su libro sobre crecimiento personal, 2 to 3PM, Tamarac Library
October 8 - Performance: Papagayo Vocal Ensemble, 3 to 5PM, Weston Library
October 11 - Piñata Party, 10:15 to 11:15AM, Jan Moran Collier City Learning Library
October 11 - Concert for Kids: Paco Moreno & Friends, 6 to 6:45PM, Alvin Sherman Library at Nova Southeastern University
October 11 - Latin Dance Class, 6:30 to 7:30PM, Lauderhill Towne Centre Library
October 15 - Film: Bread and Roses, 12 to 2PM, Tyrone Bryant Library
October 15 - Aztec Legends with Storyteller Victor Jimenez, 12:30 to 1:30PM, Pompano Beach Library
October 15 - Family Celebration: Zumba, food, crafts and bilingual storytime, 1 to 4PM, Riverland Library
October 16 - Concert: Pamir Guanchez y La Pachanguisima, 2 to 3:30PM, Alvin Sherman Library at Nova Southeastern University

Miami Marlins pitcher José FernándezIn Memory Of…

Miami Marlins pitcher José Fernández, who defected from Cuba at 15 and went on to become one of baseball's brightest stars. He was killed early Sunday in a boating accident. Fernández was the Miami Marlins’ first-round pick in 2011 and was regarded as one of the best pitchers in the game. He was named the National League Rookie of the Year in 2013 and was a two-time All-Star.
 
In honor of Fernández, Hispanic Heritage Month and the rich history of Cuban baseball, here’s a selection of related books available from BCL.

Early Latino Ballplayers in the United StatesCuba's Baseball DefectorsA History of Cuban BaseballThe Pride of HavanaFree BaseballPitching Around Fidel


Get in the Fast Lane with the BCL WoW App!

BCLWoW mobile phoneFast Lane is the quickest, easiest way for customers to check out items from Broward County Library! Instead of waiting in line to pick up holds and get materials checked out, books, DVDs and CDs can be picked up at new customer-holds shelves and then taken to any of the new Fast Lane checkout stations.
 
Make Fast Lane even easier by downloading the BCL WoW App on your phone and tablet and using it as a virtual library card! Just sign in to your account in the "My Account" section and click on "Library Card". Then scan your virtual library card at the Fast Lane station to check out your items.
 
Don’t have the BCL WoW app yet? Visit our Mobile Apps web page and download it now!
 
Fast Lane has been taken for a “test drive” at both the Miramar and Tamarac libraries over the past several months, and we’ll be “rolling out” the Fast Lane at the following locations: African-American Research Library and Cultural Center, Carver Ranches, Davie/Cooper City, Main, Margate Catharine Young, North Lauderdale, Northwest Regional, Pembroke Pines, South Regional/Broward College, Stirling Road, Sunrise Dan Pearl, and West Regional.
 

Welcome Back!

US WeeklyRolling StoneMen’s Journal

Broward County Library welcomes US Weekly, Rolling Stone and Men’s Journal back to Zinio! Customers can use their Broward County Library card to digitally subscribe to any of these three popular magazines or download free back and current issues.

Shop Alex and Ani to support Books ‘n’ Bears

Alex and Ani shopping to support Books ‘n’ BearsIn the mood for some early holiday shopping for a good cause? From 6 to 8PM on Wednesday, October 26, the Broward Public Library Foundation is hosting an event at Alex and Ani, 1012 E Las Olas Blvd., Fort Lauderdale.
 
The store is known for its charms, bangle bracelets, chain necklaces and rings. Fifteen percent of the sales at the event, which will include light hors d’oeuvres and refreshments, will be donated to the Broward Public Library Foundation to benefit the annual Books ‘n’ Bears for the Holidays program. For details, call 954-357-7382.

Warmly Remembering: A Selection of Holiday Cards, Books and Objects

Holiday cardThe Bienes Museum of the Modern Book, located on the sixth floor of Main Library, will present a new exhibit, Warmly Remembering: A Selection of Holiday Cards, Books and Objects, that will be on display from October 5, 2016 through February 28, 2017.
 
Halloween cardWarmly Remembering will feature holiday greeting and postcards from the Jorn and Anna M. Sann Collection. This collection consists of 13 greeting cards and 67 postcards, dating back to the early 20th century. Also featured will be items from the Bienes Museum’s Works Progress Administration (WPA) collection, and the Jean Trebbi ABC collection.
 
From 2 to 3PM on October 8, 2016, there will be a vintage card-making event held in conjunction with the exhibit. The program, which is free and open to the public, will take place in the Bienes Ceremonial Room adjacent to the Museum on the sixth floor of Main Library.
 
For more information on the Warmly Remembering exhibit and the vintage card-making program, please call 954-357-8243.

ZIKA Virus warning signLet’s Zap Zika!

With the occurrence of the Zika virus in parts of Florida, it is important to protect yourself and your family. Learn how you can be part of the solution at Broward County’s “Zap Zika” webpage.
 
ZIKA Virus warning signThe Emerging Epidemic by Donald G. McNeil. Until recently, Zika virus was hardly a cause for global panic. But as early as August of 2015, doctors in Brazil noticed a trend: many mothers who had Zika symptoms were giving birth to babies with microcephaly, a serious disorder characterized by unusually small heads and brain damage. By the beginning of 2016, Zika was making headlines as it was proven that microcephaly is a direct result of the virus. In Zika, New York Times science reporter Donald G. McNeil Jr. sets the facts straight in a fascinating exploration of Zika's origins, how it's spreading, the race for a cure and what we can do to protect ourselves now. (eBook)
 
ZIKA Virus HandbookThe Zika Virus Handbook: A Doctor Explains All You Need to Know About the Pandemic by Joseph Alton. The World Health Organization has described the Zika virus as "spreading explosively" and states that it expects millions of acute cases and a large number of newborns in affected areas that might be born with abnormalities. What is Zika? How does it spread and what are the symptoms? Can it be treated or prevented? What does it mean for the average American? In The Zika Virus Handbook, you'll learn everything you need to know about the virus, its proven and possible effects and what can be done to keep a member of your family from becoming infected.

A Penny at Work – Have You Heard?

A Penny At Work flierOn the ballot this November are two one-half percent (or 0.5 cent per dollar) sales surtax questions. One 0.5 cent sales surtax is proposed to fund countywide transportation projects and the other 0.5 cent sales surtax is proposed to fund infrastructure projects. Together, they represent a one percent sales surtax, which is the equivalent of one penny per dollar spent.
 
These two ballot questions are linked together, so that both must pass in order for either to take effect. If only one ballot measure passes, then neither will be implemented. The funds generated by the combined one penny sales surtax will be used to fund a variety of projects such as enhanced transit options, traffic signal synchronization, water and sewer improvements (pipes and treatment plants), drainage improvements to address street flooding issues, and senior mobility. Both sales surtaxes would expire after 30 years. For more information, visit A Penny at Work website.