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WoW Update - March
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WOW Update 
Group of womenFebruary 24, 2015
  
March is Women’s History Month

March 4 - Coral Springs Book Bunch: The Aviator’s Wife by Melanie Benjamin, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m., Northwest Regional Library
March 4 - Cinemateque/Film based on the novel Julie & Julia by Julie Powell, 5:30 to 8 p.m., Southwest Regional Library
March 5 - Women Entrepreneurs: “Network Marketing - An Open Door,” 6 to 7:30 p.m., Lauderdale Lakes Library
March 5 - Movie Matinee Lunch: A deeply touching story about survival, perseverance; call library for title, 12 p.m. to 2:30 p.m., North Regional/Broward College Library
March 7 - She Writes! Exciting Author Event Showcasing Women Writers, 1 to 5 p.m., Miramar Branch Library & Education Center
March 10 - Music Appreciation with Walter Ladden: Robert & Clara Schumann, husband and wife composers, 10:30 a.m. to 12 p.m., North Regional/Broward College Library
March 10 - Ruth E. Cohan Jewish Book Review Series: The Harem Midwife by Roberta Rich, 2 to 3 p.m., Northwest Regional Library
March 11 - Learn about the famous artist Sonia Delauney and make your own abstract design with artist Barbara Freiberg, 1 to 2 p.m., Main Library
March 11 - Wednesdays at West: Senses of Cinema - Foreign film series with commentary by film expert Shelley Isaacs, 2 to 4:30 p.m., West Regional Library
March 12 - Cultural Gems: Women of Wit. Erma Bombeck, Nora Ephron and Wendy Wasserstein come to life in this dramatization by Words Alive; $5 admission for non-members of the Friends of North Regional/BC Library, 1 to 2:30 p.m., North Regional/Broward College Library
March 13 - Jewish Authors - American Classics Book Talk Series: Tell Me a Riddle by Tillie Olsen, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., West Regional Library
March 14 - Edible Prose reads Z: A Novel of Zelda Fitzgerald, 2 to 3 p.m., Nova University Alvin Sherman Library
March 14 - Women’s History Movie on All-American Girls Professional Baseball League, 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., Pompano Beach Library
March 16 - Book Talk: Things I Should Have Told My Daughter by Pearl Cleage, 4 to 5 p.m., African-American Research Library and Cultural Center
March 17 - Writing Your Personal Memoir with Judy Borich, 1 to 2 p.m., Main Library
March 17 - Let’s Talk About Books - Founding Mothers: The Women Who Raised Our Nation by Cokie Roberts, 10:30 to 11:30 a.m., Southwest Regional Library
March 17 - “Ivy Stranahan - Lauderdale’s First Lady,” lecture, 1:30 to 2:30 p.m., Tamarac Library
March 18 - “Marjorie & Marjory: A Florida Friendship” performed by Betty Jean Steinshouer, 6 to 7 p.m., Nova University Alvin Sherman Library
March 19 - Afterschool S.T.E.M, grades 3-6, 4 to 4:45 p.m., Nova University Alvin Sherman Library
March 21 - Women with Disabilities, speech/presentation, 3 to 5:30 p.m., Lauderdale Lakes Library
March 21 - Culture in the Pines: Diva Joan Cartwright in Concert, 2 to 3:30 p.m., South Regional/Broward College Library
March 25 - Dance Storytime! Ages 3-5 with caregiver, 10:30 to 11:30 a.m., Nova University Alvin Sherman Library
March 26 - Reel to Real Talk: Film Forum with commentary, call library for title, 12 to 2:30 p.m., North Regional/Broward College Library
March 28 - 'L.E.T.S. Do Biz': Women in Business & Women’s History Forum, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., Miramar Branch Library & Education Center


Broward 100 - Celebrating the Art of Community

Broward 100 commemorates Broward County’s centennial, and Broward County Libraries will participate by hosting great, free family events beginning this month. Help celebrate Broward County’s 100th birthday with us!
 
March 1 - Seuss Fest! All ages, 1 to 4 p.m., Nova University Alvin Sherman Library
March 9 - Wags and Tales, ages 5-12, 4 to 5 p.m., Nova University Alvin Sherman Library
March 13 - ‘Let’s Speak Truth’ Poetry & Spoken Word Night, 6 to 8 p.m., Nova University Alvin Sherman Library
March 13 - Crafternoon at the Library, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Nova University Alvin Sherman Library
March 15 - Spring Dance Performance, 2 to 3 p.m., Nova University Alvin Sherman Library
March 26 - Reel to Real Talk - Film Forum with Commentary; call 954-201-2601 for title, 12 to 2:30 p.m., North Regional/Broward College Library
March 28 - Performance of The Wind in the Willows, 2 to 3 p.m., Nova University Alvin Sherman Library
March 28 - Throwback Saturday: Stories, Toys & Games, and Treats from the 1940s, recommended for school-age children/adults, 2:30 to 3:30 p.m., Stirling Road Library

Asian girl garbed in her cultural outfit and silver crownA Special Broward 100 Exhibit:
Artistic Cultures at the Miramar Branch Library and Education Center

Artistic Cultures, an exhibition of historic beauty by photographer Lee Ann Birkenstock, goes on display
March 14, 2015 and continues through April 12, 2015.
 
Artistic Journeys, the counterpart exhibition by celebrated artist, and Lee Ann’s mother, Joyce Birkenstock, opens on March 12, 2015 and will run concurrently at the Ansin Family Gallery located in the Miramar Cultural Center.
 
It features original art from the Birkenstock collection, many of which are award-winning museum pieces, as well as significant relics from some of our earliest ancestors.
 
Sponsored by the Friends of the Miramar library, the exhibit represents a unique partnership between the Miramar Library and the Miramar Cultural Trust, a first-time collaboration for both organizations. This joint effort showcases the extraordinary artwork and photography of Lee Ann Birkenstock and Joyce Birkenstock, considered today’s foremost painter of indigenous people. Together they have traveled the world capturing customs and faces of native people, some from cultures that are endangered and disappearing.


Louder than a Library
A Spoken Word Explosion/Poetry Slam

Lady singing loudly in a microphoneTeen Programs
March 2, 3
- 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., North Regional/Broward College Library
March 3, 17 - 5 to 7 p.m., Tamarac Library
March 5, 14 - 4 to 6 p.m., Southwest Regional Library (Semi-finals on 3/14)
March 7, 14, 21 - 2 to 4 p.m., African-American Research Library and Cultural Center
March 7 - 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., North Regional/Broward College Library
March 7, 14, 21 - 2 to 4 p.m., Pompano Beach Library
March 7, 14 - 2 to 4 p.m., South Regional/Broward College Library
March 9 - 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., Davie/Cooper City Library
March 10, 31 - 4 to 6 p.m., North Lauderdale Saraniero Library
March 11, 18 - 4 to 6 p.m., Pembroke Pines Library
March 21 - 12 to 2 p.m., Davie/Cooper City Library
March 21, 28 - 3 to 5 p.m., Northwest Branch Library
 
Adult Programs
March 7 - 2 to 4 p.m., South Regional/Broward College Library
March 14 - 3 to 5 p.m., African-American Research Library and Cultural Center


Teen Tech Week • March 8-14
Libraries are for Making...

March 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 - Make a Movie Project, 3 to 5 p.m., African-American Research Library and Cultural Center
March 3, 24 - Teen Tech Tuesday: Learn the basics of music conversion and manipulation and DJing, 6 to 7 p.m., Lauderdale Lakes Library
March 7 - Take Me to Your Leader! Toy-Hacking Workshop, ages 13-18, 1 to 3 p.m., Nova University Alvin Sherman Library
March 10, 12 - Video games, online coding, comics and more, ages 12-18, 5 to 6 p.m., North Regional/Broward College Library
March 11 - Short Flicks, refreshments, 5 p.m., African-American Research Library and Cultural Center
March 11 - Just Dance Wii Contest, teens, 5 to 6:30 p.m., Main Library
March 14 - Web Coding Crash Course, teens, 1 to 3 p.m., Nova University Alvin Sherman Library
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


Open laptop with symbols of different learning subjects coming out of the screenFree Digital Download Classes

March 4, 11, 18, 25 - Free Downloads from BCL’s Electronic Collection, 2 to 4 p.m., Lauderhill Towne Centre Library
March 4 - Learn About Free Magazine Downloads Using Zinio, 3 to 4 p.m., Main Library
March 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 Library
March 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 Center
March 11 - Free Music Downloads Using Freegal, 3 to 4 p.m., Main Library
March 11 - eBooks for your tablet or Kindle, 6:30 to 7:45 p.m., Pompano Beach Library
March 11 - Learn How to Download eBooks, 6 to 7:30 p.m., Southwest Regional Library
March 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 Library
March 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 Library
March 18 - Learning to Use Overdrive to Access eBooks, 3 to 4 p.m., Main Library
March 25 - Introduction to 3D Printing Using Thingiverse, 4 to 5:30 p.m., Southwest Regional Library


Florida Heritage Month • March 15 - April 15

Great seal of the state of Florida. In God we trust.March 4 - FLA Heritage Film Series: Film about Zora Neale Hurston, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., African-American Research Library Cultural Center
March 9 - Book Discussion: A Father First by Dwyane Wade, 4 to 5 p.m., African-American Research Library Cultural Center
March 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 Center
March 23, 30 - Family Literacy: Explore the Everglades, 6 to 7:30 p.m., Jan Moran Collier City Learning 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 Library
March 25 - FLA Heritage Film Series: Documentary on Harriet Tubman, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., African-American Research Library Cultural Center
March 25 - “Artifacts of Florida Through Folk Tales and Songs” presented by Bill and Eli Perras, 1 to 2 p.m., Main Library
March 28 - Short Takes: A Grab Bag of Old Florida Stories presented by Caron Neile, 2 to 3 p.m., West Regional Library


Destination Fridays logoDon’t Miss Destination Fridays - Argentina!
 
Take a trip to Argentina without leaving Broward County at the African-American Research Library and Cultural Center
Friday, March 6 from 6:30 to 9 p.m.
 
Destination Fridays - Argentina is a fun, networking and social event for anyone 21 and over. For $10, enjoy food, prizes, music and fun! For ticket info, call 954-357-6210 or visit Broward.org/Library/Fridays
 
Upcoming Destination Friday events:

  • April 10 – Trinidad
  • May 8 - Cinco de Mayo
  • September 4 – Hawaii
  • November 6 - the Bahamas

Kate Dicamillo2014-15 National Ambassador for Young People's Literature
Meet author Kate DiCamillo
Saturday, March 14 • 1 p.m.
Northwest Regional Library

Children and families are invited to join author Kate DiCamillo, the newly named National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature for 2014–2015, from 1 to 2 p.m., Saturday, March 14 at Northwest Regional Library. She’ll discuss and sign her latest book Flora and Ulysses. Other BCL locations will also feature fun activities based on her books.

March 3 - Tweens Literary Adventures: Flora & Ulysses by Kate DiCamillo book talk and craft, ages 5-11, 3:30 to 4:30 p.m., Hollywood Library
March 4 - Family Movie Night, 6 to 7:30 p.m., Carver Ranches Library
March 4 - Book Adventures with Bink & Gollie: Stories by Kate DiCamillo for children of all ages and their families, 5:30 to 6:30 p.m., Pembroke Pines Library
Flora & Ulysses by Kate DiCamillo book jacketMarch 7 - Book Tasting: Bink and Gollie 2 for 1 by Kate DiCamillo, discussion, activities, refreshments, grades K-2, 12:30 to 1:30 p.m., Northwest Regional Library
March 7 - The Kate DiCamillo Menagerie DIY Paper Bag Puppet Project, 2:30 to 3:30 p.m., Stirling Road Library
March 8 - Stories Connect Us! A writing Workshop for Tweens, 2 to 3 p.m., Nova University Alvin Sherman Library
March 9 - Film based on book by Kate DiCamillo, ages 7-12, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., West Regional Library
March 10 - Pig Tales! Join us for a live reading of Kate DiCamillo’s Mercy Watson to the Rescue and Mercy Watson Fights Crime – and enjoy lots of hot buttered toast! 7 to 7:45 p.m., South Regional/Broward College Library
March 11 - Because of Winn-Dixie Children’s Program, 3 to 5 p.m., Dania Beach Paul DeMaio Library
March 12 - Get Connected with a Story and Read Mercy Watson Goes for a Ride by Kate DiCamillo, grades K-2, pre-register beginning February 24 to secure book, 4 to 5 p.m., Young At Art Museum/Broward County Library


Literary Feast 2015 logoLiterary Feast 2015

Meet this year’s incredible group of Feast authors at a fabulous cocktail party while enjoying an open bar, appetizers and a distinctive silent auction. Dinner ticket holders go on to extraordinary dinners featuring one or two authors hosted in private homes and upscale restaurants. Author and dinner pairings coming soon! Join us in celebrating 27 years of Literary Feast! This vital community event has raised $3 million since it began in 1988 to support literacy programs run through our library system that empower and enrich our community.
 
Saturday, March 28 - 6 to 7:30 p.m., Hyatt Regency Pier Sixty-Six Panorama Ballroom, 2301 S.E. 17th Street, Fort Lauderdale. Individual Tickets are $175 per person. Visit bplfoundation.org/literaryfeast.htm for more details.
 
FREE LitLive!
Sunday, March 2912:30 to 4:30 p.m.
NSU Art Museum Fort Lauderdale • Auditorium
 
Legendary chef Norman Van Aken; acclaimed debut novelist Matthew Thomas and best-selling writer Nancy Horan are among the 15 nationally known authors appearing at Literary Feast’s LitLIVE! This free day of author talks is organized by the Broward Public Library Foundation. For more details, visit bplfoundation.org/literaryfeast.htm or call 954-357-7382.

Mockingbird Next Door by Harper Lee book jacket Endangered by C.J. Box book jacket My Salinger Year by Joanna Rakoff book jacket


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