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You’re Good to Go with Free Downloadable Books, Movies, Music and More from Broward County Library!

Packing for your summer vacation? Travel light by downloading free books, movies, music and magazines from Broward County Library.
 
If you don’t know how to download, come to one of our free classes and learn.
 
July 6 – eBooks Using OverDrive, 3 to 4PM, Main Library
July 6 – Movies, Music, TV Shows and More using Hoopla, 4 to 5:30PM, Southwest Regional Library
July 7 – eReader Open House, 11AM to 12:30PM, Southwest Regional Library
July 7, 14, 21, 28 – Open House: Books, Movies and Magazines, 12 to 1PM, North Regional/Broward College Library
July 7 – iPad, 1 to 2:30PM, Southwest Regional Library
July 7, 14, 21, 28 – eBooks, Audiobooks, Magazines, Music, Movies and More, preregister: 954-357-6409, 2:30 to 3:30PM, Lauderhill Towne Centre Library
July 7, 14, 21, 28 – eBooks, Magazines and Music, limited to 6 people, first come/first served, 4 to 5PM, Northwest Regional Library
July 9 – eBooks, 10:30AM to 12:30PM, Miramar Branch Library & Education Center
July 9 – Rosetta Stone, preregister and bring library card/number, 1 to 2PM, Southwest Regional Library
July 16 – iPad, 10:30AM to 12:30PM, Miramar Branch Library & Education Center
July 20 – Magazines Using Zinio, 3 to 4PM, Main Library
July 23 – Magazines Using Zinio, 10:30AM to 12:30PM, Miramar Branch Library & Education Center
July 27 – Music Using Freegal, 3 to 3:30PM, Main Library
July 27 – Movies Using Hoopla, 3:30 to 4PM, Main Library
July 27 – Magazines and Music Using Zinio and Freegal, 4 to 5PM, Southwest Regional Library

Broward Olympiad: Celebrate Summer Olympics

Silver, gold and bronze medalsThe 2016 Summer Olympics will kick off August 5, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil and will be viewed on TV by millions around the world. In celebration of the Olympics and this year's Olympic athletes, Broward County Library will host a number of Olympic- and fitness-themed events. All programs are free and open to the public.

July 8 – Line Dance: New Wobble, 2 to 3PM, Jan Moran Collier City Learning Library
July 12 – Fitness for Mere Mortals: Tips and tricks for establishing or re-igniting a fitness regime, 12:30 to 2PM, North Regional/Broward College Library
July 19 - Book Discussion: Boys in the Boat: The True Story of an American Team's Epic Journey to Win Gold at the 1936 Olympics by Daniel James Brown, pre-registration required, 11AM to 12PM, Southwest Regional Library
July 31-August 13 – Amazing Athletes Activity: Select a book/film about an amazing athlete! Learn about him/her and enter a drawing for a prize, open during library hours, Southwest Regional Library
August 19 – Family Game Time, 2 to 3PM, Jan Moran Collier City Learning Library

Now You’re Cooking!

Summer Sizzles with Fresh Summer Recipes from Favorite Magazines
 
Small dog ewearing a white chef hat holding a hot dog and licking its lipsIf you have a Broward County Library card, you need a free Zinio account. Zinio provides library card holders with access to hundreds of free downloadable magazines (current and back issues) including these summer specials:
 
Allrecipes: Game Changing Burgers (June 2016)
Bon Appetit Magazine: The Grilling Issue (June 2016)
Family Circle: Your Summer Cookbook (June 2016)
Food Network Magazine: Big Summer Cookout! (June 2016)
Good Housekeeping: Fresh Summer Recipes (July 2016)
Grit: Take the Kitchen Outdoors (July 2016)
Martha Stewart Living: Celebrate Summer (June 2016)
Taste of Home Holiday: Fourth of July (May 2016)

All Recipies MagazineBon Appetit MagazineFamily Circle MagazineFood Network Magazine
 
Good Housekeeping MagazineGrit MagazineMartha Stewart Living MagazineTaste of Home Magazine

Volunteers help teach a senior how to use a computer Good with computers? Volunteer to teach a technology class at your library.
You Can Be an LVP!

Become a Library Volunteer Person (LVP) This Summer and Make a Difference
 
Broward County Library is looking for volunteers. There are lots of ways you can use your skills to make a difference in the community and in someone’s life and the rewards are countless.
 
Unique volunteer opportunities include:
  • Library Ambassadors
  • Teens Program Assistant
  • Computer Class Instructor
  • Adult Tutors
  • Adult Program Assistant
  • Shelvers

Most volunteer shifts are between two and four hours long and schedules are flexible.
 
To get started, please complete the Volunteer Interest Form. Once completed, you will be contacted by the locations you selected about available volunteer opportunities. For more information, email libraryvolunteers@broward.org


Explore LGBT Issues with Your Free Nova Southeastern University Alvin Sherman Library E-Card

Crowd member holding up a LGBT flag in one hand and taking a mobile picture with the other handLearn more about LGBT issues, including Pride Month, with LGBT Studies in Video, one of the great online resources you can access with your free Nova Southeastern University Alvin Sherman Library E-Card.
 
LGBT Studies in Video is a cinematic survey of the lives of lesbian, gay, transgender, and bisexual people and the cultural and political evolution of the LGBT community. This first-of-its-kind collection features award-winning documentaries, interviews, archival footage, and select feature films exploring LGBT history, gay culture and subcultures, civil rights, marriage equality, LGBT families, AIDS, transgender issues, religious perspectives on homosexuality, global comparative experiences, and other topics.
 
Don’t have a Nova Southeastern University Alvin Sherman Library E-Card? Apply online quickly and easily and begin exploring the wealth of resources available.
 
The collection will have cross-disciplinary relevance beyond LGBT courses, serving research and teaching in sociology, anthropology, psychology, counseling, history, and politics.
 

More Time for You! Eight Broward County Libraries Expand Service Hours

Lady overlooking a clockEight Broward County Libraries Division locations have expanded service hours to allow the libraries to stay open additional day/s of the week. This expansion of hours is possible through the Library's new service model, which features increased hours of library operation within the Library's existing budget.
 
The Fort Lauderdale Branch Library is now open five days a week instead of only two, and the Century Plaza/Leon Slatin, Deerfield Beach Percy White, Imperial Point, Lauderhill Towne Centre, Pompano Beach, Riverland and Sunrise Dan Pearl branch libraries will all now be open six days a week instead of five. In the coming months, Broward County Libraries will offer expanded library hours at more locations under the new service model.
 
The new, expanded hours for the eight libraries are:
 
Century Plaza/Leon Slatin Branch Library
Hours: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday (NEW) Friday, and Saturday: 10AM to 6PM; Sunday: Closed
Deerfield Beach Percy White Branch Library
Hours: Monday, Wednesday, Friday (NEW) and Saturday: 10AM to 6PM Tuesday and Thursday: 12 to 8PM; Sunday: Closed
Fort Lauderdale Reading Center
Hours: Monday(NEW), Wednesday (NEW), Thursday (NEW) and Friday: 10AM to 6PM; Tuesday: 12 to 8PM; Saturday, Sunday: Closed
Imperial Point Branch Library 
Hours: Monday, Thursday, Friday (NEW) and Saturday: 10AM to 6PM; Tuesday, Wednesday: 12 to 8PM; Sunday: Closed
Lauderhill Towne Centre Branch Library
Hours: Monday, Tuesday: 12 to 8PM; Wednesday, Thursday, Friday (NEW) and Saturday: 10AM to 6PM; Sunday: Closed
Pompano Beach Branch Library
Hours: Monday, Wednesday: 12 to 8PM; Tuesday, Thursday (NEW), Friday, Saturday: 10AM to 6PM; Sunday: Closed
Riverland Branch Library
Hours: Monday, Thursday: 12 to 8PM; Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday (NEW), Saturday: 10AM to 6PM; Sunday: Closed
Sunrise Dan Pearl Branch Library
Hours: Monday, Thursday, Friday (NEW) and Saturday: 10AM to 6PM; Tuesday, Wednesday: 12 to 8PM; Sunday: Closed

Branch Spotlight: Tamarac Branch

Tamarac Branch8701 W. Commercial Boulevard, Tamarac, FL 33351
954-765-1500
 
The Tamarac Branch is a library at the crossroads; it sits on the adjoining borders of Tamarac, Sunrise and Lauderhill. It is also at the crossroads of change, as it adapts to the needs of its surrounding communities, which are experiencing significant changes in demographics for age, ethnicity and population growth. 
 
Historically one of the busiest branches, the Tamarac Branch started out as the West Broward Branch in March 1978. Located near many adult communities, the branch has always been heavily used by bestseller readers. As part of the 1999 Library Bond Program, Tamarac Branch and a local reading center were replaced in October 2003 by the current 30,000-square-foot building, the first library of its size in Broward County.
 
The collection holds well over 100,000 items in a variety of media, with an extensive DVD collection. The non-fiction collection is extremely large and covers subjects of interest to all age groups, including a wide selection of bestsellers. Large Print items and Spanish language material are also well represented. The branch maintains a sizable number of picture books and beginning readers for young children.
 
Programs are offered for all segments of the population. Free financial education workshops on topics such as Money Management, Credit Basics and Financial Recovery are hosted. Themed book discussions are a hallmark of the branch. Humorous mysteries, baseball mysteries, travel mysteries and Florida Women (Ivy Stranahan, Marjory Stoneman Douglas, Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings) book discussions bring local readers together for lively discussions. 
 
Senior customer receives computer instruction at a library A customer receives computer instruction at one of Tamarac Library’s OASIS classes.
Other programs of special interest reflect the area’s ethnic diversity: English Café, Citizenship Preparation and the Yiddish Culture Club. In December for Chanukah there is an annual Klezmer concert of traditional Eastern European Jewish music. Adults can also take advantage of free computer instruction from OASIS, including special sessions like Introduction to Digital Photography.
 
Youth Services offers ongoing programs for young children, pre-teens and teens. Tamarac Branch is a Literacy Help Center that offers the Homework Help program for students in grades K-12. The Youth Services area has a bright and cheery story time room which is used for weekly toddler and preschool programs and for the extensive Summer Learning Program. The branch serves over a dozen area schools. 
 
Tamarac Branch has a 100-seat multi-purpose meeting room, 50 computers for public use, a 24-seat computer lab, three tutoring rooms, a quiet study room and a young adult area. Two glass and ceramic tile murals adorn the walls.