What's Your WOW?

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How do we WOW you? In celebration of National Library Week (April 9-15), Broward County Library is asking customers to tell us –  What's Your WOW?  How does Broward County Library transform you and make your life​ better? What service or resource keeps you loving your library? 

Share your Broward County Library WOW in a public post on Facebook or Twitter using the #BCLWOW hashtag or email us at LibraryMarketing@Broward.org and let the world know what library services and resources WOW you!

Is it Creation Station Business, our free coworking hub and small business incubator?

Is your WOW the EMU College Academy, which helps teens build a roadmap to college?

Maybe it’s getting creative at free art classes and events?

Does having access to thousands of free, downloadable songs and music videos sound good to you?

Whatever your WOW might be, we want to know!

Look for our new “What's Your WOW” billboard on Sunrise Boulevard and NW 29th Avenue (just east of the Swap Shop) and our five "What's Your WOW" bus benches, which are located in the downtown Fort Lauderdale area. You'll also find “What's Your WOW” coasters under your drinks at your favorite Fort Lauderdale restaurants!

We're always looking for new and innovative ways to reach our existing customers and make new ones, and the “What's Your WOW” campaign helps us know what's on your mind. We can't wait to hear about your WOW! For more information, please visit Broward.org/LIbrary/BCLWOW.

Let Us WOW You at Free Events for National Library Week!

Book Discussions & Literary Events

April 10​
Dear Readers Book Club: The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skl​oot Deerfield Beach Percy White Library
April 11​
​Page Turner's Monthly Book Club: The Plum Tree by Ellen Marie Wiseman South Regional/Broward College Library
April 12
​Book Discussion: Rules of Civility by Amor Towles Pembroke Pines Library
April 13
​​Meet Peggy Hinaekian, author Of Julia and Men Main Library
​April 15
​What's Your WOW? Share your favorite book in a round-table discussion Pompano Beach Library
April 22
​Book-n-a-Movie Matinee: The Big Short (R) West Regional Library
​April 25
Reading Round Table Book Discussion: Gold Fame Citrus by Claire Vaye Watkins North Regional/Broward College Library​
​April 28
​West Regional Book Club West Regional Library

Classes & Presentations

​​April 8
​AARP Smart Driver Course Deerfield Beach Percy White Library
​April 10-12,
2-4PM & 6-7PM​
April 11, 13-15,
2-4PM only
​Libraries WOW: Drop in and learn about your library's online resources South Regional/Broward College Library
​April 10
​Week of WOW! Meet the Friends of the North Lauderdale Library, coffee and snacks served​ North Lauderdale Saraniero Library​
​April 10
​Harlem Renaissance Movie: Zora Neale Hurston African-American Research Library & Cultural Center
April 11
​World War I and America: Told by the Americans Who Lived I Alvin Sherman Library at Nova Southeastern University​
April 11
​Week of WOW! English Cafe, a conversational English class for ESOL students with intermediate English skills​ North Lauderdale Saraniero Library
April 13
​Job Search Workshop Weston Library
April 13
​Learn to Search the Library's Catalog Southwest Regional Library
​April 15
​Week of WOW! Learn about your library's free digital content and how to download it North Lauderdale Saraniero Library​

Children & Teens

April 6, 13, 20, 27
Tiny Tots​ Sunrise Dan Pearl Library
April 11
Afterschool Adventures, children's program Alvin Sherman Library at Nova Southeastern University
April 12
Week of WOW! Snap Circuit Fun: Make a game with snap circuits, preregistration required: 954-357-6660, ages 7-17 North Lauderdale Saraniero Library
April 13
Raise a Reader @ Little Minnows Storytime​ Alvin Sherman Library at Nova Southeastern University
April 13
Week of WOW! Plant your own vegetable plant to nurture, grow and harvest, ages 7-17, preregistration required: 954-357-6660​ North Lauderdale Saraniero Library
April 14
Week of WOW! Children's poetry and craft North Lauderdale Saraniero Library
April 15
Young Authors Writing Group, teens Alvin Sherman Library at Nova Southeastern University
April 19
​D.E.A.R (Drop Everything and Read) Week event Jan Moran Collier City Learning Library
April 29
​Tales: Children can strengthen literacy skills by reading to a pet therapy dog Deerfield Beach Percy White Library


Library & Librarian Titles

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Read All About It: Great Titles for Children Featuring Libraries and Librarians

  • ​​Here Lies the Librarian by Richard Peck. Peewee idolizes Jake, a big brother whose dreams of auto mechanic glory are fueled by the road coming to link their Indiana town. But then librarian Irene Ridpath comes to town with plans to astonish them all and turn Peewee’s life upside down. (Ages 10 and up)
  • Library Lion by Michelle Knudsen."No roaring allowed!” But sometimes rules need to be changed, especially when a lion walks through the door during the library’s story hour. (Ages 4-8/eAudiobook)
  • Miss Brooks Loves Books (And I Don't) by Barbara Bottner. With the help of Miss Brooks, Missy's classmates all find books they love in the library. Missy dislikes all the books until Miss Brooks helps Missy find the one she loves. (eBook/for Children ages 3-7)
  • The Forbidden Library by Django Wexler. When Alice's father dies, she is sent to live with her uncle who has a library that’s off-limits. A talking cat sneaks Alice into the forbidden library, where she finds herself trapped in a book. (Ages 10 and up/eAudiobook)​


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Great Titles for Teens/Adults Featuring Libraries and Librarians

  •  Do Unto Others by Jeff Abbott. Jordan Poteet left the city to work as a librarian in his hometown. But his dream of the quiet life when he becomes a murder suspect. (eBook)
  • Evil Librarian by Michelle Knudsen. He's young, handsome – and evil. He's the librarian. When Cynthia Rothschild's best friend, Annie, falls head over heels for the new high-school librarian, Cyn realizes something isn't quite right. (Young Adult/eBook)
  • Running the Books: The Story of an Accidental Prison Librarian by Avi Steinberg. After defecting from yeshiva to Harvard, he has only a senior thesis essay on Bugs Bunny to show for his effort. Seeking direction Steinberg takes a job as a librarian in a tough Boston prison. (eBook)
  • The Body in the Library by Agatha Christie. The body of a beautiful blonde is found in the library of Gossington Hall. What the young woman was doing in the quiet village of St. Mary Mead is precisely what Miss Marple means to find out. (eBook)
  • The Burglar in the Library by Lawrence Block. Bookseller and burglar Bernie Rhodenbarr is excited about the getaway he has planned at a remote upstate B&B, where there’s a valuable first edition in the library he wants to steal. But guests begin to show up dead and  Bernie has to figure out whodunit. (eBook)
  • The Giant's House: A Romance by Elizabeth McCracken. In 1950, on Cape Cod, librarian Peggy Cort feels like love and life have stood her up. Until the day James, the "over-tall" eleven-year-old boy who's the talk of the town, walks into her library and changes her life forever. (eBook)
  • The Last Page by Libby Fischer Hellmann. Librarian Barbara Adams has died, apparently from a fall down the stairs to the library's basement. But troubling emails indicate that Barbara’s death wasn’t an accident. (eBook)
  • The Library at Mount Char by Scott Hawkins. When Carolyn’s parents die, she is taken in by the mysterious man called Father. In the years since then, Carolyn studied the books in his Library and learned some of the secrets of his power. Now, Father is missing and the Library that holds his secrets stands unguarded. (eBook)
  • The Library Policeman by Stephen King.  Sam Peebles is a middle-aged businessman who has some overdue books. It seems a minor offense – but not to the malevolent monster of a librarian. (eAudiobook)


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Off the Books: Libraries and Librarians Onscreen

  • Desk Set: A classic Hepburn-Tracy romance about the a research librarian at a TV network and an absent-minded computer genius. (1957)
  • Eleanor's Secret: In a dusty old attic, Nat discovers a magical library where famous storybook characters come to life. (Streaming Video/Grades 2-5)
  • Library: Learn about the library and find out how to get a library card and be a responsible borrower. (DVD/Pre-K-2)
  • The Music Man: Harold Hill is a con man who poses as a boys' band organizer to sell instruments and uniforms to the naive townsfolk. Librarian Marian sees through him but eventually falls in love. (Streaming Video)
  • That Book Woman: Learn about the Pack Horse Librarians, whose bravery and commitment helped rural children find something wonderful in books. (DVD/Grades 4-8)
  • The Librarian from the Black Lagoon: When the class plans to visit the library for the first time, the students prepare themselves for the worst. But they are welcomed to a friendly place where a smiling librarian invites them to explore books. (DVD/ Grades 4-8) 
  • The Librarian: Quest for the Spear: When a magical artifact is stolen from his library, a meek librarian sets out to ensure its safe return. (Streaming Video)
  • The Librarian: Return to King Solomon's Mines: Librarian-turned-adventurer Flynn Carsen searches for King Solomon's mines. (Streaming Video)
  • The Librarians - Season 1: In this TV series, someone is killing off potential librarians and it's up to Flynn Carsen to save the three that are left. (Streaming Video)
  • The Park Bench: Emily, a neurotic librarian-to-be, fins love with Mateo, a student she’s tutoring. (Streaming Video)



procrastinatingCalling All Procrastinators – There’s Still Time to Get Your Taxes Prepared for Free!  

Broward County Libraries is offering free, in-person tax preparation services at library locations countywide until mid-April. Visit our website for locations, dates and times.  


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April is National County Government Month

It’s National County Government Month, a great opportunity to showcase Broward at Work by highlighting many of the County’s programs and services that make living in Broward so desirable. Visit Broward.org/CountiesMatter to learn more about Broward County programs and projects that enhance quality of life and expand educational and creative opportunities

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Spring Has Sprung! Get Out There and Enjoy Our Beautiful Broward

​​April 8
​Citizens' Climate Lobby Monthly Meeting Stirling Road Library​
April 8
​Songs to Build a Beautiful World, presented by Satir Pompano Beach Library
​April 11
​Upcycled Craft Projects: DIY Body Scrubs South Regional/Broward College Library
​April 19
4 to 5PM
​Fun Earth Day Craft, children’s program Lauderhill Towne Centre Library
April 19
​Earth Day in a Bottle, children's program African-American Research Library & Cultural Center
April 19
​Earth Day: Veggie and Herb Gardening, ages 5-8, preregistration required: 954-357-8090 Miramar Branch Library & Education Center
April 19
​Friendly Florida Trees That Attract Birds Jan Moran Collier City Learning Library
April 22
​Earth Day Craft, ages 3 and up South Regional/Broward College Library

Destination Fridays

destination fridays:  kenyaComing This Week: ​Magical Kenya

"Magical Kenya" is one of Africa's most diverse and beautiful countries. Come sample the generous beauty of the Kenyan culture at the April 7, 2017 Destination Fridays event at the African-American Research Library and Cultural Center. This age 21 and over event is scheduled from 6:30 to 9:30 PM and costs a $10 (payable at the door or through Eventbrite).

There will be authentic Kenyan food and classic Kenyan cocktails as well as traditional Kenya dance lessons in the lobby, a travelogue in the seminar room, door prizes and a cultural performance.

For more information, please call AARLCC's Welcome Desk at 954-357-6210.

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