Learn how to get your cash under control at Broward County Libraries’ Money Smart Week® free events. Money Smart Week® is an initiative designed to help consumers learn how to better manage their personal finances that
is observed nationwide from April 22-29. Broward County Libraries will be hosting free workshops, classes, presentations and more on everything from coupon cutting to credit repair.
Personal Finance Workshops and Classes
Business Workshops and Classes
Events for Children and Teens
Get to Work at Creation Station Business – Your FREE Coworking Hub and Small Business Incubator!
Looking for a cool place to co-work and build your business? Visit Creation
Station Business, Broward County Library's free coworking hub and small
business incubator, designed to provide support for the community’s
entrepreneurs and small businesses. Located at
Main Library, Creation Station Business offers free work, conference and
meeting spaces, high-tech equipment, business resources and expert assistance
for creating and growing businesses.
With its floor-length windows overlooking downtown Fort Lauderdale and
colorful, contemporary interior, Creation Station Business helps you make a
great first impression when you’re meeting new clients or pitching an idea.
There’s also free wireless and wireless printing available, as well as
free access to equipment such as 3D and large-format printers; overhead
scanners, a Smart Board interactive workboard; video conferencing; virtual
reality equipment, audio editing/video processing equipment and computers
with software such as CAD (computer-aided design), Adobe Creative Cloud and
Creation Station Business also offers a full range of free business
workshops and seminars including starting and marketing a business, using
social media to promote a business and accessing free business information
online. To accommodate our customer’s busy schedules, Creation Station
Business events are held evenings and weekends as well as during the
For more information or to reserve conference or work space at Creation
Station Business, call 954-357-7418. You can also visit the
Creation Station Business web page for more details and
a list of upcoming events.
Get Money-Savvy with Free Online Classes from BCL
Broward County Library customers can use their
County Library card to take free, online career enhancement classes from
Universal Class. Universal Class is an online educational service providing
a diverse offering intellectually stimulating courses for people interested in
the lifelong pursuit of knowledge for either personal or professional of
Courses offered include:
Save the Date! Destination Fridays - Peru
May 5, 2017 from 6:30-9:30PM at
African-American Research Library and Cultural Center
Peru with Peruvian folklore dance, paella, Pisco Sour signature drink,
travel talk, gift baskets and more!
Destination Fridays are over-21 events and
cost $10 admission; for more info call 954-357-6210.
Northwest Regional Library 3151 N University Drive, Coral Springs, FL 33065 954-357-7990
Northwest Regional Library continues to grow and expand in response to
the needs of north county residents. The branch has been on a long odyssey
to become the dynamic, 72,000-square-foot regional library it is today.
In its early days, the Women’s Club, Welcome Wagon and other civic
volunteers banded together in 1971 to start a little library in a storefront
on the corner of Sample Road and University Drive. In 1974, the City of
Coral Springs became the third city to have its library join the
newly-established Broward County Library System. The second location of the
library opened in 1978 on NW 29th Street, across from Mullins Park. Now at
the intersection of Sample Road and University Drive, the library is bigger
and better than ever, and the site of a Creation Station to boot!
The Creation Station at Northwest Regional Library offers the free use of a
3D printer, photography equipment, recording devices and musical
instruments. It is a “maker space” that offers free access to specialized
equipment for realizing creative projects and learning the latest
Free Wi-Fi and ample computer availability draw many residents to the
regional library. The library has 119 public computers, including those in
its large computer lab, which offers an extensive schedule of free classes
and personalized instruction. The lab has the additional feature of
accessible computer software on specially equipped computers with screen
reading software (JAWS) and screen magnification software (ZoomText)
available for those with vision loss. On either side of the computer lab are
the spacious Multi-Purpose Room, which can host gatherings of up to 250
people, and the Friends Book Fair Room. Other rooms available for library
programs and community use include two smaller rooms, each seating 25, and a
conference room which seats 22.
Program staples for younger customers include story times for babies,
toddlers, preschoolers, a Spanish/English bilingual story time and a Lego
Club. For children in grades K-6 there is a Homework Help program and a
Chess Club. Teens benefit from ACT Prep Class for college entrance exams and
Teen Afterschool Activity with Kidokinetics for physical fitness. Adult
programs are varied and run the gamut from Pregnancy Education Class, Poke-Palooza,
Guitar Café, Book Club and special, changing offerings like Surviving Fake
News. Three language literacy programs offered are English Café:
Intermediate English Conversation, English Café: Basic English Conversation,
and Spanish Cafe: Spanish Conversation for intermediate learners.
Learning and Literacy Services assists upwards of 1,000 customers a
month with English and citizenship studies at this location.
The Northwest Regional Library has a broad-based collection designed to meet
the needs of patrons through the community college level. It holds an
extensive collection of best sellers, adult fiction, DVD’s and music CD’s.
There are sizable reference and non-fiction collections, a large print
collection, and an International Languages collection that includes Spanish,
Chinese, French, Portuguese, Hebrew and Russian language materials. There is
also an in-depth youth services collection ranging from picture books for
toddlers to a fairly extensive collection for young adults. The library is
part of a complex with Coral Springs Charter School and supports those
students as well as the community at large.
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