This year, Children's BookFest will be held in celebration of Children's
Book Week (May 1-7), the annual celebration of books for young people and the
joy of reading. Held at the
West Regional Library on Saturday, May 6th from 10:30AM to 3:30PM, the
BookFest is a full day of fun for children and parents.
Enjoy free, exciting activities like arts and crafts, face painting,
a bubble fun area and hands-on science experiments. Watch performances by
popular children’s entertainers Lee Bryan, “That Puppet Guy; storyteller Carrie Sue Ayvar; and Steve Gryb, the “Pied Piper of Percussion." The first 1,000
children will also get a free book.
For more information on Children's BookFest, please call
Get Ready for Mother’s Day!
It’s time to celebrate Mom with Mother’s Day crafts storytimes and more.
a DIY Mother’s Day card or gift and bring Mom to one of our fabulous Mother’s
After you’re done celebrating your amazing mom on Mother’s Day, check out these monstrous movie mommas movies and count your blessings.
The African American Film Critics Association Celebrates the Cinematic Legacy of Prince Rogers Nelson
African American Film Critics Association invite the community to join them in
celebrating the cinematic legacy of Prince Rogers Nelson (1958-2016) at the
African-American Research Library and Cultural Center on April 29th
from 4 to 8PM.
The multi-talented artist had a successful movie career that began with the
transformative, semi-autobiographical film classic, Purple Rain. Three
more films followed, and with each Prince used his mastery of the visual arts to
present a message that is pure magic. The African American Film Critics
Association invites you to a viewing of the film,
Purple Rain, along with appetizers, wine and music from Prince.
The musician Prince was much loved, and this special event will enrich the
community through remembering and sharing the joy of his artistic legacy. It is free and open to anyone age 21 and over. Pre-registration on
Eventbrite is encouraged but not required.
Photo credit: Prince performing at Coachella, 2008. By penner [CC BY-SA 3.0 or GFDL], via Wikimedia Commons
Amazing Peru! Our New Destination Fridays’ Event on May 5th.
Park your llama at the curb on May 5th and visit amazing Peru in our new
Destination Fridays’ event at the
African-American Research Library and Cultural Center (AARLCC). This age 21
and over event is scheduled for May 5th from 6:30 to 9:30PM and costs $10
(payable at the door or through
Come dressed in the red and white of the Peruvian flag and immerse yourself in
Peru’s culture with a dance performance of Marinera Norteña by Peru Danza
Asociación Cultural. There’ll also be a travel talk on Peru and door prizes for
lucky ticket holders. Guests are invited to savor freshly cooked paella and
tlomo saltado and indulge in Peru’s traditional pisco sour cocktail.
For more information on Destination Fridays – Peru, please call 954-357-6210.
From June 1st through August 20th, we’re
inviting everyone to join us and build a better world with the Summer Learning
Program. Read, attend great free events for all ages and win prizes such as
Duplo sets, tablets, wireless headphones, tickets to local museums/activities
and round-trip plane tickets. Gear up for a summer of fun and learning with
Broward County Libraries.
Look for more details in an
upcoming issue of the Weekly WOW.
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