One of the great things about living in South Florida is the opportunity to
meet people from all around the world and the opportunity to learn and
experience cultures from many different countries, particularly from South and
Central America and the Caribbean islands.
During Hispanic Heritage Month, celebrated annually from
September 15th through October 15th, Broward County Libraries hosts
events and activities celebrating Hispanic people and culture. From
language classes to mariachi bands to bilingual story times, there’s
something for all ages and interests.
September Hispanic Heritage Month Events
MOVIES & FILMS
FITNESS & EXERCISE
PERFORMANCE & ART
BOOKS TALKS & DISCUSSION
FUN & GAMES
Spanish-Language Materials from Broward County Libraries
Broward County Library card to browse
downloadable Spanish-language movies and
TV programs on Hoopla or in our
catalog. We have children’s programs,
documentaries, feature films, instructional
and lifestyle titles and more! If you’re
looking for a book in Spanish, we have
hundreds of titles for all ages and
interests that are available in print, audiobook and eBook formats.
Explore Latin American Literature with Your Free NSU-Alvin Sherman Library E-Card
Two databases about Latin American literature and authors are among the
great online resources
you can use with your free NSU-Alvin Sherman Library
Use your card to access Latin American Woman Writers, an extensive
searchable collection of prose, poetry and drama composed by women writing
in Mexico, Central and South America, as well as essays by Latin American
feminists and revolutionaries, and Latino Literature, which includes 100,000
pages of poetry, short fiction, novels, and more than 450 plays written by
authors of Mexican, Puerto Rican, Cuban, Central American, and South
American descent living in the United States. Don’t have a NSU-Alvin Sherman Library E-Card?
Apply online quickly and easily and begin exploring the wealth of
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Cool Off at Main!
Head to downtown Fort Lauderdale on August 26th for
“Cool Off at Main” event. It’s a free afternoon of art, music and dance for
The party runs from 1 to 5PM and will
feature DJ Mark, an opportunity to paint your own
masterpiece from 1 to 3PM and a chance to
learn the moves to Bruno Mars’ 24K with the
A360 Dancers. Collectors can hit up the
vinyl records swap meet and buy CDs and
music memorabilia. For more information,
please call 954-357-7443.
The celebration of Citizenship Day started when newspaper mogul William
Randolph Hearst advocated a day to celebrate United States Citizenship in
1939, “I Am an American Day.” President Harry Truman signed into law
“Citizenship Day” that replaced “I am an American Day,” and in December 2004
a federal law was enacted that designated September 17th as “Citizenship
Day.” If you’re applying for U.S. citizenship or need information about it,
we have free resources and events to help you.
Free Citizenship Day Events
Free Tutoring and Practice for U.S. Citizenship Test
You can use your
card to access
Brainfuse Adult Learning Center, an online resource that features a video
tutorial, 10 practice tests and live online tutors that can help answer any
questions you might have as you prepare for the U.S. citizenship test.
We also offer classes to help you get
ready for the
U.S. citizenship test at 13 library
locations countywide. They offer
self-paced question and answer practices
and drills, general information, sample
test questions and access to the
citizenship application. The courses
also cover citizenship eligibility,
fees and special cases. These free
classes have assisted more than 100
students become citizens in the last
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Art Spot: Can you name the library branch where this public art is located?
Come back next week for the answer!
Answer to last week’s Art Spot:
Mr. Fox and Mr. Rabbit Face Off Again by John Pitman and Nina Smoot Cain is located at...
Carver Ranches Library
Broward County Libraries’ supply of eclipse glasses is extremely limited as many were already distributed at eclipse programs.
Unfortunately, we cannot fulfill individual requests for glasses with
our depleted supply. An extremely limited amount of glasses will be
available at a few of the remaining programs, but we will most certainly
not have enough glasses on hand to meet the high demand.
Please visit the National Aeronautics and Space Association's website for reputable dealers and distributors of the eclipse glasses.
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