Hispanic Heritage Month
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Hispanic Heritage Month is September 15-October 15

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

September 5, 12, 19, 26
El Club Main Library
September 14, 21, 28
English Café: Conversational English practice/Práctica de conversación en inglés Lauderhill Central Park Library
September 18
Spanish for Beginners Using Rosetta Stone Southwest Regional Library
September 18, 25
El Club, limited seating available West Regional Library
September 19, 20, 26, 27
Spanish Café North Regional/Broward College Library
September 23
Aprender Inglés Usando Rosetta Stone Southwest Regional Library
September 30
Build Your Foreign Language Skills with Rosetta Stone Pompano Beach Library


September 10, 17, 24
Cine Argentino Film Festival:  9/17: La Familia Reyna; 9/24: Homenaje a Eliseo Subiela 1942-2016 Lifting de Corazon NSU-Alvin Sherman Library
September 21
Hispanic Heritage Month Movie Matinee: Spare Parts (PG-13).  North Regional/Broward College Library
September 23, 30
Hispanic Heritage Month Film Festival, call for movie title Lauderhill Towne Centre Library


September 16
Zumba: Dance fitness program Hallandale Beach Library
September 23
Zumba Latin Beatz! Get fit and have fun. Southwest Regional Library


September 3
Color, Line and Form Exhibit Opening Reception: Exhibit featuring Hispanic artists, on display through October 8th. NSU-Alvin Sherman Library
September 16
Satir: Cantos de Amor y Vida, concert en español Pompano Beach Library
September 16
The Rhythms and Dances of Latin America, performed by artist Gisela Castro, free for Friends of Tamarac Library, $3 fee for non-members Tamarac Library
September 23
Papagayo Vocal Ensemble Weston Library


September 19
Let's Talk About Books! Book Club: Reputations by Juan G. Vazquez Southwest Regional Library
September 25
Celebremos el mes de la Hispanidad! Spanish Book Discussion: Delirio by Laura Restrepo Northwest Regional Library


September 16
Hispanic Heritage Month Craft: Make a colorful paper banner, ages 6 and up South Regional/Broward College Library
September 19
Bilingual Storytime, ages 18 months to 3 years Carver Ranches Library
September 27
Raise a Reader at Sharkey’s Storytime, ages 3-5 NSU-Alvin Sherman Library 
September 27
Hispanic Heritage Celebration: Stories, songs and more, families welcome Carver Ranches Library
September 27
Family Storytime Lauderhill Central Park Library
September 28
Hispanic Heritage Jeopardy, ages 13-18, call 954-262-5477 or visit public.library.nova.edu to register. NSU-Alvin Sherman Library


Spanish-Language Materials from Broward County Libraries

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Use your 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

man with smartphoneTwo databases about Latin American literature and authors are among the great online resources you can use with your free NSU-Alvin Sherman Library E-Card.

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 resources available.

Save These Dates...

Cool Off at Main!

cool off at mainHead to downtown Fort Lauderdale on August 26th for Main Library’s “Cool Off at Main” event. It’s a free afternoon of art, music and dance for everyone.  

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.

Citizenship Day is Sunday, September 17th

citzenship paperworkThe 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

September 12
Citizenship and Immigration Services Weston Library
September 18
Free Constitution Booklet Giveaway Weston Library
September 18
Naturalization Information Session: How to Become a U.S. citizen Lauderhill Towne Centre Library
September 19
Citizenship Studies Weston Library
September 20
Bilingual English and Spanish Citizenship Studies Weston Library
September 27
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services Information Miramar Branch Library & Education Center

Free Tutoring and Practice for U.S. Citizenship Test

multi cultural womenYou can use your library 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 year.


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Art Spot: Can you name the library branch where this public art is located?



  • Artists:  Yaacov Agam
  • Title:  Color and Rhythm, a Visual Orchestration
  • Medium:  Painted Metal
  • Size:  57" x 338" x 4"
  • Year Installed:  1986
  • One of many works of art in a large, multi-storied library, this painted metal sculpture is on the ground floor facing windows and a reflecting pool in a pedestrian walkway. In 'Color and Rhythm,' the images shift and vary as one walks around and views the painted sculpture from different angles. Like pages in a book, this painted sculpture can be "read" as it unfolds. Appropriately, artist Yaacov Agam, recognized as a pioneer of kinetic art, stresses movement and change in his artwork. Agam has been exhibited worldwide and received impressive awards including the Medal of Council and Prix de la Palete d'Or.

Come back next week for the answer!


glory and defeat by ruben ubieraAnswer 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 


boy with solar eclispe glasses
NOTE:  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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