The South Florida Book Festival, held at the African-American
Research Library & Cultural Center (AARLCC), will celebrate "Book Life" with
an exciting line-up of authors, journalists, speakers and presenters. From
writing and natural hair-care workshops to book signings and presentations to
panel discussions and guest speakers, this year's Festival has something for
The Festival kick-off event is Taste the Islands on July 18th
from 6:30 to 9:30PM with special guests Chef Irie (Hugh A. Sinclair)
and Cynthia "Chef Thia" Verna, cookbook authors and stars of the PBS
Television's Taste the Islands program. Guests can meet the chefs
and enjoy delicious island-inspired cuisine, tropical cocktails,
dancing and live music. Tickets are $10 and can be purchased through
Eventbrite. Ages 21 and over.
Angela Henry, national mystery author and blogger, is back at the
South Florida Book Festival for another Mystery Writer Workshop
being held Friday, July 21st at 1PM. Her hands-on workshop covers
all the steps needed to write your own mystery novel. Tickets are
$10 and space is limited to 20 participants. Tickets and
registration can be completed via
An Evening with the Literary Stars will take place on Friday
evening from 6:30 to 9:30PM. Guests can meet and mingle with
Festival authors and enjoy live music, cocktails and hors d'oeuvres.
Each guest will also receive a signed book of their choice from one
of the Festival authors. Tickets are $30 online and $35 at the door,
and can also be purchased through
Eventbrite. Ages 21 and over
South Florida Book Festival – Schedule for Saturday, July 22nd
All events are free and open to the public. Registration
through Evenbrite is requested but not required.
2017 South Florida Book Festival Featured Authors, Guest Speakers and Presenters
For more information and updates, please visit our
South Florida Book Festival web page.
Sponsors of the South Florida Book Festival include Bank of America, Friends of AARLCC, Reading Pays More, Broward Public Library Foundation, National Sales Network, Holman Enterprises and Broward County Cultural Division.
Books by 2017 South Florida Book Festival Authors
Save These Dates...
Broward County’s Human Resources Division Open House
Broward County’s Human Resources Division Open House is scheduled for
Thursday, August 3rd from 11AM to 4PM on the 6th floor of the
This Open House will give the public an opportunity to
interact with Broward County agencies as well as learn about various employment
and volunteer opportunities. Some of the agencies present will include Human
Resources, Animal Care, Aviation, Environmental, Libraries, Parks, Port
Everglades and Transportation in addition to the County’s benefits providers.
This is a great opportunity to obtain information on career opportunities in
addition to networking with the County's many agencies and learning about the
services they provide. This event is open to the general public.
Come back next week for the answer!
Love to Talk Books?
If reading and discussing books and literary is your thing, why not check out
one of the
many free book clubs and discussion groups we offer at library locations
countywide. Meet other book lovers and maybe get a new perspective on that new
bestseller or classic literary work.
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