Summer Learning Program
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There’s Still Time to “Build a Better World” with the Summer Learning Program

The 2017 Summer Learning Program ends August 20th, so there’s still time to register for our learning program and meet reading and learning goals to win fun prizes. It's open to all ages and has four categories - Early Learner, Children, Teen and Adult - each with specific goals and prizes.

Register for the program in person at any library location or online. Track reading and learning activities online at or on printed game boards you can pick up at your favorite library.  Read and learn to win prizes such as Duplo sets, tablets, wireless headphones, tickets to local museums and activities and round-trip plane tickets. 

The Summer Learning Program also offers great, free, fun programs and events for everyone, including dance and Zumba classes, performances, arts and crafts, concerts, book discussions, movie screenings, story times and more. Check our online Summer Learning Program booklet for event titles, locations, descriptions and times/dates.

Celebrate the Culture of South America at Southwest Regional Library

south american festivalThe Southwest Regional Library will host a free International Festival celebrating the culture of South America on Saturday, August 5th, beginning at 1PM. The festivities will include performances by Andes Wayna (traditional and contemporary music of the Andes), Bolivia Mágica Ballet Folklórico (dances from the northern regions of Bolivia) and Rene Murua (traditional Chilean traditional dance).

In addition to performances, there will be delicious food tastings featuring South American cuisine from locations throughout the continent. Take a virtual reality trip to Machu Picchu and other famous South American landmarks with the Broward County Library Creation Station. Two local artists will be exhibiting at the Festival: sculptor Anabel Rub Peicher, originally from Lima, Peru, and painter Tania Alves, originally from Brazil. Children are invited to get crafty and make their own colorful Brazilian carnival headdress.

Two other Broward County Library locations are hosting musical performances leading up to the International Festival. Carver Ranches Branch Library will feature Andes Wayna on Monday, July 31st at 3PM.  The Weston Branch Library will present Venezuelan folk music by Papagayo Ensemble Vocal on Wednesday, August 2nd at 6:30PM.

The festival, which is sponsored by Broward County Library, the Broward Public Library Foundation and the Friends of the Southwest Regional Library, is free and open to the public. Call 954-357-7110 for more details.

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business man shaking handsAce That Interview with Free, Live Online Job and Career Coaching

Use your Broward County Library card to access JobNow, a free online resource that provides on-demand access to live, expert coaches for every stage of your job search. Get live interview coaching and résumé-writing assistance as well as career resources including personality and career assessments. JobNow is open seven days a week from 2 to 11PM.

Upcoming Temporary Branch Library Closings

dog with under construction signThe Pembroke Pines/Walter C. Young Resource Center will be temporarily closed to the public from Monday, August 7th through Friday, August 11th for annual maintenance. The library will re-open to the public on Saturday, August 12th at 10AM.

The Sunrise Dan Pearl Branch Library will close to the public on August 12, 2017, at 6PM for renovations and repairs. Updates to the building include a new computer lab; new tile, carpet and lighting in the lobby; and installation of new public art. It is anticipated that the library will remain closed for approximately six to eight weeks.

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New eMagazine App for Broward County Library

On the go this summer? Take free digital magazines with you via the new and improved eMagazine app!  RBdigital Magazines​ has replaced Zinio Digital Magazines.  Visit our Mobile Apps page​ for more info.


glory and defeat by ruben ubiera
Art Spot: Can you name the library branch where this public art is located?

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  • Artist:  Ruben Ubiera
  • Title:  Glory and Defeat
  • Medium:  Mural - Painted
  • Size:  25’ x 11’
  • Year Installed:  2015
  • The distinctive location of this branch, in a regional park with a sports complex and performing arts center, generated the theme of sports and entertainment. This dynamic, action-packed mural depicts sports activity bracketed by the faces of two women, one golden and the other blue. Baseball, cricket, tennis, football, basketball, cycling and soccer are shown. Also depicted is a guitarist, in a nod to the performing arts center next door.  

Come back next week for the answer!

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Answer to last week’s Art Spot:

Moment in Tamarac by Raymond Olivero is located at...

Tamarac Branch Library



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