Building a Better Broward
weekly wow june 21, 2017 -community of people

Focus on Broward: Building a Better Broward

Build a better Broward, starting with you! This summer, learn new skills, have fun and get busy making our county the best it can be.


July 1
Summer Gardening Workshop: Decomposition and Composting. One attendee will receive a seven-gallon organic garden. All bags include soil, worm castings, slow release fertilizer and plants. South Regional/Broward College Library
July 1, 8, 29
Origami Everglades Project, preregister: 954-357-6245 Carver Ranches Library
July 5, 13
American Civil Liberties Union of Florida Civics 101 Lesson: Learn about U.S. government and what you can do to influence issues and build a better world. South Regional/Broward College Library
July 6
Adult Dance Medley with 5-6-7-8 Let’s Dance Stirling Road Library
July 10, 17, 24, 31
Afternoon @ The Oscars Stirling Road Library
July 10
De-clutter Your Home, De-clutter Your Mind, preregister: 954-357-7110 Southwest Regional Library
July 11, 18, 25
Crocheting Club: Make a granny square blanket for Women in Distress, preregister: 954-357-7110 Southwest Regional Library
July 11, 18
Genealogy 101 Stirling Road Library
July 11
Broward County Animal Control Dog Smarts 101 Class West Regional Library
July 14
Make a keepsake pouch and door hangers for Kids in Distress, preregister: 954-357-7110 Southwest Regional Library
July 19
Vertical Gardening from Recyclables, preregister: 954-357-7110 Southwest Regional Library
July 24
Tips for Organized Living with Dr. Organized Main Library
July 25
Short Stories Discussion Group Stirling Road Library
July 31
Building Bingo: Identify famous world buildings to win. Southwest Regional Library

Children and Teens

July 6, 13
Building Time! Origami Everglades Project, ages 6-12, preregister: 954-357-6245 Carver Ranches Library
July 6, 13, 20
Lunch and a Movie for Kids and Teens Stirling Road Library
July 6, 13, 20, 27
Young Engineers: Let's make that! Ages 9 and up, preregister: 954-201-8825 South Regional/Broward College Library
July 11, 18, 25
Builder's Club! What will you build? Ages 7-12, preregister: 954-201-8825 South Regional/Broward College Library
July 13
Rockin' Reactions with the Dennis Project Stirling Road Library
July 15
Buttons, Needle and Thread, Oh My! Ages 8-12, registration required: 954-357-8090 Miramar Branch Library & Education Center
July 18
Building Electronics with Snap Circuits, ages 7-11, limited to the first 25 children Southwest Regional Library
July 22
Code Fever Hack-a-Thon: One day hack-a-thon that merges high tech and entrepreneurship training. Learn basic coding and how to pitch, model and convert your idea into a business, ages 10-18, preregister: 954-201-8821 South Regional/Broward College Library


Build a Better World with Our 2017 Summer Learning Program

happy child with bookRead books, do fun activities, attend free performances, movies, book discussions and more during our Summer Learning Program. Everyone from babies to seniors are welcome to join – just register online or at your favorite Broward County Library location to get started. Once you’re registered, you can record your reading and learning activities to win free books and grand prizes such as Duplo sets, tablets, wireless headphones, tickets to local museums and activities, and for our best readers, even round-trip plane tickets!

Free Summer Snacks and Lunches for Children and Teens

Broward County Libraries, in partnership with Broward Meals on Wheels and funded by the Florida Department of Agriculture, is hosting “Free Food and Fun at Your Library" this summer. Through the Summer BreakSpot program, kids ages 18 and under can enjoy a free lunch and/or an afternoon snack. Served on a first-come, first-served basis, the free meals/snacks will be served at 23 locations.  View locations online or ask your branch librarian about locations, days and times.


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Fort Lauderdale Buildings in Abstract Black-and-White on Display at the Main Library in June

photo from building exhibit

Fort Lauderdale Buildings in Abstract Black-and-White will be on display at the Main Library, gallery six, during the month of June 2017. Fort Lauderdale Buildings in Abstract Black-and-White is an exhibition of monochrome photographs that transform ordinary buildings into extraordinary abstract art with curves and hard-edge angles.

For more than 10 years, Peruvian photographers Sharon Pastor and Martin Zuniga have used unusual angles, high-contrast light and shadow to achieve these effects.    

The technique of shooting in the abstract along with many other creative and artistic photographic applications are taught free at weekly Saturday sessions held on the fifth floor of Main Library. Beginners’ class (introductory) is held from 11AM to 1PM and intermediate-advanced is held from 2 to 5PM.

Free Internet for Veterans, Active Members of the Military and Their Dependents

veteran using tablet
Broward County Libraries, in conjunction with T-Mobile, now offers the Veterans Connect Hotspot Program, which lets veterans, active military members and their dependents check out free Wi-Fi hotspots. The free hotspots provide unlimited access to the Internet and can be checked out and kept for up to four months.

To borrow a Hotspot, visit one of the nine participating Broward County Library locations and present your Broward County Library card and valid military ID (Veterans Identification Card (VIC), Active Duty ID card, Guard/Reserve Military ID Card, Retiree Military ID Card or Military Dependent ID Card).

Locations to Borrow a Hotspot:

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