Older American's Month
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Older Americans Month

Older Americans Month is a time to acknowledge the contributions older people have made to our country. It's celebrated nationwide with ceremonies, events, fairs and other activities. Broward County Libraries will commemorate Older Americans Month with events that range from memoir writing workshops to exercise programs to adult coloring. All events are free and open to the public. 


Healthy Minds & Bodies

May 5​
10AM-Noon
Senior Health and National Library of Medicine Resources In Depth Northwest Regional Library
May 4, 11, 18, 25
10-11:30AM
Integrated Amrit Yoga, all levels Main Library
May 4
10:30-11:30AM
Chair Yoga for Seniors Carver Ranches Library
May 4, 11, 18, 25
1-2PM
Color of Calm Adult Coloring South Regional/Broward College Library
May 5
10AM-Noon
Broward County Library/Florida Electronic Library Health Databases Northwest Regional Library
May 9
1-2:30PM
Seniors and Safe Sex Stirling Road Library
May 9
1-2:30PM
Normal Aging Memory Loss vs. Alzheimer's Disease Southwest Regional Library
May 12, 19, 26
10:30AM-12:30PM
Matter of Balance: Fall prevention class for seniors Dania Beach Paul DeMaio Library
May 16
10:30-11:30AM
Medicines Copays and Medicare Gap Info Table Hollywood Library
May 20
10:30-11:30AM
Meditations: Guided stress relieving meditation class Southwest Regional Library  
May 20
11AM-Noon
Living Healthy for Older Americans Pompano Beach Library
May 30
3-4PM
Chair Exercise for Seniors bring cushion or pillow South Regional/Broward College Library

 

Career & Finance

May 5, 12, 19, 26
1-2:30PM
Second Career Workshops - 5/5: Job Search and Networking; 5/12: Interviewing; 5/19: How to Keep A Job; 5/26: Resumes. Stirling Road Library
May 6
2-4PM
Understanding Social Security with Bill Curtis Margate Catharine Young Library
May 13
11AM-Noon
Understanding Social Security Deerfield Beach Percy White Library
May 16
2-3PM
Foundations of Investing: Learn the fundamentals of investing and retirement goals Southwest Regional Library
May 18
1-2PM
Social Security 101: What You Need to Know North Regional/Broward College Library
May 20
10AM-2PM
FLOW: Florida Licensing on Wheels: Renew replace or update driver's licenses/Florida IDs and auto registrations and tags Southwest Regional Library
May 25
2-3PM
Preparing Your Estate Plan: Discusses the basics of account registration beneficiary designation wills trusts taxes and insurance Southwest Regional Library


 

Fun & Leisure

May 8, 22
6:30-8PM
Adult Chess Club Southwest Regional Library
May 9
1-2PM
Senior Moments Band free for Friends of Tamarac Library members/$3 for nonmembers Tamarac Library
May 9
2-3PM
Page Turner's Book Club: Murder at the Vicarage by Agatha Christie South Regional/Broward College Library
May 11
1-2PM
Senior Travel Adventures: Traveling on your own or with a group Main Library
May 13
2-3PM
Book Reading and Signing with Lakesha Woods author of I Love You Sweetheart! Carver Ranches Library
May 16
10:30AM-Noon
Let's Talk About Books Discussion: The Things We Keep by Sally Hepworth Southwest Regional Library
May 20
2-3PM
BooknaMovie Matinee: Steve Jobs (R) West Regional Library
May 20
2-3PM
Book Signing with Peggy Hinaekian author of Of Julia and Men Carver Ranches Library
May 26
10AM-Noon
West Regional Book Club: A God in Ruins by Kate Atkinson West Regional Library

 
Kelvin WatsonMeet and Greet with Broward County Libraries Director Kelvin Watson

Meet the new Broward County Library Director on Monday, May 8 from 5 to 8PM at South Regional/Broward College Library. The reception and networking event is hosted by the South Broward Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. and ETA NU Education Foundation of Omega Psi.

The event is free and open to the public. Reservations are encouraged but not required; registration and details on Eventbrite.


 



May the Fourth Be with You!

Take time for some intergalactic fun and Star Wars celebrations at Broward County Libraries.

May 4
3-5:30PM
Movie and Hands-on Demo of BB8 Droids South Regional/Broward College Library
May 4
3-4:30PM
Children's Star Wars Event Jan Moran Collier City Learning Library
May 4
2:30-5:30PM
Teen Star Wars Event Main Library
May 6
2-4PM
Movie and Hands-on Demo of BB8 Droids Southwest Regional Library
May 6
10AM-6PM
A Star Wars Celebration: May the 4th Be With You! North Regional/Broward College Library
May 20
1-3PM
Rogue One: A Star Wars Story Movie Screening Lauderhill Towne Centre Library
May 26
3-5:30PM
Rogue One: A Star Wars Story Movie Screening Hollywood Library
May 27
2-5:45PM
Rogue One: A Star Wars Story Movie Screening Deerfield Beach Percy White Library

 

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Star Wars Books and DVDs Available from Broward County Libraries
  • Star Wars Character Encyclopedia by Simon Beecroft. Learn about Star Wars’ brave heroes, deadly villains, loathsome creatures, weird aliens and loyal droids. (Book)
  • Star Wars Rebels: Animated Star Wars series for children (season one). (DVD)
  • Star Wars  - Revenge of the Sith: Features deleted scenes and audio commentary. (DVD)
  • Star Wars Complete Visual Dictionary by David West Reynolds. Includes characters, places, creatures, weapons, starships, droids and more. (Book)
  • Star Wars - The Force Awakens Luke Skywalker has vanished and both the Resistance and the sinister First Order are looking for him. Can pilot Poe Dameron and a droid name BB-8 find him? (DVD)
  • Star Wars Trilogy: Includes A New Hope, The Empire Strikes Back and Return of the Jedi as well as director and actor commentary, behind-the-scenes footage and more. (DVD)

  • There’s a lot more Star Wars where that came from! Visit our online catalog, key in Star Wars and discover a host of books, DVDs, eBooks and audiobooks about everyone’s favorite intergalactic adventures.


     

    Branch Spotlight

    northwest regional library exteriorLauderhill Central Park Library
    3810 NW 11 Place, Lauderhill, FL 33311
    954-357-7833

    Lauderhill Central Park Library opened with flourish in December 2016, heralding the presence of an exciting infusion of culture and athletic events in the heart of Broward County. This library’s unique location in Central Broward Regional Park places it in the heart of the action, sitting adjacent to the Lauderhill Performing Arts Center, which contains a 1,200-seat theater and an art gallery operated by the City of Lauderhill. This area hot spot is the perfect setting for a branch that sees its mission as community outreach.

    Artist Ruben Ubiera with a detail of his mural Glory and Defeat.Artist Ruben Ubiera with a detail
    of his mural Glory and Defeat.

    Another special aspect of this library’s location is that Central Broward Regional Park is a major center for sporting events in Broward County, hosting cricket, soccer and football matches. The sports theme of the park is part of the décor of the library with a mixed media mural Glory and Defeat by artist Ruben Ubiera. Carved woodwork on the shelving also carries a sports motif with etchings of different athletic activities on each endcap and wooden chair backs with incised ball designs. 

    Like the park and arts center, the library offers something for all age groups and interests. The 10,000-square-foot library features 15 laptops and 25 public access computers, five of them dedicated to children. There is a tutoring room and a multi-purpose room, and a special charging table for cell phones and tablets.

    Teens have their own TV and video gaming console, a teen book collection and two drawing stations, one electronic and one physical, along with their own charging table, which comes in handy for the four tablets dedicated to their area. Teens enjoy Zumba and dance workshops. Upcoming special programs for teens include Hip Hop Lyrical Workshops and Teen Coding Camp.

    The children’s section adjoins the teen space with an area that is bright and cozy, with oval reading nooks, a rainbow rug, a large selection of age-appropriate books and a Lego station. During the summer, librarians will partner with local artists, engineers and architects to offer a six-session Discovery Center program for children ages 6 and above. Interactive stations will be set up where kids use materials such as straws, blocks, magic model and recycling materials to build bridges, towers and more.

    In partnership with Broward County Schools, the library offers the Discovering Your Way program for newcomer families with children ages 6 to 12, a four-week series with storytelling sessions, dinners, gift books and raffles to acquaint new arrivals with the services of the library.

    The Lauderhill Central Park Library is also a welcoming spot for adults. Programs for adults include local author presentations and book discussions in English and Spanish and the upcoming program Tea Time with a Librarian, a monthly evening get together to discuss new releases (books and movies), library services, eBooks and community updates. In the fall, the library will be offering English Café, citizenship classes and computer classes.

    The library lobby is the site of monthly art exhibits of sculpture, painting and artifacts from around the world, featuring local artists and collectors. During the summer, the library will host a major celebration, Building Communities: A Mini-Taste of Lauderhill, with a DJ and food sampling.

    The library staff at this branch is passionate about their outreach campaign, going to malls, preschools, public schools, area businesses, apartments and clubs monthly, as well as having visiting groups come in at least once a month. They are keen to sign people up for library cards and introduce them to their new branch, which replaced the Lauderhill Mall Branch built in 1977. Their friendly, pro-active approach is showing real results: an increase of 25% more visitors in their first three months. Come in to visit them – they can’t wait to meet you, and will probably come looking for you!



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