Tamarac Branch Library has been awarded Explore Earth: Our Changing
Planet traveling exhibit from the American Library Association. This
interactive, all-age exhibit explores the world of earth science, covering
topics such as the weather, the water cycle and the ecosystem while
providing a global view of our changing planet. Explore Earth will be on
display from June 7 through August 4, 2017. Visitors of all ages are invited
to learn about science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) concepts in
this fun, innovative exhibit which will also include a free program series
that is open to the public.
Explore Earth: Our Changing Planet is part of the STAR Library Education Network (STAR_Net) led by the National Center for Interactive Learning at the Space Science Institute. Exhibit partners include the American Library Association, the Lunar and Planetary Institute and Afterschool Alliance. Explore Earth is supported through a grant from the National Science Foundation.
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FREE Streaming Music from Broward County Library!
Broward County Libraries now offers free streaming music and music videos via
Freegal Music. Use
Broward County Library card to create your free account and access any of
the 11 million songs of all genres from more than 28,000 record labels. While
there is a weekly download allotment, you can enjoy unlimited daily streaming.
Create custom streaming music playlists that can be played in your
desktop browser and the
Freegal Music app or choose from Freegal Playlists of pre-selected
songs. Sign in, select songs and enjoy your own special summer playlist.
This free, family event features children’s performances
including drumming, singing, storytelling and dancing from
India, Ireland, African countries and other cultures There will
be a children’s art exhibit, a presentation by youth
entrepreneurs, a fruit and vegetable garden, a bubble blowing
and hula hoop contest, along with prizes and giveaways. Authors
and guest readers will read from their favorite books in person
and by video.
Children can also learn about geography from “Talking Globes,” play their
favorite songs on the Piano Mat and sample snacks from around the world. The
first 300 children will receive a free book.
Please register for this free
Eventbrite.com. For more information, please call AARLCC’s Youth Services
section at 954-357-6209.
Multi-Cultural Book Fair is held in celebration of Foster Children’s month in
May and International Children’s Day on June 1st. It is hosted by
ReadingPaysMore, Inc., the African-American Research Library & Cultural Center
and the Friends of AARLCC. This event is partially funded by the Broward
Regional/Broward College Library
1100 Coconut Creek BoulevardCoconut Creek, FL 33066
North Regional/Broward College Library prides itself on addressing and
balancing the needs of the general public and the students and faculty of
Broward College. The library was built as the second partnership library between
Broward County and Broward Community College (now Broward College), following
the success of the South Regional/Broward College Library in Pembroke Pines.
North Regional/ Broward College Library opened in June of 1994.
The library collection consists of 275,000 physical items and houses popular
and academic material. Subject specialties within the collection for college
students are literature and literary criticism and nursing and allied health.
Those seeking popular materials such as bestsellers, DVDs, audiobooks and
compact discs have an extensive selection of classics and new releases to
In addition to traditional materials, the library has a collection of
e-readers loaded with current popular book titles which customers may check out.
Laptop computers and several iPads are available for use within the library. The
availability of these devices enables customers to experiment with new
technologies and access
online resources such as e-books, e-audiobooks, Zinio e-magazines, Freegal
music and Hoopla films and more.
Families with children are drawn to the library’s large Youth Services
section, with its extensive collection of materials for infants to teens. A wide
array of youth programs are offered by a team of talented librarians who
specialize in serving various ages. Programs include Storytime Fun, STEAM
(Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math) activities, music and film
programs, holiday specials, SAT Preparation, and
Wags and Tales with therapy dog Zoe. Popular services include support for
students from preschool through college, including home-schooled students, and
free tutoring in reading and math for students ages six to eleven by Friends of
the Library volunteers and teen tutors.
An early literacy play area, furnished with iPads and other technology,
features a cheerful seaport scene with boats to climb into with a book and
read. Youth partnerships on campus include a daycare center and a Junior
Achievement World simulated BizTown where students learn about the world of
work. High school students appreciate North Regional/BC Library as one of the
select locations to participate in
EMU College Academy to plan their paths to higher education.
North Regional/Broward College Library offers adults materials, technology,
programs and services for lifelong learning, which include reference assistance,
lectures, book discussions, entertainment and cultural events. Popular program
offerings run the gamut from concert and dance programs, to ukulele lessons, to
films and reviews, to collaborative art programs to current events and creative
The library has a 40-terminal computer center that offers
wireless printing, and weekly digital-downloads workshops
with one-on-one sessions for assistance on personal devices.
With over 100 computers for the public, everyone has a computer
at North Regional readily available for their use, usually
without a wait. For those seeking English language literacy,
English Café, is offered; while Spanish Cafe offers an
opportunity to learn or improve in Spanish. The library also
maintains a Citizenship Corner/Information desk with personal
assistance. Computer classes are presented in English, Spanish
and Haitian Creole.
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