Celebrate arts, crafts and the DIY mindset at the upcoming Maker Faire,
scheduled for October 28th from 11AM to 5PM at
Southwest Regional Library. The Faire, which was rescheduled due to
Hurricane Irma, will feature the work of local artists and craftspeople.
Stroll through and take a look at unique, DIY creations such as decorative
fused glass, greeting cards, jewelry, paintings, wood-turning, 3D printed items,
hand-sewn items and more. Stop to see artisans and craftspeople demonstrate
their work. All ages are welcome, and items are available for purchase.
For further information about the Maker
Faire, call 954-357-7110.
The Big Reveal!
On Thursday, October 5 at 11:45AM, following Story Time, join us
for The Big Reveal as we unveil your choice of branding for the Main
Library’s Active Learning Center. You voted…find out if you
picked the winner!
Located on the second floor of
Main Library, the ALC is a free, educationally-rich play space offering
activities to promote school readiness. The event is free and open to the
Designed to look like a seaside village, the ALC provides children up to age
five the opportunity to cook and clean in the playhouse, shop at miniature
stores, play on a boat in a Big Blue Ocean, cuddle sea animals in Baby Bay, ride
a train downtown, perform shows on a stage and explore countless bins of books
and building and play materials.
The free-flowing model village allows children to develop flexible strategies
for creative play as they experiment, interact, try new items and problem solve.
All items and furnishings in the ALC have been carefully chosen for optimum
safety and interest.
The Active Learning Center is open six days a week, closing each day one hour
before the Main Library closes: Monday, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday from 10AM
to 5PM and Tuesdays and Wednesdays from Noon to 7PM. Children must be
accompanied by a parent or caregiver.
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Opt In Forms for Broward County Digital Direct Library Cards Will Be Distributed at Schools After October 10th
Broward County Public School students - your ID is your key!
Libraries (BCL) and Broward County public schools have partnered to offer
students outstanding, free educational resources through the BCL Digital Direct
Library Card. Just use your ID number as your new BCL Digital Direct Library
Parents and guardians of Broward County Public School students will have to sign
an "Opt In" form for their children to participate in the BCL Digital Direct
Library Card program. The Opt In forms will be distributed by teachers at all
Broward County Public Schools after October 10, 2017.
Since students are using their student ID number, no physical library card is
issued; however, students are encouraged to continue to have a standard
County Library card in addition to their Digital Direct card.
All participating K-12 students can now use BCL Digital Direct Library Card to
access Broward County Libraries' online resources that include:
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Explore the History and Culture of Broward through BCL’s Digital Collections
Broward County Library has a major digitization project underway that lets you
discover fascinating aspects of Broward’s past, people and more. Over the past
few years tens of thousands of items have been digitized and preserved for the
future. Some collections are available online at
with many more to be uploaded in the next year. Here’s a sampling of collections
you can browse through now:
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Art Spot: Can you name the library branch where this public art is located?
A clever play on the word “leaves” with its dual meaning of the green
organs of a plant and the two sides of book’s page took shape in the
form of this wall relief. As a plant’s leaves bring nutrition to the
organism, the leaves of a book nourish the mind. This cast sculptural
relief is finished with bright acrylic paint. Installed on a wall in the
lobby, it beckons visitors to sit beneath it for a lively chat
Come back next week for the answer!
The answer to last week's Art Spot:
Ten Views of Turtle Territory by Lisa Houck is located at... Beach Branch Library
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