AARLCC 15th Anniversary
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The African-American Research Library and Cultural Center Celebrates Their 15th Anniversary

The African-American Research Library and Cultural Center (AARLCC) will host a special 15th anniversary celebration on October 13th from 6 to 10PM. Sponsored by the Friends of AARLCC, the event will showcase AARLCC’s Harlem Renaissance exhibit and includes cocktails, a roving feast, dancing, a silent auction and performances by the Dillard High School Jazz Band, Shenita Hunt and Michael Kennedy.

The donation, which benefits the Friends of AARLCC, is $125 per person and can be purchased online at Eventbrite.com.AARLCC15thAnniversary.

Friends of AARLCC is an organization that advocates for library services and provides resources to support library programs. The members of the Friends are people of all ages and all walks of life who work with the library administration in building bridges to develop and maintain youth and adult services for the community.


Bus Passes Available at Most Library Locations

father and son on busSave money and avoid stressful traffic by riding with Broward County Transit! Bus passes can be purchased at most Broward County Library locations. The new online service, MyRide.broward.org, helps you know when the next three buses will arrive straight to your location. Search by bus stop ID (listed at each stop) or route number to find it on the map and get estimated arrival times based on the bus location. View other routes in your bus stop by scrolling on the right and selecting the bus route.

Broward County Transit’s public transportation services cover an area of approximately 410 square miles with a total operating fleet of 346 buses (standard forty-foot transit coaches, forty-two-foot, and sixty-foot articulated buses) on fixed-routes throughout the county. They also have links to Miami-Dade and Palm Beach counties transit systems and to Tri-Rail’s commuter rail service.

For more information or for help planning your ride, please call 954-357-8400.

Save These Dates...

  • Ten Year Anniversary of Moon Rock Exhibit: “The Forgotten Astronaut: Don Eisele and Apollo 7,” presented by Francis French, Director of Education, San Diego Air & Space Museum, and editor of the book Apollo Pilot: The Memoir of Astronaut Donn Eisele; November 1st from 5:30 to 7:30PM, Main Library
  • StoryBook Festival: Meet storybook characters, explore the Fantasy Forest, enjoy face painting, crafts, book giveaway and more. November 18th from 10AM to 4:30PM, Southwest Regional Library

Library Catalog Update

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The “Traditional Catalog” is no longer supported by the vendor and will cease to function by November 15, 2017. We encourage you to begin using the standard Broward County Library Catalog if you have not done so already.

Libraries’ 10th Annual Service Excellence Awards Program

gold awardBroward County Library will host their 10th Annual Service Excellence Awards Program on October 25th from 10AM to Noon at Main Library. The program recognizes Broward County Library staff that have provided outstanding customer service. The event, which is sponsored by the Broward Public Library Foundation, is free and open to the public.

For a list of library staff members who individually, or as part of a team, rated highest in providing customer service to the public and to their coworkers, please visit our Service Excellence Awards Web Page.


Reflections by Nitin Jayaswal & Margaret Tolbert

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Art Spot: Can you name the library branch where this public art is located?


  • Artist:  Nitin Jayaswal & Margaret Tolbert
  • Title:  Reflections
  • Medium:  Photographs
  • Size: 56 photos, 32" X 24" each
  • Year Installed:  2006

This photographic series of 56 photographs of 16 pairs of images installed on the sides of columns and along one wall provides images of nature that flip from one to another depending on the viewer's position and movement. The shifting visual imagery occurs as the viewer is physically exploring and browsing the library, moving around its shelves and resources. A metaphor, it suggests that exploring the ideas discovered within the library also provides multiple viewpoints.

Come back next week for the answer!


Ten Views of Turtle Territory by Lisa Houck 

The answer to last week's Art Spot: Leaves of Knowledge  by Leslie Fry is located at... Margate Catharine Young Branch Library   



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