Veterans Day, celebrated annually on November 11th, is a time to honor those who
have bravely served in the military. Library locations throughout the County
will be hosting free events celebrating the selflessness and sacrifice of
veterans. All are invited to join in and hear veterans share their personal
stories of service, take in a concert or enjoy the pageantry of a color guard.
Veteran Information Tables
Story Times and Book Fun for Kids
Arts, Crafts & Hands-On Activities
Mind & Spirit
Paracord 550 Survival Bracelet Events
Honor our veterans and military personnel by creating a Paracord 550 survival
bracelet for Operation Gratitude and other organizations. Operation Gratitude distributes bracelets in
care packages to members of our armed forces as a reminder that we are here for
Paracord 550 is a strong nylon cord that can hold up to 550 pounds and is
useful for many emergency situations. Visit one of the libraries below to
celebrate bravery and have fun crafting for a cause. As noted below, some
locations will also feature additional activities in honor of Veterans Day.
Free, Portable WiFi for Veterans and Active-Duty Military!
Veterans, active-duty military and their dependents can use
their Broward County Library card to check out free, portable
WiFi hotspots through our Veterans Connect Hotspot Program.
Bring your library card and military ID to a participating
library to check out and take home your hotspot. For details and
a list of participating locations, please visit
Bridging the Digital Divide
Research Library & Cultural Center will host a
series of programs for customers who have checked out one of the free tablets
available to eligible residents of the Broward Municipal Services District
(BMSD). Preregistration is required for all events, please call 954-357-6228. All programs
are co-sponsored by T-Mobile and the BMSD and will be held in the library’s
Computer Technology Center. Please bring your Digital Divide tablet to the
For more information about the Digital Divide program or to see if you are
eligible to participate, please visit the library or call 954-357-6282.
#DestinationFridays - Jamaica, November
November's Destination Fridays at
African-American Research Library & Cultural Center celebrates Jamaica with
your favorite dancehall songs, authentic Jamaican cuisine and a signature rum
drink, live entertainment, games and prizes. Come dressed in the Jamaican
flag colors. Tickets for this ages 21-and-over event are $10 and you can purchase them at the door or buy them online (note: small service charge if buying online). For
more information, please visit Broward.org/Library/Fridays
or call 954-357-6190.
Every Picture (Book) Tells a Story
National Picture Book Month is an international literacy initiative that
celebrates children's picture books. Picture books are typically for children,
and their illustrations are as important as (or even more important than) the
words in telling the story.
Celebrate Picture Book Month at these free,
fun events at Broward County Library:
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One part writing boot camp, one part rollicking party, National Novel Writing
Month (NaNoWriMo) celebrates its 19th year of encouraging creativity, education
and the power of the imagination through the largest writing event in the world.
This year, NaNoWriMo expects over 400,000 people to start a 50,000-word
novel in the month of November. Throughout the month, they'll be guided by this
year's theme of "Superpowered Noveling."
Last year, NaNoWriMo welcomed 384,126 participants, in 646 different regions, on
six continents. Of these, more than 34,000 met the goal of writing 50,000 words
in a month. This year, participants will be inspired by weekly "pep talks"
penned by published authors, including Roxane Gay, Kevin Kwan, Julie Murphy, and
Grant Faulkner. NaNoWriMo will also provide participants access to mentorship from
authors including Emily X. R. Pan, Mur Lafferty and Jasmine Guillory.
For more information and to sign up for NaNoWriMo, please visit the
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Art Spot: Can you name the library branch where this public art is located?
Against a dark celestial background the artist offers a diverse and
intriguing range of maps, images and symbols referencing topics
catalogued according to the Dewey decimal classification system widely used
by libraries. Consisting of large format archival prints of computer
manipulated imagery, the mural also includes a layer of actual books
that have been gold-leafed to a brilliant luster. The visual character of
this part of Florida is portrayed with photos of clouds, trees, plants,
canals, streets and other landscape elements.
Come back next week for the answer!
The answer to the October 17th Art Spot Three Horses Above The Cat Walk by Salvatore Zagami, is located at...
Imperial Point Branch Library.
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