Feeling festive? Drop by your favorite library for seasonal celebrations and awesome events.
Tamarac Branch Library’s 40 Years of Service Commemorative Event
Tamarac Branch Library will host a special event honoring the 40 years of
service Broward County Library has provided to the community. The event, which
is free and open to the public, will be held on Thursday, December 7th from 10AM
to 1PM at the
Tamarac Library, located at 8701 W Commercial Boulevard., Tamarac, FL 33351.
This commemorative program will include a presentation by the Tamarac Historical
Society on the library’s history, as well as readings from local
This event is sponsored by the Tamarac Historical Society in collaboration with
the Friends of the Tamarac Library, Inc., and the Tamarac Writers Group.
Light refreshments will be served. Please call 954-765-1500 for more
Teen Empowerment Summit
The 2017 Teen Empowerment Summit, scheduled for December 2nd from 10AM to 6PM,
has expanded this year to include young women. Broward County Library branches
Lauderhill Central Park, Lauderhill
Tyrone Bryant will offer the summit to all teens, ages 12 to 18, free of
The Teen Empowerment Summit was implemented four years ago to encourage young
men to improve academic performance, decision-making skills, ethics and personal
responsibility. For the past three years, close to 300 young men have
participated. By popular request, the 2017 Teen Empowerment Summit has been
expanded to include teen girls.
This event has multiple speakers and breakout sessions designed to encourage
high school graduation and an interest in finance, performing arts, information,
health and technology. In addition, teenagers will be made aware of the academic
support system available through Broward County Library: homework help,
tutoring, SAT/ACT prep workshops and EMU College Club.
Teen Summit speakers will include community leaders, journalists and educators,
among them Broward County Libraries Director Kelvin Watson, Dr. Chico Arenas,
Bobby R. Henry, Sr., Commissioner Dale V. C. Holness, Dr. Laura Bonitto and
Sierra Hillaire. Breakout sessions will be conducted by Healthy Mothers Healthy
Babies Coalition of Broward County, Closing the Gap, BankUnited and University
of Fort Lauderdale Toast Masters Club.
The Teen Empowerment Summit will conclude with a teen talent show under the
direction of performers Wayne Martin, Simeon Gulley and Khadija Wynter-Jewels.
The event emcee will be Kevin Tucker.
Teenagers will receive free books, prizes, t-shirts and breakfast and lunch. Bus
transportation between the participating library branches will be provided by
the School Board of Broward County. Teens should arrive at Lauderdale Lakes,
Lauderhill Central Park, Lauderhill Towne Centre or Tyrone Bryant Libraries at
9:15AM for transportation to the Tamarac Library, where the program will start
Teenagers must register in person at any of the participating libraries. If
unable to register in person, teens can submit their registrations through the
information desk of any
Broward County Library. Parental/guardian authorization is required to
This program is funded in part by Broward County School Board, Broward Sheriff's
Office, Reading Pays More, BankUnited, Costco, Home Depot, Papa John's Pizza,
Project Men, Publix, Children's Services Council of Broward County, Friends of
the Lauderhill Towne Centre Library, Friends of the Lauderdale Lakes Library and
Friends of the Tamarac Library.
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FREE Internet Service for Veterans, Active-Duty Military and Their Dependents
Have you checked out our Veterans Connect Hotspots? The hotspots provide free
portable Internet access to Broward’s veterans, active-duty military and their
Dale Miller checked out his hotspot at the 2017 Broward County Veterans Expo.
Use your military ID and Broward County Library card to check out your hotspot.
For more information, please visit
December Dates and Locations for the Ruth E. Cohan Jewish Book Review Series
The Ruth E. Cohan Jewish Book Review Series is a free book discussion series
that features outstanding, popular words that reflect the challenge of Jewish
life. The Series’ December selection is The German Girl by Armando Lucas Correa.
This riveting novel links the daughter of a man killed on September 11th in New
York City with the German survivors of the SS St. Louis in Cuba.
Use your Broward County Library card to put a hold on the
print version, the
large print version or the
December 2017 dates and locations:
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Art Spot: Can you name the library branch where this public art is located?
This outdoor integrated sculpture consists of two major components,
making it a meditation on place and time. A three-dimensional globe of
naval bronze is mounted on an exterior library wall in two halves. Seven
plaques beneath the globe display inform viewers about local history.
Across the lawn, an interactive granite sundial uses the visitor’s
shadow to tell time. The design element of the world celebrates the
diverse cultures found in the city.
Come back next week for the answer!
The answer to last week's Art Spot, The Harrambe Room by Gary Moore, is located at... African-American
Research Library & Cultural Center.
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