January 31, 2018
BCL eNews

The NEA Big Read 2018 - February Events

The Florida Center for the Book at Broward County Library invites readers of all ages to participate in the NEA Big Read project which will continue through February. The featured book is In the Time of the Butterflies by Julia Alvarez and is available in a variety of formats: Book​ (English), eBook (via Hoopla -available now, no waiting)​, Movie (via Hoopla -available now, no waiting)​, Spanish (book), eBook (via Overdrive), DVD and Audiobook (Spanish only).

There are also a range of free NEA Big Read events and activities that include dance classes, book discussions and movies:

Merengue and Bachata Dance Workshops presented by UV Latin Dance Academy

The Dominican Republic is known for Merengue and Bachata music which uses traditional instruments like the tambora, guiro, cuatro, accordion, trumpets and saxophones. In the midst of the chaos and hardship of the Trujillo dictatorship, the Dominican people found ways to combat their emotions with song and dance - celebrating to forget and to bring unity. Taught by professional instructors from UV Latin Dance Academy in Miami Beach, the class will began with a brief, 15-minute introduction explaining the significance of the dances in Dominican culture, followed by a demonstration of each dance, and conclude with a 60-minute dance lesson. (40 participants max per workshop).

Book Discussions

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Born in Broward? Get Your “Library for Life” Library Card!

baby with glasses and booksWe’re celebrating all people who were born in Broward with the new Library for Life program. It grants every Broward native a lifelong library card as a birthright. 

Any person born in Broward County can apply for the online library card, no matter where they now reside. If you were born in Broward County, you are eligible to sign up. Families may sign up their children to receive their card from the moment they are born.

The card is renewable every ten years and can be used for instant access to eBooks, eAudiobooks, eMagazines, music, movies, television shows, research databases, educational materials and more. It also gives full access to every database and resource bank available online to Broward County Library patrons.


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New Exhibit at Bienes Museum: Les Marionettes du Monde: Puppets of the World

puppet exhibitThe Bienes Museum of the Modern Book, located on the 6th floor of Main Library, will host a new exhibit, Les Marionettes du Monde: Puppets of the World, from the Greg Pellone and Louise Barrett Puppet Collection. This collection represents nearly 20 years of collecting puppets from around the world. The exhibit includes Bamana puppets from Mali, marionettes from Sri Lanka, Mexican Sierra Puebla puppets and a collection of musical marionettes by Tom Andrew called The Einstein Band.

The exhibit will launch with a free reception on February 3rd from 1 to 3PM. Heather Henson’s Handmade Puppet Dreams will be shown in the Main Library auditorium on Saturday, April 7th at 2PM and will feature make-it-and-take-it puppet craft.

Les Marionettes du Monde will be on display from February 3rd to April 25th in the Bienes Museum for the Modern Book, Main Library, 6th floor. For more information, please call 954-357-8342.

Choose Our Next Library Card Design

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We’re updating our Broward County Library cards and we want your feedback. Let us know which designs are your favorites and help us choose the new look for our library cards. Vote today! 

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