Listen to great stories and hear music under the stars at Moonlight Tales: An
Adult Song and Story Cabaret on Friday, February 23rd from 7 to 9:30PM on
Main Library's outdoor North Plaza.
Moonlight Tales will be hosted by Dr. Caren S. Neile and will feature adult
storytelling performances by Dr. Neile, Jon Spelman, Linda Schuyler Ford and
music by Bachaco.
Three-time Emmy Award-winner and veteran storyteller Jon Spelman
toured Florida for 12 years, collecting and creating a treasure trove of the
state's folk tales and fables. His powerful imagination and sublime
craftsmanship led the Washington Post to call him "a stunning wordsmith and a
Both lighthearted and soul deep is what is said about
Tallahassee-based storyteller Linda Schuyler Ford. Hailing from legendary Sleepy
Hollow, New York, aka Ichabod Crane territory, Ford performs Washington Irving's
classic chiller with emotion, sophistication and meticulous detail.
Dr. Caren S. Neile
has told stories on three continents while teaching storytelling at Florida
Atlantic University. She appears weekly on South Florida public radio and
contributes a column on storytelling for the Florida Jewish Journal. Her newest
book is Florida Lore, published by the History Press.
The musical entertainment
will be presented by the award-winning, globe-trotting Miami band Bachaco. The
band refers to itself as "musical hot sauce," with Afro-Caribbean roots rock
inspired by new and classic sounds, drawing from Bob Marley, Latin music and California
Admission to Moonlight Tales is free, which is presented by the
Friends of Fort Lauderdale Libraries and Broward County Library, is free.
Light refreshments will be on sale. For more information, please call
Get Healthy Inside and Out
A new 12-week fitness and health series, "Getting Healthy Inside Out," will be
held at Jan Moran Collier City Learning Library and Lauderdale Lakes Library/Educational and Cultural Center.
The free series will take place on the first, second and third Wednesdays and
last Mondays of the month beginning March 7th at Jan Moran Collier City Learning
Library. It will be held Tuesdays from 6:30-8PM beginning February 13th at
Lauderdale Lakes Library/Educational and Cultural Center. The first date of each
series will include registration and initial weigh-ins and measurements.
Presented by Healthy Mothers, Healthy Babies Coalition of Broward, Inc., the
series is open to anyone 18 or over. "Getting Healthy Inside Out," will include
fitness/exercise classes with fitness coordinator and certified personal trainer
Cheryl Hicks as well as demos and presentations on healthy eating, meal planning
and preparation by a certified nutritionist.
For more information and to register for "Getting Healthy Inside Out," please
call the Jan Moran Collier City Library at 954-357-7670 or the Lauderdale Lakes
Library/Educational and Cultural Center at 954-357-8650.
Black History Month Update
Throughout February, many Broward County Library locations will host free events
in honor of Black History Month. From film screenings to festivals, there will
be programs for all ages – view a
full list of our Black History Month events.
Students: The deadline for the “Hidden Figures in Black History – Yesterday and
Today” Black History Month Essay Contest, for Broward students in grades 4-12,
is February 16, 2018. Download an entry form or pick one up at any Broward
County Library location.
Black History Month “Hidden Figures” Block Party: The
African-American Research Library and Cultural Center (AARLCC), located on
historic Sistrunk Boulevard in Fort Lauderdale, will host a free “Hidden
Figures” block party on Saturday, February 17th from 11AM-3PM. It’ll be an
afternoon of music, games, bounce houses, arts and crafts, face painting, food,
book giveaways, food, urban line dancing with the Body & Soul dancers and free
raffles with tickets to the new Black Panther movie and to the Museum of
Discovery and Science. There will also be a Greek step show featuring the chapters of Alpha Kappa Alpha
Sorority Inc., Zeta Phi Beta Sorority Inc., Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity Inc. and
Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity from Nova Southeastern University.
For more information, please call AARLCC at 954-357-6282.
Game On at Game Con
Gather ‘round gamers, we have an event just for you! The free, all-ages Game Con
at Main takes place at
Main Library on Saturday, February 10th from 10:30AM-4:30PM. Enjoy a free day
of board games, gaming consoles, vendors and classes. Use your
Broward County Library card to enter our raffle for a pair of four-day
passes to Florida Supercon.
Activities at Game Con will include:
For more information, please call 954-357-7439.
Ruth Cohan Jewish Book Review Series – February 2018
The Ruth Cohan Jewish Book Review Series showcases outstanding titles that
reflect the challenges of Jewish life. Read the book and participate in one of
the free discussions presented by the Rose and Jack Orloff Central Agency for
This month’s selection is
The Catskills: Its History and How It Changed America by Stephen M.
Silverman and Raphael D. Silver (eBook).
More for Magazine Lovers
Like the free e-magazines that you access from
RBdigital Magazines with your Broward County Library card? Then you’ll love
Flipster, which allows you to read magazines on your tablet, phone, laptop
or desktop in a convenient “flip” format. All you need is a free NSU-Alvin Sherman Library e-card. Apply online for the e-card to get instant access to Flipster and many other great online
Flipster Digital magazines allow readers to access their
favorites such as People, Time and Rolling Stone magazines. Choose from a
variety of publishers via a web browser or app.
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