February 7, 2018
BCL eNews

Tales & Tunes Under the Stars

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 riveting performer."

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 reggae.

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 954-357-7443.


Get Healthy Inside and Out

women with weightsA 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

calendar for BHMThroughout 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

friends gamingGather ‘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:

  • Video Game Freeplay: Supercon Gaming is bringing the best in console freeplay on Playstation 4, Nintendo Switch, Nintendo WiiU, Xbox One and retro consoles too! 6th Floor
  • Super Smash Bros. for WiiU Tournament: Test your skills in this free-for-all tourney. Entry is free; prizes include a Nintendo Amiibo and other swag! 6th Floor, 11AM
  • Board Games: Experience exciting new board games with demos and freeplay. 6th Floor, Bienes Ceremonial Room
  • Gamer Oasis: Enjoy offerings from our vendors/exhibitors including hard-to-find Asian snacks and drinks like Pocky and Ramune. 2nd Floor
  • "Stream On”: Bring your gaming experience to another level by livestreaming your adventures. Learn how easy it is to livestream like a pro. 6th Floor, Bienes Boardroom

For more information, please call 954-357-7439.


Ruth Cohan Jewish Book Review Series – February 2018

book "The Catskills" 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 Jewish Education.

This month’s selection is The Catskills: Its History and How It Changed America by Stephen M. Silverman and Raphael D. Silver (eBook).


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More for Magazine Lovers

dog with magazine at beauty salonLike 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 resources!

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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