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The Black Panther... Read the Comics, Listen to the Soundtrack – for Free
Use your Broward County Library card to access free downloadable
Black Panther comics from Hoopla! Download them and read them on your phone,
laptop or other electronic device – there’s never a waiting list so you can
start enjoying them now.
Young readers can follow along with a read-along eBook.
Listen to word-for-word narration to learn how T'Challa, an African Prince,
protects his nation and becomes Black Panther.
If music’s your thing, download The Black Panther
soundtrack, which features songs by Kendrick Lamar, SZA, 2 Chainz, The
Weeknd and more.
"Soaring: The Legacy of the Tuskegee Airmen in South Florida" Exhibit
The Legacy of the Tuskegee Airmen in South Florida," sponsored by the Miramar
Cultural Trust, is on display this month in gallery six at
The exhibition, which was curated by Miramar Cultural Trust board member Dr.
Tameka Bradley Hobbs, explores the history and continuing legacy of the Tuskegee
Airmen, the first African-American military aviators in the United States armed
forces. The Tuskegee Airmen were formed after a campaign by civil rights leaders
and were subjected to discrimination, both within and outside the army. As part
of the exhibit, visitors can view the 90-minute documentary "Silver Wings, Civil
Rights: The Fight to Fly."
Main Library will host a panel discussion, "Sharing Our Stories: African
Americans in the Military," presented by the South Florida Branch of the
Association for the Study of African American Life and History and the Miramar
Cultural Trust, on Saturday, February 24th at 2PM.
The discussion will be moderated by Rudy Jean-Bart, an assistant professor of
history at Broward College, and will feature panelists LaTéssa Hall, who served
in the U.S. Air Force and is the widow of Richard Hall, one of the aviators
profiled in the "Soaring" exhibition; Zuberi Thabiti, a veteran of the Vietnam
War; and Shelia L. Chamberlain, the Army's first African-American woman combat
Intelligence pilot, also in the "Soaring" exhibition.
The exhibit and discussion are free and open to the public.
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Broward County Library is Named a Memory Lab Network Project Partner
Broward County Library will soon play an integral part in digitizing and
preserving our community's history as one of only seven U.S. public libraries
named by DC Public Library (DCPL), in partnership with the Public Library
Association (PLA), as a Memory Lab Network partner library.
The Memory Lab Network is a National Leadership Grant for Libraries awarded by
the Institute for Museum and Library Sciences to the DC Public Library and the
Public Library Association. Under the grant, Broward County Library will receive
training, mentoring and funding to create digitization stations and educational
programs for personal digital archiving. The grant also creates an open
community of libraries that support, advise and expand on their digital
In today's digital world, communities risk massive loss of vernacular history
and culture unless the public is equipped to preserve their digital memories.
Public libraries such as Broward County Library are trusted providers of digital
literacy and local history programs. As such, they are able to provide open
access to the digital skills and tools necessary for communities to document and
preserve their own histories. The Memory Lab Network grant will allow members of
the community the opportunity to preserve their memories at the library so that
the memories become a permanent part of local history.
In April, ambassadors from Broward County Library and other Memory Lab Network
partner libraries will attend a five-day intensive digital preservation "boot
camp" training in Washington, DC, to learn from experts at the Library of
Congress and DCPL. The libraries will then spend one year creating personal
archiving stations and programs for their communities following the DCPL model.
More details regarding Broward County Library's Memory Lab Network facilities
will be available later this year.
"We are honored to be a part of this prestigious initiative, which will play
such a vital role in preserving the rich, multicultural history of Broward
County and its citizens," says Kelvin Watson, Broward County Library Director.
"As a community gathering place and catalyst for learning and engagement,
Broward County Library is uniquely qualified to provide the space, equipment and
staff needed for such an important community project."
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