Binge watchers, rejoice! Libraries is now offering an innovative new device, the
GoChip, that lets you stream hit TV shows to watch from a phone or other mobile
device. The GoChip lets you take a full season of premiere TV shows such as
Outlander, Breaking Bad and The Shield with you wherever you go. No more using
up your data to watch your favorite programs, and you don't have to worry about
slow Internet connections, re-buffering or error messages. You and your
family/friends can also watch different episodes on eight different devices
The GoChip Beam is a small, rechargeable device the size of a
mini-flashlight. It holds an entire season of a television series and beams
the content to personal devices without an Internet connection. Devices include
PC and Mac laptops and iOS and Android mobile devices. You can now realize the "access anywhere" promise of the Internet that bandwidth costs and
geography have made difficult.
"Libraries are increasingly turning to streaming options to provide
state-of-the-art services to our customers. The GoChip is an innovative solution
that address needs such as portability and access anywhere and everywhere. It
complements our existing collections and also helps us bridge the community's
digital divide," said Kelvin Watson, Director of the Broward County Libraries.
Broward County Libraries is the first library in Florida, the first in the
Southeast and one of the first 12 libraries nationwide currently offering the
GoChip to customers.
You can check out a GoChip just as you would any other library
materials. They can be checked out for seven days and you can renew twice, two
days at a time, for a total of 11 days. Use your
Library card to borrow a GoChip at the following library locations:
Pompano Beach Branch Closing in Preparation of New Location Opening
The Pompano Beach Branch Library, located at 1213 E Atlantic
Boulevard, Pompano Beach, will close permanently on Saturday,
November 18, 2017, in preparation of the opening of the new
Pompano Beach Branch location at 50 West Atlantic Boulevard,
Pompano Beach, FL 33060 in late December 2017. Signs will be
posted ahead of time inside the library and at the library
entrance to notify customers of this closing.
During this time, customers may visit the following nearby
Broward County Library locations:
Vacationland: Broward County's Freaky, Funky, Midcentury Tourist Boom Exhibit
Vacationland: Broward County's Freaky, Funky, Midcentury Tourist Boom exhibit
will be on display until January 30, 2018, at the
of the Modern Book, located on the 6th floor of the
World War II transformed the Broward County landscape when thousands of military
personnel who trained in Florida returned, some to settle down and others for a
family holiday. This exhibit explores a post-war era of proliferating tourist
attractions and displays both the kitschy and glamorous aspects of mid-century
American culture, dating from the end of WWII in 1945 to 1971. The brightly-colored local souvenirs, maps, artwork and memorabilia on display document the
family road trip of midcentury America, from the motel, to the theme park, to
the journey's end.
In conjunction with the exhibit, local historian Sylvia Gurinsky will present
"Roadside Broward: Up the River, Down the Water Slide, and Everything in
Between" at the Bienes Museum on December 6th from 6:30 to 7:30PM. It further
explores the history of Florida as a mid-century vacation destination and
includes archival film footage from the Florida Moving Image Archives. "Roadside
Broward" is a co-presentation of the Lynn and Louis Wolfson II Florida Moving
Image Archives at Miami Dade College, Broward County Historical Archives and the
Bienes Museum of the Modern Book.
The exhibit and the "Roadside Broward" presentation are free and open to the
Save These Dates...
Last Day to Enter Teen Empowerment T-Shirt Design Contest Is Thursday, November 16th
Use your artistic talents and enter the 2017 Teen Empowerment Summit T-shirt
contest. Create a black-and-white design reflecting the theme of "Teens
having FAITH in themselves by unleashing their potential." All entry forms must
be in blue/black pen/marker and drawn into the blank space provided on the
reverse side of this entry form (please, no clip art or digitally reproduced
images). Submit your entry form at any Broward County Library by Thursday,
November 16, 2017 at 6PM.
All entries will become the property of Broward County Library and will not be
returned. This contest is open to all students between 12-18 years of age with a
valid Broward County Library card. Limit one entry per teen.
For more details, call 954-357-7833.
The “Traditional Catalog” is no longer supported by the vendor and will cease to
function by Wednesday, November 15th. We encourage you to begin using the
standard Broward County Library Catalog if
you have not done so already.
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Art Spot: Can you name the library branch where this public art is located?
The Harrambe Room is a not an object but an environment with 20
narrative wall panels and a symbolic terrazzo floor design. The wall
panels are made of photographic printed canvas with themes relating to
civil rights to commemorate the spirit of the people of color in Broward
Come back next week for the answer!
The answer to last week's Art Spot, Shadow Boxing by Christopher Janney, is located at...South Regional/Broward College Library.
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