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Broward CountyLibraryBroward County Library Reads
ArtLit 2020
Join the fun on Saturday, January 11, 2020 at Pompano Beach Library and Cultural Center
Discuss the Book
Broward County Library Director Kelvin Watson will discuss "A Lesson Before Dying" throughout January and February.
Big Read
Featured book: A Lesson Before Dying by Ernest J. Gaines
Broward County Library presents Big Read in January 2020, a National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) program that features events and activities centered around this year’s Big Read selection. The month-long program celebrates the power of the written word and features events for all ages.

Featured Programs: January Events
Join us for book discussions, movie screenings and more

Event Closing
Saturday, February 1, 2020, 5-9PM at the African American Research Library​​ & Cultural Center
Celebrate the music and cuisine of Louisiana. Participants will enjoy a live performance that combines acting and traditional music of the 1940’s with hip-hop/trap remixes and crowd participation, bringing the books characters to life. FLIPANY, an area non-profit with a mission to empower youth and adults through nutrition and physical activity programs while influencing policy changes for healthier communities, will conduct a healthy Cajun cooking workshop, demonstrate Louisiana soul food recipes, and serve samples to participants.

2020 Event Coverage
ArtLit 2020: Remembering the Past, Envisioning the Future video

NEA Big Read is a program of the National Endowment for the Arts in Partnership with Arts Midwest. 
Additional sponsorship is provided by the Broward Public Library Foundation and the Florida Center for the Book. For additional information or volunteer opportunities, contact Michael Bryant, 954-357-7435, or Kimberly White, 954-357-7470,

2019 Event Coverage
ArtLit 2019: A Day of Heroes -view event coverage video.
Heroes Within Us: An Afternoon with Brad Meltzer - view event photos. Fort Lauderdale Story Slam: Heroes - view event photos