DATE: February 12, 2013
Logo courtesy of the National Women's History Project.
MEDIA CONTACT: Catherine McElrath. Libraries Division
Celebrate Women's History Month with Broward County Libraries! From live music to crafts to children's programs, Broward County Library locations countywide will have events for all ages. March is designated as National Women's History Month and this year's theme is "Women Inspiring Innovations through Imagination." The month celebrates outstanding contributions by American women to the fields of science, technology, engineering and mathematics. The initiative is sponsored by the National Women's History Project, which was founded in 1980 to broadcast women's historical achievements. This year, the National Women's History Project will honor 18 outstanding women in those fields, including notables such as Dian Fossey, the primatologist best known for her book Gorillas in the Mist, and Elizabeth Blackwell, the first fully accredited female doctor in the United States. More information about this nationwide celebration can be found at www.nwhp.org.
Events Celebrating Women's History Month
February 14 - Cultural Gems: North Regional Library Friends' Series: Valentine Songs from B# Quartet, a female a capella group and a quartet from the Sunshine Chordsmen, $5 entrance fee, free for Friends' members, from 2 to 3 p.m., North Regional/Broward College Library, 1100 Coconut Creek Blvd., Coconut Creek, FL 33066 (954-201-2600)
February 27 - Sewing: Learn new techniques for a historical activity, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., Northwest Regional Library, 3151 University Dr., Coral Springs, FL 33065 (954-357-7990)
March 5 - Cultural Gems: North Regional Friends' Series - Myrna Goldberger as Barbara Walters, a one-act play, $5 entrance fee, free for Friends' members, from 2 to 3 p.m., North Regional/Broward College Library, 1100 Coconut Creek Blvd., Coconut Creek, FL 33066 (954-201-2600)
March 5 - Women's History Celebration: Kids and Tweens Literary Adventures - book talk, reading aloud and crafts, ages 6-11, from 5 to 5:45 p.m., Hollywood Library, 2600 Hollywood Blvd., Hollywood, FL 33020 (954-357-7760)
March 5 - The African-American Woman and Breast Cancer: What You Should Know, from 6 to 7:30 p.m., Main Library, 100 S. Andrews Ave., Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301 (954-357-7444)
March 9 - Culture in the Pines Series presents artist/Author Samanatha Cooper, from 2 to 4 p.m., South Regional/Broward College Library, 7300 Pines Blvd., Pembroke Pines, FL 33024 (954-202-8825)
March 14 - Drake Irish Dancers, from 7 to 7:30 p.m., Stirling Road Library, 3151 Stirling Rd., Hollywood, FL 33312 (954-357-7550)
March 20 - Sharkey's Storytime: Girl Power! Celebrate Women's History Month with books by your favorite female authors, ages 3-5 with caregiver, from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m., 1st floor, Program Room 1017, Nova Southeastern Alvin Sherman Library,Research, and Information Technology Center, 3100 Ray Ferrero, Jr. Blvd., Fort Lauderdale, FL 33314 (954-262-5477)
March 20 - Foreign Films with Shelly Isaacs, from 2 to 4 p.m., Northwest Regional Library, 3151 University Dr., Coral Springs, FL 33065 (954-357-7990)
Exhibits and Displays:
Art: Art by Samanatha Cooper, South Regional/Broward College Library, 7300 Pines Blvd., Pembroke Pines, FL 33024 (954-202-8825)
Book Displays: Hallandale Beach Library, 300 S. Federal Hwy., Hallandale, FL 33309 (954-357-6380); Imperial Point Library, 5985 N. Federal Hwy., Fort Lauderdale, FL 33308 (954-357-6530); Pembroke Pines Library, 955 N.W. 129 Ave., Pembroke Pines, FL 33028 (954-357-6750); Stirling Road Library, 3151 Stirling Rd., Hollywood, FL 33312 (954-357-7550)
Exhibits: North Regional/Broward College Library, 1100 Coconut Creek Blvd., Coconut Creek, FL 33066 (954-201-2600); Northwest Regional Library, 3151 University Dr., Coral Springs, FL 33065 (954-357-7990); West Regional Library, 8601 Broward Blvd., Plantation, FL 33324 (954-382-5860)
The award-winning Broward County Libraries Division, founded in 1974, is the ninth largest library system in the nation by population served and one of the busiest, with more than 9 million walk-in customers visiting its 40 locations annually. The library has more than 3.4 million items and 2,000 computers for public use and offers hundreds of events and programs to meet the needs of the Broward County's diverse community. The library continues its strong emphasis on literacy, after-school programs and electronic access. In addition to our comprehensive web site, www.broward.org/library, which provides information about library activities, links to online catalogs, reference information and databases, customers can visit BCL WoW – Broward County Library Without Walls – for free eBooks, music, audiobooks, apps and more. Customers may also follow Libraries on Facebook and Twitter. Libraries Division also administers the services, programs, collections and exhibits of the Historical Commission.