Broward County Libraries and Broward County Historical Commission Present "500th Anniversary of Ponce de Leon's Discovery of Florida"
  
Program presented in celebration of Viva Florida 500
  

Viva Florida 500 logo.

DATE: April 11, 2013
MEDIA CONTACT: Maria Munoz
EMAIL: mamunoz@broward.org
PHONE:954-357-5553

The Broward County Historical Commission, located at the historic West Side Grade School, 301 Harmon (S.W. 13th) Avenue, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33312, will host its April Brown Bag Historical Lunch Program beginning at noon on Thursday, April 18, 2013.
In celebration of Viva Florida 500, Broward County Historian Helen Landers will present a program about the discovery of Florida by Juan Ponce de Leon. Landers will talk about the early days of Florida and the voyages and achievements of Ponce de Leon. 

Attendees should bring their own lunch. Some light refreshments will be offered. On-street parking is available; however, guests are advised to avoid parking in the numbered spaces to the south and west of the Historical Commission building. For additional information about the program, call the Historical Commission offices at 954-357-5553.

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, 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.
 
 
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