DATE: May 3, 2013
MEDIA CONTACT: Catherine McElrath, Libraries Division
Cards, flowers, breakfast in bed or brunch on the town are all tried-and-true Mother’s Day favorites that any Mom would appreciate. For those looking for a more unusual approach to honoring Mother’s Day, try turning to the library and create a Mother’s Day experience that celebrates her special day with music, movies and great reads she’ll love.
Free Mother’s Day Events at Broward County Libraries
May 4 – Amazonia Vocal Ensemble to Honor Mother’s Day, from 3 to 4 p.m., Weston Library, 4205 Bonaventure Blvd., Weston, FL 33332, 954-357-5420
May 6 – Super Monday Mother’s Day Stories for all ages, from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m., North Lauderdale Saraniero Library, 6901 Kimberly Blvd., North Lauderdale, FL 33068, 954-357-6660
May 8 – 2nd Annual “Pretty in Pink” Mother’s Day Tea, from 6 to 7:30 p.m., Jan Moran Collier City Learning Library, 2800 N.W. 9 Ct., Pompano Beach, FL 33060, 954-357-7595
May 9 – Mother’s Day Tea, preschoolers, from 10:30 a.m. to 12 noon, Southwest Regional Library, 16835 Sheridan St., Pembroke Pines, FL 3331, 954-357-6580
May 9 – Preschool Storytime Celebrates Mother’s Day, ages 3-5, with caregiver, from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m., Imperial Point Library, 5985 N. Federal Hwy., Fort Lauderdale, FL 33308, 954-357-6530
May 11 – Mother’s Day Storytime, from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m., West Regional Library, 8601 W. Broward Blvd., Plantation, FL 33324, 954-765-1560
May 11 – Mother’s Day Tea, from 1 to 3 p.m., South Regional/Broward College Library, 7300 Pines Blvd., Pembroke Pines, FL 33024, 954-201-8825
May 11 – Mother’s Day Serenade from the South Florida Jubilee Women’s Chorus, a cappella singing, no tickets necessary, from 2 to 3:30 p.m., Northwest Regional Library, 3151 University Dr., Coral Springs, FL 33065, 954-357-7990
Enjoy a Free Mother’s Day Matinee from Broward County Library!
Check out these great Mom-related films, available free from your library:
Mother’s Day Playlist – Super Songs for Sunday, May 12, Free from Your Library:
Free Magazines for Mom!
Mom (and anyone else with a Broward County Library card) can now access hundreds of popular magazines complete with full photos and illustrations. Ready for viewing on any computer or mobile device, these magazines are free and can be downloaded by creating a free Library Magazine Account and Zinio Account. Topics and titles cover a wide range of topics and interest. Here’s a sampling of available magazines for moms of all types: Us Weekly, Food Network Magazine, Martha Stewart Living, Women’s Health, Shape, Consumer Reports, Yoga Journal, Family Circle, Woman’s Day, Ladies Home Journal, Elle Décor, Working Mother and more!
Mother’s Day Reads from Your Library:
- And One More Thing…A Mother’s Advice on Life, Love and Lipstick, by Joan Jakobson
- Because I Said So: 33 Mothers Write about Children, Sex, Men, Aging, Faith, Race, and Themselves, edited by Kate Moses
- From Mother to Daughter: Thoughts and Advice on Life, Love and Marriage, by Joan Rivers
- Home Cooking with Dave’s Mom, by Dorothy Letterman
- Instant Mom, by Nia Vardalos
- Mom: A Celebration of Mothers from StoryCorps, edited by Dave Isay
- Mom & Me and Mom, by Maya Angelou
- Mother: Famous Writers Celebrate Motherhood with a Treasury of Short Stories, Essays and Poems, edited by Claudia O’Keefe
- Mothers: A Celebration, by Alexandra Stoddard
- When God Created Mothers, by Erma Bombeck
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.