DATE: January 23, 2013
Enjoy Presidents Day events at Broward County Libraries.
MEDIA CONTACT: Catherine McElrath
BROWARD COUNTY, Fla. - The Presidents Day public holiday is dedicated to honoring George Washington, the first president of the United States, and all other U.S. presidents. The holiday was originally held on the anniversary of George Washington's birth on February 22. In 1971, this holiday was moved to the third Monday in February.
In celebration of Presidents Day, Broward County Libraries will host a film screening, a children's story time and a special "Presidents and Pizza" event for teens. All events are free and open to the public.
President’s Day Events at Broward County Libraries
February 10 - Celebrate President’s Day with a documentary of the Barack Obama story, 6 to 7:30 p.m., Jan Moran Collier City Learning Library, 2800 N.W. 9 Court, Pompano Beach, FL 33069, 954-357-7670
February 12 - Sharkey’s Storytime: President’s Day, ages 3-5 with caregiver, 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. 1st floor, Room 1017, Nova Southeastern University Alvin Sherman Library, Research and Information Technology Center, 3100 Ray Ferrero, Jr. Blvd., Fort Lauderdale, FL 33314, 954-262-5477
February 19 - Presidents and Pizza for Teens! Test your knowledge of U.S. presidents and enjoy pizza, teens only, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m., African-American Research Library and Cultural Center, 2650 Sistrunk Blvd., Fort Lauderdale, FL 33311, 954-357-6282
Displays/Exhibits: Northwest Regional Library, 3151 University Drive, Coral Springs, FL 33065, 954-357-7990
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 Broward County's diverse community. Broward County Libraries Division 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 Broward County Historical Commission.