March is Women's History Month
  
- Celebrate at Broward County Library with free events for all ages
  

Women with her arm raised in victory, silhouetted by the sun.

Celebrate the accomplishments of women at Broward County Library.

DATE: February 15, 2017
MEDIA CONTACT:
Catherine McElrath
Libraries Division
EMAIL: cmcelrath@Broward.org
PHONE: 954-357-7402

BROWARD COUNTY, FL - International Women's Day was first observed in 1909, but it was not until 1981 that Congress established National Women's History Week to be commemorated annually the second week of March.

In 1987, Congress expanded the week to a month. Every year since, Congress has passed a resolution for Women's History Month, and the president has issued a proclamation.

Movies
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March 2, 9 - Afternoon Cinema, suggested for ages 16 and up, 3 to 5:30PM, South Regional/Broward College Library, 7300 Pines Blvd., Pembroke Pines, FL 33024, 954-201-8825
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March 8 - Wednesdays at West: Senses of Cinema foreign film series with commentary by film expert Shelley Isaacs, West Regional Library, 8601 W Broward Blvd., Plantation, FL 33324, 954-765-1560
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March 18 - LC Cinema, 1 to 3PM, Lauderhill Towne Centre Library, 6399 W Oakland Park Blvd., Lauderhill, FL 33313, 954-357-6406
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March 18 - Book-n-A Movie Matinee: Learning to Drive, 2 to 5PM, West Regional Library, 8601 W Broward Blvd., Plantation, FL 33324, 954-765-1560
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March 25 - Movie, 3 to 5PM, Northwest Regional Library, 3151 University Drive, Coral Springs, FL 33065, 954-357-7990                 

Classes, Presentations & More
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March 2 - Chair Yoga for Seniors, 10:30 to 11:30AM, Carver Ranches Library, 4735 SW 18 Street, West Park, FL 33023, 954-357-6245
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March 4 - Women Closing Gaps and Uniting Resources, 12 to 3PM, Lauderdale Lakes Library, 3580 W Oakland Park Blvd., Lauderdale Lakes, FL 33311, 954-357-8650
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March 8, 11 - Women Take Charge of Your Wealth: Money Management Workshop, 3/8: 6:30 to 7:30PM. 3/11: Your Business Bank, 2PM, Carver Ranches Library, 4735 SW 18 Street, West Park, FL 33023, 954-357-6245
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March 8 - Presentation by Patricia Zeiler of the Fort Lauderdale Historical Society: "From a Fort to a City: The Women Pioneers of Broward County, 6 to 7:30PM, Miramar Branch Library & Education Center, 2050 Civic Center Place, Miramar, FL 33025, 954-357-8090
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March 8 - Woman History Month Jeopardy, 6 to 7PM, Jan Moran Collier City Learning Library, 2800 NW 9 Court, Pompano Beach, FL 33069, 954-357-7670
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March 8 - On Hemingway: Three Views, 7 to 9:30PM, Alvin Sherman Library at Nova Southeastern University, 3100 Ray Ferrero, Jr. Blvd., Fort Lauderdale, FL 33314, 954-262-5477
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March 13 - Caregiver Support Group: Know your federal benefits, 6:30 to 7:30PM, Carver Ranches Library, 4735 SW 18 Street, West Park, FL 33023, 954-357-6245
-March 15 - Author Talk and Discussion: Margaret Atwood's Hag-Seed (Hogarth Shakespeare), 1 to 2PM, Pembroke Pines Library, 955 NW 129 Ave., Pembroke Pines, FL 33028, 954-357-6750
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March 18 - Belly Dancing for Women, 10:30AM to 12PM, Weston Library, 4205 Bonaventure Blvd., Weston, FL 33332, 954-357-5420
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March 18 - Healthy Living! Healthy Aging! 2 to 3:30PM, Carver Ranches Library, 4735 SW 18 Street, West Park, FL 33023, 954-357-6245
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March 20 - Women's History Trivia Contest, 6:30 to 7:30PM, Pompano Beach Library, 1213 E Atlantic Blvd., Pompano Beach, FL 33060, 954-357-7595
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March 21 - Discussion of the lives of Julia Tuttle and Mary Brickell, led by librarian Lisa Lobel, 2 to 3PM, Tamarac Library, 8701 W Commercial Blvd., Tamarac, FL 33351, 954-765-1500
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March 21 - Frida Kahlo Inspired Still Life Art Class, 4 to 5:30PM, Northwest Regional Library, 3151 University Drive, Coral Springs, FL 33065, 954-357-7990  
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March 22, 25 - Natural Hair Workshop. 3/22: 5 to 7:30PM. 3/25:  3 to 5PM, African-American Research Library & Cultural Center, 2650 Sistrunk Blvd., Fort Lauderdale, FL 33311, 954-357-6282
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March 22 - Five Fascinating Females of the Prohibition Era: Learn about five fascinating women who made their mark either within the law or outside it, 1 to 2:30PM, North Regional/Broward College Library, 1100 Coconut Creek Blvd., Coconut Creek, FL 33066, 954-201-2600
-March 25 - A Public Dance Ball! By the Miami-Dade/Ft. Lauderdale Region for the Jane Austen Society of North America, 2 to 5PM, Hallandale Beach Library, 300 S Federal Highway, Hallandale, FL 33009, 954-357-6380

Book Discussions & Literary Events
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March 7 - The Writer's Group: Do you have a story to tell? Join a focus group of other writers in the area. Share your triumphs and let the group help with critiques, South Regional/Broward College Library, 7300 Pines Blvd., Pembroke Pines, FL 33024, 954-201-8825
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March 10 - Jewish Authors/American Classics Book Talk: Ellis Island by Mark Helprin, 11AM to 12PM, Lauderhill Towne Centre Library, 6399 W Oakland Park Blvd., Lauderhill, FL 33313, 954-357-6406
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March 13 - Dear Readers Book Club: The Glass Castle by Jeannette Walls, 12:30 to 1:30PM, Deerfield Beach Percy White Library, 837 E Hillsboro Blvd., Deerfield Beach, FL 33441, 954-357-7680
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March 13 - Once Upon a Rock with author Erica Bennett, 1:30 to 2:30PM, Main Library, 100 S Andrews Avenue, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301 954-357-7444
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March 14 - Ruth E. Cohan Jewish Book Review Series, 10:30 to 11:30AM, Northwest Regional Library, 3151 University Drive, Coral Springs, FL 33065, 954-357-7990
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March 14 - The Page Turner's Monthly Book Club: The Other Einstein by Marie Benedict, 2 to 3PM, South Regional/Broward College Library, 7300 Pines Blvd., Pembroke Pines, FL 33024, 954-201-8825
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March 21 - Let's Talk About Books! Hidden Figures by Margot Lee Shetterly, 10:30AM to 12PM, Southwest Regional Library, 16835 Sheridan St., Pembroke Pines, FL 33331, 954-357-6580
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March 25 - Celebrate Women in the Arts: A diverse panel of women writers discuss writing and publishing, 2:30 to 4:30PM, Miramar Branch Library & Education Center, 2050 Civic Center Place, Miramar, FL 33025, 954-357-8090
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March 28 - Reading Round Table Book Discussion: The Trespasser by Tana French, 2 to 3:30PM, North Regional/Broward College Library, 1100 Coconut Creek Blvd., Coconut Creek, FL 33066, 954-201-2600

Children & Teens
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March 8 - Raise a Reader @ Sharkey's Storytime! 10:30 to 11:15AM, Alvin Sherman Library at Nova Southeastern University, 3100 Ray Ferrero, Jr. Blvd., Fort Lauderdale, FL 33314, 954-262-5477
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March 8 - Colorful Women in History, children's program, 4 to 5PM, Dania Beach Paul DeMaio Library, 1 Park Avenue East, Dania Beach, FL 33004, 954-357-7073
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March 14 - Tuesday Fun Night: Children's story time and craft, 6:30 to 7:30PM, Hollywood Library, 2600 Hollywood Blvd., Hollywood, FL 33020, 954-357-7760  
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March 23 - Girl Power: Hero tales and a special craft, ages 5 to 11, 1 to 2PM, Pembroke Pines Library, 955 NW 129 Ave., Pembroke Pines, FL 33028, 954-357-6750
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March 25 - Who Runs the World? Girls! 2 to 3:30PM, Carver Ranches Library, 4735 SW 18 Street, West Park, FL 33023, 954-357-6245

About Broward County Libraries Division
Broward County Libraries Division, named 2015 Library of the Year by the Florida Library Association, was founded in 1974 and is the largest library system in Florida by square footage and one of the busiest, with more than 7.5 million walk-in customers visiting its 38 locations annually. Broward County Libraries Division provides convenient access to a full range of innovative and cost-effective services that satisfy the changing needs of the people of Broward County for information, education and recreation. Visit our website, Broward.org/Library, or follow Libraries on Facebook and Twitter

 
 
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