Explore How "Libraries Transform" during National Library Week

  
  

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Find out how libraries can transform your life during National Library Week.

DATE: March 17, 2017
MEDIA CONTACT: Catherine McElrath
Libraries Division

PHONE: 954-357-7402
EMAIL: cmcelrath@broward.org

BROWARD COUNTY, FL - First sponsored in 1958, National Library Week (April 9-15) is a national observance sponsored by the American Library Association (ALA) and libraries across the country each April. It is a time to celebrate the contributions of our nation's libraries and librarians and to promote library use and support. Celebrate with us at these free events for all ages.

Book Discussions & Literary Events
-April 3 - Memoir Writing with Anita Mitchell, 1:30 to 3PM, Main Library, 100 S Andrews Avenue, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301 954-357-7444
-April 4 - Book Discussion: The Boston Girl by Anita Diamant, presented by librarian Lisa Lobel, 2 to 3PM,
Tamarac Library, 8701 W Commercial Blvd., Tamarac, FL 33351, 954-765-1500
-April 4 - Writer's Critique Group Meeting, 5:30 to 7:30PM,
West Regional Library, 8601 W Broward Blvd., Plantation, FL 33324, 954-765-1560
-April 10 - Dear Readers Book Club: The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot, 12:30 to 1:30PM,
Deerfield Beach Percy White Library, 837 E Hillsboro Blvd., Deerfield Beach, FL 33441, 954-357-7680
-April 11 - Page Turner's Monthly Book Club: The Plum Tree by Ellen Marie Wiseman, 2 to 3PM,
South Regional/Broward College Library, 7300 Pines Blvd., Pembroke Pines, FL 33024, 954-201-8825
-April 12 - Book Discussion: Rules of Civility by Amor Towles, 1 to 2PM,
Pembroke Pines Library, 955 NW 129 Ave., Pembroke Pines, FL 33028, 954-357-6750
-April 13
- Meet Peggy Hinaekian, author Of Julia and Men, 12 to 1PM,
Main Library, 100 S Andrews Avenue, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301 954-357-7444
-April 15
- What's Your WOW? Share your favorite book in a round-table discussion, 1 to 2:30PM,
Pompano Beach Library, 1213 E Atlantic Blvd., Pompano Beach, FL 33060, 954-357-7595
-April 22
- Book-n-a- Movie Matinee: The Big Short (R), 2 to 5PM,
West Regional Library, 8601 W Broward Blvd., Plantation, FL 33324, 954-765-1560
-April 25 - Reading Round Table Book Discussion: Gold Fame Citrus by Claire Vaye Watkins, 2 to 3:30PM,
North Regional/Broward College Library, 1100 Coconut Creek Blvd., Coconut Creek, FL 33066, 954-201-2600
-April 28 - West Regional Book Club, 10AM to 12PM,
West Regional Library, 8601 W Broward Blvd., Plantation, FL 33324, 954-765-1560

Classes & Presentations
-April 8
- AARP Smart Driver Course, 10:15AM to 4:15PM, Deerfield Beach Percy White Library, 837 E Hillsboro Blvd., Deerfield Beach, FL 33441, 954-357-7680
-April 10-15 - Libraries WOW: Drop in and learn about your library's online resources, 4/10, 4/12: 2 to 4PM and 6 to 7PM., 4/11, 4/13-15: 2 to 4PM only,
South Regional/Broward College Library, 7300 Pines Blvd., Pembroke Pines, FL 33024, 954-201-8825
-April 10
- Week of WOW! Meet the Friends of the North Lauderdale Library, coffee and snacks served, 5:30 to 7:30PM,
North Lauderdale Saraniero Library, 6901 Kimberly Blvd., North Lauderdale, FL 33068, 954-357-6660
-April 10
- Harlem Renaissance Movie: Zora Neale Hurston, 6 to 7:30PM, African-American Research Library & Cultural Center, 2650 Sistrunk Blvd., Fort Lauderdale, FL 33311, 954-357-6282
-April 11 - World War I and America: Told by the Americans Who Lived It, 2 to 3PM,
Alvin Sherman Library at Nova Southeastern University, 3100 Ray Ferrero, Jr. Blvd., Fort Lauderdale, FL 33314, 954-262-5477
-April 11
- Week of WOW! English Cafe, a conversational English class for ESOL students with intermediate English skills, 6:30 to 7:30PM,
North Lauderdale Saraniero Library, 6901 Kimberly Blvd., North Lauderdale, FL 33068, 954-357-6660
-April 13
- Job Search Workshop, 1 to 2PM,
Weston Library, 4205 Bonaventure Blvd., Weston, FL 33332, 954-357-5420
-April 13
- Learn to Search the Library's Catalog, 4 to 5PM,
Southwest Regional Library, 16835 Sheridan St., Pembroke Pines, FL 33331, 954-357-6580
-April 15 - Week of WOW! Learn about your library's free digital content and how to download it, 3 to 4PM,
North Lauderdale Saraniero Library, 6901 Kimberly Blvd., North Lauderdale, FL 33068, 954-357-6660

Children & Teens
-April 5
- Sharkey's Storytime Special: Little Red Riding Hood, presented by Puppets to Go, 10:30 to 11:15AM, Alvin Sherman Library at Nova Southeastern University, 3100 Ray Ferrero, Jr. Blvd., Fort Lauderdale, FL 33314, 954-262-5477
-April 6, 13, 20, 27
- Tiny Tots, 10:30 to 11AM,
Sunrise Dan Pearl Library, 10500 W. Oakland Park Blvd., Sunrise, FL 33351, 954-357-7440
-April 11
- Afterschool Adventures, children's program, 4 to 5PM,
Alvin Sherman Library at Nova Southeastern University, 3100 Ray Ferrero, Jr. Blvd., Fort Lauderdale, FL 33314, 954-262-5477
-April 12
- Week of WOW! Snap Circuit Fun: Make a game with snap circuits, preregistration: 954-357-6660, ages 7-17,
North Lauderdale Saraniero Library, 6901 Kimberly Blvd., North Lauderdale, FL 33068, 954-357-6660
-April 13
- Raise a Reader @ Little Minnows 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
-April 13
- Week of Wow! Plant your own vegetable plant to nurture, grow and harvest, ages 7-17, preregistration required: 954-357-6660, 3:30 to 4:30PM,
North Lauderdale Saraniero Library, 6901 Kimberly Blvd., North Lauderdale, FL 33068, 954-357-6660
-April 13
- Week of WOW! Children's poetry and craft, 3:30 to 4:30PM,
North Lauderdale Saraniero Library, 6901 Kimberly Blvd., North Lauderdale, FL 33068, 954-357-6660
-April 15
- Young Authors Writing Group, teens, 4 to 6PM,
Alvin Sherman Library at Nova Southeastern University, 3100 Ray Ferrero, Jr. Blvd., Fort Lauderdale, FL 33314, 954-262-5477
-April 19
- D.E.A.R (Drop Everything and Read) Week event, 3:30 to 4PM,
Jan Moran Collier City Learning Library, 2800 NW 9 Court, Pompano Beach, FL 33069, 954-357-7670
-April 29
- Wags & Tales: Children can strengthen literacy skills by reading to a pet therapy dog, 10:15 to 11AM,
Deerfield Beach Percy White Library, 837 E Hillsboro Blvd., Deerfield Beach, FL 33441, 954-357-7680

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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