Broward County Library Wants to Know - What's Your WOW?

  
- Let the world know how Broward County Library WOWs you! -
  

Young man with virtual reality glasses and the words "What's Your WOW?"

DATE: March 28, 2017
MEDIA CONTACT: Catherine McElrath
Libraries Division

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

BROWARD COUNTY, FL - In celebration of National Library Week (April 9-15), Broward County Library is asking its customers - What's Your WOW? How does Broward County Library transform you? Share your Broward County Library WOW in a public post on Facebook or Twitter using the #BCLWOW hashtag or email us at librarymarketing@Broward.org and let the world know what library services and resources WOW you!

Maybe it's the Creation Station, where you can try state-of-the-art technology such as virtual reality goggles. Perhaps it's the Career Online High School, where adults can finish their high school diploma online for free? How about the Fast Lane where you can pick up your holds and check out materials with no waiting? Does having your taxes prepared for free WOW you?

Look for our new What's Your WOW billboard on Sunrise Boulevard and NW 29th Avenue (just east of the Swap Shop) and our five What's Your WOW bus benches, which are located in the downtown Fort Lauderdale area. You'll also find What's Your WOW coasters under your drinks at your favorite Fort Lauderdale restaurants!

We're always looking for new and innovative ways to reach our existing customers and make new ones, and the What's Your WOW campaign helps us know what's on your mind. We can't wait to hear about your WOW! For more information, please visit Broward.org/LIbrary/BCLWOW.

You're also invited to celebrate National Library Week events held at library locations countywide.

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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