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eConnections Newsletter - April-May 2013
Broward County > Library > eConnections Newsletter - April-May 2013

eConnections Newsletter (April - May 2013)

National Library Week April 14-20
Communities Matter @ your library

Libraries make a difference in the community every day in countless ways. Celebrate Broward County Library during National Library Week, a time to increase awareness of the importance of libraries to everyone. This year’s theme is “Communities matter @ your library,” and National Library Week is a great time to visit your library to see what’s new and take part in the celebrations!
Communities Matter - BCL WOW [Without Walls] 
April 2 – Writer’s Critique Group, 5:30 to 7:45 p.m., West Regional Library
April 4, 11, 18, 25 – Overdrive Clinic: How to Download Titles to an eReader, 4 to 5 p.m., Northwest Regional Library
April 4 – Book signing and presentation with author Victoria Jolson, 2 to 3 p.m., Main Library
April 6 – Creative Writing Club, 12:15 to 1:45 p.m., Northwest Regional Library
April 13 – Culture in the Pines Author Showcase, 2 to 4 p.m., South Regional/Broward College Library
April 14 – National Library Week Essay/Poetry Competition, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Northwest Regional Library
April 15 – Naturalization Ceremony, 2 to 3 p.m., Main Library
April 16 – Let’s Talk About Books: The Language of Flowers by Vanessa Diffenbaugh, 10:30 a.m. to 12 noon, Southwest Regional Library
April 16 – Writer’s Critique Group, 5:30 to 7:45 p.m., West Regional Library
April 17 – Sharkey’s Storytime: National Library Week! Ages 3-5 with caregiver, 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. 1st floor, Program Room 1017. Nova Southeastern Alvin Sherman Library, Research, and Information Technology Center
April 17 – Open House of Learning Services, 12 noon to 6 p.m., Jan Moran Collier City Learning Library
April 17 – Your Ideal Bookshelf, 1 to 2:30 p.m., Tamarac Library
April 20 – South Florida Author’s Showcase: Meet the authors, book talks every half hour, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., Northwest Regional Library
April 20 – Creative Writing Club, 12:15 to 1:45 p.m., Northwest Regional Library
April 20 - Children’s Day-Book Day/El dia de los niños/El dia de los libros pre-BookFest event featuring Venezuelan poet Enrique Hidalgo, 12:30 to 5:30 p.m., Hollywood Library
April 20 – Knit*Lit Book Club, 2 to 4 p.m., West Regional Library
April 20 – LIVE at the Sherman Library! Artz Out Loud – Beowulf: A Tale of Courage and Honor. All ages, 2 to 3 p.m., 1st floor, Public Library Services. Nova Southeastern University Alvin Sherman Library, Research, and Information Technology Center
April 24 – Reading Round Table Book Talk, 2 to 3:30 p.m., North Regional/Broward College Library
April 26 – West Regional Book Club: The Maytrees by Annie Dillard, 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., West Regional Library


Writing penNational Poetry Month  (back to top)

National Poetry Month is a month-long, national celebration of poetry established by the Academy of American Poets. It was created in 1996 to widen the attention of individuals and the media to the art of poetry, to living poets, to our complex poetic heritage and to poetry books and journals of wide aesthetic range and concern.
 
Book Displays: Hallandale Beach Library; Miramar Library; Stirling Road Library
 
April 3 – Sharkey’s Storytime: National Poetry Month, ages 3-5 with caregiver, 10:30 to 11:30 a.m., Nova Southeastern University Alvin Sherman Library, Research, and Information Technology Center
April 3 – Teen Hour: Hang out and get creative with poetry, ages 13-18, 6 to 7 p.m., Nova Southeastern University Alvin Sherman Library, Research, and Information Technology Center
April 16 – Poetry Club Award Ceremony, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m., South Regional/Broward College Library
April 17 – Speak Poet! Celebrate National Poetry Month, adults, 6 to 7:30 p.m., Jan Moran Collier City Learning Library
April 22 – Poetry Night with Anastasia Clark, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m., Weston Library
April 24 – Little Minnows Storytime Special: Mother Goose Visits Storytime, ages 3-5 with caregiver, Nova Southeastern University Alvin Sherman Library, Research, and Information Technology Center
April 27 – Pirate Poetry Workshop, 2 to 4 p.m., Hallandale Beach Library


Viva Florida 500Commemorating 500 Years of Florida (back to top)
 
April 4
– Viva Florida program with Carrie Sue Ayvar, 10 a.m. to noon, Main Library
April 17 – Florida’s Amazing History and Why You Should Care, with author Eliot Kleinberg, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m., Main Library
 
Florida Heritage Month Story Time
April 24
– Sharkey’s Storytime: Salty Sue the Pirate brings music, magic and tales of the sea, ages 3-5 with caregiver, 10:30 to 11:30 a.m., Nova Southeastern University Alvin Sherman Library, Research, and Information Technology Center
 
Broward County Heritage Celebration
May 16
– “See It, Save It, Celebrate It”
Presented by the Broward County Historical Commission in honor of Historic Preservation Month, with keynote speaker Thorn Grafton, architect and preservationist, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.
Broward County Historical Commission Building (historic West Side Grade School)
301 Harmon (S.W. 13th) Avenue, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33312
For more information, contact Maria Munoz at 954-357-5553 or by email at mamunoz@broward.org

Displays

  • National Exhibit of Historic Places in Broward County, South Regional/Broward College Library
  • Florida Mystery Writers, Galt Ocean Mile Reading Center
  • Florida History Display; Pembroke Pines Library
  • Florida Artists – The Gold Coast Watercolor Society, Northwest Regional Library
  • Art Aquatic by Susan Clifton, Main Library
  • Broward Schools: A Look Back, Exhibit, Main Library
  • Florida Public Archeology Network Exhibit 
  • Celebrating VIVA Florida, West Regional Library

www.vivaflorida.com 


EarthEarth Day  (back to top)

April 16 – Earth Day, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Northwest Regional Library
April 22 – Earth Day Flea Market, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., South Regional/Broward College Library
April 22 – Super Monday Earth Day Celebration for all ages, 3:30 to 4:30 p.m., North Lauderdale Saraniero Library
April 22 – Earth Day Story Time: The Lorax by Dr. Seuss, 6:30 to 7:15 p.m., Pembroke Pines Library


Make Reading a Priority on National D.E.A.R. Day  (back to top)

D.E.A.R. logoDrop Everything and Read (D.E.A.R.) Day, a special reading celebration that reminds and encourages families to make reading a daily priority. The April 12 date was selected in conjunction with the birthday of famed children’s author Beverly Cleary, whose beloved character Ramona Quimby is the official spokesperson of D.E.A.R. Day. Cleary became a proponent of D.E.A.R. Day after receiving letters from young fans sharing their D.E.A.R. experiences. She was so impressed by them that she wrote about Ramona enjoying D.E.A.R. time with the rest of her class in Cleary’s book Ramona Quimby, Age 8.

Participate in D.E.A.R. Day with these fun Broward County Library activities:
April 3 – Book Club, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m., Northwest Regional Library
April 11 – Wags n’ Tales D.E.A.R. Day: Celebrate “Drop Everything and Read Day” by reading to Koda, a pet therapy dog. Attendees receive a free book. Pre-registration required; 954-357-6530, 5 to 6 p.m., Imperial Point Library
April 16 – Florida Author Showcase, 2 to 3 p.m., West Regional Library

Four Ways to Make Everyday a D.E.A.R. Day!

  • Designate a special time for family reading. Make it something to look forward to!
  • Encourage your child’s reading and praise the efforts of soon-to-be or beginning readers. Make sure busy schedules of older children include time to read for pleasure.
  • Allow children to choose the books they’re interested in. Be aware of your child’s interests and abilities and make a variety of reading materials accessible.
  • Register for a free Broward County Library card and use it!

Multi flagsInternational Heritage Celebrations  (back to top)

Asian Pacific Heritage Month
April 2
– Arlene Peartree Discusses Japanese Art, 2 to 3 p.m., North Regional/Broward College Library
May 1-30 – Book Displays, Hallandale Beach Library; Stirling Road Library
May 4 – Asian-Pacific Cooking Demonstration. A Publix Aprons Cooking School chef will demonstrate a simple, healthy Asian recipe, adults, 1 to 2 p.m. 1st floor, Program Room 1017. Nova Southeastern University Alvin Sherman Library, Research, and Information Technology Center
May 4 – Polynesian Dancers – watch and participate, all ages, 2 to 3 p.m., North Regional/Broward College Library
May 5 – Bharatanatyam to Bollywood: The Journey of Indian Dance. Entertaining lecture/demonstration presenting the history, evolution and current state of Indian dance, adults, 2 to 3 p.m. 2nd floor, Cotilla Gallery. Nova Southeastern University Alvin Sherman Library, Research, and Information Technology Center
May 11 – Culture in the Pines Presents: The Moeata Lual Polynesian Dancers, 2 to 4 p.m., Southwest Regional Library
May 15 – Foreign Films with Shelly Isaacs, Asian Film Month, 2 to 4 p.m., Northwest Regional Library
May 25 – Association of Performing Arts of India Presents Indian Classical Music and Dance, 2 to 4 p.m., Southwest Regional Library

Cinco de Mayo
May 4
– Cinco de Mayo Mariachi Concert, 1 to 3 p.m., Tamarac Library

Haitian-American Heritage Month
May 1-30
 – Paintings by Haitian Author/Artist Paul Blot, South Regional/Broward College Library
May 11 – Miramar Library Presents Festival d’Haiti, 12 noon to 4 p.m., Miramar Library
May 22 – Haitian-American Cultural Panorma! 6 to 7:30 p.m., Jan Moran Collier City Learning Library


Get Smart About Your Finances during Money Smart Week®  (back to top)

Pink piggy bankMoney Smart Week® is a public awareness campaign, created by the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago in 2002, that is designed to help consumers better manage their personal finances. Broward County Libraries will participate by hosting programs and events for all demographics and income levels that cover facets of personal finance from preventing identity theft to first-time home buying. Money Smart Week is celebrated from April 20-27, 2013.
 
April 6 – First Time Home Buyer Workshop: Get Your HUD certificate; call 954-923-5022 for details, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., North Regional/Broward College Library
April 20 – SCORE Workshop: Starting a Small Business, 10:15 a.m. to 1 p.m., Northwest Regional Library
April 23 – Résumé Writing for Veterans: Turn your valuable skills into a job, 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., North Regional/Broward College Library
April 23 – Mortage Planning and Credit. Presentation by Regents Bank and a chance to win door prizes, adults, registration required, 2 to 3 p.m. 2nd floor, Room 2053. Nova Southeastern University Alvin Sherman Library, Research, and Information Technology Center. Call 954-262-5477.
April 23 – Shari Olefson presents Financial Fresh Start: Your Five-Step Plan for Adapting and Prospering in the New Economy, 6 to 7 p.m., Main Library
April 24 – Identity Theft: City County Credit Union will teach how to protect your vital information and what to do if your identity has been stolen, adults, registration required, 2 to 3 p.m. 2nd floor, Room 2053. Nova Southeastern University Alvin Sherman Library, Research, and Information Technology Center
April 25 – Afterschool S.T.E.M.: Money Smart Week! Make your own duct tape wallet and let the savings begin, ages 8-12, registration required, 4 to 4:45 p.m. 1st floor, Program Room 1017. Nova Southeastern University Alvin Sherman Library, Research, and Information Technology Center


Celebrate Service
National Volunteer Week • April 21-27, 2013
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“We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give.” ~ Winston Churchill

National Volunteer Week is a time to celebrate people doing extraordinary things through service. Established in 1974, National Volunteer Week focuses national attention on the impact and power of volunteerism and service as an integral aspect of our civic leadership. The week draws the support and endorsement of the president and Congress, governors, mayors and municipal leaders, as well as corporate and community groups across the country. Ready to make a difference in someone’s life? Improve your community and help others? Then you’re ready to volunteer at Broward County Library!

Everyone from teens to senior citizens can volunteer – all you need is time and the willingness to help. Broward County Library volunteers get involved at all levels, from helping to shelve books to teaching others basic literacy skills. Getting started is easy – just email LibraryVolunteers@browardlibrary.org.
 
April 1-30
– Volunteer Recognition Display, Southwest Regional Library
April 25 – Age of Champions: Documentary film on Senior Olympics that empowers seniors and volunteerism, sponsored by AARP, 12 noon to 2 p.m., North Regional/Broward College Library
May 4 – Annual Teen Volunteer Expo, explore library and community volunteer opportunities, 1 to 3 p.m., Southwest Regional Library


A happy mother and daughter. Mother giving daughter piggyback ride; daughter holding on tight.Mother’s Day @ your library  (back to top)

Here’s whats happening for Mother’s Day at Broward County Library:

May 4 – Amazonia Vocal Ensemble to Honor Mother’s Day, 3 to 4 p.m., Weston Library
May 6 – Super Monday Mother’s Day Stories for all ages, 3:30 to 4:30 p.m., North Lauderdale Saraniero Library
May 8 – 2nd Annual “Pretty in Pink” Mother’s Day Tea, 6 to 7:30 p.m., Jan Moran Collier City Learning Library
May 9 – Mother’s Day Tea, preschoolers, 10:30 a.m. to 12 noon, Southwest Regional
May 9 – Preschool Storytime Celebrates Mother’s Day, ages 3-5, with caregiver, 10:30 to 11:30 a.m., Imperial Point Library
May 11 – Mother’s Day Storytime, 10:30 to 11:30 a.m., West Regional Library
May 11 – Mother’s Day Tea, 1 to 3 p.m., South Regional/Broward College Library
May 11 – Mother’s Day Serenade from the South Florida Jubilee Women’s Chorus, a cappella singing, no tickets necessary, 2 to 3:30 p.m., Northwest Regional Library


Children's BookFest: “Journey to the Caribbean!”  (back to top)

Saturday, April 27, 2013 • 10:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
West Regional Library, 8601 West Broward Blvd., Plantation, 954-765-1560

Shane EvansGerald HausmanThe Caribbean comes alive this year at the free Children’s BookFest. Held annually in celebration of El día de los niños/El día de los libros (Children’s Day/Book Day), BookFest is a whole day of fun for the whole family. Meet authors and costumed characters, watch performances and hear stories, all of them based on the theme “Journey to the Caribbean.”

  • Hear stories from award-winning author Gerald Hausman
  • Enjoy music and tales from Coretta Scott King Award-winner Shane Evans
  • Perfomance by Louines Louines Haitian Dance Theatre, Inc. and the Mocko Jumbie Stilt Dancers
  • Bilingual storytelling with Carrie Sue Ayvar
  • Performance by children’s entertainer “Salty Sue”
  • Music from the Bahamas Junkanoo Shakers

26th Annual Conference on Children’s Literature and 11th Annual Ashley Bryan Art Series: Reading Is Not Optional
 
Friday, April 26, 2013 • 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Main Library, 100 South Andrews Ave., Fort Lauderdale, 954-357-7444

Walter Dean MyersEducators, parents, teachers, librarians and anyone who encourages reading among young people are invited to attend the free 26th Annual Conference on Children’s Literature and Ashley Bryan Art Series. This year’s keynote speakers are renowned authors Walter Dean Myers, Shane Evans and Gerald Hausman. The afternoon workshop will be presented by early literacy educator Jane Kitson. For more information or to register, please call 954-357-7336.

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