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eConnections Newsletter - August-September 2013
Broward County > Library > eConnections Newsletter - August-September 2013
eConnections Newsletter (August - September 2013) 

¡Viva La Fiesta! Hispanic Heritage MonthHispanic artifact

Experience the sounds, sights and flavors of Hispanic Heritage Month (September 15-October 15) at these free events.
 
September 8, 15, 22, 29 – Cine Argentino Film Festival: Introduction and commentary by Argentine actress/journalist Adriana Bianco, adults, 2 p.m., Knight Auditorium, Nova Southeastern University Alvin Sherman Library, Research, and Information Technology Center
September 14 – Wayna Music of the Andes, 2 to 4 p.m., Southwest Regional Library
September 16 – Hispanic Heritage Month Film Series, call 954-201-8870 for title, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., South Regional/Broward College Library
September 17 – Latin Dance with Lee Fox, 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., Jan Moran Collier City Learning Library
September 17 – Hispanic Heritage Month Film, call 954-357-7840 for title, 2 to 4 p.m., Galt Ocean Mile Reading Center
September 18 – Movies at Main: Hispanic Heritage Month film, 2 to 5 p.m., Main Library
September 18 – Foreign Film Series with Discussion and Commentary by Shelly Isaacs: Film from Spain, 2 to 5 p.m., Northwest Regional Library
September 19 – Film Series, call 954-357-6580 for title, 2 to 5 p.m., Southwest Regional Library
September 19 – Performance: Mariachi Internacional Si Senor, 7 to 7:30 p.m., Stirling Road Library 
September 21 – Citizenship/Constitution Day, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Southwest Regional Library
September 21 – Tango from the Streets of Buenos Aires: Live music and authentic dance, 2 to 3:30 p.m., Miniaci Performing Arts Center, Nova Southeastern University Alvin Sherman Library, Research, and Information Technology Center. Call 954-262-5477 for free tickets.
September 21 – Wayna Music of the Andes, 2 to 3 p.m., South Regional/Broward College Library
September 21 – Movie, call 954-357-7500 for title. 2 to 4 p.m., Margate Catharine Young Library
September 21 – Papel Picado: Learn this traditional Hispanic folk paper art, ages 13-18, 3 to 4 p.m., Nova Southeastern University Alvin Sherman Library, Research, and Information Technology Center
September 24 – Flamenco Performance by Miguelangel Estampa Flamenca, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m., Main Library
September 25 – Preschool Fiesta Storytime, ages 3-5 with caregiver, 10:30 to 11 a.m., Imperial Point Library
September 25 – Sharkey’s Storytime: ¡Canta, baila y rie! Stories and songs in English and Spanish, ages 3-5 with caregiver, 10:30 to 11:30 a.m., Nova Southeastern University Alvin Sherman Library, Research, and Information Technology Center
September 25 – Books-in-Action: Cesar Chavez, 3 to 4 p.m., Jan Moran Collier City Learning Library
Hispanic artifactSeptember 25 – Pipo el Payaso/Pipo the Clown: Fun for all ages! 6 to 6:45 p.m., Pembroke Pines Library
September 25 – Self-Improvement Lecture and Book Talk with author Patricia Gaviria, 6 to 7:30 p.m. Weston Library
September 25 – Latin Dances for Kids: Cumbia, Salsa & Pasodoble, all ages, 6:45 to 7:30 p.m., Pembroke Pines Library
September 27 – Story Time & Craft, ages 2-5, 10:30 to 11:15 a.m., Pompano Beach Library
September 28El Arroz Nuestor de Cada Dia (Our Everyday Rice), 2 to 4 p.m., Margate Catharine Young Library
September 30 – Hispanic Heritage Month Film Series, call 954-201-8870 for title, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., South Regional/Broward College Library
September 30 – Latin Music and Colombian Dances, with Ecuadorian musician Shazkya Fernandez and Colombian dancer Amanda Ocampo, 6 to 7:30 p.m., Pembroke Pines Library
October 2 – Focus on Frida (Kahlo)! Teens, 4 to 5:45 p.m., Main Library
October 2 – Book Presentation: No a la Leche with author Tatiana Barrera, 6 to 7:45 p.m., Weston Library
October 5 – Traditional and Contemporary Music of the Andes, 2 to 3 p.m., Tamarac Library
October 5 – Movie, call 954-357-7500 for title. 2 to 4 p.m., Margate Catharine Young Library
October 7 – Hispanic Heritage Month Film Series, call 954-201-8870 for title, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., South Regional/Broward College Library
October 9 – Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month! Learn Latin American Dances, 6 to 7:30 p.m., Jan Moran Collier City Learning Library
October 10 – Classical Concert Viola and Piano with David Petrazza and Anastasiya Timofeeva: Around the World in Music, 2 to 3 p.m., North Regional/Broward College Library
October 10 – Hispanic Heritage Month Film, call 954-357-6580 for title, 2 to 5 p.m., Southwest Regional Library
October 10 – Celebrate Hispanic Heritage: Stories & Crafts for Children & Their Families, all ages, 4 to 5 p.m., Tamarac Library
October 11 – Sharkey’s Storytime: Fiesta Fun! Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month with stories and songs in English and Spanish, ages 3-5 with caregiver, 10:30 to 11:30 a.m., Nova Southeastern University Alvin Sherman Library, Research, and Information Technology Center
October 12 – Manualidades (Arts and Crafts), 2 to 4 p.m., Margate Catharine Young Library
October 12 – Paco Moreno and Friends: Concert for Children. Music and dance from Spanish-speaking countries worldwide! All ages, 2 to 3 p.m., Nova Southeastern University Alvin Sherman Library, Research, and Information Technology Center
October 14 – Hispanic Heritage Month Film Series, call 954-201-8870 for title, 4 to 6 p.m., South Regional/Broward College Library
October 15 – Book Discussion: The House of the Spirits by Isabel Allende, 12:30 to 2:30 p.m., Imperial Point Library
Exhibits: Papier-mache sculptures by Devito and Andrea Lopez-Kelley; Painting/photography by Latin artists Claudia Ojeda and Richard Bello, Southwest Regional Library. National Hispanic Heritage Month information table, Main Library
Book Displays: Deerfield Beach Percy White Library, Hallandale Beach Library, Pembroke Pines Library, Stirling Road Library
 


August is Back to School Month  (back to top)
 
Get ready to return with help from your library! 
 
School busAugust 3 – Technology Petting Zoo Workshop/Seminar, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., North Regional/Broward College Library
August 3 – West Park Bazaar and Rummage Sale! Great stuff, great prices, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., Carver Ranches Library
August 31 – Jiggleman’s Back to School Bash. Celebrate the new school year with a zany performance by Jiggleman, an Orlando-based children’s comedian and circus acrobat, all ages, 2 to 3 p.m., Nova Southeastern University Alvin Sherman Library, Research, and Information Technology Center
September 19 – School’s Cool: Back-to-school stories and craft, ages 6-10, 4 to 5 p.m., Tamarac Library
Book Display: North Regional/Broward College Library, Northwest Regional Library, Stirling Road Library


Man with gray hair using a laptop computerDigital Download Classes  (back to top)
 
Thursdays – eReader Open House, 10:30 a.m. to 12 noon, North Regional/Broward College Library
Thursdays – Download Free eBooks, 4 to 5 p.m., Northwest Regional Library
August 5, 12, 19, 26 – Keys to Your eReader: Kindle/Nook/Android/iPad, 30-minute appointment, 6 to 7:30 p.m., call 954-357-7595, Pompano Beach Library
August 8, 24 – Digital Download Information Session. Bring your device and learn how to download books and magazines from the library, 11 a.m. to 12 noon, Imperial Point Library
August 28 – Downloading eBooks and audiobooks, 6 to 7:30 p.m., Carver Ranches Library
September 17 – Adult Computer Camp: Audiobooks. Learn about the library’s free downloadable audiobooks service, including how to borrow and transfer audiobooks to a portable device, 1 to 2:30 p.m., Nova Southeastern University Alvin Sherman Library, Research, and Information Technology Center
 


Viva Florida 500Celebrating 500 Years - 1513-2013   (back to top)

August 30 – Story Time and Craft: Florida Animals, ages 2-5, 10:30 to 11:15 a.m., Pompano Beach Library
September 11 – Sharkey’s Storytime: Florida Fun! Ages 3-5, with caregiver, 10:30 to 11:30 a.m., Nova Southeastern University Alvin Sherman Library, Research, and Information Technology Center
September 17 – Spanish Marine Navigation Circa 1513, presented by the South Florida Amatuer Astronomer’s Association, 6 to 7:30 p.m., Main Library
Exhibits: Historic Broward County, courtesy of Broward County Historical Commission, North Regional/Broward College Library (August). Spanish Morion Helmet (replica), Main Library
Book Display: Northwest Regional Library
  


Stacked spools of threadsIs That Sew?  (back to top)

National Sewing Month
 
September 20 – Sewing: Create a Humbug Bag, adults, materials included, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., North Regional/Broward College Library
Exhibits: The Magic of Sewing by the Coral Springs Chapter of the American Sewing Guild, Northwest Regional Library; North Regional/Broward College Library
September 28 – Teens: Let’s Learn to Sew, 1 to 3:30 p.m., Northwest Regional Library
Book Displays: Northwest Branch Library, Northwest Regional Library
 


Reading Is Your Right! Fight For It!  (back to top)

Banned Books Week: September 22-28
 
Books stacked and chainedSeptember 3 – Banned Book Art Contest, entry forms with details now available, ages 12-18, Tamarac Library
September 18 – Book Bunch: Beloved by Toni Morrison, a book that some people want to ban, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m., Northwest Regional Library
September 23 – Celebrate Your Freedom to Read: Banned Books Bingo! Ages 13-18, 1 to 2:30 p.m., Nova Southeastern University Alvin Sherman Library, Research, and Information Technology Center
September 23 – Movie and Discussion: Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck, 2 to 5 p.m., Main Library
September 23 – Banned Books Open Mic Event, 6 to 7:30 p.m., Jan Moran Collier City Learning Library
September 28 – Teens Read Banned Books: Discussion with snacks, ages 12-18, 2 p.m., pre-register and choose a book beginning Sept. 3, Tamarac Library
Book Displays: North Regional/Broward College Library, Northwest Regional Library
Exhibits: Deerfield Beach Percy White Library, Imperial Point Library, Pembroke Pines Library
Information Table: Weston Library
 


Skye Patrick sitting on the step in front of a librarySkye Writing...  (back to top)

Dear Broward County Library Customers:
 
Since joining the Broward County Library team in April, I’ve enjoyed the opportunity to get to know many of you – the customers, staff, community and stakeholders of Broward County Library. As a recent transplant to South Florida, I am thrilled to now be a member of this diverse, multicultural community so filled with vibrant energy, culture and excitement.
 
This month, Broward County Libraries Division will celebrate both Hispanic Heritage Month (Sept. 15 – Oct. 15) and Viva Florida 500, the statewide initiative that celebrates the 500th anniversary of Juan Ponce de Leon’s arrival in Florida. Fall is in the air (thank goodness!), and after a long, hot summer, Broward County Libraries Division will be embarking on a number of innovative, forward-thinking projects that’ll make spaces and places where the community can be inspired to create, think, contribute and grow. As we face new challenges and victories, I feel honored to be a part of what Broward County Libraries Division is and will be.
 
I encourage you to keep an eye on the news section of broward.org/library to stay up-to-date on Broward County Library’s exciting new developments.
 
Very Best,
  
Skye Patrick
Broward County Libraries Division Director
 


Former Broward County Library Directors Sam Morrison, left, and Cecil Beach, welcome Skye Patrick
Former Broward County Library Directors Sam Morrison, left, and Cecil Beach, welcome Skye Patrick
Library Foundation Board Chair Suzanne Migdall speaks at reception.
Library Foundation Board Chair Suzanne Migdall speaks at reception
Skye Patrick with Library Foundation member Adolfo Cotilla.
Skye Patrick with Library Foundation member Adolfo Cotilla
“Meet the New Library Director” Receptions
Introduce Skye Patrick to the Community
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Seventy-five community leaders and members of the Broward Public Library Foundation Board of Directors welcomed new Broward County Libraries (BCL) Division Director Skye Patrick at two receptions in June.
 
At the receptions, Patrick shared her vision of making cutting-edge technology available to BCL customers, starting with a series of “makerspace” projects, which are hands-on, mentor-led learning environments that feature 3-D printers.
 
Ms. Patrick is only the fifth library director in Broward County Library’s 39-year history. She joins Broward County Library following the retirement of Robert Cannon in January. Two former library directors – Cecil Beach and Sam Morrison – attended the receptions in her honor.
 
Before coming to Broward County, Patrick served as assistant director at the Queens Public Library in New York, where she managed 20 branch locations. Previously, she worked as a youth services librarian, a branch manager and a web services designer for the San Francisco Public Library. 
 
Library Foundation Board Chair Suzanne Migdall and Library Foundation Executive Director Dorothy Klein spoke at the receptions about the Library Foundation’s mission of supporting Library programs and services. They also presented a video about the Library Foundation and its chief fundraising event, Literary Feast. Literary Feast 2014 will be held March 15-17.

Suzanne Migdall, former Foundation Board Chair Hugh Root, Skye Patrick, Foundation Board members Sal Ferradas & Michael Stephan
Suzanne Migdall, former Foundation Board
Chair Hugh Root, Skye Patrick, Foundation
Board members Sal Ferradas & Michael Stephan


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