Event Highlights

Are You a Poet and You Know it!
Updated: April 3, 2014
April is Poetry Month and Broward County's African-American Research Library and Cultural Center at 2650 Sistrunk Blvd., in Fort Lauderdale is hosting it's Annual Poetry Slam beginning at 2 p.m. on Saturday, April 19. There are four categories of poetry awards for ages ranging from 13 - 16, 17 - 19, 20 - 24 and 25 years old and over. Participants can recite their own original poems or choose other poems to read. A panel of judges will consider the poem’s merit, dramatic appropriateness and level of difficulty, and overall performance.The event is free and open to the public. For more information, call the library's Welcome Desk at 954-357-6210.

Enjoy a Day of Family Fun and a Resource Fair

Updated: March 31, 2014
The Nancy J. Cotterman Center along with the Children's Services Council and other partners are hosting Broward AWARE! Protecting Our Children,  11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Roosevelt Gardens Park, 2841 N.W. 11 Street, Fort Lauderdale. Entertainment, games, raffles, refreshments. Learn how you can help prevent sexual assault and child abuse. For more information call 954-377-1119 or 954-357-5775.

County's Water Parks Open on Weekends in April

Updated: March 26, 2014

Aren't we lucky living here in South Florida? While the rest of the country is getting clobbered with extreme weather, we are fortunate to enjoy warm temperatures and sunshine. The County's four water parks, Paradise Cove in Pembroke Pines, Tropical Splash in Lauderhill, Splash Adventure in Deerfield Beach and Castaway Island in Hollywood are open Saturdays and Sundays in April. Check the water parks' schedule to see which time is most convenient for you and your family. More...

Broward Celebrates National Women's History Month

Updated: February 28, 2014

In March, Broward County honors the extraordinary achievements of American Women. Libraries throughout the County are offering free special Women's events that include movies, book review, poetry and song. Special library exhibits feature art and photographic displays, the First Ladies Madame Alexander Doll Collection and more.

Animal Care and Adoption Announces 2014 Rabies Clinic Calendar

 Updated: January 14, 2014
Broward County Animal Care and Adoption reminds all pet owners that rabies vaccinations and pet registration tags are required by law. In 2014, residents can bring their pets to one of a number of Rabies Clinics in a variety of locations throughout the County. When a target goal of 100,000 pet registration tags is reached, 100 percent of the pet registration funds will go directly to support low-to-no cost sterilization programs. More... 
The 2014 Rabies Clinics are held on Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. and include:
April 5 - Fort Lauderdale, Delevoe Park, 2520 N.W. Sixth St.
April 19 - Pompano Beach, Animal Care and Adoption Shelter, 3100 N.W. 19 Terrace
May 3 - Hollywood, David Park, 510 N. 33 Court 

Participate in the 2014 Monthly Business Development Workshop Series 

Updated: January 14, 2014 
Broward County's Office of Economic and Small Business Development is hosting a 2014 Business Development Workshop series designed to provide tips and tools to assist in sustaining, expanding and improving local businesses. The goal of the series is to position small businesses to take advantage of local opportunities to grow their reach beyond Broward County.
Each month features a new topic at a variety of times and locations throughout the County:
Saturday, March 29 - 10:30 a.m. - Noon, Southwest Regional Library, 16835 Sheridan Street, Pembroke Pines
Presented by Mayor Barbara Sharief
Topic: Free Loan Seminar
Featured Speaker: Anthony Ferretti, Florida First Capital Finance Corporation
Saturday, April 12 - 10:30 a.m. - Noon, Miramar Branch Library, 2050 Civic Center Place, Miramar
Presented by Mayor Barbara Sharief
Topic: Free Loan Seminar
Featured Speaker: Anthony Ferretti, Florida First Capital Finance Corporation
Thursday, April 17- 6 - 7:30 p.m., Broward County Governmental Center, 115 S. Andrews Ave., Room 430, Fort Lauderdale
Presented by Mayor Barbara Sharief
Topics: •Ask the Director - Network with Broward County Agency Directors •Free Loan Business Seminar
Featured Speaker: David Rodriguez, Enterprise Florida
Saturday, May 17 -  10:30 a.m. - 12 p.m., Weston Branch Library, 4205 Bonaventure Blvd, Weston 
Topic: Aspiring Entrepreneur and Inventor - Take Your Idea to the Next Level
Saturday, May 24 - 10:30 a.m. - 12 p.m., Hallandale Beach Branch Library, 300 S. Federal Highway, Hallandale Beach
Presented by Mayor Barbara Sharief
Featured Speaker: David Rodriguez, Enterprise Florida
Thursday, June 19, - 6 - 7:30 p.m., Deerfield Beach Percy White Branch Library, 837 E. Hillsboro Blvd, Deerfield Beach
Topic: Polish Your Pitch - Developing an Effective Elevator Speech 
Saturday, June 21, - 10:30 a.m. - 12 p.m., Southwest Regional Library, 16835 sheridan Street, Pembroke Pines
Presented by Mayor Barbara Sharief
Featured Speaker: Jennifer Schrader, Florida Department of Economic Opportunity
Saturday, July 19, - 10:30 a.m. - 12 p.m., West Regional Library, 8601 W. Broward Blvd., Plantation
Topic: Entrepreneur and Small Biz EXPO and Job Fair