Broward County Library January 2023 Magazine

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NEA BIG READ

Broward.org /Library January 2023
Read.Broward.org
Award-winning author Patricia Engel

Director ’s MESSAGE

Hello, and Happy New Year!

What an exciting year we have ahead of us. Activities and events are planned months in advance, so I know you will be thrilled when you experience what’s coming. Our New Year’s resolution at the library is to give you a year of delight and enlightenment. As for setting personal resolutions, I am planning for a year of growth and achievement. Rather than one big goal, I am setting one intention per month.

My intention for January, which is International Creativity Month, is to hone my creativity and be alert to the creative output and ideas of others. Whether it’s an individual or an entire culture, let’s express our appreciation for things beautiful, clever and interesting. And as our Events Calendar shows, we’re a library community of handcrafters, fiber artisans, serenity coloring artists and makers of all kinds. Don’t be shy to jump in and join the party – you’re invited!

When I think of creativity, author and illustrator Ashley Bryan immediately comes to mind. We are privileged with the responsibility to preserve some of his artwork, and this year I invite you to the 20th Annual Ashley Bryan Art Series Conference Youth Art Festival - A Day of Masterpiece Making! on Saturday, January 28 at the African American Research Library and Cultural Center (AARLCC). Bring the whole family for a day of concert and theatre performances, crafting, author events, face painting, African storytelling and art making experiences.

Something else which recently impressed me was the wonderful writing of Patricia Engel, award-winning author of this year’s NEA Big Read selection, Infinite Country. The depth, scope, and her magnificent use of language had me enthralled with this book. I recommend it so highly that I’ve made it my Director’s Book Club selection for this month. Please pull up a chair and talk about it with me.

For young readers, NEA Big Read selections are The Boy in the Back of the Class, by Onjali Q. Raúf, about a Syrian refugee, and Dreamers, by Yuyi Morales, detailing her migration from Mexico. Find great programs in the Events Calendar for everything “NEA Big Read,” from book discussions, movies, crafts, storytimes, Colombian Salsa and Merengue dance workshops, art exhibits and word games.

January ushers in the Chinese New Year as well as our own – let’s creatively mark them both! Make an origami rabbit for the Year of the Rabbit, a dragon mask, or do a slew of other creative projects to learn about this magnificent culture. Celebrate with activities and performances from the Lee Koon Hung Lion & Dragon Dance Team, among many branch commemorations. (Enter “Chinese” in the Events Calendar search box.)

I’ve touched on several types of creative and artistic expression in the visual arts, dance, literature, crafting, photography, theatre arts, and so forth. But there is another type of innovative vision that does not just decorate our world but transforms it. That is the type of vision that Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. brought to our national life in his role as a pioneer in the American Civil Rights movement. We honor his courage to reimagine our country with a national holiday on January 15 and with many programs at our branches. Our Events Calendar has programs for staged re-enactments, discussions, scavenger hunts, crafting, storytimes, trivia and films to honor his legacy. (Enter “MLK day” in the Events Calendar search box and choose January date range.)

May the New Year usher in peace, prosperity, and all good things!

Allison GrubbsSincerely,

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NEA Big Read: We Are All Dreamers! Art session inspired by Yuyi Morales’ book Dreamers January 19

20th Annual Ashley Bryan Art Series Conference Homeschoolers Youth Retreat January 27

20th Annual Ashley Bryan Art Series Conference Youth Art Festival - A Day of Masterpiece Making! January 28

2650 SISTRUNK BLVD. FORT LAUDERDALE 33311 954-357-6282 AFRICAN AMERICAN RESEARCH LIBRARY AND CULTURAL CENTER EVENT DETAILS Adul Beginner’s Guide to the Cloud January 7 • 10:30AM-Noon January 11 • 6-7:30PM Resumes and Cover Letters January 14 • 10:30AM-Noon January 18 • 6-7:30PM TABLE OF CONTENTS DIRECTOR’S BOOK CLUB JANUARY 2023 Director’s Message ...............................................2 Director’s Book Club 3 Customer Success Story .................................. 4 EVENTS BY LOCATION
American Research Library and Cultural Center .............................................3
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County Library Branch 4 Carver Ranches.....................................................6
Plaza/Leon Slatin ................................6
Beach/Paul DeMaio .................................6
City ................................................. 7
Beach Percy White ............................ 7
Lauderdale 7
Ocean Mile .....................................................8
Beach .................................................8
Beach ..................................................8
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Point ........................................................9
African
Beach
Broward
Century
Dania
Davie/Cooper
Deerfield
Fort
Galt
Hallandale
Hollywood
Hollywood
Imperial
City 9
Lakes .................................................9
Central Park ................................... 10
Centre .................................. 10
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Lauderdale Saraniero ........................... 11
Regional/Broward College .................. 12 Northwest Regional ........................................... 13
Sherman ......................................... 13
Pines .................................................. 14
Beach 14 Riverland ............................................................... 15
Regional/Broward College.................. 15 Southwest Regional ........................................... 16
Road ........................................................ 17
Pearl .............................................. 17
Bryant 18
Regional ...................................................... 18 Weston .................................................................... 19 ONLINE EVENTS.................................................... 20 Broward.org/Library January 2023 3
Jan Moran Collier
Lauderdale
Lauderhill
Lauderhill Towne
Main
Miramar
North
North
Nova/Alvin
Pembroke
Pompano
South
Stirling
Sunrise/Dan
Tyrone
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Meet the Computer January 21
10:30AM-Noon January 25
Guide to Internet Safety January 28
• 4-5PM
• 9AM-1PM
JANUARY 9 NOON-1PM Online JANUARY 18 6-7PM Imperial Point Branch At the dawn of the new millennium, Colombia is a country devastated by
of violence. Elena and Mauro are teenagers when they
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to the mounting uncertainty of life in
their
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United States. Infinite Country by Patricia Engel

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Needlework Circle: Bring your latest textile craft project

January 4 • 2:30-3:45PM

Introduction to Rug Hooking January 5, 12, 19, 26 • 2-4PM

Book Talk with Donna Bruno: Biographies of Audrey Hepburn and Viola Davis January 6 • 2:30-3:30PM

Scrabble January 11 • 2:30-3:45PM

NEA Big Read Beach Library Book Club: Infinite Country by Patricia Engel January 25 • 2:30-3:45PM

Fun & Games: Board games, cards, puzzles and more, all ages/families/kids January 28 • 2:30-3:45PM

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“It’s amazing! That’s what I tell everyone,” says Patricia Protich, a customer who recently took part in Broward County Library’s WorkForce Ready program. “All you need to get a computer is a library card. Really? That’s so easy it’s almost comical!”

No doubt Patricia had a smile on her face this spring after discovering WorkForce Ready in Fresh News, the library’s e-newsletter. At the time, Patricia’s 12year position in medical billing ended, and she found herself in the doubly difficult position of looking for new job and another place to live simultaneously – without search necessities, like a computer or WiFi service.

Thankfully, Broward County Library’s WorkForce Ready program lends Chromebook laptops and WiFi-enabled hotspots for up to 60 days to prepare résumés, job search, engage in online interviews and attend educational webinars to enhance employability. Patricia borrowed just what she

needed to guide and turbo-power her job search. “The bonus feature of the Wi-Fi hot spot helped me the most” says Patricia. “I did not have to stay at McDonald’s using their WiFi all day!”

An administrative assistant with extensive executive support and medical billing experience, Patricia was impressed that the technology included in the WorkForce Ready toolkit “gave me everything I needed at my fingertips” for efficient searches and application submissions. “At one time, you had to rely on constant trips to the unemployment office and classified ads in the newspaper. I recommend this upgrade to anyone.”

Patricia was able to power through any and all setbacks by using the laptop to multi-task online so that looking for housing, work, staying in touch with the Unemployment Benefits website, and accessing classes on the Employment Career Center, was an efficient process.

“The online search made me aware that

there is currently a high demand for payroll work, which has become my new focus. I have since enrolled at Broward College to gain additional skills for my future.”

With her impressive experience, great mindset and library WorkForce Ready tools, Patricia secured housing and a position in medical billing in May. She is looking ahead to even bigger goals and successes, studying accounting at Broward College, and discovering even more job resources at the library, like Creation Station Business Coworking Hub at Main Library, Universal Class and Brainfuse JobNow, among others.

Patricia notes, “There is a lot of help out there. One just has to keep looking for it. Thank you, Broward County Library!”

Broward County Library’s Workforce Ready program is sponsored by the Broward Public Library Foundation.

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PATRICIA

NEA BIG READ

Broward County Library presents the 2023 NEA Big Read throughout January and early February, featuring the novel Infinite Country by awardwinning author Patricia Engel.

Two other highly acclaimed youth titles will also be highlighted: The Boy in the Back of the Class, by Onjali Q. Raúf, about a Syrian refugee, and Dreamers, by Yuyi Morales, detailing her migration from Mexico.

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NEA Big Read is a program of the National Endowment for the Arts in partnership with Arts Midwest, with additional sponsorship provided by the Broward Public Library Foundation.

Broward County Library invites all of Broward County to join
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4735 S.W. 18 STREET WEST PARK 33023 954-357-6245

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Dept. of Moter Vehicles (DMV) Mobile Event: Renew License, Flrida ID and vehicles

January 20 • 10AM-2PM

CENTURY PLAZA LEON SLATIN

1856A W. HILLSBORO BLVD. DEERFIELD BEACH 33442 954-357-7740

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English Café: Casual conversational English practice class.

Teens welcome

January 3, 10, 17, 24, 31 • 2-3PM

Ageless Grace: Chair exercises for brain/body fitness

January 6 • 2-3PM

Chess Club: Casual play for all levels Teens welcome

January 7, 14, 21, 28 • 3-5PM

NEA Big Read Book Discussion: Infinite Country by Patricia Engel

January 9 • 1:30-2:30PM

Socrates Café: Group discussion of philosophical, ethical issues and more.

January 13, 27 • 10:30AM-Noon

AARP Smart Driver Course (AARP Members: $20/Non-members: $25)

January 19

• 10:30AM-4:30PM

Preschool Storytime, ages 3-5

January 3, 10, 17, 24, 31 • 10:3011:30AM

Celebrate Chinese New Year: The Legend of New Year Beast

January 20 • 4-6PM

DANIA BEACH

PAUL DEMAIO

1 PARK AVE. EAST DANIA BEACH 33004 954-357-7073

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Ageless Grace: with Eleanor Robinson

January 3, 10, 17, 24, 31 • 1-2PM

Coffee and Conversation with a Librarian: Informal discussion of free government services

January 4, 18 • 10:30-11:30AM

Chair Yoga

January 6, 13, 20, 27 • 11AM-Noon

English Café Intermediate: Casual conversational practice class for learners of English as a second language. Teens welcome

January 6, 13, 20, 27 • 1-2PM

Arts & Crafts with Christine January 12 • 2:30-4PM

Imani Book Club’s Black Authors Panel

Discussion January 21 • 3:30-5PM

D.I.Y. Tees Workshop: Bring your own t-shirt to slash, weave and embellish Teens welcome

January 25 • 11AM-Noon

Toddler/Preschool Storytime

January 3, 10, 17, 24, 31 • 10:3011:30AM

Kindness Club, tweens/teens

January 9, 23 • 4-5PM

SAT/ACT Workshop Series: Self-paced test prep, teens

January 11, 18, 25 • 4:30-5:30PM

Wags and Tales: Read a story to Max the pet therapy dog, ages 5-9

January 11, 25 • 3:30-4:30PM

Family Storytime

January 12, 26 • 6:30-7:30PM

Arts & Crafts with Charlene January 19 • 4-5:30PM

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4600 S.W. 82ND AVE. DAVIE 33328 954-357-6399

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837 E. HILLSBORO BLVD. DEERFIELD BEACH 33441 954-357-7680

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English Café: Intermediate English conversation class

January 4, 11, 18, 25 • 10:30-11:30AM

NEA Big Read Book Discussion: Infinite Country by Patricia Engel

January 19 • 2-3PM

Storytime, ages 2-5 January 12 • 10:30-11AM

Blues Cinema: Call for title January 12 • 2-4:30PM

Blues Cinema: Call for title January 26 • 2-4:15PM

EVENT DETAILS

Blues School: Dramatically Speaking: President Hoover and His First Lady, live presentation January 14 • 2-3:30PM

NEA Big Read Deer Readers Book Club: Infinite Country by Patricia Engel January 23 • 1-2:30PM

Blues School: Harmonica Blues with Clay Goldstein January 28 • 2-3:30PM

NEA Big Read Storytime and slime-making: featuring Dreamers by Yuri Morales January 24 • 4-5PM

1300 E. SUNRISE BLVD. FORT LAUDERDALE 33304 954-357-7890

FORT LAUDERDALE EVENT DETAILS

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NEA Big Read Book Discussion: Infinite Country by Patricia Engel

January 12 • 11AM-Noon

Socrates Café: Group discussion of philosophical, ethical and moral issues

January 12, 19, 26 • 2-3:30PM

Hoopla Book Club: Never Saw Me Coming by Vera Kurian January 17 • 6:30-7:30PM

DAVIE/COOPER CITY
DEERFIELD BEACH PERCY WHITE
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3403 GALT OCEAN DR. FORT LAUDERDALE 33308

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Conversational French Practice Class

January 3

• 11:15AM-12:15PM

Book Review: The Warmth of Other Suns by Isabel Wilkerson

January 17 • 2-3PM

Italian Language Class for Beginners

January 20

• 4:15-5:15PM

NSU Art Museum Docent Art Lecture: Americans

Discover Impressionism

January 24

• 2-3PM

300 S. FEDERAL HIGHWAY HALLANDALE 33009 954-357-6380

HALLANDALE BEACH EVENT DETAILS

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Chair Yoga

January 3, 10, 17, 24, 31 • 1-2PM

Ask Us Anything: Technology and computers January 12, 26 • 1-2PM

English Café: Intermediate English conversation class

January 4, 11, 18, 25 • 2-3:30PM

Friday Movie Matinee: Call for title January 13 • 2-4:30PM

NEA Big Read Hallandale Book Club: Infinite Country by Patricia Engel January 20 • 2-3PM

Sunshine Toddlers Storytime January 5, 12, 19, 26 • 10:30-11AM

Career Preparation Workshops for Teen

• Résumés: January 10, 5-6PM

• Cover Letters: January 17, 5-6PM

• Customer Service Skills: January 24, 5-6PM

1301 S OCEAN DRIVE, HOLLYWOOD, FL 33019 954-357-4798

Hollywood Beach Reading Center Book Club: The Paris Library by Janet Skeslien Charles

January 27 • 2-3PM

HOLLYWOOD

2600 HOLLYWOOD BLVD. HOLLYWOOD 33020 954-357-7760

English Café: Beginning English class

January 3, 10, 17, 24, 31

5:30-6:30PM

English Café: Intermediate/Advanced English conversation class

January 4, 11, 18, 25 • 10-11AM

U.S. Citizenship & Naturalization Class

January 7, 14, 21, 28 • 10:30AM-Noon

Playgroup Fun

January 3, 10, 17, 24, 31 • 10:30-11AM

Preschool Storytime Adventure

January 5, 12, 19, 26 • 10:30-11AM

954-357-7840 GALT OCEAN EVENT DETAILS
HOLLYWOOD BEACH BERNICE P. OSTER EVENT DETAILS
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Martin Luther King Jr. Day Play: Be a part of the performance, children/teens

January 18

Martin Luther King Jr. Craft, children/teens

January 20 • 3:30-4:30PM International Creativity Month Art Project, all ages January 23 • Noon-7:30PM January 24, 26, 27 • 10AM-5:30PM January 25

Meet the Computer

January 10 • 5:30-7:30PM

NEA Big Read Panel Discussion: The Impact of Colombian Music/Visual Arts on American Culture

1:30-5PM An Introduction to Word January 31

January 21

YOUR LIBRARY AT YOUR FINGERTIPS Instantly Read, Listen and Watch with Your Library Card. 5985 N. FEDERAL HIGHWAY FORT LAUDERDALE
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Chess Club: All ages and levels January 3, 10, 17, 24
4:30-7:30PM Origami/Coloring
January 5, 12, 19
3:30-4:30PM Director’s Book
Big Read’s Infinite Country by Patricia Engel January 18 • 6-7PM Preschool Storytime
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January 9, 23, 30 • 10:30-11:30AM Fingerpainting/Sketching January 26 • 3:30-4:30PM 2800 N.W. 9 COURT POMPANO BEACH 33069 954-357-7670
Free Homework Help, grades K-12 January 17, 19, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 31 3-4PM
• 3:30-4:30PM
• 1-8:30PM
LAUDERDALE LAKES BRANCH LIBRARY/ EDUCATIONAL AND CULTURAL CENTER
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NEA Big Read Craft Day All ages/families January 30 • 6-7:30PM 3580 W. OAKLAND PARK BLVD. LAUDERDALE LAKES 33311 954-357-8650
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NEA Big Read Book Discussion: Infinite Country by Patricia Engel January 9 • 5:30-6:30PM

Broward County Property Appraiser Outreach: Learn about/sign up for property tax exemptions January 12 • 3-4PM

Meet the Computer January 26 • 4-5:30PM

100 S. ANDREWS AVE. FORT LAUDERDALE 33301 954-357-7444

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El Club en Español: Conversational Spanish class, intermediate and above

January 4, 11, 18, 25 • 6-7:30PM

English Café: Intermediate English conversation class

January 5, 12, 19, 26 • 2:30-3:30PM

Chair Yoga: Exercises for the body and mind January 6, 13, 20, 27 • Noon-1PM

NEA Big Read: Colombian Dance Workshop: Salsa Choke and Cumbia January 7 • 2-3PM

Afternoon Storytime, all ages January 3, 10, 17, 24, 31 • 4:30-5PM

Homework Help, grades K-12 January 9, 11, 18, 23, 25, 30 • 3:305:30PM

Memoir Writing Workshop, teens welcome January 9 • 1-3:30PM

AERO South Florida Business Resource Expo: Free and low-cost resources for entrepreneurs/ small businesses

January 11 • 4:30-7:30PM

Chess Club, ages 7 and up January 14 • 11AM-12:30PM

NEA Big Read Youth Book Discussion: Dreamers by Yuyi Morales January 19 • 11:30Am-12:30PM

January 21 • 11AM-Noon

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NEED HOMEWORK HELP? Live Online Tutoring • Writing Lab Learning Resources Walk-up/ Drive-up Service Reserve books, DVDs and other materials using the online catalog or by calling the library. LOCATIONS AND HOURS 10 January 2023 Broward.org/Library CELEBRATING COLOMBIAN
Colombian Cuentos/ Stories, bilingual folktales with storyteller
Sue Ayvar.
will be held at the Jim Ward
46 Avenue,
CUENTOS Celebrating
Carrie
Event
Community Center, 301 NW
Plantation, FL 33317, 954-585-2344

NEA Big Read Book Discussion: Infinite Country

by Patricia Engel

MIRAMAR BRANCH LIBRARY AND EDUCATION CENTER

2050 CIVIC CENTER PLACE MIRAMAR 33025 954-357-8090

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English Café: English conversation class

January 4, 11, 18, 25 • 10:30AM-Noon

Writer’s Club January 9, 23 • 10:30AM-12:30PM

NEA Big Read Book Discussion: Infinite Country by Patricia Engel January 21 • 11AM-12:30PM

Holistic Healing: Meditation, sound healing, breathing exercises and other techniques. Teens welcome January 24 • 6-7PM

NORTH LAUDERDALE

6901 KIMBERLY BLVD. NORTH LAUDERDALE 33068 954-357-6660

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NEA Big Read Ancestry Discussion: Ancestry stories shared from Infinite Country by Patricia Engel

January 17 • 6-7PM

Savings Fitness: Guide to your money and future January 23 6-7PM

Get Ready for Preschool Storytime, ages 2-5 January 10, 17, 24, 31 • 10:30-11AM

Storytime, ages 2-6 January 5, 12, 19, 26 • 10:30-11:15AM

STEM Fun: Build! Create! Investigate! Ages 8-12 January 11 • 3-4PM

The one-tap reading app from your library happy reading. Meet Broward.org/Library January 2023 11

MARGATE CATHARINE
5810 PARK DRIVE MARGATE 33063 954-357-7500
YOUNG BRANCH
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January 18 • 3-4PM SARANIERO
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Hooked on Books: Interactive Book Club, ages 9-13 January 11 • 5-6PM

NORTH REGIONAL/ BROWARD COLLEGE LIBRARY

1100 COCONUT CREEK BLVD. COCONUT CREEK 33066 954-201-2600

EVENT DETAILS

Ageless Grace: Chair exercises for brain/body fitness

January 5, 19 • 1-2PM

F2P Gaming Friday: Multiplayer gaming on the big screen Teens welcome

January 6, 13, 20, 27 • 4-5:30PM

Come Together Acoustic Guitar Café: Familyfriendly acoustic music open mic and jam January 7 • 2-5PM

Monday Movie and Discussion: Call for title Teens welcome

January 9

• 2-4:30PM

English Café for Beginners

January 9, 23, 30 • 5-6:30PM

Words Alive present The Exiles January 26, 2-3PM

Create a Vision Board Ages 12 and up welcome January 28 1-2PM

NEA Big Read Dance Workshop: Colombian salsa and merengue January 28 • 3-4PM

Crazy 8s Math Club Series, grades K-5 January 4, 11, 18, 25 • 4:30-5:30PM

Toddler/Preschool Storytime, ages 2-5 January 5, (yoga/stretching) 12, 19, 26 • 10:30-11AM

Teen Advisory Board Meeting, ages 12-18 January 9 • 5:30-6:30PM

Construction Zone, ages 3-11 January 14, 11AM-Noon

Storybook STEM: Toddler and Preschool Storytime, ages 2-5

January 19 • 10:30-11AM

NEA Big Read Book Discussion for Teens: Infinite Country by Patricia Engel

January 20 • 3-4PM

Wags & Tales: Read a story to Zoe the pet therapy dog, ages 5-11

January 21 • 2-3PM

International Creativity Month: Upcycled t-shirt bag, ages 6-11

January 23 • 4:30-5:30PM

NEA Big Read Family Book Discussion The Boy at the Back of the Class (free books available) January 28 • 11:30AM-12:30PM

12 January 2023 Broward.org/Library
The 20th Annual Saturday, January 28 11AM-3PM African American Research Library and Cultural Center Ashley Bryan Art Series Youth Art Festivalfeaturing Jerry Craft 12 January 2023 Broward.org/Library

U.S. Citizenship Classes

January 3, 10, 17, 24, 31 • 5-6:30PM

English Café: Beginners English conversation class

January 5, 12, 19, 26 • 5-6:30PM

English Café: Intermediate English conversation class

January 5, 12, 19, 26 • 5-6:30PM

NEA Big Read Book Discussion & Party:

Infinite Country by Patricia Engle

January 10 • 1-3:30PM

Florida Friendly Landscapes with the Coral Springs Garden Club

January 14 • 10:30AM-12:30PM

Chinese New Year Celebration: Crafts and activities. All ages welcome January 21 • 2-4PM

Learn the Tarot January 28 • 11:30AM-12:30PM

G.R.A.S.P.: Grief Recovery After a Substance Passing support group January 31 • 5:15-6:45PM

Open Classroom: Social vulnerability and safe building recertification violations in Miami

January 11 • Noon-1:30PM

Build it! Make it! Play it: Drop in for fun and activities

January 9 • 4-4:45PM

Raise a Reader Storytime

January 11, 18, 25 • 10:30-11:15AM

Teen Dungeons and Dragons, ages 13-18 January 14 • 1:30-3:30PM

NORTHWEST REGIONAL LIBRARY
3151 UNIVERSITY DRIVE CORAL SPRINGS 33065 954-357-7990
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3100 RAY FERRERO, JR. BLVD. FORT LAUDERDALE 33314 954-262-5477 NOVA SOUTHEASTERN UNIVERSITY ALVIN SHERMAN LIBRARY, RESEARCH AND INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY CENTER
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PEMBROKE PINES

955 N.W. 129 AVE.

PEMBROKE PINES 33028

954-357-6750

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POMPANO BEACH LIBRARY AND CULTURAL CENTER

50 W. ATLANTIC BLVD. POMPANO BEACH 33060 954-357-7595

English Café: Beginners English conversation class

January 9, 16, 23, 30 • 1-2PM

PE Classic Book Club

January 18 • 6-7PM

3-D Snowflakes Craft

January 24

• 11AM-12:30PM

PE Classic Movie: Call for title

January 25

• 5:30-7:45PM

Winter-Themed Card Craft

January 26

• 11:30AM-1PM

LEGO Night

January 11

4-5:30PM

Storytime, ages 2-5

January 12, 19, 26 • 10:30-11:15AM

PE Chess Club, all ages/families

January 14, 28 • Noon-1PM

Open Play Hour, ages 1-5

January 17 • 11AM-Noon

Rock Painting Crafternoon, ages 8 and up

January 21 • 1-2PM

Origami Star Craft, tweens/teens

January 23 • 4-5PM

Family PJ Storytime: Celebrate the Lunar New Year

January 30

• 6:30-7:15PM

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Mixed Media Art Class

January 21 • 11AM-1PM

Writer’s Group

EVENT DETAILS

January 24 • 6:30-7:55PM

NEA Big Read Movie and Discussion

January 26 • 2-4:30PM

Family Storytime, ages 2-5

January 6, 13, 20 • 10:30-11AM

Tuesday Crafternoon, ages 6-11

January 10 • 3-4PM

Afternoon Storytime & Craft, ages 2-5

January 19 • 3-4PM

Wags & Tales: Read a story to Zoe the pet therapy dog, ages 6-11

January 23 • 3-4PM

Storytime with a Twist: With ProAm Dance Studio, all ages

January 27 • 10:30-11AM

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RIVERLAND

2710 W. DAVIE BLVD.

FORT LAUDERDALE 33312 954-357-7455

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English Café: Beginner and intermediate English conversation class

January 7, 14, 21, 28 • 11AM-12:30PM

U.S. Citizenship and Naturalization Class

January 7, 14, 21, 28 • 12:30-1:30PM

Broward County Property Appraiser Outreach: Learn about/sign up for property tax exemptions

January 10 • 2:30-4:30PM

NEA Big Read Book Discussion: Infinite Country by Patricia Engel

January 26 • 5-6:30PM

Preschool Storytime, ages 3-6

January 10, 17, 24, 31 • 11-11:30AM

A Celebration of Martin Luther King Jr.: Share the Dream video and trivia

January 18 • 4-5PM

SOUTH REGIONAL/ BROWARD COLLEGE LIBRARY

7300 PINES BLVD. PEMBROKE PINES 33028 954-201-8825

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English Café: Intermediate English conversation class

January 4, 11, 18, 25 • 5:45-6:45PM

Bingo for Books, all ages January 8, 2-3PM

By this Shall We Be Known: Interpreting the Voice, Vision and Message of Martin Luther King, Jr.

January 14 • 2-3PM

NEA Big Read: Colombia - A History January 21 • 1-2PM

Canva Creations: Share ideas, techniques and tips to improve your graphic design knowledge Teens welcome January 28 • 2-3PM

Twilight Tales Storytime, kids/families

January 9, 23, 30 • 6-6:30PM

Story Time Fun, ages 3-6

January 10, 17, 24, 31 • 3-3:30PM

SAT/ACT Workshops, teens

January 11, 18, 23, 25, 30 • 5-6:15PM

Toddler Time, ages 18-36 months

January 12, 19, 26 • 11-11:30AM

Builder’s Club: Building fun, ages 6-11

January 12, 19, 26 • 3-4PM

Crafty Kids, ages 5-11

January 13, 20, 27 • 3-3:30PM

Games and Gaming: Video and board games, ages 12-18

January 14, 21, 28 • 2-3PM

Anime Club: Discuss graphic novels, TV, movies, and pop culture related to Japanese animation, ages 13-18

January 14, 21, 28 • 4-5:30PM

NEA Big Read Indoor StoryWalk: Dreamers by Yuyi Morales

January 30, 31 • 10AM-8PM

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16835 SHERIDAN STREET PEMBROKE PINES 33331 954-357-6580

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*Get Crafty: Chinese New Year Lucky Knot Key Ring. Register for one session only.

January 4 • 5-5:45PM and 6-6:45PM

West Pines Toastmasters: Practice public speaking and leadership skills

January 4, 11, 18, 25 • 6:30-7:45PM

Chair Yoga with Leigh Ann Russo

January 5, 12, 19, 26 • Noon-1PM

*Off the Hook: Knitting and crochet group

January 5, 12, 19, 26 • 1-3PM

*Adult Coloring

January 6, 13, 20, 27 • 11AM-1PM

Introduction to Word January 7 • 11AM-12:30PM

*Ageless Grace: Chair exercises for brain/body fitness

January 9, 23, 30 • Noon-1PM

English Café: Intermediate, focuses on vocabulary, pronunciation and grammar January 10, 17, 24, 31 10:30AM-Noon

*Genealogy 101

January 10, 17, 31 • 2-4PM

Literacy Basics for the U. S. Citizenship Test January 10, 17, 24, 31 • 5:30-7PM

NSU Art Museum Docent Fine Arts Series: Americans Discover Impressionism January 11 • 2-3PM

U. S. Citizenship and Naturalization Course

January 11, 18 • 6-7:30PM

English Café: Basic/Intermediate, focuses on vocabulary, pronunciation and grammar January 11, 18, 25 • 10:30AM-Noon

*Crafting: Learn to make paper beads January 14, 1-3PM

U. S. Citizenship and Naturalization Course January 14, 21, 28 • 10-11:30AM

Let’s Talk About Books: NEA Big Read’s Infinite Country by Patricia Engel January 17 • 10:30-11:30AM

Computer Basics January 17 • 6-7:30PM

NEA Big Read Book Discussion: Infinite Country by Patricia Engel (with American Sign Language interpreter) January 19 • 2:15-3:15PM

Colombian Salsa and Merengue Dance Class January 21 • 2-3PM

English Café: Intermediate English conversation

January 23, 30 10:30AM-Noon

*Broward County Property Appraiser Outreach: Learn about/sign up for property tax exemptions January 24 • 3:30-5:30PM

*A Matter of Balance: Strategies to prevent/ manage falls and increase activity, 8-week series

January 24, 31 • 12:30-2:30PM

*New Year, New Résumé Workshop January 24 • 6-7:45PM

Naturalization 101: NEA Big Read U.S. Immigration policies and procedures examined January 25 • 6-7:30PM

*Tree Climbers Genealogy Group January 26 • 2-4PM

NEA Big Read: A Live Conversation with Infinite

Country Author Patricia Engel

January 28 • 12:30-2PM

*PowerPoint Basics January 31 • 6-7:30PM

Florida Citrus Model Train Society Holiday

Interactive Train Exhibit, all ages

January 3-5, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12 Noon-4PM

PajamaRama Family Storytime, all ages January 3, 17, 31 • 6-6:30PM

Toddler Storytime, ages 12-35 months

January 4, 11, 18, 25 • Two sessions 10:30-11AM and 11:15-11:45AM

Math and Logic Games, all ages January 7, 21 • Noon-1PM

Little Big Readers Preschool Storytime, ages 3-5 January 9, 16, 23, 30 • 10:30-11AM

Bilingual Storytime ¡Lee y Canta! Read and Sing! January 10, 24 • 6-6:30PM

Let’s Build: Practice engineering principles with building challenges, ages 6-12 January 14 • 2-3PM

NEA Big Read Bookopoly Special: The Boy at the Back of the Class; read and play trivia, grades 4-6

January 21 • 4-5PM

Wags & Tales: Read a story to a pet therapy dog, 5-12

January 28 • 10:30-11:30AM

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January 4, 11, 18, 25 • 2-3PM

Ageless Grace: Chair exercises for brain/body fitness

January 5, 12, 19, 26 • 2-3PM

Monday Matinee: Call for title

January 9, 23 • Noon-2:55PM

English Café: Beginner English conversation class

January 9, 23, 30 • 4-5:30PM

Hollywood Historical Society: 1947 Hurricane in Fort Lauderdale, presented by author Sue Gillis

January 15 • 1-3PM

NEA Big Read Book Discussion: Infinite Country by Patricia Engel

January 17 • 1:30-3PM

Short Story Discussion Group: Nilda by Junot Diaz

January 31 • 1:30-3PM

Toddler Storytime, ages 1-3

January 5, 12, 19, 26 • 11-11:45AM

Writing an Effective Business Plan

January 7 • 10:30-11:30AM

English Café for Beginners: Conversational English practice class

January 10, 17, 24, 31 • 6-7PM

U.S. Citizenship Test Preparation January 11, 18, 25 • 6-7PM

Chair Yoga with Elizabeth Veras January 12, 26 • 10:30-11:30AM

Introduction to Microsoft Word

January 14 • 10:30AM-Noon

Introduction to Microsoft Excel January 21 • 10:30AM-Noon

Cover to Cover Book Club: NEA Big Read featured title; call library for details January 25 • 6:30-7:30PM

Introduction to Microsoft PowerPoint

January 28 • 10:30AM-Noon

Preschool Story Time

January 5, 12, 19, 26 • 10:30-11:30AM

Game Night: Xbox, PlayStation and board games, all ages

January 10, 24 • 6:30-7:30PM

Anime at Sunrise, ages 12 and up January 13, 27 • 4-6PM

Pajama Story Time: NEA Big Read featuring Colombian children’s stories January 18 • 6-7PM

NEA Big Read “Celebrate Colombia” Movie, call library for title January 21 • 3-5PM

Crafternoon: Origami rabbits for Chinese New Year

January 23 • 4-5PM

Be Creative! Drawing and coloring for everyone January 28 • 2-4PM

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NEA Big Read Book Chat: The Boy In the Back of the Class by Onjali Rauf., tweens/tens

January 3

&• 4-4:45PM

Green Screen Studio Session: Bring your cell phone and film your own studio session, teens

January 3, 10, 17, 24

Family Movie Night

January 5

• 5-5:45PM

• 6-7:45PM

Toddler Crafternoon: MLK Day Craft

January 12

• 1-2PM

Family Game Night

January 19

• 6-7:45PM

Tween and Teen Craft: Charm necklace or bracelet

January 27

• 4-4:30PM

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West Regional Book Club: The Star-Crossed Sisters of Tuscany by Lori Nelson Spielman

January 13 • 10:30AM-Noon

Wednesdays at West: Foreign film with commentary by Shelly Isaacs

January 18 • 2-4PM ($3 donation suggested for non-members of Friends of WR. Beginner’s Guide to the Cloud January 18 • 4-5:30PM

Old-New Stuff Upcycling Art: Jewelry

English Café: Intermediate English conversation class

January 3, 10, 17, 24, 31 • 12:30-2PM

Beginner’s Microsoft Word (Must attend all four classes)

January 3, 10, 17, 24 • 4-5:30PM

Cybercrime Fighters: Best Browser for Me January 4

• 4-5:30PM

Spanish Café: Intermediate/advanced Spanish conversation class

January 4, 11, 18, 25

• 6-7:30PM

Conoce la Computadora (Se requiere Inscripción en las 4 classes)

January 5, 12, 19, 26

• 4-5:30PM

Gee You Knit Knitting Club: BYO yarn and needles

January 6, 20 • 3-4PM

Drones in the Library! Oh My! Ages 15 and up January 7 • 2-3PM

Old-New Stuff Upcycling Art: Picture frame January 9

• 2-3PM

U.S. Citizenship and Naturalization Class January 9, 23, 30 • 6-7:30PM

January 23 • 2-3PM &

Happy Tales with Ms. Joanne, ages 5-11

January 3, 10, 17, 24, 31 • 4-5PM

Anything Can Happen Wednesday: Stories, activities, crafts and more, ages 3 and up January 4, 11, 18, 25 • 6:30-7:30PM

Storytime Fun with Ms. Minie, ages 3-5 January 5, 12, 19, 26 • 11-11:45AM

Wags & Tales: Read a story to a pet therapy dog, ages 5-12

January 7 • 2-3:30PM

Chess Club: Casual practice or play, prize raffle 5 -18

January 14, 28 • 11AM-12:30PM

Teen Book Club: Discuss, snack and chat, ages 12-18

January 18 • 6:30-7:30PM

Tween Book Club: Fun discussion, activity and snack

January 30 • 6:30-7:30PM

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Knitting and Crochet Club

January 4 • 2:30-4PM

Ageless Grace: Chair exercises for brain/body fitness

January 4, 11, 18, 25 • 1-2PM

Chair Yoga January 9, 23, 30 • Noon-1PM

Watercolor Painting Class with Christine Landis

January 10 • 1-2:30PM

NEA Big Read Book Discussion: Infinite Country by Patricia Engel

January 18 • 4-5PM

NEA Big Read Youth Book Club: The Boy at the Back of the Class by Onjali Q. Raúf, grades 3-5 January 4 • 3-3:45PM

Toddler Storytime, ages 1-3

January 5, 12, 19, 26 11:30AM-Noon

Preschool Storytime, ages 3-5

January 5, 12, 19, 26 • 12:30-1PM

Vision Board Craft, ages 8-12

January 7 • 10:30-11:30AM

Wags & Tales

January 26 • 3-4PM

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$ide Hu$tle with Tokyo White: The Future of Fashion in the Digital World

January 4 • 5:30-6:30PM

Odyssey Sci-Fi and Fantasy Book Club Teens welcome

January 4 • 6-6:45PM

Director’s Book Club: Director’s Book Club: Infinite Country by Patricia Engel

January 9 • Noon-1PM

*U.S. Citizenship and Naturalization Course: January 10, 17, 24, 31 • 6-7:30PM

English Café Advanced • 10:30AMJanuary 9

January 23

January 30

Poetry Club

January 17 • 6:30-7:30PM

NEA Big Read Book Discussion: Infinite Country by Patricia Engel

January 20 • 1:30-2:30PM

Colombia Literaria: Identidad, paz y cultura. (en Espanol)

January 21 • 11AM-12:30PM

Research and Grant Proposal

Writing January 26 • 4-5:30PM

Creation Station Monthly: Creative people and what inspires them Teens welcome

January 26 • 4-5PM

Friday Movie Matinee Discussion with Professor Tas Salini

January 27 • 3-4PM

Happy Hour Book Club

January 26 • 6-7PM

Explore Visual Arts! ¡Explora las Artes Visuales! • 10-10:15AM

January 9

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Ready for College Workshop: Crafting a Winning Essay for Scholarships

January 10 • 4:30-5:30PM

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SAT/ACT Workshop, grades 10-12 (Prepares for 2/11/ ACT) • 5-6:15PM

January 11

January 18

January 23

January 25

January 30

Virtual Teen Advisory Board • 11AM-Noon

January 14

January 28

Ready for College Workshop: College Planning Checklist for High Schoolers

January 17 • 4:30-5:30PM

Youth Book Discussion: Dreamers by Yuyi Morales

January 19 • 11:30AM-12:30PM

Virtual Teen Volunteer Orientation January 20 • 3-4PM

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