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100 South Andrews Avenue
954-357-7444

Hours:

Monday, Thursday and Friday: 10AM to 6PM
Tuesday and Wednesday: 12 to 8PM
Saturday: 10AM to 6PM
Sunday: Closed


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Broward County Library News - December 28, 2023

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Broward County Library Magazine - January 2024

January 2024 Library Magazine View the magazine online to find events for all ages, listed by location, including arts & crafts, writing workshops, book clubs, health & wellness, career & business and more. Read Now Click here for…

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Broward County Library News - December 14, 2023

Florida Panthers Library Card We’ve partnered with the Florida Panthers on a new Broward County Library card design featuring the Florida Panthers hockey team. The colorful new cards will be available at Broward County Library locations…

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Broward County Library News - December 7, 2023

2024 Director’s Book Club Broward County Library Director Allison Grubbs has chosen nine 2024 Director's Book Club selections covering a wide range of scenarios and destinations with thought-provoking themes. Many are available in…

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Broward County Library News - December 1, 2023

December Director's Message from Allison Grubbs Greetings – Happy Holidays to one and all! I am so happy and grateful to have spent the year in service to this library system and to each of you. It is with deep satisfaction that I look back…

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Broward County Library Magazine - December 2023

Holiday Closure: Thanksgiving Holiday Thursday, November 23 & Friday, November 24 All Broward County Library locations will close at 6PM on Wednesday, November 22 and remain closed Thursday, November 23 and Friday, November 24, 2023, in…

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Broward County Library News - November 16, 2023

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Broward County Library News - October 26, 2023

Native American Heritage Events Native American Dreamcatcher Workshop with Sioux Indian artist Erika Tommie, all ages November 7, 5-7:30PM, Lauderdale Lakes Branch, Free/Register How to Trace Your Native American Heritage: Documentary screening…

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Broward County Library Magazine - November 2023

November Library Magazine View the magazine online to find events for all ages, listed by location, including arts & crafts, writing workshops, book clubs, health & wellness, career & business and more. Read Now Service…

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Broward County Library News - October 5, 2023

Spooky Season Cinema Tuesday Terror Matinee: The Curse of La Llorona (2019-R) October 10, 3-5PM, South Regional Broward College Library, Free/Details Retro Creature Features October 11, 18, 25, 31, 6-8PM, Sunrise Dan Pearl Branch Enjoy a free…

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Broward County Library Director's Message From Allison Grubbs

Greetings, It’s National Zombie Preparedness Month in Kansas and Illinois. While that’s not something on our Broward County Library (BCL) calendar, we do have some pretty important awareness holidays this month. The month starts out…

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Broward County Library News - September 6, 2023

Book Talk and Signing with Diana Goetsch September 15, 6:30-7:30PM, Main Library, Free/Details Broward County Library hosts The New York Times bestselling author Diana Goetsch for a special book talk on her acclaimed memoir, This Body I Wore,…

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Broward County Library Director's Message from Allison Grubbs

It’s hard to believe that this year has rushed by so quickly that it’s already fall. Where I’m from in Georgia, we have four seasons that visibly change. Florida seems to have two seasons, hot and hurricane – but honestly, I…

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Broward County Library News - August 17, 2023

Congratulations, You’re Hired! Free In-Person Resume/Cover Letter Preparation Classes September 2, 1-2PM, Sunrise Dan Pearl Branch, Free/Register September 6, 13, 20, 4-5:30PM, West Regional Library, Free/Register (three-class series)…

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Broward County Library News - August 10, 2023

Authors and Aspiring Authors Broward County Library (BCL), in partnership with Florida Center for the Book, invites the community to take part in our ongoing Local Authors @ Broward County Library initiative. Readers are encouraged to support our…

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Broward County Library News - August 3, 2023

What Will You Create? Invent, create, make and innovate with Broward County Library’s Creation Stations makerspaces. You provide the vision, we provide the space and gear to make it come to life. Creation Station Music at Jan Moran Collier…

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Broward County Library News - July 20, 2023

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Broward County Library News - July 14, 2023

The Florida Panthers Summer Reading Tour Join the “Panther Patrol” at a library near you to celebrate and promote summer reading and learning! Enjoy stories and books read by Florida Panthers guests and personalities as well as games,…

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Broward County Library News - July 6, 2023

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Broward County Library News - June 29, 2023

Holiday Closure: Independence Day All Broward County Library locations will be closed Tuesday, July 4th in observance of Independence Day. Our online resources are available 24/7 at Broward.org/Library. Greetings, I love July because the month…

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Broward County Library News - June 22, 2023

South Florida Book Festival WORD! Celebrating 50 Years of Hip-Hop Culture July 13-15, African American Research Library & Cultural Center, Details/Tickets Hear from nationally known speakers, explore the roots of hip-hop culture and meet…

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Broward County Library News - June 15, 2023

South Florida Book Festival WORD! Celebrating 50 Years of Hip-Hop Culture July 13-15, African American Research Library & Cultural Center, Details/Register Hear from nationally known speakers, explore the roots of hip-hop culture and meet…

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Broward County Library News - June 8, 2023

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Broward County Library News - June 1, 2023

All-Ages Library Summer Learning Program Starts Today! Thursday, June 1-Saturday, August 12, Register If you love reading, register today for the Summer Learning Program. Win prizes for tracking the hours that you read and for completing…

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Broward County Library News - May 30, 2023

Director's Message from Allison Grubbs Greetings, Be ready for Broward County Libraries (BCL) to dazzle you with unexpected, imaginative programs in June, July and August! Welcome to our summer! We’re excited about celebrity guests…

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Broward County Library Happenings News - May 11, 2023

The Freedom to Read Panel Discussion: Intellectual Freedom and a Healthy Democracy May 24, 6-7:30PM, African American Research Library and Cultural Center Understand your role in protecting and preserving our freedom to read at this free…

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Broward County Library Happenings News - May 4, 2023

Heritage & Culture Celebrating Freedom: Haiti and Florida Join us at the African American Research Library and Cultural Center (AARLCC) for three different events celebrating independence and freedom, including a ticketed evening event and…

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Broward County Library Magazine for May 2023

May Library Magazine View the magazine online to find a month's worth of events for all ages listed by location including arts and crafts, writing workshops, book clubs, health & wellness, career & business and more. Read Now Quick…

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Broward County Library News - Director's Message from Allison Grubbs

Libraries Closed for Staff Training Libraries will open two hours later than usual due to a scheduled staff training. View the relevant date and special open time for each location. At Broward County Libraries, the month of May is packed with…

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Broward County Library News - April 14, 2023

Special National Poetry Month Online Event Ukrainian Poetry: History, Language & Losses April 29, 3-4:30PM, Online Celebrate National Poetry Month with a free online event featuring a panel of acclaimed Ukrainian poets, who will discuss the…

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Broward County Library News - April 6, 2023

Art as Activism @ AARLCC A Conversation with Revolutionary American Artist Emory Douglas April 20, 6-7:30PM, African American Research Library and Cultural Center (AARLCC) Hear Emory Douglas, the Black Panther Party’s Revolutionary Artist…

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Broward County Library News - March 30, 2023

Greetings, Poet T.S. Eliot called April “the cruelest month” but it definitely is not at Broward County Library (BCL). We’ve got nothing but love for poets during National Poetry Month. And we’ll be celebrating! April…

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Broward County Library News - March 23, 2023

April Library Magazine View the magazine online to find a month's worth of events for all ages listed by location including arts and crafts, writing workshops, book clubs, health & wellness, career & business and more. Read…

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Broward County Library News - March 16, 2023

Sing It, Sister! Broward Women’s Chorus 50th Anniversary Concert March 18, 2-3PM, West Regional Library The Broward County Women’s Chorus is presenting their special 50th anniversary concert in celebration of Women’s History…

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Broward County Library News - March 9, 2023

Libraries Closed for Staff Training Libraries will open two hours later than usual due to a scheduled staff training. View the relevant date and special open time for each location. Local Author Spotlight Book Talk with Local Author Ray…

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Broward County Library - The Royal Treatment

Streamline Access to eBooks & eAudiobooks The Palace Project is Broward County Library's newest free mobile app. Enjoy streamlined access to our complete collection of eBooks and eAudiobooks. It's available for Apple and Android devices.…

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Broward County Library Magazine for March 2023

View the magazine online to find a month's worth of events for all ages listed by location including arts and crafts, writing workshops, book clubs, health & wellness, career & business and more. Read Now Visit Us Library branches are…

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Broward County Library -Director's Message from Allison Grubbs

You've heard it said that “March comes in like a lion and goes out like a lamb,” but at Broward County Library (BCL), March is roaring all the way through! We're celebrating Women's History Month and Youth Art Month, and we have some…

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Broward County Library News : Celebrating women

Women’s History Month ADULTS Papercraft Project, presented by Debra Foster-Brunst, teens welcome March 8, 11AM-12:30PM, Pompano Beach Library and Cultural Center Movie: Killing Us Softly, documentary exploring advertising and femininity …

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Broward County Library News - February 9, 2023

Moonlight Tales: Caribbean Sounds February 24, 8-10PM, Fort Lauderdale Women’s Club (adjacent to Main Library), Register Enjoy an evening of outdoor storytelling and live music for adults at Moonlight Tales, with performers from the…

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Broward County Library : Arts And hearts

ArtLit 2023 February 4, Noon-5PM, South Regional/Broward College Library, Register A Celebration of Art, Culture and Stories that Connect Us This year marks the sixth anniversary of ArtLit, our free community celebration of art and literature…

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Broward County Library -Director's Message from Allison Grubbs

Greetings! We are zooming into February with observances of Black History Month, Cancer Prevention Month, and Plant the Seeds of Greatness Month. I love that we are dedicating time to history, culture, health, and personal empowerment. It’s a…

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Broward County Library - February Magazine Just Published

February Library Magazine View the magazine online to find a month's worth of events for all ages listed by location including arts and crafts, writing workshops, book clubs, health & wellness, career & business and more. Read Now Your…

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Broward County Library : Black History Month Preview - January 19, 2023

Black History Month Featured Events Celebrate Black History Month with trivia, book discussions, art workshops, storytimes, movies, performances and these featured events: Teen/Tween Book Discussion: The Watsons Go to Birmingham-1963 by…

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Broward County Library News : Sounds of success

Holiday Closure: January 16 All Broward County Library locations will be closed Monday, January 16 in observance of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. Our online resources are available 24/7. New Library Podcasts You can now listen to…

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Broward County Library News - Director's Message from Allison Grubbs

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 resolution at the library is to give you…

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Broward County Library News - January Magazine Just Published

January Library Magazine View the magazine online and find free events for all ages including book clubs, arts and crafts, storytimes, musical performances, health and wellness, career, finance and more! Read…

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Broward County Library News - December 22, 2022

Broward County Library News - December 22, 2022 Holiday Closure: December 25 & 26 All Broward County Library locations will be closed Sunday, December 25 and Monday, December 26 in observance of the Christmas holiday. Our online resources…

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Broward County Library News - December 20, 2022

Holiday Closure: December 25 & 26 All Broward County Library locations will be closed Sunday, December 25 and Monday, December 26 in observance of the Christmas holiday. Our online resources are available 24/7. NEA Big Read 2023 Preview…

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Broward County Library News - December 15, 2022

Director’s Book Club Selections Broward County Library Director Allison Grubbs has announced nine selections for her popular, interactive Director's Book Club discussions that take place online and in-person at various libraries. The 2023…

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Broward County Library News - December 13, 2022

Holiday Inspiration from Broward County Library ‘Tis the season to be giving. Make your presents known with these great gifting ideas from your library. Consumer Reports: Before you shop, make sure you're gifting a great product at a good…

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Broward County Library News - December 8, 2022

Dr. Tameka Bradley Hobbs Selected as New Manager of African American Research Library & Cultural Center Dr. Tameka Bradley Hobbs has been named new Library Regional Manager for the African American Research Library and Cultural Center…

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Broward County Library News - December 6, 2022

Sounds of the Season Florida Ukulele Network (FUN) Holiday Music Jam, ages 15+ December 12, 6:30-7:30PM, Main Library Join Laura and members of FUN! We will project the chords and lyrics to favorite holiday songs while we will play and sing…

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Broward County Library News - December 1, 2022

Holiday Green-Screen Photo Shoots Dress up, grab your friends and family and stop by for a free, green screen holiday photo shoot at your library. Select your background, strike a pose and we do the rest! We’ll email your photo to you, just…

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Broward County Library Magazine for December 2022

December Library Magazine View the magazine online and find free events for all ages including book clubs, arts and crafts, storytimes, musical performances, health and wellness, career, finance and more! Read Now Your Opinion Counts Let us…

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Broward County Library News - November 17, 2022

Holiday Closure: Thanksgiving Thursday, November 24 and Friday, November 25 All Broward County Library locations will be closed in observance of the Thanksgiving holiday. Our online resources are available 24/7. woman wearing santa hat under palm…

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Broward County Library News - November 15, 2022

Holiday Closure: Thanksgiving Thursday, November 24 and Friday, November 25 All Broward County Library locations will be closed in observance of the Thanksgiving holiday. Our online resources are available 24/7. Health & Wellness Featured…

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Broward County Library News - November 10, 2022

Holiday Closure: Veterans Day Friday, November 11 All Broward County Library locations, with the exception of NSU-Alvin Sherman Library, will be closed. Our online resources are available 24/7. Get a Clue StoryBook Festival, November 19,…

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Broward County Library News - November 8, 2022

Holiday Closure: Veterans Day Friday, November 11 All Broward County Library locations, with the exception of NSU-Alvin Sherman Library, will be closed. Our online resources are available 24/7. Please note that due to Tropical Storm Nicole…

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Broward County Library News - November 3, 2022

Celebrating Our Veterans Veterans Family Day, November 19, 11AM-2PM, Details/Registration Location: Reverend Samuel Delevoe Memorial Park (adjacent to African American Research Library and Cultural Center) Join us as we honor military veterans…

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Broward County Library News - November 1, 2022

Express Yourself Adults Decorate & Donate Greeting Cards for Our Troops, November 5, 1-3PM, Southwest Regional Library Fine Art Painting Class with Wylene del Pino, November 7, 10:30AM-1PM, Galt Ocean Mile Reading Center Knit…

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Broward County Library News - October 27, 2022

November Library Magazine View the magazine online and find free events for all ages including book clubs, arts and crafts, storytimes, musical performances, health and wellness, career, finance and more! Read Now Your Opinion Counts Let us know…

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Broward County Library News - October 25, 2022

November is a month for giving thanks. It’s also a time for gatherings, cooking and crafts. In this season, gratitude is the attitude, with something for everyone at our library events. For many families, the holiday season is celebrated…

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Broward County Library News - October 13, 2022

Arts, Crafts, Carving and Kahoot! Craft with Kristen: Calavera (Skull) Accessories, adults/teens, October 15, 2-3PM, Lauderhill Towne Centre Library Halloween Crafts, ages 5-18, October 20, 4-5PM, Northwest Regional Library …

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Broward County Library News - October 11, 2022

We’ve got great news to share – we’ve eliminated late fines! Broward County Library (BCL) will no longer assess any late fines for library books, DVDs and other materials returned after the due date. Even sweeter, BCL is also…

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Broward County Library News - October 6, 2022

We’re Here to Help Ask Us Anything: Technology and Computers Mondays, 6-7PM, Hallandale Beach Branch Need help understanding how to use your computer, phone or tablet? Bring your questions and devices and we’ll give you a hand.…

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Broward County Library News - October 4, 2022

October Featured Arts & Crafts Events Adults -Get Crafty: Beaded Pumpkin, October 5, 5-5:45PM or 6:30-7:15PM, Southwest Regional Library -Crafts with Kristen: Create and Decorate Calavera (Skull) Accessories, teens welcome, October 15,…

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Broward County Library Director's Message from Allison Grubbs - September 27, 2022

Director's Message from Allison Grubbs What a month we have ahead of us! There are so many special occasions at the library in October. It’s TeenTober, a month-long celebration designed to encourage teens to be enthusiastic readers…

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Broward County Library News - September 20, 2022

Free News & Newspapers Stop pricey subscriptions and read your favorite papers online. Use your Broward County Library card to access Miami Herald, The New York Times, South Florida Sun Sentinel, Wall Street Journal, Washington Post and more.…

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Broward County Library News - September 15, 2022

Hispanic Heritage Month (Sept. 15 - Oct. 15) Featured Events For a full list of Hispanic Heritage Month programs, visit our Online Library Events Calendar, enter "Hispanic Heritage" in the search box and select your desired date range. Live…

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Broward County Library News - September 8, 2022

Take Care of Yourself Ageless Grace: Chair exercises for the mind and body -Tuesdays, 1-2PM, Dania Beach Paul DeMaio Branch -Wednesdays, 1-2PM, Weston Branch -Thursdays, 2-3PM, Stirling Road Branch -Thursdays, September 8, 1-2PM, & September…

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Broward County Library News - Screen time

Let’s Get It Started: Tech for Beginners -iPhone Tips for Beginners, September 7, 1-2PM, Pembroke Pines Branch. Learn iPhone basics – bring your iPhone and your questions. -Computer Basics Class, September 8 and September 22, 1-2PM,…

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Broward County Library News - September 1, 2022

Holiday Closure: Monday, September 5 All Broward County Library locations will be closed Monday, September 5 in observance of Labor Day. Our online resources and more are available 24/7 at Broward.org/Library. September Featured Book Clubs…

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Broward County Library - September Savings

Five Ways to Save Money with Your Broward County Library Card If you’re reading this, you probably already have a Broward County Library card. But you probably know someone who doesn’t! September is Library Card Sign-up Month, the…

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Broward County Library Magazine - September 2022

September Library Magazine View the magazine online and find free events for all ages including book clubs, arts and crafts, storytimes, musical performances, health and wellness, career, finance and more! Read…

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Broward County Library News - Director's Message From Allison Grubbs

Director's Message from Allison Grubbs As we ease into September from Labor Day, a holiday created to recognize the dignity and political rights of working people, it’s a perfect time to think about how our society changes, and what brings…

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Broward County Library News - August 18, 2022

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Broward County Library News - August 9, 2022

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Broward County Library News - August 2, 2022

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Broward County Library Director's Message from Allison Grubbs - July 28, 2022

The glorious cycle begins again – it’s back to school time! South Florida’s climate makes it seem like an endless summer. And in a way it is, because it’s almost always blindingly sunny and a perfect beach day. Where I am…

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Broward County Library News - July 26, 2022

Jobs & Career Bracing for the Metaverse: Immersive Tech for Entrepreneurs July 27, 5:30-6:30PM, Online You Got This: Starting Your Own International Business July 27, 6-7:30PM, Hybrid in-Person/Online Create a…

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Broward County Library News - July 21, 2022

Wellness Events Diabetes Prevention & Diabetes Education (Online) July 26, 2:30-3:30PM Find out about diabetes basics, prevention programs, self-management education and support. Stress, Hormones and Health August 2, 4:15-5PM, Century…

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Broward County Library News - July 19, 2022

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Broward County Library News - July 14, 2022

It’s Not Gossip if the Characters are Fictional Let’s talk books! We offer almost two dozen book clubs each month at libraries all over Broward County. Meet other readers and explore new titles and genres. We have clubs for all ages,…

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Broward County Library News - July 11, 2022

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Broward County Library News - July 7, 2022

Look Who’s Here! July Authors, Artists & Illustrators @BCL Illustrator Kaylani Juanita - Ashley Bryan Art in the Summer Series July 13, 2-3PM, Online Kaylani Juanita leads a fun, creative online art lesson for all ages and families. …

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Broward County Library News - July 5, 2022

Dive Into Our Ocean of Possibilities Summer Learning Program If you’re not spending the summer winning prizes for reading, learning and trying new things, then dive into our Summer Learning Program (SLP)! The next prize drawing is August 1st…

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Broward County Library Director's Message from Allison Grubbs - June 30, 2022

Here comes July – bursting from the night sky! We’re looking forward to a dazzling evening of fireworks on Monday, July 4 (pets inside, please!). All library branches are closed on the holiday for in-person visits, but as you know,…

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Broward County Library - News - June 28, 2022

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Broward County Library News - June 23, 2022

Take & Make Crafts for Kids Pick them up, take them home and make them your own! Select libraries now offer free take and make craft kits for at-home fun. To find one close to you, visit our Online Library Event Calendar, enter "take and make"…

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Broward County Library News - June 16, 2022

Celebrate Juneteenth 21st Annual Blues & Sweet Potato Pie Festival June 18, 11AM-5PM, Apollo Park, adjacent to Northwest Branch Library This beloved signature event dishes up BBQ, Civil War historical re-enactors, blues/jazz music,…

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Broward County Library News - June 14, 2022

Look Who’s Here! June Authors, Artists & Illustrators @BCL -Watercolor Art Lesson with award-winning illustrator/artist E.B. Lewis, Ashley Bryan Art in the Summer Series June 15, 2-3PM, Online (Tweens, Teens, Adults) -Meet the…

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Broward County Library News - June 9, 2022

Special Online Juneteenth Celebration with Opal Lee, "Grandmother of Juneteenth" Saturday, June 11, 1-2:30PM Explore the history, meaning and significance of the Juneteenth holiday at this free online event. It features an afternoon of dynamic…

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Broward County Library - The sounds of summer

BAM! Be Alive Through Music Festival June 11, 7-9:30PM, African American Research Library and Cultural Center (AARLCC) BAM! It's Juneteenth - Be Alive through Music, which features Archives After Dark: Hosted by Quadeera Teart; with performances…

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Broward County Library - Celebrating Pride Month

Celebrate Pride Month - Interactive Queer Banned Book Installation June 1-29, Main Library Learn about the history of Queer banned books and read/take free LGBTQ+ books provided by Stonewall National Museum & Archives - Art Exhibit: Bona…

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Broward County Library News - May 26, 2022

Holiday Closure: Monday, May 30 All Broward County Library locations will be closed Monday, May 30th in observance of Memorial Day. Our online resources and more are available 24/7 at Broward.org/Library. Caribbean American Heritage Month…

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Broward County Library - Director's Message from Allison Grubbs

Summer is gaining on us, and I’m daydreaming of being at the beach with prize-winning paperbacks that have been calling my name all year. Or maybe lounging in a hammock with my tablet full of ebooks that weighs only a few ounces. I’m…

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Broward County Library - Summer Magazine Just Published

Summer Library Magazine View the magazine online and find free events for all ages including book clubs, arts and crafts, storytimes, musical performances, health and wellness, career, finance and more! Read Now Dive Into Oceans of…

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