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eConnections Newsletter - February-March 2014
Broward County > Library > eConnections Newsletter - February-March 2014

eConnections Newsletter (February - March 2014)

Celebrating Black History Month: Civil Rights in America
 
February 1
- Seventh Annual Louise Bennett-Coverley Festival, 2 to 5 p.m., South Regional/Broward College Library
February 2 - Martin Luther King, Jr. Scavenger Hunt, ages 8 and up: Win prizes! 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Northwest Regional Library
February 3 - Children’s Wax Museum of Black Historical Figures, 6 to 7:30 p.m., Jan Moran Collier City Learning Library
February 5 - Sharkey’s Storytime: Positively Africa! Dance and sing along with this musical duo, ages 3-5 with caregiver, 10:30 to 11:30 a.m., Nova Southeastern Alvin Sherman Research Library
February 6 - Art with Barbara Freiberg: Romare Bearden. 2:30 to 3:30 p.m., Main Library
February 8 - Movie: Biopic of legendary African-American rhythm and blues musician, 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., all ages, African-American Research Library and Cultural Center
February 8 - Nationally acclaimed storyteller Tamara Green and winners of the 2014 Black History Month Art and Essay Contest, all ages, 11 a.m. to 12 noon, African-American Research Library and Cultural Center
February 8 - Mommy and Me: Intro to African Dance, registration required, 954-357-8090, 1 to 2 p.m., Miramar Branch Library and Education Center
February 10 - Kemetic yoga presented by Dr. Sista Idya, 6 to 7:30 p.m., Jan Moran Collier City Learning Library
February 10 - The Beast in Florida: A History of Anti-Black Violence, book talk, 6 to 7:45 p.m., African-American Research Library and Cultural Center 
February 11 - More Than A Game, 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., Tyrone Bryant Library
February 11 - House of Slaves and Door of No Return: Gold Coast/Ghana Slave Forts, Castles and Dungeons and the Atlantic Slave Trade by Edmund Abaka, author talk/book signing, includes visit to the Libraries Art Gallery to view his photographs, 1 to 2:30 p.m., North Regional/Broward College Library
February 15 - Portrayals of African Americans in the Media, adults, 1 to 2:30 p.m., Nova Southeastern Alvin Sherman Research Library
February 15 - African-American Craft with fiber artist Kianga Jinaki, registration required,
954-357-8090, 1 to 2:30 p.m., Miramar Branch Library & Education Center
February 16 - Jazz in the Gallery: Jason Hainsworth Quartet, adults, 2 to 3 p.m., Nova Southeastern Alvin Sherman Research Library
February 17 - The Birth of an American Sound: The Blues! Joey Gilmore, $10 donation requested, 6 to 7:30 p.m., Jan Moran Collier City Learning Library
February 17 - Jingo Loba: Come Dance with Me! Ages 4-17, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m., Pompano Beach Library
February 17 - Book Discussion: 12 Years a Slave, 6:15 to 8 p.m., African-American Research Library and Cultural Center
February 18 - Let’s Talk about Books: The Good Lord Bird by James McBride, 10:30 to 11:30 a.m., Southwest Regional Library
February 18 - Focus on Faith Ringgold, film/art activity for teens, 4 to 5:30 p.m., Main Library
February 18 - Tuesday Night Movie, adults, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., Nova Southeastern Alvin Sherman Research Library
February 19 - Storytime, children’s program, 10:30 to 11:30 a.m., Lauderdale Lakes Library
February 19 - Foreign Film Series with Discussion and Commentary with Shelly Isaacs. Call library for title, 954-201-2600, 2 to 4:30 p.m., North Regional/Broward College Library
February 20 - Cinema presentation, call 954-357-7840 for title, 2 to 3:30 p.m., Galt Ocean Mile Reading Center
February 21 - Film, 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., Pembroke Pines Library
February 22 - Scavenger Hunt: Join us as we host a scavenger hunt that teaches children and teens the importance of Black History in America! 2 to 3 p.m., Lauderdale Lakes Library
February 24 - Just Bead it! With Dr. Sista Idya, children’s program, 6 to 7:30 p.m., Jan Moran Collier City Learning Library
February 26 - Stories & Crafts, all ages/families, 3:30 to 4:30 p.m., Tamarac Library
February 26 - Sharkey’s Storytime: Fables and Folktales, ages 3-5 with caregiver, 10:30 to 11:30 a.m., Nova Southeastern Alvin Sherman Research Library
February 27 - Reel-to-Real Talk, 12 noon, North Regional/Broward College Library
March 8 - Gold Coast Jazz Society Concert, 3 to 4:30 p.m., Northwest Regional Library
Exhibits: A Tribute to The Negro Baseball Leagues, African-American Research Library and Cultural Center; African-American Artwork, Deerfield Beach Percy White; February is Black History Month, Hallandale Beach Library; 50 Years of Civil Rights in America, Miramar Branch Library & Education Center; Black History Month DVDs, North Lauderdale Saraniero Library; House of Slaves and Door of No Return: Photographic Exhibit by Edmund Abaka, North Regional/Broward College Library; Selections from the Special Collection of the African-American Research Library and Cultural Center, Northwest Regional Library; Nelson Mandela’s Long Walk to Freedom, Pembroke Pines Library; Art by Gloria Kelly, South Regional/Broward College Library; Art by Mirianne Jean-Jacques, Southwest Regional Library; African-American Research Library and Cultural Center Special Collections, West Regional Library
Logo: Destination Fridays Mardi Gras! 
 
At the African-American Research Library and Cultural Center
Friday, February 7 - 6:30 to 9:30 p.m.
After-hours, over-21 event

For ticket information, call 954-357-6210
or visit Broward.org/Library/Fridays 
 
Destination coming March 7: South Africa

Broward County Libraries Mean Business!
 
 
Two business people shaking hands. 
Broward County Mayor Barbara Sharief declared that in 2014, the emphasis for Broward County agencies will be on business in Broward. Broward County Libraries will host business-related programs workshops and seminars throughout the year.
 
February 6
- The Job Search Online (Oasis), 10:30 a.m. to 12 noon, Northwest Regional Library
February 10 - Reducing Stress through Meditation, 12 noon to 1 p.m., Main Library
February 15 - SCORE Workshop - Starting a Small Business, 10:15 a.m. to 1 p.m., Northwest Regional Library
February 18 - Reducing Stress through Meditation, 6:30 p.m., Northwest Regional Library
February 20 - Business Development Workshop Series: Building a Stellar Team - Prime Selection Process and Sub Success Stories, 6 to 7:30 p.m., North Regional/Broward College Library
February 26 - Social Collaboration for Dummies: Meet author David F. Carr, writer of How to Use Social Networks for Collaboration Between Individuals and Within Organizations., 6 to 7:45 p.m., Book will be available for sale and signing. Northwest Regional Library
February 26 - How to Improve My Credit Score. Florida Community Support, 6 to 7:45 p.m., Pompano Beach Library
March 8 - SCORE, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., Southwest Regional Library
March 15 - SCORE Workshop - Starting a Small Business, 10:15 a.m. to 1 p.m., Northwest Regional Library
March 15 - Business Development Workshop Series: Health and Social Services Vendor Opportunity Expo, 10:30 a.m. to 12 noon, Northwest Regional Library
March 18 - Social Collaboration for Dummies: Meet author David F. Carr, writer of How to Use Social Networks for Collaboration Between Individuals and Within Organizations., 2 to 3:30 p.m., Book will be available for sale and signing. North Regional/Broward College Library
March 18 - 10 Proven Marketing Tips to Grow Your Business. Presented by Florida Community Support Organization, Inc., 6 to 7:45 p.m., Imperial Point Library
March 26 - How to Receive a Loan or a Grant. Florida Community Support, 6 to 7:45 p.m., Pompano Beach Library

For more business events and resources, including computer classes go to Broward.org/Library/Business 
 
Honoring President’s Day 
  
Presidents heads on Mount RushmorePresident’s Day Exhibit, Northwest Regional Library
February 10 - Celebrate President’s Day with a documentary of the Barack Obama story, 6 to 7:30 p.m., Jan Moran Collier City Learning Library
February 12 - Sharkey’s Storytime: President’s Day, ages 3-5 with caregiver, 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Nova Southeastern Alvin Sherman Research Library, 1st floor, Room 1017.
February 19 - Presidents and Pizza for Teens! Test your knowledge of U.S. presidents and enjoy pizza, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m., African-American Research Library and Cultural Center


Florida Heritage Month 
 
Pictures of places in Florida within the shape of the state of FloridaGreat Days of Rail Travel on the Florida East Coast Exhibit
,
Bienes Museum, Main Library (Exhibit closes March 31, 2014)
February 24 - Get the Most with Your Toast! Dine on the Florida East Coast! Speaker/presentation, 3 to 4 p.m., Main Library
March 5 - Sharkey’s Storytime: Florida Fun! Ages 3-5 with caregiver, 10:30 to 11:30 a.m., 1st floor, Room 1017, Nova Southeastern Alvin Sherman Research Library
March 10 - EXTRA FARE! Those Fabulous Florida Streamliners and Limited’s of the 1950’s, Speaker/presentation, 3 to 4 p.m., Main Library
March 19 - Celebrate Florida: Alligators, Raccoons & Bears, Oh, My! Fun Stories & Crafts for Ages 6 to 10, 3:30 to 4:30 p.m., Tamarac Library
March 15 - Rod MacDonald “We’ll Sing in the Sunshine” - Musicians from the sunshine states including the Eagles and Jimmy Buffet. Archival video and live music, 2 to 3:30 p.m., Northwest Regional Library
March 18 - Dreamers and Schemers Presentation, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., Main Library
March 24 - All Aboard Florida: The Future of Train Travel in Florida, 2 to 3 p.m., Main Library 
Women’s History Month
 
Daily through March 31
- Women’s History Month Scavenger Hunt, children ages 8 and up, win prizes! Northwest Regional Library
March 1 - The History of Women Artists from 1500, 11 a.m., Deerfield Beach Percy White Library
March 3 - Learn How to Decorate Cookies, 12 noon to 1 p.m., Main Library
March 4 - Ruth E. Cohan Jewish Book Review Series: Lady at the OK Corral, 1 to 2 p.m., Pembroke Pines Library
March 6 - Women’s Health and Informational Fair, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Main Library
March 6 - Afterschool S.T.E.M.: Women of Science, grades 4-6, register beginning 2/20, 4 to 5 p.m., Nova Southeastern Alvin Sherman Research Library
March 10 - Movie: Smart, caring female character leads a nation to fight back, 4:30 to 6 p.m., Pembroke Pines Library
March 10 - Book Discussion: Mom and Me by Maya Angelou, 6 to 7:45 p.m., African-American Research Library and Cultural Center
March 12 - Jewish Book Review Series - Lady at the OK Corral by Ann Kirschner, 2 to 3 p.m., Northwest Regional Library
March 15 - Culture in the Pines Presents - She Wrote the Song, 2 to 3 p.m., South Regional/Broward College Library
March 17 - Celebrate Herstory Month through poetry and song! 6 to 7:30 p.m., Jan Moran Collier City Learning Library
March 17 - She Wrote the Song - Women composers. Performed by Sonny & Perley, 6 to 7:15 p.m., Hallandale Beach Branch
Woman looking upMarch 18 - Let’s Talk About Books: The Aviator’s Wife by Melanie Benjamin, 10:30 to 11:30 a.m., Southwest Regional Library
March 18 - The Women Behind the Men: A Book Discussion of Several Famous Women and Their Famous Husbands, 1:30 to 3 p.m., Tamarac Library
March 18 - “Once Upon A Time” Her-story Revelations of Women. Speaker: Marcia Barry-Smith, 6 to 7:30 p.m., Lauderdale Lakes Library
March 19 - Book Talk: Z: A Novel of Zelda Fitzgerald by Therese Anne Fowler, 1 to 2 p.m., Pembroke Pines Library
March 19 - Foreign Film Series with Discussion and Commentary by Shelly Isaacs - 2001 France. Call Library for title, 2 to 4 p.m., Northwest Regional Library
March 20 - Sonny and Perley: “She Wrote the Song” - Songs by women, 1 to 2 p.m., North Regional/Broward College Library
March 20 - Afterschool S.T.E.M.: Women of Science grades 1-3, call to register beginning 3/6, 4 to 5 p.m., Nova Southeastern Alvin Sherman Research Library
March 25 - Imagination Radio Players present the Great Women of Radio, 1 to 2 p.m., Main Library
March 26 - Jewish Book Review Series - Lady at the OK Corral by Ann Kirschner, 2 to 3 p.m., North Regional/Broward College Library
March 26 - Sharkey’s Storytime: Women’s Words! Ages 3-5 with caregiver, 10:30 to 11:30 a.m., Nova Southeastern Alvin Sherman Research Library
March 27 - Reel to Real Talk - A Film Forum with Commentary. 2005 English Language Film concerning a landmark lawsuit. Academy-Award nominated. Call library for title, 12 noon to 2:30 p.m., North Regional/Broward College Library
March 29 - Fancy Nancy Tea Party, children’s program, 2 to 3:30 p.m., Pompano Beach Library
On Exhibit: Women's History Month, Hallandale Beach Library; She - An Art Display, Miramar Branch Library & Education Center; The First Ladies Madame Alexander Doll Collection, Main Library; National League of Pen Women Art Show, North Regional/Broward College Library; 12 Voices Speaking for Art - A Women’s Art Collective, Northwest Regional Library; Famous Women, Riverland; My Life in Paintings by Betty Pinkney, South Regional/Broward College Library; Art by Mirianne Jean-Jacques and Photography by Laura Volk, M. Ed., Southwest Regional Library; Herstory, Tyrone Bryant Library; 50 Years Prospective of An American Woman, West Regional Library

Teen Tech Week
 
BCL will celebrate the 2014 Teen Tech Week March 9-15 with the theme DIY @ your library!
March 4 - Teen Tech Tuesday: Learn the basics of music conversion and manipulation and how to DJ! 6 to 7 p.m., Lauderdale Lakes Library
March 8 - DIY@Your Library, 12:30 to 2 p.m., North Regional/Broward College Library
March 10 - Teen Flipagram Contest, grades 6-12, 3 to 4 p.m., Northwest Regional Library
March 10 - Learn to be a DJ with the Virtual DJ LE Beamz Edition and the Beamz by Flo Unit, 5 to 6:30 p.m., Jan Moran Collier City Learning Library
March 11 - Celebrating technology for teens at our library: A texting competition, 3:30 to 5:30 p.m., Hollywood Library
March 12 - Teen Computer Jewelry Program, grades 6-12, 3 to 4 p.m., Northwest Regional Library
March 12 - Do It Yourself @ Your Library, 4:30 to 5:30 p.m., Main Library
March 13 - Teen Photography Workshop, ages 13-18, 5 to 6 p.m., Nova Southeastern Alvin Sherman Research Library, call 965-262-5477 to register
March 15 - Wii Games, Snacks & Fun for ages 11 to 17, 2 to 3 p.m., Tamarac Library
On Display March 6-13: Teen Photo Exhibit featuring works by Nova Southeastern University’s School of Digital Arts students, during library hours, Nova Southeastern Alvin Sherman Research Library

Literary Feast 2014 logo, NSU Nova Southeastern University, presenting Title sponsor: Friends of Berkshire Theatre GroupLiterary Feast 2014 
 
From March 15 to 17, Literary Feast 2014 will feature more than 20 outstanding authors at a series of events. “It’s a great opportunity for South Florida book lovers,” says event co-chair Joseph Goldstein. “Literary Feast also raises much needed funds to support Broward County Library’s literacy programs.”

Confirmed authors include:
Arthur Agatston MD
The South Beach
Diet Gluten Solution
 
Dani Shapiro
Still Writing
and......

Andrew Carroll
Here Is Where
 
Rupert Holmes
Playwright

Archer Mayor
Three Can Keep a Secret

John Searles
Help for the Haunted

Karin Slaughter
Unseen

Victoria Wilson
Barbara Stanwyck: Steel True
Robin Cook
Cell
 
T.D. Allman
Finding Florida
 
Jane Green
Tempting Fate
 
Brian Jay Jones
Jim Henson: The Biography
 
Chris Rahn
Which Way Now?
 
John T. Shaw
JFK in the Senate
 
Caryl Stern
I Believe in Zero
 
Brenda Wineapple
Ecstatic Nation
John Grogan
Marley & Me
 
Nicholas Basbanes
On Paper
 
Martha Grimes
The Way of All Fish
 
Jen Lancaster
The Tao of Martha (LitLUNCH!)
 
Michael Sears
Mortal Bonds
 
Vivien Shotwell
Vienna Nocturne
 
Rebecca Walker
Ade
Book Jacket for: South Beach DietBook Jacket for: CellBook Jacket for: Marley & MeBook Jacket for: Still Writing
Sponsors:
 
Friends of Berkshire Theatre Group
Title Sponsor
 
Nova Southeastern University
Presenting Sponsor
 
Albert E. and Birdie W. Einstein Fund, Inc.
Bank of America
Novel Day for Students
 
AutoNation, Inc.
Comcast
Sun-Sentinel
Platinum Sponsors
 
Classical South Florida 89.7 FM
Helen Ingham Foundation, Inc.
JM Family Enterprises, Inc.
Shutts & Bowen, LLP
WPBT Channel 2
Gold Sponsors
Hudson Family Foundation
Richard Ingham
Joan Readding, Barbara Seegul
  and Ted Mozino
Josephine S. Leiser Foundation
Silver Sponsors
 
Berger Singerman
Farlie, Turner & Co., LLC
Franklin Templeton Investments
George and Helen Weaver
Greenberg Traurig
Holland America Line
Humana
Minto Foundation
Premier Beverage Company
Tripp Scott, P.A.
Bronze Sponsors
 
For additional information about Literary Feast or to purchase tickets, visit literaryfeastonline.org or call 954-357-7384

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