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black history month is february

February is Black History Month

Events for Children & Teens
  • February 3, 10, 17, 24 - Raise a Reader Storytime, 10:30-11AM, NSU-Alvin Sherman Library Facebook LIVE*
  • February 7 - My First Fine-Arts with Jazzy Ash: A musical adventure, 2-2:30PM, NSU-Alvin Sherman Library Facebook LIVE*
  • February 13 - Crafternoons with Miss Lisa, 2-3PM, Register
  • February 13 - Drive-in Family Films & Fun Featuring Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse (2018). Movie at 5:30PM, but arrive early for drive-in fun, space limited, 4-7:30PM, Call to register: 954-357-6224
  • February 16 - Kahoot Trivia, upper elementary/middle school students, 4-4:45PM, Register
  • February 18 - Kahoot Trivia, teens, 4-4:45PM, Register
  • February 19 - Digital Collage for Teens, class size limited, pre-registration required, 6-7PM, Register
  • February 24 - Literary Creations: Learn and create, inspired by the Harlem Globetrotters, 4:30-5:30PM, Register
Events for Adults
  • February 2 - Discover Who You Are: Black History Month - Learn about your family and ancestors, 2-3PM, Register
  • February 4 - Cultural Conversations at the Center: Raising Independent, Well-Rounded and Confident Kids, with author Michelle Taylor Willis and filmmaker M. Denise Simmons, 5-6PM, Facebook LIVE*
  • February 9 - Taking It Black - Showing Our Heritage through Movement: African dance with Sista Keachia, Noon-1PM, Zoom*
  • February 25 - Lift Every Voice! A Musical Celebration of the Rich Traditions of Black Singers and Songs, presented by Opera Fusion, 3:30-4PM, Facebook LIVE*
*Facebook LIVE & Zoom events: visit the link on the day/time of event.

sistrunk exhibit

The Porch is the Tree is the Watering Hole

Exhibit Explores Gathering Places in Black Communities
Through May 21, 2021
Featuring works by Black artists and designers, The Porch is the Tree is the Watering Hole is a dynamic exploration of community and life in Sistrunk, a historically Black neighborhood in Broward County. More…
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New Online Resources Explore Black History, Biography and Culture

  • Black Freedom Struggle in the United States
    View and read historical newspaper articles, pamphlets, diaries, correspondence and more from specific time periods in U.S. history that are/were marked by the opposition African Americans have faced on the road to freedom.
  • Historical Black Newspapers
    This historical newspaper collection provides genealogists, researchers and scholars with online, easily-searchable first-hand accounts and unparalleled coverage of the politics, society and events of the time.
  • African American Experience
    Comprehensive database of historical and contemporary African American biographies and culture that includes online reference books, primary documents (photos, images, manuscripts and letters) and audio clips of music and interviews with former slaves.​To access, obtain an NSU E-Card and then log in with your BCL card.*
☎ Call us if you need assistance accessing resources.
Learn a New Language with Rosetta Stone
Librarians Peter and Salena show you how to access Rosetta Stone, an online educational language software you can use free with your Broward County Library card.

NEA Big Read 2021an american sunrise poems by joy harjo book cover

The NEA Big Read is a community-wide reading project that encourages a broader understanding of our world, our community and ourselves through the joy of sharing a good book. This year’s featured title is An American Sunrise: Poems by United States Poet Laureate Joy Harjo. Broward County Library is hosting a series of Big Read events throughout January.

Register today for these NEA Big Read events:
  • January 26 - Dear Dreamer: Interactive Book Discussion featuring For Every One by Jason Reynolds. Join this lively book discussion and talk openly about following your dreams and share your original art and writing, 5-6PM
  • January 27 - The Cultural Phenomenon of Home DNA Testing, Presented by Libby Copeland, 4-5:30PM
  • January 28An American Sunrise: Poems Book Discussion: Share your thoughts, feelings and opinions with other readers, 4-5PM
  • January 29 - Poetry is Power: A Teen Spoken Word Hour: Join Broward County Library as teen poets show off their original works. Sharing is highly encouraged and​​ welcome from all attendees, 1:30-2:45PM
  • January 30 - NEA Big Read: A Conversation with Joy Harjo: Join U.S. Poet Laureate Joy Harjo, for an online reading, conversation and Q&A discussion, 2-3PM
  • January 30 - Storytelling through Digital Comics: Create a comic strip inspired by Native American poetry, recommended for ages 12-17, 3:30-4:30PM
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Broward County Library January Magazine

Explore free online events for all ages including storytimes, book discussions, health and wellness, NEA Big Read 2021, Pen to Page writers' series and more!

Library Buildings Open, Curbside Service Continues

illustration of package being put into car trunkLibrary branches have reopened for in-person visits. Service hours and days vary, and all locations will follow precautionary measures designed to ensure the safety and health of customers and staff. More...

Library Book Drops Open for Returns. Our book drops are open 24/7 for returns. Just stop by and drop off – no contact and no hassle!

Call Us

Would you like assistance with a Broward County Library online resource like eBooks or streaming movies? We are ready to provide you with one-on-one assistance, including help with research and reference questions. ☎ Call us and let our staff assist you.

Mobile App

Search the catalog, manage your library account, place holds, find library locations, access eMedia and more with our new mobile app! Now available for Apple or Android devices. ☎ Call us if you need assistance.

Pay Fines Online with Your Credit Card

You can now pay library fines online with your credit card. Log into your account using your library card and PIN (last four digits of the phone number attached to library card account), click on the “Fines” tab and scroll down to the “Make Payment” button. A $2 convenience fee will be added. ☎ Call us if you need assistance using this service.
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