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Tell Your Story. It’s Your Write! Free, Online Literary Expo

March 27, 10AM-5PM, Register

Writers and readers come together online for a day of literary growth at the third annual “Tell Your Story. It’s Your Write!” The free expo offers literary enrichment, industry insight and motivation for writers from published, award-winning authors including Craig Pittman, Diane A.S. Stuckart, Jaimie Engle, Elisa Albo and Cheryl Hollon. More…

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Women’s History Month Events

Pub-Style Team Trivia
March 17, 6-7PM, Register
Featuring questions about interesting women in history, songs by well-known female musicians and more. Make friends and have fun!

Florida Talks - Mary McLeod Bethune in the Sunshine State
March 18, 2-3PM, Register
Dr. Ashley Preston of the University of Florida’s African American Studies Program discusses how Mary McLeod Bethune overcame racism and changed Florida history by establishing Bethune-Cookman University.

Trivia: Fun Facts About Famous Women
March 30, 2PM, Register
Test your knowledge of women’s history facts with

Celebrate National Women's History Month with a series of special online programs encouraging women to "#ChooseToChallenge" themselves in new and exciting ways. Register

March 20
  • Your Identity: Art workshop focusing on the works of Cindy Sherman and Rosemarie Charlone; includes presentation on making your own accordion book, 11AM-12:30PM
  • Your Career: Panel discussion on career goal strategies featuring local businesswomen/leaders, 1-2:30PM
  • The Rosa Parks Story through Sliding Doors - Explore her story through the perspective of three other people who helped shape Civil Rights history, 3-4PM
March 27
  • Your World: Leap into Public Service - Patricia Russo, executive director of The Campaign School at Yale, discusses the top 10 things to consider before running for political office, 1-2PM

U.S. Citizenship and Naturalization

us citizendship and flagTuesdays, March 16, 23, 30, 5:45-6:45PM, Register
Series of repeating classes designed to prepare attendees to pass their naturalization interview; open to all levels of English speakers. Una serie de diez clases repetitivas diseñadas para preparar a los participantes a pasar su entrevista de naturalización. Las classes están abiertas para todos los niveles de inglés.

The Alvin Sherman Library Wants to Know… How Are We Doing?

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Free Income Tax Preparation Help To Go

Broward Tax Pro ​
Broward Tax Pro, formerly known as Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA), helps individuals and families save on tax preparation fees. This service is for individuals making $66,000 or less per year. Live help available at 954-678-6882 during operating hours: Monday-Thursday, 10AM-1PM and 5-8PM, Friday and Saturday, 10AM-1PM

AARP Tax Preparation
Virtual tax assistance to anyone free of charge with a special focus on taxpayers who are over 50 or have low to moderate income. This year, tax assistance is available by appointment only.
Toll-free Nationwide: 888-OUR-AARP (888-687-2277), Toll-free TTY: 877-434-7598,

IRS - Free Tax Preparation 
IRS filing information - for any income amount
Search by zip code
 - free assistance for eligible taxpayers
Get Crafty | Tissue Paper Flowers
Just in time for spring! In the latest edition of “Get Crafty,” our DIY tutorials, Librarian Mary from the Weston Branch demonstrates how to create flowers from tissue paper.
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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 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!

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