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Live, Drive-In Performance of Esther Rolle Play

March 4-6, 7PM and March 7, 4PM
Let the Good Times Rolle: The Life and Legacy of Esther Rolle, an original play celebrating the many talents of Emmy Award-winning actor and Pompano Beach native Esther Rolle, debuts this week at a socially-distanced, outdoor drive-in event held at the African American Research Library and Cultural Center (AARLCC). Please visit the Friends of AARLCC’s website for details.


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Celebrate International Women's Day and National Women's History Month with a series of special, free, online programs encouraging women to "#ChooseToChallenge” themselves in new and exciting ways.
  • Start Your Own Business, March 6, 1-2PM
    Motivational speaker/businesswoman Ayisha Thompson teaches strategies to shift your mindset, monetize your talents and launch your business.
  • Your Health, March 13, 1-2:30PM
    Panel discussion on women’s health and fitness featuring local experts, followed by audience Q&A session.
  • Your Identity, March 20, 11AM-12:30PM
    Art workshop focusing on the works of photographer Cindy Sherman and South Florida paper/book artist Rosemarie Charlone; includes presentation on making your own, identity-centered paper accordion book.
  • Your Career, March 20, 1-2:30PM
    Panel discussion on career goal strategies featuring local businesswomen/leaders.
  • The Rosa Parks Story through Sliding Doors, March 20, 3-4PM
    Explore her story through the perspective of three people who helped shape Civil Rights history.
  • Your World, March 27, 1-2PM
    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.
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Express Yourself - Free Events for Writers

Call on your creative muse with these awesome upcoming events for aspiring authors:
  • Pen to Page Creative Writing Workshops: Vocalized Poetry, March 4, 11, 18, 25; April 1, 8; 5:30PM Register
    Led by teaching artists from Art Prevails Project, this six-session, interactive series features individual and group activities designed to challenge your creative muscles and help you produce your own original works for presentation and/or publishing.
  • Creating Settings That Sizzle with Nancy J. Cohen, March 13, 2-3PM, Register
    Award-winning author Nancy J. Cohen discusses how to make your book’s scenes come alive. Learn what type of research you’ll need, how to build your society in a unique fashion and what specific elements to include. Explore examples from a variety of genres and come away with a checklist of items to make your settings stand out.
  • Tell Your Story: It’s Your Write! Online Literary Expo, March 27, 10AM-5PM, Register
    Enjoy a day of literary enrichment, industry insight and motivation for writers from successfully published, award-winning authors via author-led workshops and panel discussions. Participants include New York Times bestselling authors Craig Pittman and Diane A.S. Stuckart and award-winning authors Jaimie Engle, Elisa Albo and Cheryl Hollon.
Librarian Picks for Adults – The Rewrite
Join South Regional librarian Mark, as he reviews The Rewrite, a fun, romantic, feel-good movie starring Hugh Grant and Marisa Tomei. Use your Broward County Library card to check out The Rewrite on Hoopla.
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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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