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The Business of Agents and Publishing with Rochelle Weinstein
Saturday, August 4, 2:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Fourth Floor, Room 4009

Rochelle WeinsteinLearn from author, speaker and former entertainment industry executive author the best tips for finding the right fit for you and your work and the benefits of hiring a seasoned professional. 

Register online or call 954-262-5477.

Art of Fresco Painting Workshop
Sunday, August 5, 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Second Floor, Cotilla Gallery

Learn the art of preparing and painting a fresco. Walter O’Neill will present a two-hour lecture/ participatory demonstration on the traditional technique of Fresco painting. The workshop introduces attendees to the process of creating and painting a true fresco, using the same materials and techniques of Medieval/ Renaissance artists. Register online or call 954-262-4613.


Taking time to Unwind at the Library
Friday, August 10, 11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
First Floor, Program Room 1017

Tap into your creative juices by trying your hand at a make and take craft.  Stop by the library and learn about our many resources. Drop in anytime during the program for make-and-take crafts.

Summer SCI-FI Book Club
Saturday, August 11, 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Fourth Floor, Room 4009

Celebrate your love of science fiction, geek out with fellow fans, and discover new favorite books & authors. This out-of-the-ordinary book club is lots of fun and perfect for summer! Register online or call 954-262-5477.


Exploring the Tropics. Paintings and Assemblages by William Bock
Sunday, July 29 - Friday, August 24
Second Floor, Cotilla Gallery

An exhibit of 98 paintings and assemblages spanning five decade by South Florida artist William Bock. Featured in this comprehensive exhibit are early landscapes, depictions of Florida’s flora, fauna and marine life and pieces from Bock’s latest Cuba series.

From Marcus Garvey to Walter Rodney

Saturday, August 18, 3:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

Second Floor, Cotilla Gallery

The lecture will commemorate the 50th anniversary of the so-called “Rodney Riots” which shook Jamaica in October 1968 after the government there banned the Guyanese Black Power activist from entering the island. Professor Lewis will respond to questions from the audience after his lecture.

Humor, Pacing and Plot with Debbie Reed Fischer
Saturday, August 25, 2:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Fourth Floor, Room 4009

Reed FisherWhether you already write humor or want to add humor to your current manuscript, this workshop will give you practical tips on how to use time-tested comedy tropes without being cliché.

Register online or call 954-262-5477.


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Build It! Make It! Play It! (Ages 4-7)
Wednesday, August 1, 1:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
First Floor, Program Room 1017

Join us on Wednesdays for fun activities, which may include board games, building with the library’s LEGO blocks, or simple crafts.

S.T.E.M. FOR TWEENS (Ages 8 - 12)
SNAP CIRCUITS with the Broward County Library’s Creation Station!
Wednesday, August 1, 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Second Floor, Room 2053

Build! Create! Investigate! Join us as we explore S.T.E.M. concepts with awesome activities, excellent experiments, dynamic demonstrations and
phenomenal guest presenters. Pre-registration required.
Register online or call 954-262-4613.

SILLY STORIES with the Shermanettes (All ages)
Thursday, August 2, 10:30 a.m. - 11:15 a.m.
Second Floor, Cotilla Gallery

Explore a world of stories and songs and build your child’s love of books and reading. Join our very own Shermanettes, winner of South Florida Parenting’s Kids Crown Award, for silly stories, songs and a puppet show.

Family S.T.E.M: It’s Circus! It’s Science! (Ages 6+)
Saturday, August 4, 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Second Floor, Cotilla Gallery

Learn about scientific concepts (balance, gravity, momentum, centrifugal force and more) brought to life by Bucky & Gigi, a team of talented clowns using physical comedy, circus skills, improvisation and audience participation.

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The Craig and Barbara Weiner Holocaust
Reflection and Resource Center

Holocaust Reflection and Resource Center

The Craig and Barbara Weiner Holocaust Reflection and Resource Center

For those visiting this center, its mission is to :

REMIND – us of the deadliest genocide in history - done by humans to humans.

REMEMBER – and honor the six million Jewish children, men and women who perished.

REFLECT – on our moral conscience, our individual responsibility and role in making for a better future.

Through your visit to this Center, and seeing and understanding what results from hate, let us all learn to be better people and think more carefully when making our daily life choices. For more information on The Holocaust Reflection and Resource Center visit:

To schedule a tour, contact : or 954-262-4578

For assistance in researching additional information about the Holocaust, contact a Librarian through our Reference Department: 954-262-4613


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