Special Events

The Friends of the Fort Lauderdale Libraries supports library programs and events throughout the year by providing funding or collaboration. These activities illustrate some of the ways that the Friends support the library and interact with community activities.

The Friends of the Fort Lauderdale Libraries provides hospitality to both Main and Fort Lauderdale branches for recognition of the library staff to acknowledge all of their outstanding and hard work.

Special Events

Year in Review

2018 Sept Computer Class Schedule

Year in Review

The Great American Read

The Great American Read

Help Choose America's Favorite Book · 100 Books · 1 Winner

Sept. 17 - Oct. 23, 2018
See PDF Flyer for Schedule Below
Main Library, Fort Lauderdale

The Great American Read Flyer
The Great American Read Books List



Main Library, put on your dancing shoes because it's…

DanceAfterHours@Main, Friday, November 16, 2018, 7 to 9:30 pm, on our second floor.
AfterHours@Main is back… bigger and better than ever. Our second After Hours Event will feature the live band Eclipse, a new signature drink, food, record sales, and more surprises. We'll be dancing the night away on the 2nd floor and outside terrace. This 21 and over party is $10 with all proceeds going to the Friends of the Fort Lauderdale Libraries.




Hosted by Florida Atlantic University
Professor Dr. Stephen Engle

July 31 - Aug. 15, 2018
See PDF Flyer Below
Main Library, Fort Lauderdale

U.S. Constitution for Dummies

Constitution for Dummies Presented by author Dr. Michael Arnheim, Main Library, Thur., September 27, 1 p.m.

The talk will cover a few topical issues regarding the Constitution, with opportunity for members of the audience to participate. Some of the topics to be covered are:
  • Impeachment

  • Execuative Privilege

  • Collusion & Obstruction of Justice

  • Should the Electoral College be abolished?

Books will be for sale at the program.

Main Library - 6th Floor
100 S. Andrews Ave., Fort Lauderdale 333301

Becoming American Flyer

Rock After Hours @ Main

Rock Afterhours @ Main
August 3, 2018 · 7- 9:30PM
Main Library, 2nd Floor

Buy Tickets Online



Starts March 5 · Mondays at 10:30AM
Main Library, Youth Services - 2nd Floor

Music & Movement Storytime Flyer

Chopin Concerts

Chopin Concert
Broward County Main Library
100 S. Andrews Ave
Fort Lauderdale
Feb 10, Mar 3, Apr 21 and May 19

Moonlight Tales

Moonlight Tales

BROWARD COUNTY, FL - Listen to great stories and hear music under the stars at Moonlight Tales: An Adult Song and Story Cabaret on Friday, February 23, 2018, from 7 to 9:30 PM on Main Library's outdoor North Plaza, 100 S Andrews Ave., Fort Lauderdale., FL 33301.

Moonlight Tales will be hosted by Dr. Caren S. Neile and will feature adult storytelling performances by Dr. Neile, Jon Spelman, Linda Schuyler Ford and music by Bachaco.

Three-time Emmy winner and veteran storyteller Jon Spelman toured Florida for 12 years, collecting and creating a treasure trove of the state's folk tales and fables. His powerful imagination and sublime craftsmanship led the Washington Post to call him "a stunning wordsmith and a riveting performer."

Both lighthearted and soul deep is what is said about Tallahassee-based storyteller Linda Schuyler Ford. Hailing from legendary Sleepy Hollow, New York, aka Ichabod Crane territory, Ford performs Washington Irving's classic chiller with emotion, sophistication and meticulous detail.

Caren Neile has told stories on three continents in between teaching storytelling at Florida Atlantic University. She appears weekly on South Florida public radio and contributes a column on storytelling for the Florida Jewish Journal. Her newest book is Florida Lore, published by the History Press.

The musical entertainment will be presented by the award-winning, globe-trotting Miami band Bachaco. The band refers to itself as musical hot sauce, and you'll soon see why. Come groove to the beat of their Afro-Caribbean roots rock, inspired by new and classic sounds of Bob Marley, Latin music and California reggae.

Admission to Moonlight Tales, which is presented by the Friends of Fort Lauderdale Libraries and Broward County Library, is free. Light refreshments will be on sale. For more information, please call 954-357-7443.
Moonlight Tales Flyer



Every Wednesday @ 4:30 Crazy 8s Math Clubs
(K-2nd grade and 3rd-5th grade )

Snap Circuits
Thursday the 8th @ 4:30

Building with Hearts
Thursday the 15th @ 4:30
See what you can create with
marshmallows and toothpicks!

Lego Club
Thursday the 22nd @ 4:30

Main Library, Youth Services - 2nd Floor

Main Explorers Flyer

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American Sue
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