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Broward County is fortunate to have a public library system that provides entertaining and informative programs for all ages and interests. The Friends of the Fort Lauderdale Libraries supports these programs through both funding and participation.

In addition to funding for programs for the public, the Friends annually fund training and conference opportunities for the library staff, as well as holiday parties and staff recognition. You may find details for the listed programs below on the Calendar Page.

Adult Programs:

Chair Yoga with Ester Every Monday at 12 Noon

Youth Programs:

YOUTH ACTIVITIES REVIEW

Marvel v DC Faux Stained Glass Contest

"Marvel v DC Faux Stained Glass Contest" – Teens in the Studio divided into two camps (based on rival comic book companies), Marvel and DC, and then did 20 pieces of artwork for characters and/or symbols for superheroes on each side. The public was welcome to view the art and vote from April 3rd-May 2nd. Over 200 people voted, and on May 5th it was announced that the Marvel team had received the most votes for the group challenge, and "T-Bone" (Joas) Thermidor won the individual challenge with his creative take on Ghost Rider! Thanks to your generosity, everyone who entered the contest received a comic book themed bag and photo frame, the winning team won Marvel shirts, and "T-Bone" won a one-day pass to Super-Con (a comic and TV convention down the road!).
Marvel v DC Faux Stained Glass Contest

June 3: 12-4pm - Summer Learning Celebration – The performances kicked off with storyteller Suzy Hammer as Safari Sue, exploring mysterious buildings around the world (1:00-2:00). Next up was Meet Your Wildlife Friends by Sawgrass Nature Center (2:30-3:30), a hands-on program educating children about the wild animals living around them. The baby alligator was the biggest hit of the day! There was also a planetarium show by MODS throughout the day to help patrons discover the wonders of the universe. Well over 150 people were in attendance for the day.

Summer Learning Celebration

June 10: 1-2pm - Bricks 4 Kidz– Kids were introduced to STEM terminology while building movable LEGO constructions! Younger kids teamed together to make either a compactor or a PnP, while older kids made one on their own. At the end of the program kids answered challenge questions to win prizes! 14 kids and 8 adults attended the program.

Tuesdays, June 13, 20: 4-6PM - Robot Lego Fight Club – Presented by the Dennis Project, teens explored the role robots and technology play in our life, constructed a LEGO robot and coded it, and watched it face off against their peers! 17 teens attended.

Robot Lego Fight Club (Not from our program, a picture of the same program from the Dennis Project website)


June 12: 10:30-11:30am - Animal Tales – Amy Nemeth and her daughters brought a variety of wild animals for everyone to see! Animals were carried around the audience for children to see and touch up close. More than eight animals were discussed, including a bearded dragon, hedgehog, skunk, and a fat tailed gecko! At the end a few animals (such as the chinchilla and boa constrictor) were by the entrance so kids could get a longer interaction with the animals. And Julia Brandel, youth librarian, got to fulfill a lifelong dream of cuddling with a skunk! 161 kids and 26 adults attended the program for a total of 187 in attendance.

Animal Tales


Animal Tales


June 26: 10:30-11:30am - Paco Moreno - Wayna Music of the Andes taught the kids how to "Build a Better World" with traditional and contemporary songs from Ecuador, Peru, and Bolivia. Jonathan Moreno brought his equally talented four children with him, and children from the audience were invited on stage several times to participate musically with unique instruments both natural and man-made. 195 kids and 28 adults attended for a total of 223 in attendance.

Wayna Music of the Andes


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