Broward County Library July 2022

Look Who’s Here! July Authors, Artists & Illustrators @BCL
Illustrator Kaylani Juanita – Ashley Bryan Art in the Summer Series
July 13, 2-3PM, Online
Kaylani Juanita leads a fun, creative online art lesson for all ages and families.

Firefly Island Book Discussion with Author James Roberts
July 16, 11-11:30AM, Pompano Beach Library and Cultural Center
Children’s book author James Roberts joins us for an adventure on Firefly Island and a discussion of working together to conserve the environment.

Soul of a Swimmer with Author Carla Albano
July 20, 2-3PM, North Regional/Broward College and July 23, 3-4PM, Northwest Regional
Meet the author of this true story of extraordinary talent tragically cut short by the Parkland MSD school shooting, recommended for teens and adults.

A Conversation with New York Times Bestselling Author Mary Roach
July 23, Noon-1PM, Online
“America’s funniest science writer” discusses her work, including her most recent book, Fuzz: When Nature Breaks the Law.

The World of Coral Reefs with Author Erin Spencer
July 14, 11:30AM-12:30PM, Northwest Regional; July 21, 11AM-Noon, North Regional/Broward College
Meet author, marine ecologist and underwater explorer Erin Spencer for a presentation/discussion of her book on coral reefs, recommended for ages 7-10.

Song for a Whale with Author Lynne Kelly
August 3, 2-3PM, Online
Join the author for a lively discussion of Song for a Whale, the story of a young girl who learns to communicate with a whale named Blue 55, recommended for tweens and teens.
anime drawings

Anime Clubs for Kids and Teens
if you love anime, join us at one of our two weekly Anime Clubs.
Hollywood Branch Library Summer Splash Anime Club: Wednesdays from 2-3PM; watch an episode of anime, play trivia, make crafts and enjoy a snack, recommended for children and tweens.

South Regional/Broward College Regional Library Anime Club: Saturdays from 4-5:30PM; discuss graphic novels, television, movies, illustration and pop culture related to Japanese animation. recommended for tweens and teens.

How to Draw Anime Your Way with Carlos Nieto III
July 19, 1-2:15PM, Online
Celebrate National Graphic Novels in Libraries Month and learn how to draw with animation expert/artist Carlos Nieto III.

Kowai Yo! Japanese Monsters and Pop Culture
July 25, 1-2PM, Northwest Regional Library
Explore the world of yokai, the water monsters, demons, and spirits from Japanese folklore in anime and games, recommended for ages 10 and up.
summer learning program

Summer Learning Featured Upcoming Events
Chigiri-e Japanese Collage Workshop
Create a postcard-sized picture using Japanese style paper collage techniques called Chigiri-e; recommended for grades four and up.
cutting and pasting paper
July 12, 10:30AM, Main Library

July 13, 2PM, Jan Moran Collier City

July 19, 2PM, Dania Beach Paul DeMaio

July 20, 2PM, Deerfield Beach Percy White

July 21, 2PM, Carver Ranches
man wearing vr glasses and viewing a shark

Virtual and Augmented Reality
Step into another dimension with virtual and augmented reality. Interact with tropical coral reefs, watch a shark swim through the library – you must experience it to believe it! Libraries will be hosting free virtual/augmented reality events all summer at libraries countywide.

To find one, visit our Online Library Event Calendar, enter “reality” in the search box and select your desired date range.
BCL Facebook Photo Album: BAM! It’s Juneteenth – Be Alive through Music
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The African American Research Library and Cultural Center’s dynamic “BAM! It’s Juneteenth” event on June 11 featured live dance, music and poetry performances from talented local artists.
StoryWalk® featuring Over in the Ocean
book cover for over in the oceanTake a stroll through the illustrated children’s book Over in the Ocean: In a Coral Reef by Marianne Berkes with StoryWalk®, a fun, interactive reading activity that lets you read, walk and experience the book page-by-page. StoryWalk®, will be visiting Broward County Library branches throughout the summer.

To find StoryWalk® dates and locations, visit our Online Library Events Calendar, enter “storywalk” in the search box and select your desired date range.

Book Bites | Wicked
Learn about the critically acclaimed Wicked series by Gregory Maguire.
Summer Library Magazine

bcl sumer magazine

View the magazine online to find events for all ages, including writing workshops, book clubs, health & wellness, career & business and more.