Events, festivals, workshops and entertainment are offered at local libraries, usually for free.
- May 11 Sci-Fi & Comic Convention, African-American Library & Cultural Center, 10:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. May 11, includes authors, speakers, workshops, signings, art display, vendors, STEM demos; includes cosplay contest. Entry is free
Event description is “AARLCC-CON provides a platform for African-American writers and illustrators of comic books and sci-fi novels to communicate, present new projects, and develop relationships with fans and industry professionals.
“Among the featured guests are Rodney Barnes, writer and producer of American Gods, The Boondocks, Everybody Hates Chris, and Marvel’s Runways; Manuel and Geiszel Godoy, the creators of Black Sands comics; and local favorites such as Jeff Caroll, Keith C. Wade, Mervyn McKoy, Nicole Mucher, Creature Entertainment and Ramon Robinson of LSF Comics.
“In conjunction with AARLCC-CON, an exhibition of super hero-inspired artwork will be on display in AARLCC’s gallery.
Information is online, 2650 Sistrunk Blvd., Fort Lauderdale 33311, free
- 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. June 1 Children’s BookFest, includes family-friendly entertainment & STEAM activities, face painting, free books for first 1,000 youngsters, North Regional/Broward College Library, 1100 Coconut Creek Boulevard, Coconut Creek 33066, information online
- June 15 Juneteenth Blues & Sweet Potato Pie Festival, Northwest Branch Library, includes entertainment, games for children, vendors and food, 1580 NW 3rd Avenue,
Pompano Beach 33060
- July 19-20 South Florida Book Festival, African-American Research Library and Cultural Center , 2650 Sistrunk Blvd., Fort Lauderdale, features author talks and signings, presentations & demos, information online
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- Kid’s Maker Fest 11:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. March 16 South Regional Library, 7300 Pines Boulevard, Pembroke Pines 954-201-8825, ext. 4, Includes interactive activities for youngsters age 5 and older and families. Sponsored by Friends of the South Regional/BC Library Demonstrations of virtual reality & other exciting technology equipment. Sponsored by Friends of the South Regional/BC Library, Information is online, free entry
- Teen Tech Week
- Free in-person income tax assistance, various locations, information online
- April 7 Empowerment through Personal Safety: Practical Steps to Keep Yourself and Your Home Safe, 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. April 7 at Stirling Road Branch, 3151 Stirling Road, Hollywood 954-357-7550, includes self-defense moves for girls and women, intuitive tactics to help protect themselves when their safety is threatened. Please wear comfortable clothes and closed-toed shoes
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