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Dania Elementary School Celebrates Grand Opening of Community Reading Oasis Room

With more than 1,200 books, reading-themed artwork, a listening center and a listening library, the Community Reading Oasis at Dania Elementary School provides a space for families to enjoy reading together and access to books to help build their home libraries. …read more Source:: Broward County Public Schools       ...
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The Creation Station 1:00 PM to 7:00 PM

– Main Library Creation Station The Creation Station represents the democratization of design, engineering, fabrication and education for all residents of Broward County.The Main Library Creation Station makerspace is a community center with tools that enable individuals to design, prototype and make 3D items. Makerspaces often include tools and equipment too expensive or specialized for most people to own, as well as provide a gathering place for like-minded hobbyists to create and collaborate. …read more Source:: Broward County Library       ...
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Healthy Weight – it’s not a diet, it’s a lifestyle!

By wlchrist Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Balancing Calories There’s a lot of talk about the different components of food. Whether you’re consuming carbohydrates, fats, or proteins all of them contain calories. If your diet focus is on any one of these alone, you’re missing the bigger picture. The Caloric Balance Equation Am I in Caloric Balance? Recommended Physical Activity Levels Questions and Answers About Calories The Caloric Balance Equation When it comes to maintaining a healthy weight for a lifetime, the bottom line is – calories count! Weight management is all about balance—balancing the number of calories you consume with the number of calories your body uses or “burns off.” A calorie is defined as a unit of energy supplied by food. A calorie is a calorie regardless of its source. Whether you’re eating carbohydrates, fats, sugars, or proteins, all of them contain calories. Caloric balance is like a scale. To remain in balance and maintain your body weight, the calories consumed (from foods) must be balanced by the calories used (in normal body functions, daily activities, and exercise). Am I in Caloric Balance? If you are maintaining your current body weight, …read more Source:: NSU News       ...
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Neuroscientist and Musician Daniel Levitin to Speak at Nova Southeastern University

By mc2740 FORT LAUDERDALE-DAVIE, Fla.- Nova Southeastern University’s (NSU) Levitin will speak on “Leadership and Value in the Age of Information Overload: New Findings from Neuroscience” as part of the college’s 2014–2015 Distinguished Speakers Series. In an age of information overload, what does modern neuroscience reveal about how and why some leaders thrive? It’s easy to become overwhelmed by a constant flow of data and details, the rapid pace of change, and the challenges of multitasking and managing complex organizations. So how can people better organize their lives and improve decision making, productivity and efficiency? During this talk, Levitin will discuss how others can learn from successful people who have become masters at managing workflow, channeling their attention, accomplishing tasks, and maximizing their time. He will share methods that can be used to better organize and navigate complexity, yielding better results at work, and ultimately, a more satisfying life. Levitin is a best-selling author, award-winning musician, and professor of psychology and behavioral neuroscience at McGill University in Montreal, Canada. He draws from cutting-edge brain research, cognitive psychology and experience as a consultant for global organizations to explain how leaders become more effective by taking charge of attention and memory systems and using the brain’s natural …read more Source:: NSU News       ...
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Book Club in a Bag 10:30 AM to 7:30 PM

– Weston Reference Desk Interested in starting your own book club? Join the book-club-in-a-bag program today! When you join, you will receive a kit that contains 10 copies of a title, and all the tools you will need for your own book club. To get started, please contact Linda Abraham 954-357-5304, or stop by the Reference desk. …read more Source:: Broward County Library       ...
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Celebrate Black History Month with Educational and Entertaining Events at Nova Southeastern University

By mc2740 FT. LAUDERDALE-DAVIE, Fla. – Nova Southeastern University (NSU) will honor Black History Month in February 2015 through a variety of activities including engaging art exhibitions, performances, film screenings, dynamic speakers, compelling educational workshops, discussions, and events for all ages. Highlights of the month-long celebrations include: Thursday, February 5 Afros: A History of Natural Hair,” African Presence 2015, 12th Annual Art Exhibition Exhibition Runs February 5-March 13 NSU’s Alvin Sherman Library, Adolfo & Marisela Cotilla Gallery Over five years, photographer Michael July approached a variety of individuals and asked them to participate as subject models for a volume he was creating to chronicle the evolution of the Afro in America. He captured the best Afros as worn by people of virtually every shade, ethnicity, country and age group. Exhibition will feature photographs of black hair as well as a collection of traditional and African American picks, hot combs and other accessories. “Race Issues in America: The Ferguson Police Shooting and Beyond,” 6:00 – 8:00 pm This interactive audience participation event is hosted by the Student Government Association at NSU’s Graduate School of Humanities and Social Sciences (SHSS) as a special edition of Diversity Dialogues. Location: Performance Theater in the Don Taft University Center. The event …read more Source:: NSU News       ...
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Broward County Library, in Partnership with Broward 100 Celebration of the Arts, Presents- Culture in the Pines -Friction Farm, a modern folk duo. 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM

– Southwest Regional Library Auditorium 111 …read more Source:: Broward County Library       ...
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Art Series:Bosch and Breugel--unusual creators and creatures. 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM

– Deerfield Beach Percy White Meeting Room Presented by internationally known artist, Arline Peartree. Discussion will be based on a dvd presentation of various aspects of the artists and their time. …read more Source:: Broward County Library       ...
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The Creation Station 11:00 AM to 3:00 PM

– Main Library Creation Station The Creation Station represents the democratization of design, engineering, fabrication and education for all residents of Broward County.The Main Library Creation Station makerspace is a community center with tools that enable individuals to design, prototype and make 3D items. Makerspaces often include tools and equipment too expensive or specialized for most people to own, as well as provide a gathering place for like-minded hobbyists to create and collaborate. …read more Source:: Broward County Library       ...
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