"Fall" in Love with This Month's Programs!

This October, you'll "fall" in love with all our program offerings as we have something spectacular for everyone at the library. Adults can look forward to the return of our popular Story Central series with the entertaining Pat Nease. Also, mark your calendar for our annual Books & Bagels lecture in which avid readers can learn directly from our library staff which books are a must-read this season. As part of our Hispanic Heritage celebration, families are invited to a performance by México Mágico Children's Folkloric Dance Group. This month, we also participate in the annual Read for the Record in support of early literacy. Families who participate receive a free book courtesy of the Friends of the Library; read below for more details. As always, we will host our Boca Boo Days performances followed by trick-or-treating around the library. Like I said, fun for all ages all month long!
~Oyuki, Program Services Librarian
Downtown Library, October 13, 3:30-5:00pm
Pat Nease's motto is simple: If you're not living on the edge, then you're taking up too much room. And that's where Pat's hilarious, true-life personal stories will take you -- to the edge of your seat with laughter, surprise and delight. Past president of the Florida Storytelling Association, Nease is a three-time winner of Florida's Liars' Contests. Despite her enlarged funny bone, she manages to travel the country entertaining listeners with her ready wit, original stories and adaptations of old favorites.  Register here.
The Word Is Murder, by Anthony Horowitz
Downtown Library, October 15, 10:30-11:30am
One bright spring morning in London, Diana Cowper -- the wealthy mother of a famous actor -- enters a funeral parlor to plan her own service. Six hours later, she is found dead. New York Times bestselling author Anthony Horowitz has yet again brilliantly reinvented the classic crime novel, this time writing a fictional version of himself as the Watson to a modern-day Holmes. Register here.

The Last Time I Lied, by Riley Sager
Downtown Library, October 11, 7:00-8:00pm
In the latest thriller from the bestselling author of Final Girls, a young woman returns to her childhood summer camp to uncover the truth about a tragedy that happened there fifteen years ago. Author A.J. Finn called this book "breathtaking -- brightly written, scalpel-sharp, and altogether inspired." Register here.

Cathedral, by Raymond Carver
Downtown Library, October 10, 1:00-2:30pm
Carver's spare dramas of loneliness, despair, and troubled relationships breathed new life into the American short story of the 1970s and '80s. In this collection, Carver writes with unflinching exactness about men and women enduring lives on the knife-edge of poverty and other deprivations. Beneath his pared-down surfaces run disturbing, violent undercurrents. Register here.

Spanish River Library, October 25, 10:00-11:00am
Want to know what librarians know? Join us for a scoop and a schmear -- get the best kind of scoop (the inside one) on fall's hottest releases! Hot coffee, bagels, and books combine as knowledgeable library staff review those highly anticipated titles in the BRPL collection.  Register here.
Downtown Library, October 9, 6:30-9:00pm
From Lucrecia Martel, the award-winning filmmaker of The Headless Woman, comes the story of an officer of the Spanish Crown born in South America, who waits for a letter from the King granting him a transfer. When it fails to come, he joins a party of soldiers that goes after a dangerous bandit. Find out why Manohla Dargis of The New York Times calls this film "beautiful, hypnotic, mysterious and elliptical." Register here.
Spanish River Library, October 22, 6:30-8:30pm
From Academy Award-nominated director Roko Belic, Happy takes us on a journey from the swamps of Louisiana to the slums of Kolkata in search of what really makes people happy. Combining real-life stories of people from around the world and interviews with leading scientists in happiness research, Happy explores the secrets behind our most valued emotion. Register here.
Discover Studio's Photoshop and 3D printing classes are Mac-based, and registration is required. Prerequisite: moderate computer proficiency.

Introduction to Tinkercad: Gain firsthand knowledge of basic 3D design principles. Design a 3D object using easy-to-use modeling software. No prior experience with Tinkercad is required but must register for a free Tinkercad account at www.tinkercad.com.

3D Printing Project: During this 2-hour span, patrons will have full use of the lab computers to design and create their very own three-dimensional objects and print them out. An instructor will be available to assist with design and to answer questions.

Podcasting I: Have you ever listened to a podcast during your commute and said, "Hey, I think I can do that"? This is your opportunity to learn how to create your very own podcast! Learn about the origins and uses of podcasting, as well as necessary equipment, recording, and scripting. All equipment will be provided.

Podcasting II: During the second part of Podcasting, you will learn about post-production techniques, how to manage your content, and how to upload your content to iTunes or Google Play. All equipment will be provided.

Join us for these classes for adults this month!
Medicare Annual Enrollment Updates (DTL; SRL)
Learn about Medicare Options and eligibility requirements, and explore how to choose the right option for you. Medicare Advantage, Supplemental (Medi-Gap) Insurance included. Part D Drugs, deductibles and the coverage gap will be explained by a licensed insurance agent. No marketing or selling will be conducted during the presentation.
What qualifies a person for a service animal? What's the difference between a service animal and an emotional support animal? All these questions and more will be answered in this introductory class.
The analog solution for the digital age! Learn how to create your own bullet journal to help you declutter your mind, cultivate your curiosity, and remain focused. Use the journal to be productive and lead an intentional life rather than just a busy life.
Are you preparing for National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo)? Learn how to create a character that jumps off the page!
Planning a trip to Asia? The Library can help! Join us for a tour of online services and apps to help plan a trip and find activities while traveling.

Make your job application stand out while discovering your interests, preparing a resume and cover letter, and searching job openings.

Teen Read Week Programs
Dramatic Readings (Grades 6-12)
Spanish River Library, October 11, 4:30-5:30pm
Read an excerpt from a book of your choice while using over-the-top emotion. Have fun performing different genres and emotions in front of your friends. No enrollment required.
Downtown Library, October 11, 6:00-7:00pm
Skype with popular YA author Stacey Lee! Her novels have won many prestigious literary awards. Receive a paperback copy of Under a Painted Sky upon enrollment and have an opportunity to ask questions of the author via Skype. Discuss the book and watch the book trailers while enjoying snacks and refreshments. Enroll here.

Hispanic Heritage Celebration: México Mágico Children's Folkloric Dance
Downtown Library, October 6, 11:00am-12:00pm
The library is celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month with a special family friendly presentation that will feature traditional Mexican folkloric dances. Don't miss this colorful and vibrant show!

La biblioteca está celebrando el mes de la Herencia Hispana. Esta presentación para toda la familia ofrecerá danzas folklóricas tradicionales mexicanas. No te pierdas este colorido y vibrante espectáculo.

Special Drop-in Story Times in October
Bilingual Drop-In Story Time: American Sign Language
Spanish River Library, October 1, 10:00-10:30am
Develop language and fine motor skills with rhymes, songs and stories. Learn simple words in a new language! No enrollment required.
Read for the Record Drop-In Story Time
Downtown Library, October 18, 10:00-10:30am
Thanks to the Friends of BRPL, you can join the millions of children and adults who'll be participating in Jumpstart's 13th annual Read for the Record this year! A City Councilperson will read this year's book, Maybe Something Beautiful, which reveals how art can inspire transformation -- and how even the smallest artists can accomplish something big. Children will receive cupcakes and a free copy of the book (while supplies last).

Enroll in New Story Time Sessions
October 5, beginning at 9:00am for Library Cardholders
October 9, beginning at 9:00 am for Non-cardholders
Classes begin the week of October 15 and end the week of November 19. Please enroll children under 4 years old for 1 story time at 1 location. Enroll here.

Boca Boo Days at Both Libraries
Wear your costumes! Trick-or-treat activity following each show. No enrollment required, but space is limited. Free tickets are available 1/2 hour prior to showtime. Children 8 & younger must be accompanied by an adult.
James Changefield Magic Show
Spanish River Library, October 19, 3:30-4:30pm
James Changefield provides magical experiences for people around the
globe. More than a magician, James generates extraordinary memories for kids and their families.
Suzy Hammer's Pumpkin Patty Show
Downtown Library, October 19, 3:30-4:30pm
Celebrate autumn with storytelling, songs, tricks, and lots of audience participation.

Downtown Library, October 24, 3:30-4:30pm
Book club for early readers with themed activities based on different cultures around the world. This month's book is The Year of the Dog by Grace Lin. Free copy of the book upon enrollment courtesy of the Friends of BRPL. Child attends independently. Enroll here.

Downtown Library, October 17, 6:30-7:30pm
Let's make soap together in the shape of crystals or gems! Enroll here.

Tween Book Jam (Ages 9-12)
Downtown Library, October 11, 6:30-7:30pm
Book discussion with themed activities. This month's book is The Golden Door, by Emily Rodda. Receive a free copy of the book at time of enrollment courtesy of the Friends of BRPL. Click on a date above to enroll. 
Downtown Library, October 16, 6:30-7:30pm
This month's book is Warcross, by Marie Lu. When teenage coder Emika Chen hacks her way into the opening tournament of the Warcross Championships, she glitches herself into the game as well as a sinister plot with major consequences. Find out why bestselling author Kami Garcia called this book "pure genius." Receive a free copy of the book at time of enrollment courtesy of the Friends of BRPL. Enroll here.
Downtown Library, October 18, 6:30-7:30pm
Based on a Japanese game show, in MTV's Silent Library, players have to complete randomly drawn, bizarre tasks while remaining completely silent. You are in the library, after all! Enroll here.
Coding Classes for Kids
Want to learn coding? The library has free coding classes for kids of all ages. Click here to see our upcoming classes and enroll.
Classes full of fun and learning with robots and coding. Click on a class title below to enroll.
Downtown Library, October 2, 6:00-7:00pm
Spanish River Library, October 3, 4:30-5:30pm
Downtown Library, October 25, 4:30-5:30pm
Downtown Library, October 24, 6:00-7:00pm
Prepare for National Novel Writing Month in November by discussing writing ideas with each other. The instructor will aid in brainstorming themes, characters, and settings. Start writing a short story on a topic of your choice. Share your writing at a follow-up class next month. Enroll here.
Elements of Art & Life, by Galal Ramadan
On display at the Downtown Library through November 9 during regular library hours
This colored-pencil exhibit by artist Galal Ramadan is on display at the Downtown Library, an Art in Public Places venue, until November 9. His artwork reveals his fascination with natural and cultural matters, along with his appreciation of basic elements of art and life. These beautiful images reflect the artist's attention to the minutest details and love of color.

Both libraries will be closed on Monday, October 8, for Columbus Day. Enjoy the holiday with friends and family!
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