Public invited to how-to workshops on health care basics and enrollment

sheridanNeed information on your health care insurance options for 2014? Broward County Libraries will host a series of free Affordable Care Act workshops, presented by the League of Women Voters of Broward County and AARP.

The workshops will run from February 17 to March 5 at Broward County Library locations throughout the county. Each includes a PowerPoint presentation, informational hand-outs and a Q&A session. All workshops are free and open to the public.

Broward County's new courthouse was featured this week in Mayor Barbara Sharief's "Broward Means Business" Moment at the beginning of the February 4 County Commission meeting.

The 20-story building was "topped off" with interior work following suit from the ground floor up, giving shape and form to the future state-of-the-art and future LEED-certified building. The 714,000 square foot structure is one of the largest courthouses in the U.S.

Free business workshops, seminars and events at your library

brushBroward County Libraries (BCL) is always a great business resource, but 2014 will be something special. Broward County Mayor Barbara Sharief has declared that in 2014 the emphasis for Broward County agencies will be on business in Broward – and Broward County Libraries is ready!

In addition to the wide range of business assistance and support services that Broward County Libraries currently provides, 2014 will bring a host of business-related programs workshops and seminars throughout the year, as well as special events in celebration of Small Business Month in May and Women’s Small Business Month in November.

Broward County Libraries offer unique, educational and fun events and programs that help people of all ages commemorate Black History Month. Online resources bring African-American biography and history to your fingertips. Renowned storytellers, special discussions, dance, art, music and more make your library a special place to visit this February.   

The theme for 2014's Black History month, also called African American History Month, is "Civil Rights in America." The focus will be on important milestones by African Americans and others in the battle for civil rights and equal treatment under the law. The theme for Black History Month is announced annually by the Association for the Study of African American Life and History (ASALH) in Washington DC.