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​​Please join us on our mission to support the Stirling Road Branch Library with our programming, fundraising, and advocacy efforts.
Join us at our monthly Board Meeting on the Second Tuesday of every month at 6:30 PM​​

​​The July Board Meeting is cancelled. Please join us for our August meeting (Skye Patrick, the Director of the Broward County Libraries, will be joining us then!) and save Tuesday, September 9, for our annual meeting.​
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In July, members of our Board met with County Vice Mayor Tim Ryan to discuss a solution to the signage on Stirling Road. The sign for the library is poorly lit and easy to miss when driving down Stirling Road.  County Commissioner Ryan assured us that he will do all that is necessary to improve the lighting and the signage so that the entrance to the library is more visible. Commissioner Ryan is an honorary member of the Board of the Friends of the Stirling Road Library and his commitment to our branch is much appreciated. Pictured here are Julie Mukamal, Sylvia Blutstein, Commissioner Ryan, Hannah Hostyk and Jan Surratt. 

Article.jpgFriends group wins state award for its website
June 5, 2014|By Sara Shell, Forum Publishing Group

Libraries have evolved significantly in recent years — books and magazines are still a big draw, but high-tech offerings continue to become more prominent.

Highlighting that trend, the Friends of the Stirling Road Branch Library in Hollywood was recently honored by the Florida Library Association as having the top Friends website.

Please take a moment to read the rest os the article on the SunSentinel website here​.

Dedicate-A Shelf Gallery -

Take a walk through our library and you will be introduced to so many interesting people simply by reading the plaques on our shelves. We now feature short histories behind the people whose names appear on these plaques in our Dedicate-A-Shelf Gallery. Read more here​.

Cinema.jpgJust when you thought that you knew all of the benefits of being a Member of The Friends of the  Stirling Road Branch Library we find new ways to say Thank You for your support. Show your Friends membership card at Cinema Paradiso in Hollywood and receive two dollars off the ticket price and a free popcorn! This is a wonderful benefit for our members and we are thrilled to offer you this incredible deal! If you have not yet been to the movies at Hollywood's newest and most innovative movie theater, please let this amazing offer be your introduction! 

Follow this link to movie times and more information.

See you at the movies!!​

At the annual Broward County Friends' meeting, the gift basket contributed by the Friends of the Stirling Road Branch Library and designed by our member, Sylvia Blutstein, was admired by all present and was a much coveted raffle prize for the attendees.​
When was the last time you stopped by Our Library?
Do you know about some ​of the interesting and exciting 
 ​exhibits we host?
Please visit our new Exhibits​ page for more details.
What's Happening at the Library?
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Miriam Kalett's Short Story Group will meet on July 30th, 2014 at 1:30 pm and will begin a new series of contemporary international short story masterpieces. The stories to be discussed are Graham Greene(England)  "Two Gentle People" and Natalia Ginzburg (Italy)  "The Mother".

Miriam recommends  purchasing   THE ART OF THE TALE: AN INTERNATIONAL ANTHOLOGY OF SHORT STORIES (various printings)

Editor: Daniel Halpern which can be purchased used from Barnes and Noble (least expensive, more available copies) or Amazon.

​​Art Appreciation​ Series​​

Dr. Batia Cohen has concluded her popular Art History and Appreciation Lecture Series with a lecture on the art of Antoni Gaudi. Check our website in August for updates on Dr. Cohen's Fall schedule.


Dr. Cohen has a Ph.D. in Mesoamerica​n Studies from the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México and a Bachelor's degree in Graphic Design from the Universidad Metropolitana in Mexico City. She was an adjunct professor at Florida International University and has published numerous articles in specialized Art and History magazines. She is currently a collaborator of a cultural magazine in Spanish on line; and is the author of the historical novel Una Amapola entre cactus. For more information see Dr. Cohen's website at: ​


Check out our latest book review:​​​

One of our own friends recounts her encounters and interactions with Dr. Maya Angelou who died recently:

A Personal Remembrance of Dr. Maya Angelou

by Helen Spindler

Let the great world spin.jpgThe world lost an amazing writer, civil rights leader and role model for people of all races late last month with the passing of the incomparable Dr. Maya Angelou. I met her twice in my life and cried when I heard the news of her death and wanted to share with our Friends and fellow library members my personal memories.
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​We encourage you to write to us describing your thoughts on our library. Linda Bloomfield recently took a few minutes to send us this wonderful email which we would like to share with you.

"I am now back in Florida and looking forward to the Music Club presentation as well as Dr. Cohen's lecture. As for the library, I've always been passionate about them.  I can't remember a time in my life when I did not read and cannot fathom a world without books.  I love the smell and feel of this book repository.  I love roaming through the rooms and shelves filled with knowledge and wonder and fantastic stories to take me to other worlds and into other people's lives."

​Linda's email in its entirety has been added to our blog​.​

Are you interested in becoming one of the Friends' volunteers? Would you like to become a member​​Click on the links to get the full details