Sponsoring programs within the various departments of the library is a keystone of our mission. Throughout the year, the majority of programs held at the library are Friends' sponsored, including cultural, educational, and entertainment programs. The Friends have a synergistic relationship with the staff focused on bringing a variety of programs to our branch. The staff creates and plans programs which our group publicizes to our members and underwrites the cost. Our partnership with The Music Club of Hollywood has been amazingly successful through our different lecture series on composers with Walter Ladden and on jazz with FIU Professor Bob Grabowski. We also sponsor a monthly short story group with Miriam Kalett which not only is beneficial to its attendees but has also resulted in many new memberships for our group.
In 2013, the Friends initiated a Programming Committee whose mission is to create and institute programs which will cement our branch's position as the center of culture and education for our community. During our first year we began our Open Learning program which features a series of lectures throughout the year. Our first series was On Happiness followed by a series on the Slow Food Movement. In the past our group also organized a High School workshop focused on the college admissions process which was generously facilitated by Mandee Heller Adler of International College Counselors.
Upcoming Friends Sponsored Events:
Stirling Road Short Stories Group meets the fourth Tuesday of each month at 1:30 PM. Click here to view the short stories which we will be covering over the upcoming months.
Other Upcoming Library events:
Stirling Road Branch Discussion Group
Meeting Room off of Lobby, every 3rd Tuesday of the month, 1:30-3 PM. Check back soon for our list of books to be included for discussion in 2014.
Interested in what else our Book Discussion Group has read recently? Click here to check out some of the titles that we read through 2012 and the first part of 2013.
Do you have any comments or suggestions about our various programs? Do you have any suggestions or recommendatinos for new programs? Feel free to contact our Programming Committee Directly: Email Us