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:
Art Appreciation Series
Dr. Batia Cohen 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 Mesoamerican 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; LetraUrbana.com and is the author of the historical novel Una Amapola entre cactus -
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.
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