Harlem Community Building changes name

CLEWISTON — The Hendry County Board of County Commissioners voted in August 2018 to allow for the renaming of the Harlem Civic Center to the Harlem Civic and Cultural Center. The renaming, led by Commissioner Emma Byrd, was motivated by Harlem’s desire to advance the community’s opportunities for residents to explore their interest in the […]

Belle Glade Branch Library Happenings

Adults • Tuesdays, 2 p.m., Book-A-Librarian. Personalized attention in areas of computers, mobile devices, genealogy, online resources and more. Space is limited. Preregister. (60 minutes) • Saturday, June 15, 10:30 a.m., Adult Coloring Club. Space is limited. Preregister. • Thursday, June 27, 2 p.m. E-Books (Hands-on). Learn about the Library’s e-book service, how to get […]

Belle Glade Library Happenings

BELLE GLADE — The Belle Glade Branch Library, located at 725 N.W. Fourth St. in Belle Glade, will hold the following events in May: Adult activities • Friday, May 3, 10:30 a.m., Browsers – Basic (Hands-on) — Learn the basics of using the Microsoft Internet Explorer browser. Some computer experience is necessary. (60 minutes to […]

Belle Glade Branch Library April Happenings

The Belle Glade Branch Library, 725 N.W. Fourth St., will hold the following events. For information, call 561-996-3453. Adult Activities • Tuesday, April 2 and 9, 2 p.m., Book-A-Librarian – Personalized attention in areas of computers, mobile devices, genealogy, online resources and more. Space is limited. First come, first served. (60 min.) Preregister. • Friday, […]

Library Director Natasha Hayes reports:

• Human Trafficking Informational Session was held Feb. 25 from 6 to 7 p.m. This was well attended as we had 14 adults in attendance. We must remember knowledge is key. • The library held its fifth annual African American Awards of Excellence on Feb. 21. This was a spectacular event. Staff had planned for […]

Clewiston Museum celebrates Seminole Heritage Day

‘Seminole Indians and the Origins of the Florida Cattle Industry, 1565-1858’ CLEWISTON — The Clewiston Museum will celebrate Seminole Heritage Day on Thursday, March 14, from 7 to 8 p.m. Guest speaker, Jason Herbert, will present “Seminole Indians and the Origins of the Florida Cattle Industry, 1565-1858.” The presentation examines the historical changes made in […]

Florida B. Thomas Library takes field trip in honor of Black History Month

On Saturday, Feb. 2, the Florida B. Thomas Library conducted a field trip to the African American Research Library and Cultural Arts Center (AARLCC) in Fort Lauderdale. After a visit to the research library, the group attended the Urban League of Broward County’s Black History Fair on the library campus. This field trip was in […]

Belle Glade Branch Library Happenings

The Belle Glade Branch located at 725 N.W. Fourth St. in Belle Glade will host the following events: Kids Activities Saturday, March 2, 2:30 p.m. Happy Birthday, Dr. Seuss! Celebrate the beloved author with stories and crafts. All ages. (45 min.) Mondays, 10:00 am Baby Play Date Features toys, baby board books, puppets, rhymes and […]

History comes to life

Ersula Knox-Odom brought Mary McLeod Bethune back to life at the Florida B. Thomas Library in Clewiston on Tuesday, Feb. 5.

Public Library to be temporarily closed

OKEECHOBEE — The Okeechobee County Public Library, 206 S.W. 16th St., will be closed from February 16, to March 3, to receive new flooring. The public computers will be removed by Feb. 12. The library will reopen on Monday, March 4, at 10 a.m.