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Ms. Oltmans
Media Specialist
joltmans@pinescharter.net
954-538-3700 X2262

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7:30 a.m -3:00 p.m.

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Pembroke Pines Charter Schools Academic Village Media Center

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Located at one of Broward County’s largest regional libraries, the Southwest Regional, The Pembroke Pines Charter Schools Academic Village Media Center provides Pines Charter students with a large collection of  books, audiovisual resources, reference material and library databases for research.  The PPCS Media Center office is located upstairs in the Southwest Regional Library.

Summer Library Programs and Events @ the SW Regional Libraryscrabble get in the game

Are you looking for fun and unique activities to do this summer?  Then come to the Southwest Regional Library and participate in their summer events and reading program!  The Get in the Game READ program offers weekly prizes, free activities and grand prize drawings.  Free lunches are served Monday through Thursday from 12:30-1:30.  Go to broward.org/library/summer and click on “Teens” to enter your reading titles online and stop in for prizes and activities.  Some  of the activities (below) require preregistration.

Babysitting Certification Monday June 13th, 2-4pm or August 10, 5-7pm.  Learn child-care skills and basic first aid. Preregistration required.

What’s Up? Solar/Lunar Wednesday, June 15th 5:30-8:00pm.  South Florida Amateur Astronomers Association brings telescopes to the library.

Make a 3D Greeting Card Thursday, June 16th, 2:00-3:30 OR Wednesday, July 20th.  Be creative and make a 3D card! Preregistration required: by June 1st for the June 16th program and by July 1st for the July 20th program.

Youth Chess Club  Saturdays 10:30-12:00 on June 4th, 18th and July 2nd, 16th.  Learn to play or improve your skills.  Get ready for the July tournament.  Preregistration required.

Learn to Crochet 3 part series: Tuesdays June 21st, 28th, July 5th 1:00-2:30pm. High School/Adult only.  Preregistration required.

Write for your Life! Online Journaling Saturday June 25th, 2:00-3:30pm.  High School/Adult only.  Preregistration required.

Zumba Friday July 8th, 15th, 22nd, 11:00am – 12:00pm. Dress comfortably. High School/Adult only. Preregistration required.

Creating Mandalas Saturday July 9th, 16th, 2:30-4:30pm Create your personal mandala for focus and relaxation. No artistic ability required!  High School/Adult only. Preregistration required.

Youth Chess Tournament Saturday, July 30th, 10:00am-4:00pm. Players will be matched by level. Preregistration required by July 28th.  All players who complete the tournament will recieve a medal or trophy.

Yoga Nidra Tuesday August 2nd, 6:30-7:30pm.  Bring a mat or towel. High School/Adult only. Preregistration required.

Save the Dates: SAT/ACT Classes @ the SW Regional Library

Save the dates!  The Southwest Regional is offering a free SAT/ACT class series on Tuesday evenings: Sept. 6, 13, 20, 27 and Oct. 4, 11.  If you would like to sign up then be one of the first to register on Wednesday, August 17th by phone or in person starting at 10:00.  954-357-6733.

 

SOUTHWEST REGIONAL LIBRARY Teen Room After School

Monday  PPCHS Gay Straight Alliance 2:15-3:30 pm 

Wednesday  PPCHS Book Club 2:15-3:30 pm

Southwest Regional Library Now On Facebook! Go to: https://www.facebook.com/browardcountylibrary for events and book reviews.

Broward County 2013 Battle of the Books Competition

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On April 3rd, 2013, ten students from the PPCHS Book Club participated in the Broward County Schools Battle of the Books academic competition.  Our PPCHS team came in 4th place this year!  Students from Broward County high schools competed to see who could quickly recall details from the 15 books on the Florida Teens Read list. Students in teams of four had 10 seconds to recognize a quote from one of the books.  The competition was held at the South Plantation High School in Plantation and media specialists from all over Broward were there with students representing their schools.  Each student received a Battle of the Books t-shirt and a book!  We all had a lot of fun!

Broward County 2012 Battle of the Books Competition

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On April 4th, 2012, nine students from the PPCHS Book Club participated in the Broward County Schools Battle of the Books academic competition.  Our PPCHS team came in 5th place this year!  Students from Broward County high schools competed to see who could quickly recall details from the 15 books on the Florida Teens Read list. Students in teams of four had 10 seconds to recognize a quote from one of the books.  The competition was held at the Monarch High School in Coconut Creek and media specialists from all over Broward were there with students representing their schools.  Each student received a Battle of the Books t-shirt and a book!  We all had a lot of fun!  Now’s the time to start checking out the Florida Teens Read list for 2012-2013!

Teen Volunteer Expo at the Southwest Regional Library!    

Time to start looking for a way to earn your Student Service Hours!  On Saturday, October 6, from 1:00-3:00, the Southwest Regional Library is sponsoring the Teen Volunteer Expo, an event which brings together nonprofit organizations from all over Broward County who are looking for volunteers.  It’s also a great time to sign up to volunteer for the Southwest Regional Library’s Storybook Festival.  PPCHS students can earn 1 service hour just for attending!  Just look for Ms. Oltmans at the PPCHS table and you will receive 1 service hour.

GSA Halloween Party Raised Funds for Southwest Regional Library!    

On Monday, October 31, from 2:00-4:00, the Gay Straight Alliance hosted a Halloween party in the library auditorium to raise money for the Southwest Regional Library.   Thank you to everyone who helped with set up and making waffles!  There was food, drinks, music, door prizes and everyone voted for their favorite decorated pumpkin.  We raised over $150 for the “Friends of the Library.”  The “Friends of the Library” organization supports youth, teen, and literacy programs as well as purchases equipment for the library.  Thank you to everyone who participated!


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