Below find all Broward, Palm Beach and Miami The Great American Read events

All Broward County Main Library Events (September 17th - October 23rd)

Main Library, 100 S. Andrews Avenue, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301, 954-357-7443

Explore Books from Each Theme with Dr. Caren Neile

Monday, September 17 - Saturday October 25, 2018; 1-2PM
Main Library Main Street Auditorium

Dr. Caren Neile will explore books based on a certain theme for each week.

Here are the list of books and themes:
September 17 - Theme - Who Am I? - The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao by Junot Diaz
September 24 - Theme - Heroes - The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time by Mark Haddon
October 1 - Theme - Villans and Monsters - The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde
October 8 - Theme - What We Do For Love - Gilead by Marilynne Robinson
October 15 - Theme - Other Worlds - One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel Garcia Marquez

Book And Movie with Dr. Caren Neiile

Monday, September 17 - Saturday October 25, 2018; 1-2PM
Main Library Main Street Auditorium

Dr. Caren Neile will explore books and the movies based on them each week.

Here are the list of books and themes:
September 18 - Theme - Who Am I? - A Separate Peace by John Knowles. Movie - 105 minutes
September 25- Theme - Heroes - Catch 22 by Joseph Heller. Movie - 121 minutes
October 2 - Theme - Villans and Monsters - Beloved by Toni Morrison. Movie - 172 minutes
October 9 - Theme - What We Do For Love - The Joy Luck Club by Amy Tan. Movie - 140 minutes
October 16 - Theme - Other Worlds - Gulliver's Travels by Johnathan Swift. Movie 140 minutes

El Club Discussion of Hispanic Authors and Books

Tuesday, September 18 | 6-7PM
Main Library Main Street Auditorium

English Cafe will read the first Harry Potter by J.K. Rowling

September 19 | 6:30-7:45PM
Main Library Main Street Auditorium

Meet Dr. Ken Kallin, collector of more than 20,000 autographed books.

September 22 | 2-3:30PM
Main Library Main Street Auditorium

Discussion of Banned Books with Dr. Christine Jackson of Nova University

September 25 | 2-3PM
Main Library Main Street Auditorium

Improvisational Workshops with Greg Philippi

September 25 and October 2 | 6-7:30PM
Main Library Main Street Auditorium

Design a Book Cover with artist Susan Buzzi

October 6 | 1-2:30PM
Main Library Main Street Auditorium

Broward Main Library Watch Party

Tuesday, October 23, 2018; 8PM
Main Library Main Street Auditorium

Let's find out what book has been chosen from The Great American Read by national vote. We will watch the finale live in our auditorium on South Florida PBS. We will also find out what our favorite local book is chosen by Broward County readers.



All Mandel Public Library Events - West Palm Beach - (September 12th - October 24th)

For more information on Mandel Public Library Events visit wpbcitylibrary.org or call 561-868-7701.

Create a Book Bullet Journal: The Great American Read

Wednesday, September 12, 2018; 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Mandel Public Library of West Palm Beach, 411 Clematis Street

Come watch the first episode of PBS’s The Great American Read while learning to create bullet journal book lists. Keep track of what books you have read or plan to read in an artistic journal style. Light refreshments will be provided. Vote for your favorite books for a chance to win prizes! For more information, visit wpbcitylibrary.org or call 561-868-7701.

Bookish Bingo: The Great American Read

Wednesday, September 19, 2018; 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Mandel Public Library of West Palm Beach, 411 Clematis Street

Join us for bookish Bingo, complete with bookish Bingo prizes, to celebrate PBS’s The Great American Read. Light refreshments will be provided. For more information, visit wpbcitylibrary.org or call 561-868-7701.

The Great American Read with Leslie Gray Streeter

Wednesday, September 26, 2018; 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Mandel Public Library of West Palm Beach, 411 Clematis Street

Palm Beach Post entertainment writer and soon-to-be author Leslie Gray Streeter will be here to edify your minds about books and the Great American Read Top 100 list. Light refreshments will be provided. Vote for your favorite books for a chance to win prizes! For more information, visit wpbcitylibrary.org or call 561-868-7701.

Think & Drink Trivia: The Great American Read

Wednesday, October 3, 2018; 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Mandel Public Library of West Palm Beach, 411 Clematis Street

Join us for a literary trivia contest hosted by Think & Drink Trivia. Play with a team or by yourself for a chance to win prizes! Light refreshments will be provided. For more information, visit wpbcitylibrary.org or call 561-868-7701.

DIY Recycled Book Succulent Planters: The Great American Read

Wednesday, October 10, 2018; 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Mandel Public Library of West Palm Beach, 411 Clematis Street

Learn to make DIY succulent planters using recycled books at a drop-in craft night. All crafting materials will be provided, and light refreshments will be provided. No registration is required. For more information, visit wpbcitylibrary.org or call 561-868-7701.

Book-to-Movie Marathon: The Great American Read

Wednesday, October 17, 2018; 4:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Mandel Public Library of West Palm Beach, 411 Clematis Street

Is the book better? Join us to watch the movie adaptations of “The Giver” and “Ready Player One,” both selected for the Great American Read top 100. Snack on popcorn and enter for a chance to win copies of the books and movies. For more information, visit wpbcitylibrary.org or call 561-868-7701.

It’s Lit! The Great American Pizza Party

Wednesday, October 24, 2018; 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Mandel Public Library of West Palm Beach, 411 Clematis Street

Celebrate the finale of PBS’s The Great American Read at a pizza watch party and book swap, co-hosted by WXEL! We will announce West Palm Beach’s favorite book and select a grand prize winner, plus have a literary costume contest for even more chances to win. Light refreshments will be served. For more information, visit wpbcitylibrary.org or call 561-868-7701.



All Miami Book Fair Events - (September 24th - October 17th)

Miami Book Fair - Jose Andrea

Monday, September 24, 2018; 7:30 PM
Miami Book Fair

Author, Jose Andrea will speak about his book, We Fed an Island: The True Story of Rebuilding Puerto Rico, One Meal at a Time. The book is a true story of how a group of chefs fed hundreds of thousands of hungry Americans after Hurricane Maria and touched the hearts of many more. Click here for tickets.

Miami Book Fair - Markus Zusak

Wednesday, October 17, 2018; 7 PM
Miami Book Fair

Author, Markus Zusak will speak about his book, Bridge of Clay. The breathtaking story of five brothers who bring each other up in a world run by their own rules. As the Dunbar boys love and fight and learn to reckon with the adult world, they discover the moving secret behind their father’s disappearance. At the center of the Dunbar family is Clay, a boy who will build a bridge—for his family, for his past, for greatness, for his sins, for a miracle. The question is, how far is Clay willing to go? And how much can he overcome? Click here for tickets.



More Great American Read Events

The Chronicles of Narnia, The Lion the Witch and the Wardrobe Screening

Sunday, October 7th at 4 PM
Miami Theater Center | Miami Shores

During the World War II bombings of London, four English siblings are sent to a country house where they will be safe. One day Lucy (Georgie Henley) finds a wardrobe that transports her to a magical world called Narnia. After coming back, she soon returns to Narnia with her brothers, Peter (William Moseley) and Edmund (Skandar Keynes), and her sister, Susan (Anna Popplewell). There they join the magical lion, Aslan (Liam Neeson), in the fight against the evil White Witch, Jadis (Tilda Swinton).(age recommendation 8yrs +) Film screenings with be accompanied by a premiere clip from the latest episode of PBS' The Great American Read. Click here for tickets.