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Hollywood resident chairs the Broward Public Library Foundation.
Meet Martin Shuham – husband, father, lawyer, longtime Hollywood resident and Chair of the Broward Public Library Foundation (BPLF). He is also on the Executive Committee, is the incoming treasurer of the Greater Hollywood Chamber of Commerce and serves on the City of Hollywood’s Community Development Advisory Board. He is one busy fellow.
“My wife, Caryl, and I love everything about Hollywood,” Shuham said. “We live at North Beach and love the diversity of all that Hollywood and its neighborhoods have to offer.”
The Shuhams especially enjoy the beach, visiting downtown and helping to enrich the community through public service and creative enterprise.
A business lawyer by trade, with an office (Shuham & Shuham, P.A.) at 1930 Harrison Street in Hollywood, Shuham serves as Chairman of the Board of Directors for the BPLF – which oversees the development of policy and programs with the staff of the Library Foundation.
“I have been a longtime supporter of the Broward County Libraries,” states Shuham, who was introduced to the Foundation by a friend, attorney Joe Goldstein. “I served with Joe on the Board at Leadership Broward Foundation.”
Shuham continues, “Once appointed to the Board of the Library Foundation, I saw what a wonderful and important role the Library Foundation plays in raising much needed funds from the community for the programs offered at the Broward libraries, including summer children’s learning, SAT/ACT tutoring, computer training, and literacy programs.”
Broward County Libraries offer a myriad of events for adults and children throughout the County. Programs like Oasis Connections Technology Program for mature adults and After-School at Your Library for students 6 to 12 years old, are offered at the Hollywood Branch throughout the week. Other programs include: meditation, citizenship preparation and classes for new Hollywood screenwriters.
You can find out more by visiting the branch located at 2600 Hollywood Boulevard or calling 954-357-7760. You can also check out the Hollywood Beach Branch located at 1301 South Ocean Drive, Hollywood, 954-357-4798.
Each year the Foundation hosts LitLUNCH! which is the kick-off event for their annual fundraiser, Literary Feast. This year LitLUNCH! will take place on Friday, February 10, 2017. Broward County High Schools will experience Novel Day for Students author visits on Friday morning, March 31, 2017; to be followed by LitLIVE! – an event that will be free and open to the public at Barnes & Noble bookstores on Friday, March 31, 2017 from 6-8 pm.
The 29th Night of Literary Feasts will take place on Saturday evening, April 1, 2017. Eighteen best-selling authors from around the country join the event and attend dinners in the community with donors and guests. Authors include: Herta Feeley, Heather Graham, Debbie Macomber, Gareth Russell and Thomas Swick, among others.
“This vital community event has raised more than $3 million since it began in 1988 with its mission of supporting Broward County Library literacy and other programs and services that enrich the entire community.”
Literary Feast begins with a gala cocktail party in the Panorama Room of the Hyatt Regency Pier Sixty-Six hotel, including book sales, signings by the invited authors and an outstanding silent auction.
To find out more about the Foundation, programs, events, sponsorships, or how you can help, visit their website at: BPLFoundation.org.
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Marty was elected in September 2016 as Chair of the Board of Directors of the Broward Public Library Foundation. He has been on the Board since 2013. The Broward Public Library Foundation is committed to enhancing the collections, programs and services of the Broward County Library system beyond the means of public funding.
In November 2015, Marty was appointed to the Executive Committee of the Board of Directors of the Greater Hollywood Chamber of Commerce. He also serves as Chair of the Chamber’s Government Affairs Committee. He has served on the Board of Directors since 2014.
On November 10, 2016, Marty was a round table presenter on “Current Issues in Commercial Landlord-Tenant Law” at the ICSC Idea Exchange Program at the Hard Rock Convention Center in Hollywood, Florida. He also served as a member of the ICSC Planning Committee. Marty has presented at this ICSC conference for the past three years.
In July 2015, the Mayor and City Commission of the City of Hollywood appointed Marty to a position on the Community Development Advisory Board. The Community Development Advisory Board provides recommendations to the City Commission on matters pertaining to federal and state community development grant funds.
Marty was honored by Leadership Broward Foundation, Inc. as a “Treasure” of Broward County at its 20th Anniversary Fun Lunch on April 30, 2014 at the Hard Rock Hotel in Hollywood, Florida. Marty recently completed seven years of service on the LBF Board of Directors from 2007 – 2014. He received the 2010- 2011 Chair Award from LBF for outstanding service to the Board of Directors. He also served as the 2007-2008 Chair of Broward County’s Senior Executive Orientation Program, co-sponsored by the Greater Fort Lauderdale Chamber of Commerce and the Leadership Broward Foundation.