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9 a.m. and 7 p.m. on WLRN. Topic: “Buy and borrow: books and libraries in South Florida.” An encore edition. Point, click and purchase have replaced browse, look and buy for many book lovers. The endless online inventory and the ease of electronic readers have put the book business under pressure. What is the future of libraries?

In town: Impact 2014, a conference for human resources professionals, is scheduled through Thursday at the Fort Lauderdale Marriott Harbor Beach Resort & Spa. The Greater Fort Lauderdale Convention & Visitors Bureau expects about 550 people to attend.


In town: A conference for travel agents, cruise3sixty, will be held through Sunday at the Broward County Convention Center. The Cruise Lines International Association organizes the event, which the Broward tourism bureau expects to draw 2,500 attendees.


Jobs numbers: The federal government will release the national unemployment rate and newly added jobs for March. The previous month's data showed a 6.7 percent unemployment rate and 175,000 new jobs.

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