DATE: December 22, 2011
MEDIA CONTACT: Catherine McElrath
BROWARD COUNTY, FLORIDA – Life’s all about learning, and Broward County Library (BCL) is a great place to explore different worlds and cultures without ever leaving town. This January, experience cultural diversity through fun, informative programs offered at libraries countywide. Discover sounds, stories and sights from around the globe – all right here at Broward County Library.
Here’s a regional list of upcoming programs at BCL that explore cultural diversity:
Jan. 9 - Foreign Film Marathon, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., North Lauderdale Saraniero Library, 6901 Kimberly Blvd., North Lauderdale (954-968-3840)
Jan. 9 - Ruth E. Cohan Jewish Book Series: The Prime Ministers by Yehuda Avner, 1:30 p.m., Century Plaza Library, 1856 A West Hillsboro Blvd., Deerfield Beach (954-360-1330)
Jan. 9 - Super Monday: Story and Craft Celebrating Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., all ages, 4:30 p.m., North Lauderdale Saraniero Library, 6901 Kimberly Blvd., North Lauderdale (954-968-3840)
Jan. 11 - Dream the Change: A Family Program on the Life of Dr. Martin Luther, King, Jr., 5:30 p.m., Jan Moran Collier City Learning Library, 2800 N.W. 9th Ct., Pompano Beach (954-968-3820)
Jan. 12 - Stories and Craft in Celebration of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., ages 5-9, 4 to 5 p.m., Northwest Regional Library, 3151 University Dr., Coral Springs (954-341-3900)
Jan. 12 - Let’s Read & Celebrate the Holidays in Spanish, ages 4-10, 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. Northwest Regional, 3151 University Dr., Coral Springs (954-341-3900)
Jan. 14 - Foreign Film Movie Matinee: La Ventana (The Window), 2 p.m., Margate Catharine Young Library, 5910 Park Dr., Margate (954-968-3800)
Jan. 17 - Cultural Gems Series: The Legacy of Richard Tucker with Giuseppe Albanese, 2 p.m., (Free for Friends of North Regional Library; $5 for nonmembers) North Regional/Broward College Library, 1100 Coconut Creek Blvd., Coconut Creek (954-201-2600)
Jan. 18 - Ruth E. Cohan Jewish Book Series: The Prime Ministers by Yehuda Avner, 2 p.m., Northwest Regional Library, 3151 University Dr., Coral Springs (954-201-2600)
Jan. 19 - Books-in- Action Program based on the book Rosa Parks by Eloise Greenfield, ages 6-12, 3 p.m., Jan Moran Collier City Learning Library, Jan Moran Collier City Learning Library, 2800 N.W. 9th Ct., Pompano Beach (954-968-3820)
Jan. 23 - Eli Kavon’s Lecture/Discussion Series: From Buber to Dershowitz: Adventures in Modern Jewish Thought. Faith After Auschwitz: Theological Responses to the Holocaust, 1:30 p.m., Century Plaza Library, 1856 A West Hillsboro Blvd., Deerfield Beach (954-360-1330)
Jan. 25 - Ruth E. Cohan Jewish Book Series: The Prime Ministers by Yehuda Avner, 2 p.m., North Regional/Broward College Library, 1100 Coconut Creek Blvd., Coconut Creek (954-201-2600)
Jan. 25 - Kids Club: Arts & Crafts: Celebrate Chinese New Year and make a paper lantern, ages 6-10, 4 p.m., Tamarac Library, 8701 W. Commercial Blvd., Tamarac (954-720-2282)
Jan. 25 - Black Culture in the 1940s: Lecture by Khalil Gibran Muhammad, 6 p.m., African-American Research Library and Cultural Center, 2650 Sistrunk Blvd., Fort Lauderdale (954-357-6282)
Jan. 26 - Chinese New Year Preschool Storytime and Dragon Parade, ages 3-5 with caregiver, 10:30 to 11:30 a.m., Imperial Point Library (5985 N. Federal Hwy., Fort Lauderdale (954-492-1881)
Jan. 28 - Film in Honor of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day: Learn about the Montgomery Bus Boycott, noon, Northwest Branch Library, 1580 N.W. 3 Ave., Pompano Beach (954-786-2186)
Jan. 10 - Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s Day Celebration: Stories and Crafts, ages 3 and up, 6:30 p.m., Sunrise Dan Pearl Library, 10500 W. Oakland Park Blvd., Sunrise (954-749-2521)
Jan. 14 - Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Birthday Celebration, all ages, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., African-American Research Library and Cultural Center, 2650 Sistrunk Blvd., Fort Lauderdale (954-357-6282) Also: Black History Essay Contest for students K-12, Jan. 2- Feb. 1; please call 954-357-6209 for details.
Jan. 16 - Book Discussion: Shanghai Girls by Lisa See, 2 p.m., Galt Ocean Mile Reading Center, 3403 Galt Ocean Dr., Fort Lauderdale (954-537-2877)
Jan. 21 - Make and Take Crafts for Chinese New Year, ages 6-12, 2:30 to 3:30 p.m., Stirling Road Library, 3151 Stirling Rd., Hollywood (954-985-2689)
Jan. 21 - Culture in the Pines: East – Amazing India. Documentary film and food tasting, 2 p.m., South Regional/Broward College Library, 7300 Pines Blvd., Pembroke Pines (954-201-8825)
Jan. 4 - Wednesdays at West/Senses of Cinema: Foreign Films with Commentary by Shelly Isaacs. Film in French with English subtitles, 2 p.m., West Regional Library, 8601 W. Broward Blvd., Plantation (954-382-5860)
Jan. 18 - Musical Performance Celebrating Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, featuring Dana and Sue Robinson, 2 to 3 p.m., West Regional Library, 8601 W. Broward Blvd., Plantation (954-382-5860)
Jan. 18 - Celebrate Chinese New Year with stories and craft, all ages, 6:30 to 7:15 p.m., Pembroke Pines Library, 955 N.W. 129 Ave., Pembroke Pines (954-437-2635)
Jan. 22 - World Religion Day, 2 to 4 p.m., Susan B. Katz Theatre of Performing Arts in the Pembroke Pines Academic Village, 17189 Sheridan Street, Pembroke Pines. Sponsored by South Regional/Broward College and Southwest Regional Libraries.
In addition to these special themed programs, Broward County Library also continues to provide regularly scheduled programs such as book groups, children’s story times, literacy programs, homework help, language instruction and computer classes. Check Broward County Library’s program listings for details on what’s happening at a library near you.
Customers are encouraged to visit BCL WoW, Broward County’s Library Without Walls, to download our mobile app, access online resources, download free eBooks and music, check your library account, browse the catalog and more.
The award-winning Broward County Libraries Division, founded in 1974, is the ninth largest library system in the nation by population served and one of the busiest, with more than 9 million walk-in customers visiting its 37 locations annually. The library has more than 3.4 million items and 2,000 computers for public use and offers hundreds of events and programs to meet the needs of the Broward County's diverse community. The library continues its strong emphasis on literacy, after-school programs and electronic access. In addition to our comprehensive Web site, www.broward.org/library, which provides information about library activities, links to online catalogs, reference information and databases, customers can visit BCL WoW – Broward County Library Without Walls – for free eBooks, music, audiobooks, apps and more. Customers are may also follow Libraries on Facebook and Twitter. Additionally, Libraries Division administers the services, programs, collections and exhibits of the Historical Commission.