Traditions and Fun from Around the World - Celebrate Multicultural Holidays at Broward County Libraries

Happy holidays.

DATE: November 27, 2012
MEDIA CONTACT: Catherine McElrath, Libraries Division

Get in the holiday spirit with fun events for the whole family! Broward County Libraries is the place for everyone to celebrate holiday fun. Shop and browse at a holiday bazaar, listen to winter storytelling, make a craft (to give or keep) and enjoy free music and celebrations at various holiday open houses held at libraries countywide.

Holiday Events
December 1
- Holiday Bazaar, from 10:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., South Regional/Broward College Library
December 3 - Holiday Crafts for Adults, from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m., Pembroke Pines Library
December 5 - Multicultural Holiday Music Concert with Amazonia Ensemble, from 6 to 7:30 p.m., Weston Library
December 8 - The Sippy Cups: Rock Concert for Kids: Free concert exclusive for library card holders. Tickets are required; call 954-262-5477, all ages, from 2 to 3 p.m. Rose and Alfred Miniaci Performing Arts Center, Nova Southeastern University Alvin Sherman Library, Research, and Information Technology Center
December 8 - Friends of the Tamarac Library Book Fair, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Tamarac Library December 8 - Literary Cinema, call 954-492-1881 for title, from 2 to 4 p.m., Imperial Point Library
December 8 - Free Concert: Violin, Cello, Viola, from 3 to 4 p.m.; Violin "Petting Zoo" with Q & A on children's violins and lessons, from 4 to 4:30 p.m., West Regional Library
December 10 - Holiday Movie Classic Night for the whole family! From 6 to 7:30 p.m., refreshments served. Preregistration required: 954-968-3820, Jan Moran Collier City Learning Library
December 10 - Winter Around the World! Evening Family Story Time, from 6:30 to 7:15 p.m., Pembroke Pines Library
December 11 - Holiday Cinema Presentation; call 954-537-2877 for title, from 2 to 4 p.m., Galt Ocean Mile Reading Center
December 13 - Running Holiday Model Trains, ongoing through January 19, West Regional Library
December 13 - Trixie the Holiday Pixie, from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m., Imperial Point Library
December 13 - Holiday Open House, 1from 0:30 to 11:30 a.m., Main Library
December 15 - Holiday Open House, from 1 to 2:30 p.m., West Regional Library
December 15 - Holiday Celebration: Polar Express Story Time. Holiday stories, craft, music and giveaways. Free. All ages. For children with their parents or tutors, from 2 to 3 p.m., Hollywood Library
December 15 - Blue Grass Holiday with the Shade Tree Pickers, from 2 to 4 p.m., Southwest Regional Library
December 17 - Holiday Craft Night! All ages welcome! Preregister, from 6 to 7:30 p.m., Jan Moran Collier City Learning Library
December 19 - Winter Holiday Family Fun: Stories, Music & Crafts for All Ages, from 4 to 5 p.m., Tamarac Library
December 19 - Conductor Bill Reads The Polar Express, from 6 to 7 p.m., Pompano Beach Library
December 20 - Multicultural Holiday Story Time: Christmas, from 5 to 6 p.m., Tyrone Bryant Library
December 26 - Kwanzaa Celebration, noon, all ages, African-American Research Library and Cultural Center
December 29 -
Kwanzaa/Ujamma Celebration, from 2 to 5 p.m., South Regional/Broward College Library

Holiday Exhibits
December 1-31
: Celebrations Around the World Exhibit, North Regional/Broward College Library and Northwest Regional Library; Multicultural Holidays Book Display, Stirling Road Library
December 1-January 30: Holiday Crafts by Coral Spring Craft Guild, West Regional Library

The Sounds of the Season – Free Holiday Music from BCL
Bring the sounds of the seasons to wherever you are with free downloadable music from Broward County Library. Choose from hundreds of holiday songs from Sony Music’s catalog and use your Broward County Library card to download five free songs per week. Whether your preference is for traditional favorites or something more modern, Broward County Library has the sounds for you. Best of all, you can use the money you save on music to buy more presents!

Be a Class Act This Holiday!
You can take free classes online from Broward County Library! All you need is your Broward County Library card and you can choose from over 500 free courses for both personal and professional development. Learn how to bake something sweet for the season or take a class in painting or arts and crafts and make your own gifts this year. Check out everything from how to build your own business to gardening, and almost everything in between.

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
40 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,, 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 may also follow Libraries on Facebook and Twitter. Libraries Division also administers the services, programs, collections and exhibits of the Historical Commission.

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