Enjoy the Sounds of Summer with Broward County Libraries Division
  
  

An exuberant Darrell House enjoys the adultation of his young fans.

Children's entertainer Darrell House performs at a number of Broward County Libraries this summer.

DATE: June 18, 2013
MEDIA CONTACT: Catherine McElrath, Libraries Division
PHONE: 954-357-7402
EMAIL:
cmcelrath@broward.org

Every summer needs a soundtrack. Whether it’s via an iPod by the pool or a boom box at the beach, great tunes make the perfect backdrop to sunny-day fun. With Broward County Libraries Division, you can spend less on summer sounds and more on your perfect vacation!

Free Concerts and Musical Events for Adults

For more information on summer programs and events for adults, visit the online event calendar or download the Adult Summer Reading Program booklet.
 
Free Concerts and Musical Events for Children and Teens
  • July 19 – Lunch Bunch: Bring your lunch and a friend and have fun making an instrument and singing along with Betty, ages 5-12, from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m., Sunrise Dan Pearl Library, 10500 W. Oakland Blvd., Sunrise, FL 33351, 954-357-7440
  • June 19, 26 and July 3, 10, 17, 24, 31 – Music with Mar, ages 0-2, from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m., Davie/Cooper City Library, 4600 S.W. 82 Ave., Davie, FL 33328, 954-357-6399
  • June 20 – The Music of Darrell House, award-winning children’s author, poet and singer/songwriter, from 1 to 2 p.m., North Lauderdale Saraniero Library, 6901 Kimberly Blvd., North Lauderdale, FL 33068, 954-357-6660
  • June 22 – Dig Into Reading Kick-off Party with Darrell House, award-winning children’s author, poet and singer, from 4 to 5 p.m., Hallandale Beach Library, 300 S. Federal Hwy., Hallandale Beach, FL 33009, 954-357-6380
  • June 22 – The Music of Darrell House, award-winning children’s author, poet and singer/songwriter, from 11 a.m. to noon, Miramar Library and Education Center, 2050 Civic Center Place, Miramar, FL 33025 954-357-8090
  • June 22 – Super Saturday: American Tapestry Classical Music Concert, ages 5 and up, from 2 to 3 p.m., Miniaci Theater. Call library for free tickets, Nova Southeastern University Alvin Sherman Library, Research, and Information Technology Center, 3100 Ray Ferrero, Jr. Blvd., Fort Lauderdale, FL 33314, 954-262-5477
  • June 25 and July 9, 16, 23, 30 – Tales & Tunes for Tots, ages 18-36 months with caregiver, from 11 to 11:30 a.m., Young At Art Museum/Broward County Library, 751 S.W. 121 Ave., Davie, FL 33325, 954-357-5437
  • June 28 – Billy Joe Bob Show: Music, songs and activities, ages 6-11,from  2 to 3 p.m., Lauderdale Lakes Library, 3580 W. Oakland Park Blvd., Lauderdale Lakes, FL 33311, 954-357-8650
  • July 2 – Billy Joe Bob Show: Music, songs and activities, from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m., Lauderhill Mall Library, 4257 N.W. 12 St., Lauderhill, FL 33313, 954-357-7833
  • July 10 – Tiny Diggers Dig Noise: Music for Toddlers with Bruna Brandao, followed by craft and free play, ages 12-35 months, from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Free ticketed event, first come/first served. No large groups, North Regional/Broward College Library, 1100 Coconut Creek Blvd., Coconut Creek, FL 33066, 954-201-2600
  • July 17 – Dance! Dance! Stop! Fun musical activity with D.J. Penn House, ages 3-10, from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Free ticketed event for families, first come/first served. Large groups must preregister: 954-201-2626, North Regional/Broward College Library, 1100 Coconut Creek Blvd., Coconut Creek, FL 33066, 954-201-2600
  • July 17 – “Dig These Haitian Traditions,” music, drums and stories by Lucrece Louisdhon/Louines Louinis Haitian Dance Theater, from 2 to 3 p.m., Northwest Library,1580 N.W. 3 Ave., Pompano Beach, FL 33060, 954-357-6599
  • July 18 – Billy Joe Bob Show: Music, songs and activities, all ages, from 1 to 2 p.m., North Lauderdale Saraniero Library, 6901 Kimberly Blvd., North Lauderdale, FL 33068, 954-357-6660
  • July 20 – Billy Joe Bob Show: Music, songs and activities, all ages, from 2 to 3 p.m., Tamarac Library, 8701 W. Commercial Blvd., Tamarac, FL 33351, 954-765-1500
  • July 22 – Bilingual Folk Tales and Music with Kim Rivers and Nancy Crockford, from 10:15 a.m. to 12 noon (Note: Large groups must pre-register: 954-357-7504), Main Library, 100 S. Andrews Ave., Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301, 954-357-7504
  • July 23 – Billy Joe Bob Show: Music, songs and activities, from 3 to 4 p.m. Hallandale Beach Library, 300 S. Federal Hwy., Hallandale Beach, FL 33009, 954-357-6380
  • July 24 –The Music of Darrell House, award-winning children’s author, poet and singer, from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m., Century Plaza Leon Slatin Library, 1856 A W. Hillsboro Blvd., Deerfield Beach, FL, 33442, 954-357-7740
  • July 29 – Traditional and Contemporary Music from the Andes by Paco Moreno and Wayna, from 10:15 a.m. to 12 noon (Note: Large groups must pre-register: 954-357-7402), Main Library, 100 S. Andrews Ave., Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301,954-357-7504
  • July 31 – Summer Grand Finale with award-winning children’s author, poet and singer/songwriter Darrell House, prizes and fun, all ages, from 2 to 3 p.m., Lauderdale Lakes Library, 3580 W. Oakland Park Blvd., Lauderdale Lakes, FL 33311954-357-8650
  • August 2 – Summer Finale with the Music of Darrell House, award-winning children’s author, poet and singer/songwriter, all ages, from1 to 2 p.m., Pembroke Pines Walter C. Young Resource Center, 955 N.W. 129 Ave., Pembroke Pines, FL 33028, 954-357-6750
  • August 3 – Super Saturday: Rock and Roll Interactive Dance Show: High-energy music and dance from Fantasy Theatre Factory, all ages, from 2 to 3 p.m., Nova Southeastern University Alvin Sherman Library, Research, and Information Technology Center, 3100 Ray Ferrero, Jr. Blvd., Fort Lauderdale, FL 33314, 954-262-5477
  • August 3 – The Music of Darrell House, award-winning children’s author, poet and singer/songwriter, from 2 to 2:30 p.m., Riverland Library, 2710 W. Davie Blvd., Fort Lauderdale, FL 33312, 954-357-7455
For more information on summer programs and events for children, visit the children and teens online event calendar or download the Children and Teens Summer Reading Program booklet.

Freegal – Download Five Free Songs a Week Courtesy of Broward County Libraries Division!

Freegal Free Digital Music Downloads offers free access to millions of songs from over 10,000 labels including Sony Music’s catalog of current and classic artists from around the world. Download up to five songs per week using your Broward County Library card. Once downloaded, the songs never expire, time-out or disappear. Just log on to the service with your library card number and PIN (the last 4 digits of your phone number). Download a few tunes today and take them with you on your phone or portable music player. Visit the Freegal website to get started, or download the Freegal app for Apple or Android.

Need Help Downloading Music? Broward County Libraries Division Offers Free Classes to Get You Started!

Free CDs and Concerts and Musicals on DVD
Broward County Libraries Division has thousands of music CDs available for borrowing as well many concerts and musicals on DVD. For a list of Broward County Libraries Division’s new music,
sign up for Wowbrary, an online subscription newsletter that comes out every Wednesday morning. Find out about the Library’s newest musical acquisitions and put a hold on them. Or visit the Library’s catalogue to place holds on musical DVD such as Les Miserables, Pitch Perfect, and Dreamgirls, to name a few.

Fun Summer Sing-Along Music Available from Broward County Libraries Division

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 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, 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 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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