Many Cultures, Many Contributions: Celebrating Cultural Diversity Month with Broward County Libraries
  
  

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DATE: December 10, 2013 
MEDIA CONTACT: Catherine McElrath
Libraries Division
EMAIL:
cmcelrath@Broward.org
PHONE: 954-357-7402

BROWARD COUNTY, Fla. - Broward County Libraries Division celebrates art, music, theater, dance and literature from around the world during Cultural Diversity Month this January. See, listen and experience sounds and sights from other cultures at fun events for all ages. Also during Cultural Diversity Month, make it a point to visit your Broward County Library location and pick up books, CDs and DVDs from artists and writers from around the world including great foreign films, global music and books, publications and more.

Many Cultures, Many Contributions: Celebrating Cultural Diversity with Broward County Library

January 4 - Broward's Got Talent - Talented Youth from Different Cultures Perform, 2 to 5 p.m.,
Southwest Regional Library, 16835 Sheridan St., Pembroke Pines, FL 3331, 954-357-6580
January 8 - Sharkey’s Storytime: One World, Many Stories! Ages 3-5 with caregiver, 10:30 to 11:30 a.m.,
Nova Southeastern University Alvin Sherman Library, Research and Information Technology Center, 3100 Ray Ferrero, Jr. Blvd., Fort Lauderdale, FL 33314, 954-262-5477
January 11 - Atlantic Coast Theatre for Youth: Alice Rocks Wonderland, all ages, 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
January 14 - Cultural Gems Series/Friends of North Regional Library presents author/actress Jayne Amelia Larson as she does a dramatic reading of her memoir, Driving the Saudis, 2 to 3:30 p.m.,
North Regional/Broward College Library, 1100 Coconut Creek Blvd., Coconut Creek, FL 33066, 954-201-2600  
January 15 - Foreign Films with commentary by Shelly Isaacs; Film from Denmark, in Danish and Thai with English Subtitles, 2 to 5 p.m.,
Northwest Regional Library, 3151 University Drive, Coral Springs, FL 33065, 954-357-7990
January 18 - The Stieg Larsson Series Book Discussion: The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo, 10:30 to 11:30 a.m., Margate Catharine Young Library, 5810 Park Drive,
Margate, FL 33063, 954-357-7500
January 18 - Culture in the Pines: Bring Out the Your Fun, Artistic Side: Draw caricatures! 2 to 4 p.m.,
Southwest Regional Library,16835 Sheridan St., Pembroke Pines, FL 3331, 954-357-6580
January 18 - Puppets to Go: Spectacular Seas Black-Light Puppet Show, all ages, 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 January 21 - Let's Talk about Books: And the Mountains Echoed by Khaled Hosseini, 10:30 to 11:30 a.m., Southwest Regional Library, 16835 Sheridan St., Pembroke Pines, FL 3331, 954-357-6580 
January 23 - Movie Matinee Lunch: Multicultural romantic comedy, call for title: 954-201-2601, noon to 2 p.m.,
North Regional/Broward College Library, 1100 Coconut Creek Blvd., Coconut Creek, FL 33066, 954-201-2600
January 25 - The Bollywood Experience! In Celebration of Cultural Diversity Month. Please join us for a feature film, popcorn and drinks will be available, 1 to 4 p.m.,
Miramar Branch Library and Education Center, 2050 Civic Center Place, Miramar, FL 33025, 954-357-8090
January 25 - Twice Grammy-nominated guitarist and composer Jose Lezcano presents a solo guitar concert, Caribbean Currents and Latin Landscapes, sponsored by the Friends of the Hallandale Beach Branch Library, 4 to 5 p.m.,
Hallandale Beach Library, 300 S. Federal Highway, Hallandale, FL 33009, 954-357-6380

Exhibits:
  Art by Gloria Kelley, South Regional/Broward College Library; Cultural Diversity Book Display, Stirling Road Library; The Many Cultures of Broward County, Northwest Regional LibraryOur Diverse Cultures Book Display, Northwest Regional Library; Black History Month Information, African-American Research Library and Cultural Center;  Hélène Berr, A Stolen Life. 2nd floor, Cotilla Gallery, Nova Southeastern University Alvin Sherman Library, Research and Information Technology Center.

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 Broward County Historical Commission.

 
 
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